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Encyclopedia > Seth Lover

Seth Lover (born January 1st, 1910 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; died January 31st, 1997 in Garden Grove, California, USA) is most famous for inventing the humbucker or hum-cancelling electric stringed instrument pickup, most often used on the electric guitar. Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... A humbucker is a type of electric guitar pickup. ...

Lover's most famous humbucker design (USPTO Patent #2,896,491) was the P.A.F. (Patent Applied For) designed whilst working for Gibson Musical Instruments in 1955. This pickup was utilised in a range of Gibson guitars, most notably the Les Paul model. Another of his designs, known as the Wide Range Humbucking Pickup, was used in the high-end Telecaster models produced by Fender in the 1970s. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (or replica) The Gibson Les Paul signature model is one of the classic solid-body electric guitar designs. ... 1950s-style Telecaster with natural finish, with metal bridge cover removed. ... Early-1960s-style Fender Precision Bass The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, initially named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was started by Leo Fender in the 1940s, and is one of the most widely recognised manufacturers of electric guitars, bass guitars and amplifiers. ...

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Seth Lover interview 1978 vintage gibson PAF humbucking humbucker pickups guitars (9199 words)
Seth Lover: No...this is a handmade coil form made from a rectangular piece of celluloid and we glued the ends on, drilled the holes out and filed it out to shape to fit the rectangular magnets and this was one of the first hand made ones made.
Seth Lover: This is the original Humbucking pickup I had made and given to the lawyers and made their drawings form that...
Seth Lover: It was in the mold and I recall it was for ejecting the bobbin.
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