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As these have different magnetic properties, the characteristic tone of the pickup could vary considerably.
Secondly, as pickups were wound using machines operated by humans with no definite ‘stop’ point, pickup windings could also vary hugely, with a great effect on pickup output.
With a valve amp set to crunch and the bridge pickup engaged, a big open A chord is all it takes for the LPJ to remind us that when it comes to rock humbucker tones, there's really no substitute for a genuine Gibson.
Page, Kossoff and Slash, through to more contemporary hard rock, punk and metal tones: it's all here, with absolute authority.
Up until this point, all pickups had been single coil designs.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?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.