Gibson Vintage Burstbucker #2, nickel

Gibson Vintage Burstbucker #2, nickel

  • Technology: Humbucker
  • Position: Neck, bridge
  • Character: Vintage
  • Connections: 2 wires
  • Magnet: Alnico II
  • Output: Low
  • Impedance: ~ 8 kOhms
  • Cover: Nickel
  • Including: Wiring diagram & mounting screws

Gibson Vintage Burstbucker #2, nickel · Electric Guitar Pickup

If you choose a Gibson humbucker, you buy from the manufacturer, who invented the Humbucker in 1955. The same producer, who had been winding pickups since 1935 and was the first to use Alnico magnets and adjustable pole pieces in pickups. The quality claim of Gibson borders on obsession, to the point that they produce their own magnets to ensure that all values are coherent. The pickups are waxed and the Pole Shoes (these are the metal tubes in which the pole pieces sit) are narrowly fitting to avoid any microphony.

Burstbuckers are the most authentic PAF replicas Gibson offers. The magnets are not polished and the coils are not waxed, e. g. the '57 Classics. In addition, the coils are also unequally wound, because in the 50s the winding machines had no automatic end switch and the coils were wound "until they were full". Fully, means about 5,000 windings per coil, when the workers stopped the machines. These unequal winding numbers resulted in slightly more "bite" in the affected pickups.

The Burstbucker 2 corresponds approximately to the output of the '57 Classic.

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