- Jan 5, 2014
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I've searched and searched and have come up with conflicting stories on the pickups in Goldie. Is the neck pickup a BB1 or BB3? Bridge BB1 or BB3? TIA
Gibson is known for making mistakes in their descriptions from time to time. Not sure who is responsible for the write ups but they don't get it right frequently.And there-in lies the rub.
The Gibson web site for Goldie says this on the Home page:
"To recreate the tone of this rare Les Paul, Gibson Custom has selected a Burstbucker 1 for the bridge position and Burstbucker 3 for the neck, a pairing that accurately reflects the mismatch in output that was often found in original PAF sets. Together, they present a woody, throaty tone from the neck, and impressive chime and clarity from the bridge."
This contradicts the specification page. A search will show that some people believe the combination of neck/bridge is BB1/BB3 and other believe it is BB3/BB1.
Yup. But I have found threads that say the BB3 is in the neck. Guess they never looked or measured. The BB1/neck and BB3/bridge sounds really good in my Epiphone. Much better than the stock BB1/BB2 or my first mod of BB2/BB3 neck/bridge.Gibson is known for making mistakes in their descriptions from time to time. Not sure who is responsible for the write ups but they don't get it right frequently.
Burstbucker 1 in the neck, Burstbucker 3 in the bridge IMO is more than likely the proper combo.
It's well known that more then a few PAF's were install this way . No one checked things like this on the production line . Solder it , move it on to the next station
That's interesting. How do you have them adjusted relative to the strings? In my Epiphone, once the bridge was set to where it sounded good, the neck had to be set even with or just below the edge of the neck pickup ring regardless if it was a BB1/BB2 or BB2/BB3 combination. With a BB1/BB3 combo they are set almost exactly the same relative to the stings with the last fret depressed.I just measured them-
They're pretty close, more bite and growl in the bridge but the neck is meaty too. As you saw mine don't have any stickers on them so who knows wtf these are. All I know is, BB1/BB3 or whatever they are, they sound good so they're stayin in there!