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Unread 04-22-2008, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

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'57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

What's the difference? (Sound I mean, I can read the specs.)
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Unread 04-22-2008, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

BB Pros are more aggressive and raunchy in a good way.

Classics are smooth and sweet. Usually.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

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BB Pros are more aggressive and raunchy in a good way.

Classics are smooth and sweet. Usually.
+1 They really are different flavors.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

Newbie here too. First reply. I have a Faded Std that I put the Classics in because I just couldn't get it going with the BB's. I love the tone of my Std Faded w/Classics. I put the BB bridge in my PRS McCarty and it sounds awesome. I currently have Duncan JB and 59 in a ebony std that I am going to put the BB's in. I might try some WCR's someday but for now I'll just use what I have. I'll let you know the outcome. One other thing, the Faded weighs 7 lbs and the ebony is 9 lbs. I think the finish has a lot to do with the differece in tone as well.

This wasn't meant to answer your question. Ha. Just some observations from a tone junky. I've also upgraded the controls with RS guitar kits. BTW, the tones that I look for are classic rock flavors. sidewinderdayton.com.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

57 classics kill bb pros.
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57 classics kill bb pros.
naahhhh!! the bb pros are better!
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

I love '57 classics! They are warmer, and have more "rounded trebles" than BB's, in my opinion.
But it is expected, '57's are AlNiCo II and BB's are AlNiCo V
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

I like my BB's, they are amazing, and sound pretty close to some classic Gibby's.
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I like the versatility of the 57's myself.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

Depends on the guitar. Both are fine. Personally I dig WCR Fillmores much more!
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

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I love '57 classics! They are warmer, and have more "rounded trebles" than BB's, in my opinion.
But it is expected, '57's are AlNiCo II and BB's are AlNiCo V

So my studio has classic 57s ?
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

Studios are generally 490R/498T pickups. Just a little brighter than '57 Classics...tonewise.
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Thanks for all the replies. I asked because I have played the LPVM with the BB Pros and a couple of LP standards and fell in love with the tone. So I decieded to get a LP standard. Well while I was looking, I stumbled across the LP standard with Vintage Antique Sunburst finish and '57 classics on Music123 (Looks just like the Slash model). I beleive it was a 2007 GOTW. It was $1799 and there was an extra 15% off for a total shipped of $1529. At that price brand new, I decided to get it and if I didn't like the '57 classics I could swap them out and still come out way ahead. The guitar is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

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Thanks for all the replies. I asked because I have played the LPVM with the BB Pros and a couple of LP standards and fell in love with the tone. So I decieded to get a LP standard. Well while I was looking, I stumbled across the LP standard with Vintage Antique Sunburst finish and '57 classics on Music123 (Looks just like the Slash model). I beleive it was a 2007 GOTW. It was $1799 and there was an extra 15% off for a total shipped of $1529. At that price brand new, I decided to get it and if I didn't like the '57 classics I could swap them out and still come out way ahead. The guitar is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
Congratz man, have fun with her
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Studios are generally 490R/498T pickups. Just a little brighter than '57 Classics...tonewise.
I find that the 490r/498t combo has a very limited range when compared to 57 Classics. And I wouldn't call them brighter by any stretch of the imagination. YMMV.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

Alnico Pro II's or BurstBuckers in my HO.

Totally your ears choice though and depends what amp your running through. Try them all if you can!
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Yes. It all depends on the wood, then the amp.
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Yes. It all depends on the wood, then the amp.
Guy knows the meaning of tone
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

I only know what I know.

Truth is, it all depends on how your ears are feeling the day you listen. But don't tell anyone that. What fun would it be?
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Thanks for all the replies. I asked because I have played the LPVM with the BB Pros and a couple of LP standards and fell in love with the tone. So I decieded to get a LP standard. Well while I was looking, I stumbled across the LP standard with Vintage Antique Sunburst finish and '57 classics on Music123 (Looks just like the Slash model). I beleive it was a 2007 GOTW. It was $1799 and there was an extra 15% off for a total shipped of $1529. At that price brand new, I decided to get it and if I didn't like the '57 classics I could swap them out and still come out way ahead. The guitar is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
do you have a stock # I called to order 1 but they cant find it
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I find that the 490r/498t combo has a very limited range when compared to 57 Classics. And I wouldn't call them brighter by any stretch of the imagination. YMMV.
Fair enough, as I'm comparing two totally different guitars with both sets of pickups: Chambered/non-chambered...Ebony/Rosewood....Gibson/Epi, etc. - Probably too many variables to consider it a comparison.
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Fair enough, as I'm comparing two totally different guitars with both sets of pickups: Chambered/non-chambered...Ebony/Rosewood....Gibson/Epi, etc. - Probably too many variables to consider it a comparison.

Yes, those are a lot of variables.

I have played both sets in SIMILAR guitars and the 490 combo certainly holds its own when distorted. But when it comes to getting more tones out of a set, I prefer the 57s. Again YMMV and thanks for keeping it a discussion.
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I have played both sets in SIMILAR guitars and the 490 combo certainly holds its own when distorted. But when it comes to getting more tones out of a set, I prefer the 57s. Again YMMV and thanks for keeping it a discussion.
Excellent! Good information. I actually lean towards the '57s myself as far as versatility goes.
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do you have a stock # I called to order 1 but they cant find it
Sorry I just saw your post. It's 514565. Looks like it's now sold out.
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The 57's are very versatile...they sound great when overdriven and I must say that you would be surprised how well they clean up too. The output is teriffic and because the 57's are wound an exact amount - they are very even and predictable when played in parallel (on a 3-PU paul, for instance). Some people claim that they have a dark quality to them, but I find that this is more of a dark "charm" and with the right amp...they produce a very full spectrum which has a nice blend both upper and lower-mids. You might need to add some "top" to this to achieve that "brown sound" which is really no problem with a Marshall plexi, of course.
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Re: '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

I recieved my Gibson LP Standard in the Vintage Antique Sunburst with '57 Classic pickups from Music123 yesterday. I played it all night. Thanks to SR4, I wasn't even considering it until I saw his pictures. Me thinks it's a keeper:







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wow! sweet lp!
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That back is amazing. Gorgeous guitar!!
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how does she sound?
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