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Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker Neck Pickup
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      Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker Neck Pickup (306000)
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Patent-Applied-For sound and wax potted to fight pickup squeal.

The Gibson '57 Classic Humbucking pickup for the neck position is a reproduction of the original Gibson Humbucker from the late 1950’s. In those days, Gibson did not build separate pickups in those days for Neck and Bridge, they used the same pickup for both. To best replicate the “Gibson PAF”, guitarists should put a '57 Classic in the Neck and Bridge positions. It is actually for both. For more modern sounds, the '57 Classic in the neck can be paired with the '57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The guitar pickup features Gibson's special Alnico II magnet, wax potted to fight high-volume feedback squeal; vintage enamel-coated wire; nickel-plated pole pieces; nickel slugs; maple spacers; and vintage-style, 2-conductor, braided wiring.

Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker Neck Pickup Features:

  • Special Alnico II magnet
    Vintage enamel-coated wire
    Nickel-plated pole pieces
    Nickel slugs
    Maple spacers
    Vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring




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  • '57 Classics in my Hamer Special

    As reviewed by Jürgen S. on 2/10/2009

    I changed the stock pups of my '96 Hamer Special (Seymour D. '59 & JB) 'cause I needed something that sounds great at clean and crunch levels. The JB in the bridge had too much output (about 16k) and sounded horrible when played clean. With the '57 classic in the neck and the classic+ in the bridge I found tonal heaven! This Pickups have nice lows but never get muddy. The mids give you enough punch for good old rock (like in Alright now) and the highs... you can melt away glaciers with them. Nice harmonics and even when played distorted you can hear every single note. They're absolutely keepers!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Gibson 57 classic pickup

    As reviewed by Kurtiss on 8/23/2009

    Absolutely awesome. Flexibility, sound countour and control. Why did gibson ever put the 'way to hot' 496's on the 1960 Les Paul reissue. I don't know why. The bridge pickup was spec'd out at 14.2 and the neck at 10.2. My guitar tech recommended the classic 57 and classic plus 57. Dont waste your time with any other pick choice. I couldn't be happier with the control, sound and flexibility of the classic 57's. Jay Lawless of Guitar center (el toro/mission viejo Calif) store styled me out. Free shipping and recieved with in 4 days! What a deal!!!! Whether you've got a Les Paul, SG or a knock off copy, You will not go wrong with the classic 57's. My rig is a Fender blues deville 2-12, and Marshall 1-12 combo with echo/delay pedal, blues driver pedal and vintage ibanez chorus pedal. The sound is fantastic. I give these pickups a 5 star rating.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • the gibson sound you dreamed of

    As reviewed by Ben Somers on 7/22/2010

    I got this pickup to put into a Squier Tele Custom. It totally brought my guitar to life. the old pickup had a really angry tone that i got tired of, and this little piece of art gave my guitar a new personality. the gibson pickup brings up mellow tones that adjust to any playing style. I paired this pickup with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge to mix some biting tones through the mellow waves. I can recommend this pickup to any player who likes to get rid of their angry tones and put a classic sound in their guitar.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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