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Identifying Pickups - 57Classic or Burstbuckers

#1 User is offline   axiology 

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:14 AM

In my 2002 LPS they're supposed to be, I believe burstbucker pickups. However they have the "Patent Applied for" decal on the back, the same as 57 Classics, and no other identification marks or part numbers. How do I tell the difference? I ask because I want to try some other Gibson PU's ,so I need to define exactly what I have first.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:33 PM

You might try calling Gibson. The lack of info with your question makes it difficult for anyone to help you . Also pics would help . the guitar & pups(backside).

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:23 PM

I don't think a picture would help, nothing on the back but the "Patent Applied For" decal. I wish they would punch the part number into the mount or something. I suppose I'll just have to assume they're burstbuckers. They are significantly hotter than the pickups on my ES-135LE ang Reissue 61 SG that I know have 57 Classics.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:47 PM

your right ,but we all like pics. LOL try and call Gibson , they would know what was stock for that guitar. and if it looks like a factory install. than you'll know.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:04 AM

If the pickups are original, they should be the Burstbucker Pro model.

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