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My burst bucker pro are microphonic !! Pick up problems !

#1 User is offline   MikeBrunox 

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hi
I bought a Grace Potter FlyingV last april and I have a problem with those pickups being microphonic.

Very simple : I can not play with any overdriven hi gain sound without uncontrolled microphonic feedbacks.
This since my last gig last week. Weird !!!

Back in the studio, I compare to my SG with the 57 classics and those are just perfect and loud with any hi gain setting. A/B switching to the Flying V ; Can not play any solo at all ! feedbacks between the notes...

On the Flying V those P-Us are the original Burstbucker pro and they r supposed to handle loud rock stage… Not mine !!!

The problem : Musician’s Friend told me that they can not do anything for me…
What ?

-Should I get any after sale services ??? One warranty anyone ?

Any thoughts on this ? advise ?

Thanks !!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

View PostMikeBrunox, on 08 January 2014 - 04:28 PM, said:

Hi
I bought a Grace Potter FlyingV last april and I have a problem with those pickups being microphonic.

Very simple : I can not play with any overdriven hi gain sound without uncontrolled microphonic feedbacks.
This since my last gig last week. Weird !!!

Back in the studio, I compare to my SG with the 57 classics and those are just perfect and loud with any hi gain setting. A/B switching to the Flying V ; Can not play any solo at all ! feedbacks between the notes...

On the Flying V those P-Us are the original Burstbucker pro and they r supposed to handle loud rock stage… Not mine !!!

The problem : Musician’s Friend told me that they can not do anything for me…
What ?

-Should I get any after sale services ??? One warranty anyone ?

Any thoughts on this ? advise ?

Thanks !!


Hello,

I do believe that the burstbucker pros are not potted from the factory. . thus the feedback problems when you use high volume/gain. I would recommend getting them potted or doing it yourself.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

View PostGuitars91, on 12 February 2014 - 11:53 AM, said:

Hello,

I do believe that the burstbucker pros are not potted from the factory. . thus the feedback problems when you use high volume/gain. I would recommend getting them potted or doing it yourself.

All the Burstbucker pickups are unpotted, but Gibson says the BB Pros come with "extra noise reduction" whatever this may refer to... I quote from here:

http://store.gibson....-bridge-pickup/

"Extra noise reduction keeps things quiet even in the high-gain rig."

At least for mine it works, but also have to say that my set of BB 1 & 2 featuring coils of the same make is fairly quiet. Perhaps bad tolerances in case of Mike's Flying V?
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

all my BB pro's are potted from the factory- that's one of the differences between the BBs and BB pros, plus the A5 magnet.
It was my understanding that the first BBs were not potted, when the BB pros where introduced, Gibsons big selling point was that they were now potted.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:36 PM

View Postmarvar, on 12 February 2014 - 02:46 PM, said:

all my BB pro's are potted from the factory- that's one of the differences between the BBs and BB pros, plus the A5 magnet.
It was my understanding that the first BBs were not potted, when the BB pros where introduced, Gibsons big selling point was that they were now potted.

Does that mean that the BB Pro's "extra noise reduction" advertised by Gibson is wax potting? Then the Grace Potter Flying V should be featuring this... ;)
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

I have a mid 90s V.
I put a 57 Plus in the bridge position.
It's my best sounding Gibson.
I put the same pickup in my SG and
It got different results.
I guess it's the wood.
I just ordered a bridge position burstbucker pro
For the SG, waiting to hear the results.

View PostMikeBrunox, on 08 January 2014 - 04:28 PM, said:

Hi
I bought a Grace Potter FlyingV last april and I have a problem with those pickups being microphonic.

Very simple : I can not play with any overdriven hi gain sound without uncontrolled microphonic feedbacks.
This since my last gig last week. Weird !!!

Back in the studio, I compare to my SG with the 57 classics and those are just perfect and loud with any hi gain setting. A/B switching to the Flying V ; Can not play any solo at all ! feedbacks between the notes...

On the Flying V those P-Us are the original Burstbucker pro and they r supposed to handle loud rock stage… Not mine !!!

The problem : Musician’s Friend told me that they can not do anything for me…
What ?

-Should I get any after sale services ??? One warranty anyone ?

Any thoughts on this ? advise ?

Thanks !!


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

I have a mid 90s V.
I put a 57 Plus in the bridge position.
It's my best sounding Gibson.
I put the same pickup in my SG and
It got different results.
I guess it's the wood.
I just ordered a bridge position burstbucker pro
For the SG, waiting to hear the results.

View PostMikeBrunox, on 08 January 2014 - 04:28 PM, said:

Hi
I bought a Grace Potter FlyingV last april and I have a problem with those pickups being microphonic.

Very simple : I can not play with any overdriven hi gain sound without uncontrolled microphonic feedbacks.
This since my last gig last week. Weird !!!

Back in the studio, I compare to my SG with the 57 classics and those are just perfect and loud with any hi gain setting. A/B switching to the Flying V ; Can not play any solo at all ! feedbacks between the notes...

On the Flying V those P-Us are the original Burstbucker pro and they r supposed to handle loud rock stage… Not mine !!!

The problem : Musician’s Friend told me that they can not do anything for me…
What ?

-Should I get any after sale services ??? One warranty anyone ?

Any thoughts on this ? advise ?

Thanks !!


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:36 AM

Bridge position burstbucker Pro sounds awesome in my Gibson SG.
It's Hot so I turn down volume on guitar a little more than usual.
Damn it sounds good!
I play stereo thru 2 amps.
Fender 4/10 blues deville and Marshall 50W plexi 4/12 cab

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

I would just dip it in a pot of hot wax and let it cool off. Then clean off the top and re install. Should help the problem or eliminate it entirely. Tim
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:11 PM

View PostHutdog, on 04 March 2014 - 06:36 AM, said:

Bridge position burstbucker Pro sounds awesome in my Gibson SG.
It's Hot so I turn down volume on guitar a little more than usual.
Damn it sounds good!
I play stereo thru 2 amps.
Fender 4/10 blues deville and Marshall 50W plexi 4/12 cab


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

The new Gibson 61 zebra pickups are very similar to the burstbucker pro

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