Gibson Accessories '57 Classic Pickup - Double Black, Neck or Bridge, 2-Conductor

Gibson '57 Classic Humbucker with Alnico II Magnets and Double Black Coils
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It would be a big mistake to assume that all humbuckers sound alike. Truth is, there are a number of Gibson humbucking pickups available, and each one has its own distinctive personality. With its "Patent Applied For" decal on the faceplate, the '57 Classic is a near perfect re-creation of a late 1950s humbucker, delivering a warm, even tone with full, even response. From clean to crunchy, the '57 Classic delivers the kind of richness once thought possible only from an original 1950s humbucker. Used in the neck position, the '57 Classic is the perfect complement to the slightly overwound Classic Plus in the bridge position. It features special Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers and two conductor braided wiring. Thanks to modern production techniques, each '57 Classic delivers all the tone you'd expect from a vintage Gibson humbucker. This one has double black coils and no cover.

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Alnico
Position Neck
Number of Conductors 2
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number IM57R-DB

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Classic Vintage Sound

I recently bought a 1985 Washburn HB35S semi-hollow body guitar. I'm a loyal Fender/Martin/Gibson guy, but made an exception for this particular guitar. It has a perfect neck and pristine frets (must've sat in a closet for years). After a few tweaks of the truss rod, the guitar is a dream to play. The only thing I didn't love about the guitar was the tone...so I bought a set of these, and after a simple 15 minute install, the guitar went from sounding pretty good to tasty. Both pups have great tone, break up beautifully under pick attack, and play really well with overdrive pedals.
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