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I have been sent 2 57 Classic pickups after ordering one 57 classic and one 57 classic pro. Both pickups received are labeled as "neck." I'm considering installing the second pickup in the bridge position. It looks like the ES 335 has two 57 CLassic pickups, according to specs. Any thoughts on this?

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If you do not want to send one back I would just install the two in the guitar, not sure that there is a neck and Bridge Classic 57, I bought 2 and there was no neck or bridge markings on the boxes. Installed them in my guitar, sounds great.

 

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I have been sent 2 57 Classic pickups after ordering one 57 classic and one 57 classic pro. Both pickups received are labeled as "neck." I'm considering installing the second pickup in the bridge position. It looks like the ES 335 has two 57 CLassic pickups, according to specs. Any thoughts on this?

 

 

usually the major difference between the bridge and the neck would be the bridge is typically wound to be a bit hotter than the neck to compensate for the reduced string vibrations due to the distance from the back pickup to the bridge. Strings will vibrate more over the neck pickup. So the pickups are wound differently to compensate.

 

you may find it sounds just fine.

 

Searcy (on this forum) could tell you everything you ever needed to know about this.

 

May want to poke him.

 

/KB

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I have been sent 2 57 Classic pickups after ordering one 57 classic and one 57 classic pro. Both pickups received are labeled as "neck." I'm considering installing the second pickup in the bridge position. It looks like the ES 335 has two 57 CLassic pickups, according to specs. Any thoughts on this?

 

There is no such thing as a GIBSON CLASSIC PRO pickup......Except for an Epi PU.........So............

 

Gibby 57s are; 57, and 57+..........One is wound slightly longer, with the current used POLY wire................

 

Both Gibby 57 and 57+ PUs are good pickups..............One is a bit "louder"..........

 

On a semi-hollow, either / or, should be an OK match............

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Install them and adjust the height so they give a balanced volume when you change the selector switch and you should be fine. The 57 classic plus has not been around near as long as the 57 classic and that is the way the factory installs them. I have custom ordered several chambered reissues over the last few years and always spec'd them with 57 classics in both locations. Never seemed to need a classic plus. My my opinion and yours may vary.

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