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However, there were several side effects of this process that would take the humbucker, and music, into all-new territory.
Firstly, the effect of a second coil made the pickup much more powerful than a single-coil design.
The Burstbucker 1 is a slightly under-wound model, with medium output.
It maintains the classic ‘creaminess’ and edge that typifies a PAF, but with an output that means it is equally adept as a neck or bridge pickup.
Unlike the other Burstbuckers, which are sold individually, the Pro models are sold in calibrated pairs. The ’57 Classic is another hugely popular Gibson pickup.Secondly, the phase cancellation also cancelled some of the guitar’s high frequencies, whilst reinforcing the lower frequencies. Thick, rich, powerful guitar tone that has characterised the tone of Les Paul instruments ever since.The PAF is no longer available, but Gibson has a far wider range of pickups that offer classic PAF tones and beyond.Gibson describes these as ‘Time Machines’, creating vintage tone in an all-new pickup.Who are we to argue with the guys that built the original?