Are 58/15 really covered 85/15?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MichaelS, May 25, 2017.

  1. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

    Mar 7, 2017
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    I keep reading claims about 85/15 and 58/15 being the 'same' pickup except one being covered and the other is not.
    Is this true? Physically I mean. regardless of what the tone difference would be.

    Looking at resistance specs, they show the same values. And the EQ pics show 58/15 with slightly less treble which works with comments about covered pups.

    Also, what does the 'TM' stand for? I always just thought it means 'trademark', but maybe not...
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

    Apr 26, 2012
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    TM means 'trademark'. Paul Smith has said in at least one interview that they're the same pickups, but one has covers.
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