'57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

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  1. markrocknroll

    markrocknroll Junior Member

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    noobie with my first post.

    '57 Classics vs Burstbucker Pros

    What's the difference? (Sound I mean, I can read the specs.)
     
  2. Lemonhead

    Lemonhead Senior Member

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

    Classics are smooth and sweet. Usually.
     
  3. docadillac

    docadillac Senior Member

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    +1 They really are different flavors.
     
  4. Fader

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    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.
     
  5. Axeman16

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    57 classics kill bb pros.
     
  6. stryker59

    stryker59 Senior Member

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    naahhhh!! the bb pros are better!:thumb:
     
  7. BluesZep

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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
     
  8. Zack Pomerleau

    Zack Pomerleau Senior Member

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    I like my BB's, they are amazing, and sound pretty close to some classic Gibby's.
     
  9. Hemply

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    I like the versatility of the 57's myself.
     
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    Depends on the guitar. Both are fine. Personally I dig WCR Fillmores much more! :wave:
     
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    Ceramics kill 57 classics and bb pros.



























    (jk!) :fingersx:
     
  12. Winterls

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    So my studio has classic 57s ? :confused:
     
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    Studios are generally 490R/498T pickups. Just a little brighter than '57 Classics...tonewise.
     
  14. markrocknroll

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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.
     
  15. Winterls

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    Congratz man, have fun with her :thumb:
     
  16. Lemonhead

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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.
     
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    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!
     
  18. Lemonhead

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    Yes. It all depends on the wood, then the amp.
     
  19. db1408

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    Guy knows the meaning of tone :thumb:
     
  20. Lemonhead

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    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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