'57 Classic Plus

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by gone_postalXXI, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. gone_postalXXI

    gone_postalXXI Member

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    have any of you tried the '57 Classic Plus? i'm thinking about putting one in the standard. lemme know if they're any good
     
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    Great Blues pup! They come standard in the '61 RI bridge position. If a guit shop has one around flip the switch to rhythm and see if they fit your style. 8)
     
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    It used to be, dunno if its changed, that the 61RI had 57 Classics in both positions, no "plus". Its a good pickup tho...just a bit hotter and warmer than the 57 Classic.
     
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    You are right CB! Even though my RI sounds good I feel I got ripped.I thought that the plus was stock in the '61 bridge. :? Neck is 7.65 ohms and Bridge is 7.74 ohms.

    8) I'll live...
     
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    dumb question, are they good for playing stuff like say, zeppelin and ac/dc thru a laney 100 watt amp?
     
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    As far as AC/DC is concerned, Angus used stock or basically stock pups in his guitars (at least in the early days) so I would say sure! As far as Jimmy Page, well he seemed to hot rod everything so who knows?You could try them!
     
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    oh yea, do they have a good clean sound? can i get any feed back with it w/o a distortion pedal?
     
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    I "had" one in my bridge position in my Gibson LP but ended up taking it back out and replacing it with a Seymour Duncan JB Model.
    Nothing wrong with the pup, but I just couldn't get enough "raunch" out of it to my liking.
    The 57 seems suited well for Blues and Classic Rock ( and that's about it )
    If you like to play more agressive Rock with a bit of Metal thrown in the mix, then keep searching.
    I chose the JB as it has more punch while at the same time keeping it's endless sustain and clarity.
    I like to hear what I'm playing...  8)
     

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