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Stock Burstbucker 3...potted or not?

#1 User is offline   MNash87 

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Hey guys, I got a Trad Pro in Cherry sunburst and I was wondering if the Burstbucker 3 in the bridge is potted or not. Gotten some conflicting info on it - i.e., Guitars with them as stock pickups are potted whereas individually sold pickups are not. Can anyone shed light on this for me? Thanks in advance!
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

Guess you (we) gotta go with "lightly potted"..........All my stock BBs sound unpotted.........:-k :-k :-k .........
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

stock pickups are potted. we do that because most people use modern amps that would cause most un-waxed pickups to squeal.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

View Postvincentw, on 13 April 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

stock pickups are potted. we do that because most people use modern amps that would cause most un-waxed pickups to squeal.


Thanks for your reply! I actually emailed Gibson CS and got a reply a few days ago. I was curious. The guitar I have sounds fantastic! Great new changes on that run with the satin finish on the neck and back and the locking tuners.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

View PostMNash87, on 13 April 2012 - 09:54 PM, said:

Thanks for your reply! I actually emailed Gibson CS and got a reply a few days ago. I was curious. The guitar I have sounds fantastic! Great new changes on that run with the satin finish on the neck and back and the locking tuners.

Mark


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:35 AM

The BB3 in my Trad Pro sounds really thin and trebly. I backed the pickup off the strings a little. It helped some. I think I may put a .047uf cap in to see if that helps. For now, I just have the tone on about 7 or so. That helps a little more. But that '57 in the neck sounds killer! I guess I could always yank that BB3 out, and put a '57 in the bridge, but I will try easier options first. I really wanted to leave the guitar stock as long as possible.

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