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    Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Recently I purchased a 1994 historic R7 Goldtop. the original bridge pickup had been removed and it came in the case. It was replaced with this pickup. does anybody know what pickup this is it says Gibson USA on it and written in pink to the left is a 13.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Measuring DC resistance will tell you if it is a 57 Classic


    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB1,Alnico5, potted) 7.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB2, Alnico5, potted) 8.0 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 1 (Alnico2) 7.5 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 2 (Alnico2) 8.0 - 8.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 3 (Alnico2) 8.2 - 8.8 KO
    Gibson '57 Classic (Alnico2) 7.44 - 8.5 KO
    Gibson '57 ClassicPlus (Alnico2) 9.0 - 13.8KO(the 9.0 appears to be a screw-up or faulty PU)
    Last edited by Zentar; 07-12-18 at 07:02 AM.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zentar View Post
    Measuring DC resistance will tell you if it is a 57 Classic


    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB1,Alnico5, potted) 7.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB2, Alnico5, potted) 8.0 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 1 (Alnico2) 7.5 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 2 (Alnico2) 8.0 - 8.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 3 (Alnico2) 8.2 - 8.8 KO
    Gibson '57 Classic (Alnico2) 7.44 - 8.5 KO
    Gibson '57 ClassicPlus (Alnico2) 9.0 - 13.8KO(the 9.0 appears to be a screw-up or faulty PU)


    I know it's not a 57 classic because the guitar is a 94 Goldtop R7 historic and it originally came with the 57 classic. The original pickup is actually in the case it was replaced with this pickup. The 57 Classics has the PAF sticker on the back.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Probably a 498R or 496T.
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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Looks like the pickups in my 2008 Les Paul Classic. Only diffs are -- the ones in the Classic didn't have covers and they used straight headed mounting screw rather than Phillips. What's the resistance reading on your pickup?

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zentar View Post
    Measuring DC resistance will tell you if it is a 57 Classic


    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB1,Alnico5, potted) 7.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker Pro (sim: BB2, Alnico5, potted) 8.0 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 1 (Alnico2) 7.5 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 2 (Alnico2) 8.0 - 8.4 KO
    Gibson Burstbucker 3 (Alnico2) 8.2 - 8.8 KO
    Gibson '57 Classic (Alnico2) 7.44 - 8.5 KO
    Gibson '57 ClassicPlus (Alnico2) 9.0 - 13.8KO(the 9.0 appears to be a screw-up or faulty PU)
    It would not be ANY of those as it has the USA Base with the GIBSON USA stamped logo and the 12 pole holes.
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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    It would not be ANY of those as it has the USA Base with the GIBSON USA stamped logo and the 12 pole holes.
    Big Al I'd be happy to paste him the entire Gibson list but ne won't measure the windings

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Without resistance measurement, only thing certain (if not modified) is it is a Gibson USA pickup with "T" spacing. It is not one of the PAF reissues.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwoods4 View Post
    Recently I purchased a 1994 historic R7 Goldtop. the original bridge pickup had been removed and it came in the case. It was replaced with this pickup. does anybody know what pickup this is it says Gibson USA on it and written in pink to the left is a 13.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    I can confirm it’s definitely a humbucker

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    What about contacting Gibson direct.

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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zentar View Post
    Big Al I'd be happy to paste him the entire Gibson list but ne won't measure the windings
    Yeah, and how flipping' confusing is it trying to figure out a pickup from one small ass picture??? Your list is correct and the info helpful for what would have been the stock pickup, but for me I need to see other features to have an idea as there is some overlap in resistance readings. Of course some pickups can be more easily identified by such readings, but I needs some more info!!!

    If you can see the bobbins and the color of the wire in the square hole, that can help, the type of base, obviously, magnet sometimes, but I do not expect the op to dismantle his pickup. But, in these posts the OPs would be better served if they took detailed pictures of as much of the pickup as possible, AND provide some addition facts, like hook up a simple meter, (which every guitarist should have), and measure the damn resistance!

    Before I took it out I'd have played it a bunch, enough to form an honest impression of it's sound and decide if I like it, or if I'm getting rid of it as quick as I can. I imagine the op wanted a more correct pickup for his R7, (I would), and WTF!!!!!! WHERE ARE THE PICS OF THE R7???? I'd like to see it, I love them gold babies!!!
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    Re: Does anyone know what pick up this is?

    That picture only shows what it isn't not what it is.
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