01-22-2013 01:23 PM
01-22-2013 02:07 PM
01-22-2013 07:51 PM
Hot or mild?
Hot and loud. These are the loudest humbuckers I own.
Firebird blade construction? Magnet type?
Gibson says they are dual blade pickups with Alnico magnets.
Four wire connection?
Never had a reason to open mine and look.
They sound great. Very vintage with high end that’s well suited to classic rock or Slash tones. But **bleep** these things are loud! I usually have to roll the volume and tone back to keep them under control for the kinds of music they’re made for. Play them next to PAF-style humbuckers and you really understand how different two pickups can be.
01-22-2013 08:19 PM
I opened my spreadsheet.
It confirms that I own one.
In the "SG" (that stands for "solid guitar" so I understand) guitar.
And let me see, they sound the way Angry Tele and I have confirmed.
Buy one. Consumerism is the way to inner peas.
01-22-2013 11:36 PM
01-23-2013 08:19 AM - edited 01-23-2013 08:21 AM
they are not hot but they are very loud. 6.2K and 6.9K ...they do drive my tweed deluxe harder than any other pickups except my overwound p90s which are 10K. dual A5 magnets that sit on top of a magnetic plate which I think makes the field even stronger (much like a tele baseplate works)
they sound like bright, more focused PAFs.
01-23-2013 01:54 PM
01-23-2013 02:00 PM - edited 01-23-2013 02:02 PM
I have to sort of say that the idea of a "Norlin-era tribute" model is a bit of a eye-opener
jimmy page and angus young disagree.
Norlin era gets the same bad rap as post CBS Fender. Thye made lots of great guitars after leo and mccarty left.