Gibson 57 Classic Plus NC

Pickup

  • Humbucker
  • Much more coils than the Classic 57 pickup
  • Characteristics: higher output power, amp can be overdriven more easily, strong rhythmic sound and easy singing lead sounds
  • Cover: nickel
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  • Blues Neck
  • RnR Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further Information

Active No
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output Medium
Kappe Yes
Colour Nickel
Position Bridge
156 Customer Ratings
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Loudly redefining sound
Emile Michel Hobo, 22.11.2019
Edited (again) :
The two I ordered don’t have a (much) different output impedance. Be sure to measure the impedance before you install them and after. When the braided wiring is badly soldered to the pot (ground) this can add a considerable amount of resistance.

Even though they’re both Classic+ 57, when they become slightly warmer due to outside temperature or just resting on your lap, the output impedance can go down considerably. This means that it can go under the mandatory minimum of 8 kOhms, to what you would expect of a regularly wound Classic Vintage. It can go down ±1kOhm.

Original review :
I installed it on neck and bridge : it’s like the classic vintage ’57 that was accidentally slightly overwound.

The more windings you get, as long as the power goes up, it picks up more overtones and undertones. Take down the output volume on your guitar or clean volume on your amp and you get a really highly defined sound.

They also produce more raw power than the classic vintage. When you allow it to overdrive your amp, it does it well.

Pointers:
To solder new pickups into your guitar, you need a soldering iron of no less than 45 Watts so it heats up properly. 30 Watts won’t cut it. Preferably you should get one with variable temperature to reheat the old solder to make use of it or remove it with desoldering ribbon or a desoldering tip.

Great pickups.
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A perfect replace for any bridge humbuker you want to upgrade.
Francesco Bo, 30.04.2019
I bought it, in pair with a classic ‘57, 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 bridge something unique. It might be with the clean, the crunch or even the distorted sound: your new voice will strike you and your listners. 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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A standard
fran cesco, 01.08.2019
Excellent at the bridge of a Les Paul with a 57 Classic at the neck.
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great pickup
Alexandros S., 15.06.2021
worked really well in the bridge position of my '75 gibson sg .
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