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    Are these genuine Axis pickups?

    Need a little help from fellow knuckleheads. Several years ago I bought a set of 'genuine USA Axis pickups' off ebay from a trusted seller in the States. I haven't really looked at them for a while but I have recently acquired an Axis with no pickups (I know, I know). The thing is, looking at the set I have they don't resemble the ones I have on my other Axis SS, in fact they look more like Peavey Wolfgang pickups with the windings visible through the small square hole on top of the cream bobbin covers.

    I would be really grateful for any advice/observations etc from the knowledgable guys here. Either way I'm going to fit these pickups as I don't have any others.




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    No.

    DiMarzios are stamped on the bottom with their name and Made in USA and don't have holes drilled in the corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
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    DiMarzios are stamped on the bottom with their name and Made in USA and don't have holes drilled in the corners.
    Thanks DrKev. This confirms my suspicion but I had hoped some earlier ones without the normal markings may have crept through. I wonder what they actually are then? They look similar to Peavey Wolfgangs but not exactly the same as I have a set of those too. Thanks for the heads up though, much appreciated.

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    When you figure out the correct way to wire them up, the color coding will give you a hint as to what they might be.
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    The wires are exactly the same as in the axis apart from the white wire on the axis is actually grey on the pickup set I have. Apart from that green, red and black appear to be the same. I suppose the next step is to fit them and see how they sound! They definitely aren't Peavey as they have much longer mounting plates.

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    Google "humbucker color code chart". You've tested to know know which wires do what?
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    Oh I see what you mean. No, I wouldn't know how to test them, I'm not that technically knowledgeable, just play the things. I always take my guitars to the tech to do any electrical work. Thanks for the info though, I'll certainly be aware of this in the future so I've learned something today!

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    Any tech worth his/her salt should be able to figure it out with no problem.
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    It doesn't look too difficult if you know how to use a multimeter and understand how pickups are constructed. I know neither so off to the tech it must go!

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    This is a set of genuine Axis pickups:

    They also have the stickers with the part numbers on them
    BHNN2BCL for Neck
    BHWB1BCL for Bridge

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    Thanks Brian, much appreciated.

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