After a bit of research and a few pointers from readers,
I decided to approach Kent Armstrong, to confirm that
the pick-ups in the Reeve, were his.
This was his reply and the subsequent conversation:
Yes they are mine that I made many years ago !!
What do you need to know ???
Just a few questions. :)
On that type of pick-up, could you put a date on them - sort
of 19** to 19**.
What sort of output would they have - they seem nice and punchy!
What would the connections be?
The tabs to solder to, on the underside
And finally - Until I took them out, I was convinced that they
were wooden covers.
Is the grain part of the mould?
Look forward to your reply.
Well let us see they were made in the early eighties .
They are ceramic magneted to give that crunch.
They are made from a wooden master but are cast epoxy .
The connectors are from left to right either way
1= finish coil one ,2= start coil one,3= start coil two
and 4=finish coil two.
Hope this helps you ??
I am in the process of cleaning up all the brass parts, at the moment.
A thorough clean of the board and the frets - re-solder the broken
joint and a few other jobs.
Details and pictures next time.
On a different note, an avid reader of this blog - Hi, you know who
you are!! - has asked if I would be doing another part of the collection
with Lars Mullen.
All I can say at this stage is. . . . . let's see what happens next spring!