Gibson Vintage Matched Pickup Set - Scratch and Dent  

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Includes '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for the smooth, velvety tone of "Patent Applied For' pickups. Scratch and Dent pickups deilver the warm, full sound "Patent Applied For" humbuckers... Read More

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Includes '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for the smooth, velvety tone of "Patent Applied For' pickups. Scratch and Dent pickups deilver the warm, full sound "Patent Applied For" humbuckers are known for with slight cosmetic blemishes.

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.

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.

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Exactly What I needed.

By ANDREW BERMAN

from St. Louis MO

Comments about Gibson Vintage Matched Pickup Set - Scratch and Dent:

I got a Gibson LP Studio that spent the better part of a year in the back of some dude's pickup truck. Needless to say, it needed some work. I bought it after calling Gibson and verified it was real, and decided it would make a great poject guitar. With out going into too much detail about that, let's just say it got refinished, and all new hardware was put on, and this pickup set went in. I gotta say, there isn't a blemish on them. I have no idea what makes them scratch and dent, or Why the don't meet "Gibson's quality Standards". They look great and sound even better. The neck pu clean is warm and pefect for Jazz tones, and crystal clear single note runs. The neck PU distorded as a great blues lead PU, and gunned to 11, shedders will got off at the fluid sound that is articulate, but not harsh at all. The bridge PU is got some good bight to it clean, but not too much. It's not twangy at all, but has some grit to it. Distorted, they go straight into the great classic rock sound we all know and love. Gunned these are great too, because they can handle massive amounts of gain and yet retain their great tone. They will do metal but, really they are better suited for a heavy southern rock (shinedown) kind of sound. Both pickups together sound beautiful clean. Chimmy, but warm and full. Distorted, they sound great for blues stuff. I personaly won't gun these together as things get a little muddy, but I play my leads on the neck PU, so it's not an issue. These are perfect for me, as I wanted a very versitile set in this guitar, and these didn't let me down. These things rock, and you wouldn't ever know these are scratch and dent if you see and hear them. I do reccomend these.

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Gibson Vintage Matched - Scratch and Dent

By Gerald Founds

from Philadelphia PA USA

Comments about Gibson Vintage Matched Pickup Set - Scratch and Dent:

These roar with the expected Gibson pick up ability and can be smooth as silk. It was hard to determine - and also at the same offering at Gibson Store - if this was simply cosmetic damage. As mentioned it is a heck of an oppurtunity for this quality at the dropped price. I am a veteran on the Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Triple Pick Up from way back in 1977/8. Talk about Gibson "Hand Matched" - ouch. Gibson says it "failed" their quality thus the "scratch and dent". However, I was upgrading an LP type electric and simply wiring them mock up and plugging into an amplifier with the volume up a bit, I simply tapped each pick up with a guitar pick and the louder one is the equivlent of the Classic Plus for the bridge posistion. The less louder one is then the Neck position Classic. This holds true in another I have which is an Epiphone SG with Classic and Classic Plus. The "hotter" (more winds) pick up is louder as a tad more windings which equals a slightly larger amp/volt output (tad more juice). Gibson obviously has a much more sophisticated operation producing Gibson "hand matched" sets at full price. I found about zero cosmetic blemish. They fire up an Agile 3100 the way you expect that wood to purr (true mahogany) ! Fantastic oppurtunity and price that saves more time saving up the rest of the greenbacks for full price.

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