Has anyone had the opportunity to compare Pearly Gates neck and/or bridge, against the old-school Gibson unpotted A2 Burstbuckers? I have gold-covered BB II & III in my Epi Les Paul, and I love the tone, but I'd like to get something potted that's not as noisy under gain.
I got these originally as a blues/jazz set, but I later discovered how great they sound for classic rock, and I find myself wanting to play the guitar a lot more than I ever expected to.
Some very helpful forum bros have suggested removing the covers and putting electrical tape on top of the slug coil. I can almost bring myself to try it, but not quite. I think I'd rather keep the Burstbuckers the way they are and put them in a "Tuxedo" -- a black LP Custom, or something like that.
If I could find something with relatively modern noise-suppression that still gives me all or most of the tone of the Burstbuckers, my avatar would be a very happy girl. So far the Pearly Gates sound like just the thing. Thoughts?