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Does anyone know what year Gibson switched from Alnico II to Alnico V magnet pickups in LP Standards?
 

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I think it was when they switched from the Burstbuckers to the Burstbucker Pros, if that's the case 2004-2005
 

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Wasn't it 2002 when the LP Standard became the model we see in shops today? I'm sure I've seen it referred to in shops and reviews as "2002 LP Standard."
 

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After a quick check on the Gibson forums, it looks like 04 was when they went from the Alnico 2 Burstbuckers to the Alnico 5 BB pros (or BBV)
 

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You have all miissed my point.

In the late 80s or early 90s for a while they used the 498T/490R pickups in Les Paul Standards which are Alnico V magnet pickups (the 490s are about as loud as Burstbucker Pros and the 498T is a loud ass Alnico V magnet pickup). Burstbuckers were designed for the Gary Moore Les Paul and used in the custom shop reissue models but never in Standards. Around 200? Burstbucker Pros were designed for standards. They wanted something wax potted so they don't feedback like a mofo so they used Alnico Vs.

I mean like when did they switch from the original PAF alnico IIsto an Alnico V..
 

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red5 said:
You have all miissed my point.

Burstbuckers were designed for the Gary Moore Les Paul and used in the custom shop reissue models but never in Standards. I mean like when did they switch from the original PAF alnico IIsto an Alnico V..
Sure they used the Burstbuckers in the Standards, they went from the 49 to the Burstbuckers, then to the Burstbucker pros.
 

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They never put an alnico II magnet Burstbucker into a Standard. What was in the standards was originally called BurstbuckerVs and both pickups were refered to as Burstbuckers, but it was always a BurstbuckerV later renamed a Burstbucker Pro in any LP Standard. You can ask Gibson this and they will confirm. It's all over their website as well!
 
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