Maybe I am missing something but I hear these terms thrown around quite a bit when describing pickups. Could someone explain this? I only notice EQ difference, output differences, warmth, etc when listening to what a pickup brings to a mix. Why do some people refer to some pickups as vintage?
An example is that I always hear the Custom and C-5 are fairly vintage sounding while the JB is modern. Why is this?
Did older vintage p'ups and PAFs have less mids....more airy?