I'd beg to differ! The 57 in my neck is super round, thick and articulated, except when you turn up the gain, in which case I think it starts to get a bit muddy. But roll off the gain and it gets its round bite back. When setting pickup height, I had to dial in the neck first, and then balance the bridge, as the neck was waaay more powerful. Maybe yours was just sitting very low in the cavity?I do swap out pickups a lot to aftermarket brands but as for Gibson pickups I like the 490/498 combo. I have used that combo in a few Gibson's that I have owned and have always been pleased. Right now I do have a Classic 57 in the neck of my Classic Custom that is very well rounded and smooth but I was not a fan of the 57 bridge. To me it was very thin and brittle sounding for my style of music. Just not my thing but I can see where people would love it. I also like the Dirty Fingers that was not in the poll. That pickup has some balls!
Nope... not as much as I'd like I was very happy with my BB pros in my studio and couldn't get why the others here were bashing it's hars brightness 'just roll back the tone knob' I thought cause it worked for me, but I just bought a tube amp and I see it now.. I LOVE the neck pickup it's the real deal however the bridge is sooo powerful and bright even with the tone knob set back. You can't really clean it back with the volume pot unless you have Gibbons' light touch. I had an epi with 57s and those were great for blues/jazz/classic rock maybe I'll get one for the bridge position.I haven't heard or played through a guitar with a covered BB Pro pup, so maybe that will take off some of the brightness.
Or it could be that a vintage mahogany has a mahogany top instead of a maple top.It does. I have covered BB Pros in my Vintage Mahogany and they're not as bright as the uncovered ones in my trad.
Here ya go. Listen for yourself.Or it could be that a vintage mahogany has a mahogany top instead of a maple top.
Im willing to bet why that is why it isnt as bright as your trad.
The cover shouldnt make that big of a difference