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Gibson uses '57 Classics in the '61 RI. They potted and the winds are balanced, Alnico 2s. Burstbuckers aren't potted, and the winds are approximate - also Alnico 2s. That gives them a more vintage edge over the the creamier '57s.

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Divisions/Gibson Gear/Pickups/

Also it depends on what you want to spend. If you are cash strapped, GFS pickups by GuitarFetish offers a variety - I've read a lot good comments about them. Great bang for the buck

http://store.guitarfetish.com/humbuckers.html

If you got bucks to blow, then there is always WRCs, Lollars, Wolfetones, Voodoos, Bareknuckles, Rio Grandes, etc.....

Or,... you can get a custom set wound here in Canada by J.S.Moore. Amazing bang for the buck.

http://www.tonefordays.com/ or his eBay site: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZjsmoore64
(P.S. He's in Hamilton !)

I have '57s in a MIJ Epiphone semi-hollow and I'm happy with them. I have a set of custom wound Moore P90s in my Hamer P90 Special.
 
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