Dating gibon pickups
There are many varieties of Gibson humbucker available, each with their own character.
Here, we’ll take a tour of these, and explain the differences between them.
You might have read on internet forums that Gibson's QC can be a little sketchy, but a cursory strum of the LPJ reveals that construction quality here is more than acceptable for the price.
Fingerboard edges and fret ends provide a slightly rough ride in places, but more importantly, an unplugged strum reveals a bold, snappy acoustic voice with bags of sustain that bodes well for the LPJ's plugged-in performance.
However, there were several side effects of this process that would take the humbucker, and music, into all-new territory.
Firstly, the effect of a second coil made the pickup much more powerful than a single-coil design.
The standard Burstbucker aims to recreate the best of PAFs with three differing models.
According to Gibson, its output is closer to that of a ’57 Classic.
Gibson pickups have arguably done more to change the direction of guitar development than any other.
When the brand developed the first humbucker in 1955, it inadvertently provided music with a new, more raucous voice.
For example, the new Gibson Les Paul Traditional emulate these classic tones, using the Burstbucker pickups described below.
Burstbuckers are Gibson pickups that aim to authentically recreate the classic tone of a PAF in a modern pickup.