Four pickups??

A new restaurant opened near our house (Appleby's), and they have an old guitar on the wall with 4 pickups on it, look like humbuckers that say something like "Pinnacle" or "Supreme" or some such thing. No other ID. Until I can get a photo of it, anyone have any idea what it might be?

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Not really. There were too many weird and wonderful European, Japanese, Russian, etc, guitars made in the 60s and 70s with 4 pickups. It could be almost anything.

Did'nt Nigel Tuffnel have a quad pickup guitar?
Still the best rock spoof film ever made.

I don't know how it ended up Stateside, but I wonder if it was a Watkins or WEM Rapier 44? Here's one owned by my e-chum Reg Godwin who masters the watkinsguitars.co.uk site. Is this like it?

The only thing I can think of -the only reason for four humbuckers would be if it were a true wired sterio guitar-then you might be creating some sort of weird phase shift or something.

The combinations on 4 humbuckers would be endless, i wonder if 1bassleft could have us reaching for an asprin overdose, after his very long and grammaticly correct explaination of all the variations... :lol:

No1.
Split coil, out of phase, in phase, 1st humbucker reverse wired in phase but tapped to the first coil of the 3rd humbucker.

No2.
Double tapped reversed coil from the................. :shock:

If the player would spend so much time fidlin with the controls that He's (she) never made any music?

Wow! Can you use them all at once? please, I want a go!!!!

glw wrote:

EEEEhhhhhhhhh the old Tuffnel tiger!! well done, who remembers what the dial did?

The Rapier 44 and its upmarket version were pure marketing; to slap a price-tag on. In the same way, if I were to say "oh feckorf Lee" it would be pure knee-jerk reaction to a good ribbing. Someone out there really reads my single/serial/parallel yawnposts and thanks the Lawdy for G-site, Lee. Really, they do.

"Hands up who likes me" (copyright Rik Mayall, Young Ones)

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