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Discussion in 'Pickups' started by shal1234, Jun 4, 2008.
Even though this chart is better than having nothing at all to reference, I wish that it had hard numbers that you could refer to. Gibson has a nice marketing sheet/line card (which includes the chart above) describing their pickups but it doesn't have specific numbers.... like Seymour Duncan's Tone Chart or even DiMarzio's chart. I've searched high and low and can find anything on their website pertaining to the specific output levels...
Maybe it is becaue I have owned 57 Classics that have had more output than 57 Classic plus. I have had BB1s with more output than BB2s etc. Gibson pickups are wildly inconsistant.
Especially the 57 Classics!!!
Perhaps its because (and especially in the case of the 57 Classics/Plus), Gibson tries to make the pups much to the specs of the original ones which I would think were pretty inconsistent as well due to the lack of precision of the machines used in the day to maNufacture pups. IDK - just a thought.
ermmmm... are you serious? you are not, are you?
What about Shaws?
What I think would be most telling is a chart depicting output by frequency - say you give a pickup a consistent, linear input of frequencies and see how the output varies. That way you could see where the pickups deliver more of a spike/dip (or spikes/dips) in specific frequencies compared to each other. Has anyone seen anything like that?
Dimarzio was the only company that I've ever seen do that, but that was back in the '80s. They used to put it with their pickup descriptions in their catalog. Don't know if they still do it. Have never seen anything like that from Gibson - ever.
Found this thread in a search.
Not sure if this chart was posted in another thread, but it has more info.
Unfortunately, it's lacking a lot of models.
I totally agree - really difficult to find actual output numbers to go with that familiar (but rather imprecise) Gibson output chart. The Epiphone one is great but, as you say, missing key pickups.
Does anyone else out there know how to get the actual output levels in figures of individual Gibson pickups?
I made an attempt to come up with a list of actual measurements, but felt it wasn't met with much enthusiasm, so I buried it in the MLP dungeons to rot and die...
On the contrary, Rich, I for one woudl receive it very enthusiastically indeed!
Does anyone know where the HB3 falls on the chart?