Gibson and 300K pots?

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  1. Figaro

    Figaro Supporting Member

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    Why did/does Gibson use them with humbuckers?
     
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  2. Scary Uncle G.

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    Looking at wiring diagrams from Gibson’s website, the change seems to have happened in the early ‘70’s. It may have coincided with reduced output pickups Gibson was using at the time or it may have been they thought that guitarists wanted a “darker” tone for musical styles of the time.
     
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    I heard this is no longer the case. Still, I've come across a lot of Gibsons that sounded a bit dark for my taste. I'm guilty of like low wind PAFs that have a bit of a single-coil vibe to them.
     
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    I thought Gibson started using higher output pickups in the 70’s, like the T-Top and the Dirty Fingers.
     
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    I’m pretty sure the “T-top” was more an underwound pickup compared to early PAF types and the DF came later in the decade. I could be wrong. It was a long time ago, but I’m pretty sure Gibson didn’t get into “hot” pickups until DiMarzio and others started making them.
     

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