The Les Paul Ultra PRO now features Epiphone’s ProBucker™ pickups, a 4-wire design inspired by Gibson’s legendary BurstBuckers™, which recreate the sound of the original hand-wound "PAF" humbuckers made by Seth Lover at the Kalamazoo factory in the late ’50s. Epiphone ProBuckers™ feature all the same ingredients as the PAF and BurstBucker™ pickups, including Alnico II magnets, Elektrisola magnet wire, 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs, and bobbins manufactured to Gibson’s original specifications. The result is a phenomenal pickup that, over time,will develop the subtle, one-of-a-kind characteristics that you only can find in vintage humbuckers.
The Les Paul Ultra PRO has a ProBucker™-2 humbucker in the neck position, which is slightly overwound for greater definition at higher volumes. The bridge position features a ProBucker™-3 humbucker, which is also slightly overwound for leads that have wide tonal range. Each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup’s volume knob, which really makes the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra PRO a dozen guitars in one. All volume and tone controls feature full-size500K Ω potentiometers matched with Epiphone’s rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance.