In the last years Custombuckers have the same output (neck and bridge)?

JUNAE9

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I am making a new m2m with zebra custombuckers.
The seller told me that the Custombuckers in recent years
have the same wind and output on the bridge and neck (identical?),
with different small ones depending on who rolls the pickup coils.
I don't agree with his argument.
I would like to hear your point of view.

Thank you.
 
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monty john

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mine are very close.....7.97 7.93 something like that its an 13 r9 so yes!
 

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Yeah,... I don’t think they distinguish any difference between bridge and neck with Custombuckers..... I believe they are replicating the original PAFs as they use the same pup in both positions back in the day.

There will be slight variations in output.

With some of the CC models they would swap magnets, different windings and mix outputs on certain models.... trying to replicate a tone of a particular guitar. Not on regular production reissues.
 

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Agreed, They don't differ buy much in my experience ....My 2014 has, what I would call matching....they are so close ...

It makes for a much better middle pickup tone IMO ....Its still bright and clear with a the right amount of added bass.
I like them.

The 19 R8 and R9 are very similar in their attack
 

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Mine have similar DC resistance at 8.01 kOhms neck and 8.07 kOhms bridge. They both have A3 mags so I would imagine inductance would be similar too if they were both placed in the same spot under the string.
As to the wind pattern, I have no way to be sure that they are similar but since Gibson machine winds, they could well be.

They sound amazing, which is what's important.
 

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Mine in 2019 had a 7.65 and 7.45 reading Un potted. Sold them as they were way too shrill and very little tone change between the two
 

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RECENTLY ACQUIRED: 2019 Wildwood Spec Gibson Custom Shop R8 Les Paul Standard. I saw a post in another forum that essentially said....one of the Wildwood Staff when asked said.......that the WW Spec Custom Buckers were better matched...neck to bridge..and a bit underwound for clarity and chime.....In the month and a half....I have had the guitar...I have not been able to put it down...it is just a fabulous instrument...I concur with that description.
 

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My 2020 custombuckers are within .02 7.91 neck, 7.93 bridge, my 2013 also within .02, just remeasured as forgot reading, 7.72 neck, 7.70 bridge . My 2018 is 7.51 bridge, 7.94 neck.
 
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I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the same... Gibson needs scalability in anything they produce themselves. The custombuckers in my 2017 R8 were both 8.0 on the nose.
 

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My 2012 Custombuckers are 8.05k and 8.08k. Sound great. I read in another thread at some point that there were two specs. One with both at around 8k, and another with 7.5 and 8k (roughly, don't remember the exact outputs).
 

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My LPs are all approximately .1 within of each other.
My '15 TH8 actually has a hotter neck pickup at 8.12 to the bridges 8.04. The pickups were very shrill so I changed magnets to A2 and now it is a very sweet warmer sounding guitar.
 


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