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You can get the push/pull pots through our dealers: http://www2.gibson.com/Support/Dealers

 

The wiring diagrams can be found here: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Support/TechSupport/

 

The only problem you'll run into with this are your factory pickups. You'll need 4-conductor pickups to wire for coil-tap, and the 57 Classics in your Trad. + are 2-conductor. We have some great 4-conductor pickups that would work for this though, which are also available through our dealers:

490R/490T (of our available 4-conductor pickups, these will be the closest to your 57 Classics)

498T

469R

500T

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The BB Pros used in that model are different from any other BB Pros we offer. We make those 4-conductor specifically for that purpose on those guitars. All other BB Pros, including those available for separate purchase are 2-conductor.

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The BB Pros used in that model are different from any other BB Pros we offer. We make those 4-conductor specifically for that purpose on those guitars. All other BB Pros' date=' including those available for separate purchase are 2-conductor.[/quote']

 

 

And WHY, do you DO that?! LOL! Why not make them all the same?! At least give folks the option... ;>)

 

CB

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Um, no, yeah, no, converting your 'buckers to 4 conductor is a must do, but for almost all 'buckers coil tapping results in amemic tone because a 'bucker coil bobbin is smaller physically than a bobbin dedicated to single coil only, but just wire your 4 conductor p'up to toggle between series (stock) and paralell (single coilish but more meat, just kick treble/presence on amp eq) and I believe you'll be happier...the tap option seems more audible until you try it with a rythm section or bactrax playing clean or edgy, then just sounds washed out given those scenario, so paralell. With 4 conductor 'bucker it's also possible to wire on/on/on mini switch to get series, tap, and paralell, it's worth it because heavy distortion and or fx love the lighter voice of the tap...cheers...

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