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Recapturing the magic of the original “Patent Applied For” humbucker.
Slightly underwound, with medium "vintage" output, the BurstBucker Type 1 works well in both bridge and neck positions.
On the shop floor of the original Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the earliest Gibson “Patent Applied For” humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with varying degrees of output and tone. The BurstBucker™ line of pickups represents Gibson’s drive to recapture the magic of the original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. First introduced in the early 1990s, the Gibson BurstBucker™ — Types 1, 2, and 3 — successfully captured the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone with historically “unmatched” bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. They produce an airy, full tone, and when overdriven they achieve a magical distortion with the slightly enhanced highs that made the originals famous. BurstBucker™ Type 1 features a lower output, excellent for the neck position. BurstBucker™ Type 2 features medium output, and is perfect for both positions. BurstBucker™ Type 3 is overwound and hot, which is typically ideal for the bridge position. None of the BurstBuckers™ are wax potted, and all feature vintage braided two-conductor wiring.
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Comments about Gibson Burstbucker Type 1 Humbucker PickupDouble Black:
If ya want the tones of the late 50's LPs, then this is the pup for you. My LP came stock with BB Pros. The neck was much too 'muddy' for my liking so I tried the BB1. I'm glad I did. Great price, fast shipping and - the tones I can and DO remember form the late 1960's when I was working a Black Beauty! 'Woman Tone' happens with stock caps when paired up with BB Pro in bridge. My 41 years of performance experience using Gibson equipment gives this BB 1 a huge thumbs up!!
Stock Gibson parts (quality) have always been the best for me. Nothing shabby about it!
I won't tell you what I paid for it but I will continue to buy from MF
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