Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC

PickupThe first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary Gibson guitars, including Les Paul, SG, ES series, but also in the exotics like Flying V or Explorer. For many guitarists it is still the best: not a screamer - it is much too classy for that - ​​but it can sing like no other pickup. Nowadays even the tough guys prefer to use the PAF in the neck position, because it harmonises so well with a slightly more violent-sounding pickup on the bridge.

  • Humbucker
  • The ultimate reissue of the legendary PAF
  • Clear, bluesy sound to fat, sustain-rich lead sound
  • Nickel cover
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  • Blues Neck
  • RnR Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further Information

Active No
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output Low
Kappe Yes
Colour Nickel
Position Bridge, Neck

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A perfect replace for any neck humbuker you want to upgrade.
Francesco Bo, 30.04.2019
I bought it, in pair with a classic ‘57 plus, to upgrade my Epiphone es-335. I am not a professional musician, but I have been playing for years to appreciate the difference when it comes to pick a new pair of pickups. The sound is exactly that kind of sweet fat round voice you wantet to find for your guitar, exactly that one! There’s no doubt that your playing is going to be affected by the new sound, regardless the genre you play. An endless sustain, rich of mid and bass tone, which make your tone at the neck something unique. It might be with the clean, the crunch or even the distorted sound: your new voice will strike you and your listeners.
If I had to choose only one pickup to replace in any of my guitars with humbuckers, the one at the neck (classic ‘57) is the one I would go through. It is really the one which makes the difference.
Yes, it’s true: it is (they are) a bit expensive and it has (they have) only two conductors, so, no way to split. But, trust me: it does really worth it!
As for Thomann ... forget about it (quote from Donnie Brasco): they are a perfect pair for your purchaising, always!
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Dzon, 25.03.2019
I wanted a more vintage sounding pickup instead of the 496r that was put in the neck position of my LP Traditional by the previous owner.

This is a very nice sounding, kinda low output humbucker. I like that it retains clarity even with higher gain and it reacts to very well changes in volume/pick attack. Compared to 486r it has much less output and bass frequency content, but that only makes it sound clear, not thin. The 486r could get a bit muddy with more gain on the amp.

Overall I am very satisfied with this pickup. I think this is the pickup to get if you want that old school LP blues/rock sound. I would probably not use this pickup for metal. The original pickup was more useful in that kind of scenario.
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Colour: Nickel
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
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Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
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PickupThe first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
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Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
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122 €

Original Gibson Humbucker The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage BK
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Gibson 57 Classic Vintage BK
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Original Gibson Humbucker The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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