HB 57 LC

Smokey, Light and Clear … Clear? LC

Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid โ€˜80โ€™s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the โ€˜90โ€™s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jรผrgen Attig and Peter Weihe he discovered which frequencies found in specific pickup tones corresponded with which famous guitar tones he loved such as Hendrix, Hank Marvin and Pastorius.

Based on this ever developing knowledge, Kloppmann can now analyse the sound of a pickup from its data and decide what its ideal purpose is as well as replicate our favourite tones from musical history.

A 1957 Les Paul Gold Top really touches a nerve with its dark and smoky tone. There’s something more to it than with the other Les Pauls, something more weighty. Robben Ford, Snowy White and the legendary slide maestro, Duane Allman are all famous masters of this legendary instrument. The neck pickup is somewhat lighter in tone with a little more clarity than the bridge pickup.

HB 57 LC technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.2
DC Resistance 7.06
Alloy Type Alnico 2
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Vintage Correct Braided Shield
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material CAB
Based on an era? '50s
Based on famous model? 1957 Gibson PAF Pickups
Made In Germany

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