Classic '57 vs. Burstbucker
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:34 AM
Do you have any idea what they would have used (2,3,4, or 5) circa 1959?
Also, is it correct that replacement Burstbuckers are potted but Burstbuckers that come in Historic guitars are not, or is it the other way around?
Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:47 AM
Classics have balanced windings between the two bobbins,
Burstbuckers are unbalanced (unequal amounts of wire on each bobbin in the pickup).
This is because the original PAFs were wound 'until full', not for a certain number of windings. This gives the BB's a grittier tone with more bite compared to the smoother Classics. I also find the BB's have more midrange grunt.
Classic '57s came out in late 1980's I think.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:44 AM
But I'd take the '58 Std VOS every time...
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