GFS Vintage 59

GFS Vintage 59

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Vintage 59, Humbucker guitar pickup from GFS.

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GFS Vintage 59 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:GFS
  • Model:Vintage 59
  • Category:Humbucker guitar pickups
  • Added in our database on: 02/22/2008

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GFS Vintage 59 user reviews

Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 8 reviews )
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Fireguy8402's review"Not a bad vintage sounding humbucker."

GFS Vintage 59
The Vintage 59 Humbucker from GFS is a slight step down from their Fat Pat’s in my book, and also a slight step up in cost. They use a variety of cover colors so finding a classy looking match to your guitar isn’t a problem. They use Alnico V magnents, Delrin bobbins, Formvar 42 gauge enamel wire and nickel polepieces, so the quality of the pickup is really good for the money invested. These pickups sound very close to a Gibson Patent Applied For pickup, but the tone isn’t fully there. They aren’t a set of Classic 57s. They wind these just a tad bit hotter than a standard PAF at 8.5-8.8k for the bridge pickup and 8.0-8.2k for the neck, so they are not super high output and that’s a good thing. The clarity of this pickup is tad better than the Fat Pat, but the overall feel of the pickup is just a little bit warmer and thinner in my opinion. It lacks some of the rawness that the Fat Pat has, and just sounds a little smoother overall. This can be a good or a bad thing depending on the player. They impregnate these pickups with beeswax, so feedback and outside electrical noise is not a problem like other pickups in this price range. Another big perk of this pickup for the price range is the four wire shielded cables. Like the Fat Pat, this allows you access to the single coil tones as well as the humbucker tones via a coil tap switch. The single coil tones are about equal with the Fat Pat, neither great nor horrible. The pickups come with a wiring diagram to help you install them and the mounting screws and a set of black trim rings. Overall this pickup is pretty much on par with the Fat Pat from GFS, and around the same price point. If you want a very slightly hotter, more raw sounding pickup go for the Fat Pat and if classic gain and smooth sounds are your bag go with the 59. For around 35 dollars US you can’t go wrong with either choice.

pisousi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

GFS Vintage 59

was the sound of Jimmy Page!

But I use it on a guitar Alder! (Hamer), yet it sounds good and god damn it's good!

the sound is warm, round, bluesy a wish, the grain is extremely raw, vintage, micro fat but not too fat, the crunch is superb, clean sounds are
...... ..... OUAAAAAAAAA for large distos was gibson sound, but to play the metal is better to spend its way ..

Note that the bottleneck sound is great as well!

Briefly, the neck pickup to play vintage (alnico 5 please)

value for money is amazing, less than 30 euros for a real beast of his, well worth a '59 or a home seymour pearly gates, or a PRS or Gibson neck pickup ... YEAH!!

francoisqueinnec2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

GFS Vintage 59
I put on my neck pickup Washburn N2 (to make like 59 of my N4 SD) ..
And frankly, I'm really not disappointed with the result! Well worth the SD59!
... Just 3 times cheaper! And besides, it is splittable! Foot!

Very very good mic, with a ratio quality price totally unbeatable!

Slowhand's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

GFS Vintage 59
These pickups are truly a vintage typs carrment labeled his blues / rock. Those who love contemporary rock may be frustrated. For those who love mtal, you carrment of, I think the microphones in raisin bread would be much more appropriate.

The sound of the vintage 59 is warm, serious and deep, with lots of sustain. This is the micro IDAL to cry a Lespaul. It quickly becomes crunchy and slimy in overdrive, and it gives a good EHJV distortion. Qualitprix a report which is frankly unbeatable!

The pair is really good balance (this would be a shame). They SH1 and SH4 rappellentles me home Seymour Duncan that I had a epiphone.

I now have Burstbuckers 2 & 3 (in alnico 2) are even better for me, but I admit that the report is much less qualitprix INTERESTED in GIBSON ...

8 for the report qualitprix

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