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wax potted burstbucker 3 I've a new Burstbucker 3 wax potted, 4 conductor ?

#1 User is offline   anzac 

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

I just bought a Burstbucker 2 that's like Gibson say, un-potted and 2 conductor wire, I bought a Burstbucker 3 that IS wax potted and has 4 conductor wiring, they both come new in a Gibson case. What gives?, is the BB3 authentic, and will they work together. I got the from e-bay off a guitar store in the USA, (I'm in Australia) and am worried I got duped. Anyone there that can help me. Thanks

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Anzac,

I know nothing about Burstbuckers.....but.....

According to the Gibson website the BB 1,2 and 3 are not wax potted. They also have Alnico 2 magnets.
According to their website, all have braided 2 conductor wire.
The BB Pro is wax potted. It has Alnico 5 magnets.
There is no mention of 4 wire conductor on the BB Pro. That doesn't mean there is not one.
Read these:
http://store.gibson....ker-Type-3.aspx
http://www.gibson.co...s/pr/BBPro.html

If it was me and I had any question I would contact Gibson customer service.

Willy

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:34 AM

View PostWhitmore Willy, on 24 January 2011 - 07:34 PM, said:

Anzac,

I know nothing about Burstbuckers.....but.....

According to the Gibson website the BB 1,2 and 3 are not wax potted. They also have Alnico 2 magnets.
According to their website, all have braided 2 conductor wire.
The BB Pro is wax potted. It has Alnico 5 magnets.
There is no mention of 4 wire conductor on the BB Pro. That doesn't mean there is not one.
Read these:
http://store.gibson....ker-Type-3.aspx
http://www.gibson.co...s/pr/BBPro.html

If it was me and I had any question I would contact Gibson customer service.

Willy


You may have been sent a BB pro

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 01:18 PM

I just purchased a new BB2 and the name on the box is "BurstBucker2 4-conductor, Wax Potted". This is repeated again later in the product description in the box. Note - this does not match the Gibson website, nor the descriptions at MF or GC on-line. I did check the other BBs in the shelf in the store (about 8), and all of the BB2s and BB3 said "wax potted". I raised a few screw poles to check at home and no obvious wax, but looking underneath I see what looks like some wax in the corners of the cover. Perhaps they are now potting them? (the winder's signatire on bottom of the PU is late 2010). Alternatively, perhaps they are just potting around the coils to tame cover squeel and not actually in the coils? Definately 4-conductor. 8.05K ohms.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

Call Gibson 24/7 Customer Service and ask them directly if it is or isn't waxed potted.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:24 PM

These are new additions to the pickup line. The regular 2 conductor BB 1 2 and 3 are still unpotted, but we just released the BB 4-conductors that are wax potted.

Just for the folks who dig the BB series, but wanted wax potting w/ 4 conductors for coil-tapping.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:58 PM

I see can you still get the 2 conductor un-waxed potted Burstbucker 3?
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:47 PM

View Postanzac, on 24 January 2011 - 06:26 PM, said:

I just bought a Burstbucker 2 that's like Gibson say, un-potted and 2 conductor wire, I bought a Burstbucker 3 that IS wax potted and has 4 conductor wiring, they both come new in a Gibson case. What gives?, is the BB3 authentic, and will they work together. I got the from e-bay off a guitar store in the USA, (I'm in Australia) and am worried I got duped. Anyone there that can help me. Thanks

I HAVE A FOUR CUNDUCTOR WAX POTTED BB3. I GOT MINE AT GUITAR CENTER. GIBSON DEFINITLY MAKES 'EM. AND THEY SHOULD WORK TOGETHER. I'VE GOT MINE WITH A SEYMOUR DUNCAN SLASH ALNICO II PRO NK THAT IS 2 CONDUCTOR LEAD.

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