Dating gibson t top pickups
The original PAF humbuckers varied hugely due to several factors.Firstly, whilst Alnico magnets were always used, the type of magnet (2, 3, 4, or 5) could vary.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’.The Burstbucker 1 is a slightly under-wound model, with medium output.
The Dirty Fingers first appeared in the ‘80s, and its ceramic design makes it one of the hottest pickups Gibson produces.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?The PAF is the name given to the original Gibson pickup developed in 1955 by Seth Lover.Up until this point, all pickups had been single coil designs.