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Classic 57, Humbucker guitar pickup from Gibson.


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  • Manufacturer:Gibson
  • Model:Classic 57
  • Category:Humbucker guitar pickups
  • Added in our database on: 03/07/2012

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Gibson Classic 57 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 15 reviews )
 10 reviews67 %
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 1 user review7 %
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tjon90107/26/2011

tjon901's review"Modern Gibson PAF's"

Gibson Classic 57
The PAF is a classic pickup. It was the first humbucking pickup and was invented by Seth Lover in the mid 50s. The PAF stands for Patent Applied For. Gibson could not wait for the patent to be approved before selling the pickup because they knew anyone could go look at the patent and steal their design so right after they applied for the patent they started selling them with that name. This was good because it took a few years for the patent to get approved and by then they were some of the most popular pickups in the market. There are plenty of pickups that say they are PAF relicas. Every passive pickup maker makes one pretty much. The Gibson ones are the closest modern mass produced pickups today that are close to the original PAF. Seymour Duncan makes some special aged PAF style pickups but these are pretty much custom jobs. The 57 Classic is probably the best pickup that Gibsons come with nowadays.. The 57's have just the right amount of sag in the tone so you can really work the dynamics like you would with a set of real vintage pickups. In the neck position is super smooth and when you throw in some tone knob you can get that sour tone like you have a parked wah on. In the bridge position it has a little more bite and spank to it. With some gain you can get good classic rock tones from the bridge pickup. These pickups can handle more gain than a set of PAF's could. Because of their modern design they retain their composure longer than a set of old pickups could. If you have a humbucker guitar and want a really classic sound from it. You can go directly to the source and get some real life PAF's from Gibson in the form of the Classic 57.
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HardBlues02/16/2013

HardBlues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The sound of the Blues"

Gibson Classic 57
Mounted in the neck position in my Epiphone Les Paul 2000 with 50's wiring and condos in oiled paper, this reissue by Gibson PAF brings me exactly what I bought.
A warm and thick wonders to play BB or Albert King with a nice overdrive.
Also splendid clear sound with good bass that gives a lot of scope.
Used in conjunction with his brother Classic 57 Plus, more nasty, it can cover a wide variety of registers.
It should also be some time for balanced sound from two microphones each with a strong personality.
But when it's done is that of happiness.
I have no intention to part with it, but if I had to make the choice again I will sign without thinking.
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Qill11/27/2012

Qill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" vintage neck"

Gibson Classic 57
micro Alnico II by Gibson originally installed on the Les Paul, ES, SG ... for me this is the best size mike Gibson Humbucker in vintage style was rather large, good presence, it is velvety soft ... not much less than P90 and a Duncan 59 SH1 right, here we are in the middle and bass, I use that method that's best neck up, after he bridge roots, j 'have a preference for the classic 57 + in this position which made it less dry ... also tested for Classic 57 uncovered (no cache metal) I can say that there is a difference in returns is moving away a little vintage philosophy, this mode is that it gives all covered its shade and grain ...
PS: micro fetish Lenny Kravitz found throughout his Gibson (Flying V, Les Paul, SG ....) So for the fans ...
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Qill11/24/2012

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

Gibson Classic 57
Micro Alnico II by Gibson, as saying that it is particuliier, I much prefer the Classic 57 covered (with metal cover) rendering is too raw apple is not at all like the vintage model covered, I even asked if I had not done wrong mounting on my Les Paul sound so stank that is to say it all ... in fact, I mostly took to test the difference between with or without cache and all that it sounds hollow and aggressive he leaves nothing very smooth and creamy, it slams keudalle So forget between before and after I prefer so here before, completed test back to Classic 57 covered, except for those who are more into the vintage / modern and uninhibited ago Burstbuker two uncovered in the neck, which I think makes the best taff uncovered 57 to choose, take a much more modern touch ...
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