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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2019 07:10 AM 
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Hi, new here but loads of great info found already. I bought an Aria Pro II TS 400 back in early the early 90's and have loved the guitar - it's the one I still have and has outlasted loads of others.

Anyway in a moment of madness (I thought it was good at the time) I replaced the bridge pickup and now want to try and find and original Bridge pick up and rewire the guitar to its original spec - anybody know where I can find a wiring diagram and if its possible to get hold of an original bridge pick up.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2019 03:49 PM 
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The literature we have access to tells us that the TS400 had Protomatic III pickups, which I suspect is APII code for MMK45s, probably with a phase reverse capability.... I'm not 100% certain of that, though, and hopefully one of the experts will be along directly to confirm or not!

is yours the 3+3 headstock, or the 6 inline??

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Nov 2019 10:53 AM 
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Thanks for the info. mine is the 3x3 headstock

This is mine

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlWV9ZMlX8gcwV6dnvZ ... s?e=pLANof


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Nov 2019 03:12 PM 
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Ooooh... pretty!!

Take the neck pickup out when you get the chance and seewhat, if anything, is stamped on the baseplate; I suspect it will be MMK45...

They do come up on the online auction sites from time to time, but I've not seen a zebra for ages!

Good luck with the hunt!

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Nov 2019 01:54 PM 
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Welcome humero!
I love the color. I never really thought much about which pickups would be in this guitar because I just assumed they would be MMK45s. But when Corsair said Protomatic III, I thought, isn't that whats is in my PE-R60?
My PE-R60 does show to have Protomatic III pickups and they are indeed MMK53s.
As Corsair said, pull the neck pickup to be sure. I would be interested to know.
Either are going to be difficult to come by but they are out there.

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov 2019 04:49 PM 
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Somehow, I missed this thread :unsure: ... Gorgeous guitar :clap: !
There 's a guy here in Germany who is selling an MMK45 on the fleabay Kleinanzeige (small ads site) and also has a MMK53. He's asking 50 Euros (negotiable) and will probably want the same for the 53.

I don't know where you're at humero, but if you're interested and don't want to negotiate internationally (don't know if the guy speaks or reads english), I could work as a "go between".

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 6-74-19115

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Dec 2019 08:43 AM 
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Hey, I'm in the UK.

Just looked at the neck pick up and its an MMK45. Are the neck and bridge pick up the same?


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Dec 2019 02:35 PM 
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I believe there are rare occasions when the 2 pickups don't match but I would think both of these would be 45s.

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