Bridge pup 57 or 57+

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  1. cigblues3

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    Gibson says 57+, but I have seen on UTUBE 57.
     
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    You can use either & Gibson has offered guitars with both a pair of 57 classics & 57 classic in the neck with 57+ in the bridge. The 57+ is a little hotter to account for the smaller string swing at the bridge. Cheers
     
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    I've had both in my SG and all I can say is both sound phenomenal...
     
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    57+ in the bridge, 57 at the neck is the way to go IMO :yesway:
     
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    I think I prefer the regular 57 in both positions on my SG. I like the + in the bridge of a Les Paul better but on the SG I think I like the roundness of the tone that the regular one has.
     
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    I just want to know which pups come in the 2017 SG T...both 57 classics or 57 + in the bridge position. Thanks for all replies. I am just excited about NGD even at 59 years old.
     
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    This topic has already been covered in detail. This thread talks about it and they have regular 57s in both positions :thumb:
     
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    Oh, I see. Yeah, my '17 has regular '57's in both positions. That's how I found out I liked that setup better than the + in the bridge - I used to have another SG with a plus in the bridge and while it sounded great this sounds sweeter.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    +1 on Gibson '57 Classic pickups. My favorite SG has the '57 in the neck and '57+ at the bridge, and the combination is superb IMHO. But the double '57s is also a killer sound, and much like the guitars of 1957 actually were.

    Most of us know the '57 Classic is the standard neck pickup
    and sounds great in that position.
    But the '57+ makes a great neck pickup, in case you've got a really hot one for the bridge, or a coil splitter or what. People installing these need to remember that they are both the same size, just like they were in 1957.

    The wider bridge pickup with more windings and more presence is a modern "improvement."

    If I had an instrument with two '57 Classic pickups, I'd use
    the middle position a lot. Keep it simple.
     

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