Includes '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for the smooth, velvety tone of "Patent Applied For' pickups.The Gibson '57 Classic Humbucking pickup for the neck position is a reproduction of th... Click To Read More About This Product
Includes '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for the smooth, velvety tone of "Patent Applied For' pickups.
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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Comments about Gibson Vintage Matched Pickup Set:
Be Careful when ordering these. Although it says you get one '57 Classic neck pick-up and one Classic '57 Plus bridge pick-up when they arrived at my local Guitar Center store, they were a "matched set" but they were BOTH just Classic '57s. I did not get the Classic '57 Plus. This could have just been an error in the order fulfillment center but I don't think so. The pre-printed paper work that came with it, including a hand written serial number and the signature of the person who recorded it, said nothing about a '57 Plus. It only talked about the "matched set" of '57s. I would recommend in order to save and possible grief and frustration IF there is a disconnect between what the Guitar center website is advertising and what they are actually sending. By them separately. Besides you will save $78 if you order them separately rather than the advertised "matched set".