- Aug 9, 2019
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I have the 57 Classic set in my 2001 R7 Goldtop and my 2016 Traditional. I like them well enough. Definitely not “bad” pickups.
How much did your Trad weigh?I had an '08 Traditional that came with a 57/57+ set. I loved them from the very first note!
I had been chasing a tone.... A tone I had experienced a number of years before. It was while buying a 1968 ES-340, and I got the chance to try out a real 1957 (refin'd, but all original parts). That real '57 stuck with me, the way it felt, the way it played and most of all how it sounded. Those 57's in that Traditional nailed that sound!
Warm, flutey tones on the neck pickup, and a nice cut on the bridge. Lots fo overtones, but nice note to note clarity.
I did let that Les Paul go.... Other than weight, it was an excellent guitar and I probably should have held onto it.
I missed those 57's so much, I bought another set for my vintage SG (that didn't even have original pickups when I bought it back in '87). Best that SG ever sounded! When I sold the SG, I kept the 57's. They're in my shop, awaiting the next guitar.
I love '57 Classics!