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Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup Gold

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The Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup mimics those late-1950s humbuckers that received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gave the pickup slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich vintag... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup mimics those late-1950s humbuckers that received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gave the pickup slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich vintage tone, which helped overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. Made with the same features as the Gibson '57 Classic.

Features
  • Special Alnico II magnet
  • Vintage enamel-coated wire
  • Nickel-plated pole pieces
  • Nickel slugs
  • Maple spacers
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Gibson'57 Classic Plus Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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(50 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By Fidgit

from Memphis, TN.

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

I own a Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Although I was pleased with the sound of the original pickups, I went ahead and dropped two of these in it, hoping that I would get the sound of a true gibson. Let me tell you, WOW...these pickups sent my guitar over the top! Just because I thought that I might be a lil prejudice because it is my own guitar, I've let numerous other professional musicians try it out. every single one of them, EVERY ONE, is amazing at the tonal quality, and all agree that my $800 epiphone, sounds like a $2000 Gibson. Bottom line...Buy These Pickups!!! I assure you, you won't be disappointed!!!

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a great pickup

By G. Strange

from Northern California

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

I'll admit it...I've got a few sets of Gibson pickups in more than a couple of guitars. Some of the sets I've tried out are the Burstbucker 1/2 Combo, the 490/498 Combo, and the Bursbucker Pro set in a Gibson Les Paul Custom. Truth be told this pickup didn't go in some expensive, high end guitar. It went into something I bought used at a pawn shop for almost a song. But, with that being said: I think out of all of the Gibson pickups I've tried/purchased thus far, this one has impressed me the most in terms of output and midrange response. It's harsh, but not too much. (If I'm not mistaken, they use Alnico II magnets in these?) It's also not overtly trebly like the Burstbuckers are in the bridge position...even with a 500k pot applied against it. Currently I have it matched with a Burstbucker Pro in the neck...it's a sweet tone. I can imagine the '57 Classic sounds great too. In conclusion...if you're considering a bridge pickup for your guitar from Gibson, this is probably the one to buy. Out of all of the pickups I have bought from Gibson this was the one where I felt that it was worth the money that they were asking.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Pickup

By Scott

from Missouri

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

I stuck one of these in the bridge position of my Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and its tone went from a mushy, inarticulate, ho-hum tone to a brillant tone worthy of any rock band! My only complaint was installation - instead of two wires (hot and ground), you were given a hot wire in shielded in cloth under braided metal, and you had to ground the braid. Made installation a bit tricky, but still doable for anyone who has medium skill with a soldering iron.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic is Classic!

By Greg

from Missouri

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

I bought a new SG Standard last year and really enjoy playing the guitar. The stock 490 pups were ok sounding, but were missing that classic soul that I always loved in a 60s SG. After a whole lot of research, I decided that I would try a set of Classic 57/57 plus pups. WOW! I've always been a Fralin single coil fan and was really tempted to try his HBs but for the difference in money, I wanted to try the Gibbys. Glad I did. They are pure PAF, but with the wax potting are dead quiet, even in my noisy studio room. The neck pup is very smooth and round but the 57 Plus is just amazing! It is smooth but had definition and bite. The highs have great detail for a HB but are very smooth and does not have that spike in the upper mids that the 490s do. You need these if you are doing classic rock or blues or jazz.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little pricey, but worth it

By RochesterLoner

from Upstate NY

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

This is THE bridge pickup for set neck guitars. My advice is to forget all of the "high gain" pickups and pickup one of these. If you're worried about the idea of the pickup being designed in the 50's, don't be. These things reock. They are both warm and articulate, and both brilliant and gutsy. I personally like the Alnico II magnets better than V's, too. I just wish these things weren't so expensive.

(10 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I guess

By Ska Kid

from Lake Jackson TX

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

These are some nice pickups, but they aren't the guitar altering pickups I thought they were. They give me more of the high end i've been wanting, and give me a great distortion sound, but i can't help but feel dissappointed. I was getting sounds close to these with my Ibanez Artcore stock pickups. Either Ibanez makes amazing stock pickups, and I was just expecting too much, or these aren't just all they're cracked up to be.

(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

57 new classic

By AKFlyingV

from Daytona Beach, FL

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

The 57 Classic Plus is a great pickup right out of the 50's. While it is mainly used for the bridge because of string vibration it could work really well for the neck. If you want that high output sound from the 50's this is the way to go.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quite the upgrade

By Dan

from Minneapolis MN

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

Upgraded my Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus with a '57 Classic and a '57 Classic Plus. The new sound is incredible. Just pick a little harder and this really wants to rock. I am finally happy with the tone and sustain of my guitar.

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best pickups

By Gibson_SG_rocker

from Auburn, WA

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

These pickups hands down are one of the best, i use them on my '61 Gibson and the sound rocks, these pickups have no real flaws, so you should buy them, i mean come on, theres nothing to lose

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson's secret sauce

By Chicago Rob

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Gibson '57 Classic Plus Pickup:

I was trying various Epiphones and Gibsons side by side and I came to the conclusion that the only thing that can make the $4K guitars sound so special is the pickups. So I bought this pickup which is used in the top of the line Gibson guitars and YES I was right, its the pickups that have the heavies effect on sound. These pickups are unbelievable and will make even the chinese junk sound fantastic. These are pretty expensive but worth every penny.

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