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In terms of output, it’s comparable to a Burstbucker 2.The standard model is paired with ’57 Classic Plus.
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.This adds more turns of the vintage, enamel-coated wire, for higher gain. Available in black, nickel, gold and zebra finishes, an example of ’57 classics in action can be found here.Whereas all of the above are based around Alnico magnets, the Dirty Fingers is based on a ceramic magnet.For example, the new Gibson Les Paul Traditional emulate these classic tones, using the Burstbucker pickups described below.Burstbuckers are Gibson pickups that aim to authentically recreate the classic tone of a PAF in a modern pickup.The problem with these was that they were plagued by hum and noise. Two coils of wire were used but put out of phase with each other such that the hum was effectively cancelled out.
The PAF was much quieter than the typical single coil.
Tonally, they offer ‘enhanced’ PAF tone that’s a bit brighter with more ‘bite’. In many respects it is very similar to the Burstbucker- it offers ‘vintage’ PAF style tone, too, for example. However, where the ’57 Classic differs is that its two coils are balanced.
This gives it a slightly richer, less ‘edgy’ tone that tends more towards ‘vintage’.
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 original PAF humbuckers varied hugely due to several factors.