Pickups | A short guide to dates
This is a simple guide to the dates that various pickups were originally used on Höfner guitars. Some pickups were used for years on certain models, even when a new standard pickup had been introduced. Therefore the dates here are a general guide for the years when a particular pickup was mostly in use.
H517 "Black Bar" plastic. Used from 1957 up into early 1960. (Previously the bar type had a rosewood case and these are not now available.)
H518 "Toaster" type. Used from early to late 1960.
H510 "Cavern" type. Used in 1961 on the 500/1 Violin bass of that year.
H514 "Diamond Logo". Used in 1962 and into 1963. (Possibly as early as 1961.)
H511 "Staple" (no tab). Used from 1963 to 1965,
H511 tab "Staple". Used 1965 to 1967. These used a bigger pickup surround to accomodate the tabs. Guitars and basses were routed to take this type.
H513 "Blade". Used from 1967 into the 1990s.
Other pickups were used, often in small quantities, generally in the 1970s and 80s. We no longer have any stock of these and no plans to re-manufacture them.
All of the pickups we stock are used now on current or recent models and will also fit vintage models.
- Diamond/Cavern Bass Pick-Up H510B
DIAMOND/CAVERN BASS PICK-UP H510BDetailsDiamond/Cavern nickel pick-up for Club CV Bass. 66 x 31 x 14.5mm. Will fit most Hofner violin basses 1960 - 1961 with close pick-up spacing.€ 95,00 € 85,00
- Staple Bass Pick-Up H511B
STAPLE BASS PICK-UP H511BDetailsStaple bass pick-up. Nickel for H500/1-62, 63 & Club Bass. 66 x 31 x 14.5mm. Will fit most Hofner bass guitars 1962 - 1966€ 95,00 € 85,00
- Staple Bass Pick-Up H511B-TAB
STAPLE BASS PICK-UP H511B-TABDetailsStaple bass pick-up. 65 x 31 x 14mm. Standard tab mounting. Will fit most Hofner bass guitars 1965 - 1967.€ 95,00 € 85,00
- Staple Pick-Up H511G
STAPLE PICK-UP H511GDetailsStaple pick-up. 2 Conductor wiring. 65 x 31 x 14mm. 4 grub screw surround required. Will fit most Hofner guitars 1963 - 1967.€ 105,00 € 95,00
- Staple Pick-Up H511G-TAB
STAPLE PICK-UP H511G-TABDetailsStaple pick-up. 2 Conductor wiring. 65 x 31 x 14mm. Standard tab mounting. Will fit most Hofner guitars 1963 - 1967.€ 105,00 € 95,00
- Staple Gold Bass Pick-Up H511B-G
STAPLE GOLD BASS PICK-UP H511B-GDetailsStaple pick-up, gold for Deluxe Bass. 66 x 31 x 14.5mm. Will fit most Hofner bass guitars 1962 -1966.€ 105,00 € 95,00
- Blade Pick-Up H513
BLADE PICK-UP H513DetailsBlade pick-up. 2 Conductor wiring. 70 x 32 x 12mm. Will fit most Hofner guitars 1967 - on€ 110,00 € 99,00
- Mini Humbucker Bridge Position Pick-Up H514/B4-G
MINI HUMBUCKER BRIDGE POSITION PICK-UP H514/B4-GDetailsMini Humbucker pick-up for bridge position. Gold for Verythin Classic. 4 Conductor wiring. 66 x 31 x 14.5mm. Will fit most Hofner guitars 1962 - 1967€ 105,00 € 95,00
- Jazz Guitar Floating Pick-Up HG514/FN-G
JAZZ GUITAR FLOATING PICK-UP H514/FN-GDetailsFloating pick-up for Chancellor, New President, Jazzica Custom and Verythin John Stowell. Gold. 4 Conductor wiring. 66 x 31 x 14.5mm€ 105,00 € 95,00
- Black Bar Bass Bridge Pick-Up H517-BB
Black Bar Bass Bridge Pick-Up H517-BB
DetailsBlack Bar pick-up for H500/1-59. For bridge position. 90 x 19 x14mm excl. base. Low mounting height. Will fit most Hofner bass guitars 1957 - 1959.€ 95,00 € 85,00
- Toaster Bass Pick-Up H518B
TOASTER BASS PICK-UP H518BDetailsToaster bass pick-up. 69 x 23 x 13mm. Will fit most Hofner bass guitars 1960-196€ 95,00 € 85,00
- Toaster Pick-Up H518
TOASTER PICK-UP H518DetailsToaster pick-up. 2 Conductor wiring. 69 x 23 x 13mm. Will fit most Hofner guitars 1960-1961.€ 95,00 € 85,00
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