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Hi all just wondering if you could help me on something. I much prefer the burstbuckers in my R0 to the ceramic humbuckers in my les paul classic so i was thinking about putting some BB's into the classic. Will this be a simple swap? Sizes match? etc and which burstbuckers would you recommend? I think the R0 has burstbucker#1 in the neck and BB#2 in the bridge but i wouldnt mind some feedback on the other BB's and how they differ.

Thanks all!

Happy pickin

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"On the shop floor of the original Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the earliest Gibson “Patent Applied For” humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with varying degrees of output and tone. The BurstBucker™ line of pickups represents Gibson’s drive to recapture the magic of the original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. First introduced in the early 1990s, the Gibson BurstBucker™ — Types 1, 2, and 3 — successfully captured the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone with historically “unmatched” bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. They produce an airy, full tone, and when overdriven they achieve a magical distortion with the slightly enhanced highs that made the originals famous. BurstBucker™ Type 1 features a lower output, excellent for the neck position. BurstBucker™ Type 2 features medium output, and is perfect for both positions. BurstBucker™ Type 3 is overwound and hot, which is typically ideal for the bridge position. None of the BurstBuckers™ are wax potted, and all feature vintage braided two-conductor wiring"



Basically the BB1 is underwound, BB2 is kinda average, BB3 is overwound. non are wax potted. All have Alnico 2 magents.


Another alternative is BB Pro. Potted for less squeal and have Alnico 5 magnets. These are found in current LP Standards.

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