No Gibson pickups were potted until the Tarback came out in the 70's.......and even then regular pickups in most models didn't sport potted pickups until the late 80's.Were the earliest original PAF's potted? And are there any aftermarket replacement pickups that aren't potted? It looks like all Gibson pickups are potted.
They are wrong. MOST Burstbuckers are potted, IME."None of the BurstBuckers™ are wax potted"
it’s a non-issue. unless youre playing death metal levels of distortion, it’s no problem at all. look at all the legends like Clapton, Page, Perry, Green etc playing through 100 watt Marshall’s in the 60’s / 70’s. not once do you hear feedback issues in the live recordings.What about feedback? They were potted for a reason!
Not all Burstbuckers are unpotted, I thought:
BB Pros are potted
BB 1, 2, & 3 are unpotted
BB 61s are potted (BTW, these were just called 61s when they came out, now I see them being called Burstbucker 61s...)
This is correct in my findings as well...My understanding is that factory installed BB1/2/3 with the two conductor braided wiring are UNPOTTED. Gibson sells those pickups aftermarket and they are wax potted. Also the four conductor versions are potted as well. This information I gathered from Gibson material on their web site and in personal experience.