The original PAF or “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. This "Holy Grail" of humbuckers is so coveted by musicians and collectors that they are out of reach for most working musicians. A single original PAF pickup can fetch several thousand dollars and up.
They are the pickups you would find in a 1959 burst. With its clear, rich dynamic tone it is supremely addictive. PAF's have been used in many of the most famous music recordings in history. If you fancy these , you probably already know the history of the PAF.
Being a long time musician and guitar tech, , I’ve had the opportunity to have a few vintage instruments in for repair's and setups. I've had the privilege to play a few original PAF equipped guitars and I've spent ample time with one set in particular from a 1960 Gibson ES-
I have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars getting the wind and the mixture just right. I simply was not happy with many of the readily available parts so I painstakingly searched for the right ingredients to create a great sounding PAF style humbucker & take it to the next level. My PAF magnets are custom made to spec .
Standard 49.2mm spacing ,braided lead wire ,Maple spacer .
Inquire about other options like
Vintage correct Butyrate bobbins we have them & they will cost a little more, F spaced avalable & 4 conductor wire .
Other colored bobbins are available in 50mm spacing .
$170.00 CDN per set Singles: $85.00 CDN ea
Nickel covers $10.00 extra
* Custom winds may be subject to additional charges
Vintage style humbuckers _______
These recreate the early PAF tones of the mid to late 50's and are wound to the lower and brighter range of the PAF spectrum. A great combination for a dark sounding Les Paul or a hollow body ES-
This is our take on the 1959 PAF humbuckers. The Sweet V59's are built and voiced to replicate some of the best sounding '59 PAF's ever made. With offset coils and rough-
This pickup sits at the hotter of the vintage spectrum using a vintage wind with offset coils and rough-
“Whisky Sour ”
This is our hottest PAF style pickup with a special wind to boost that throaty midrange to drive an overdriven British amp .we settled on an unoriented Alnico 5 Magnet to tighten the tone for more focused tone but it retains some of the Alnico 2 vibe .these are basically a hotter version of the Whisky Burner These are a great choice for a LP or SG to push the overdriven British style amp into it’s sweet spot ,great for classic rock from 70’s to todays screamin slash/Appetite style music .
Bridge 10.5k -
These are our take that famous Clapton Woman tone that he achieved with one of the most Iconic SG’s ever .”The Fool SG” was 1964 SG with the psychedelic paint job .These are very much FULL OF PAF GOODNESS .
I designed these for my own SG to get the Cream /Crossroads/White room/Wheels of fire tone & after several prototypes here they are .
We use a custom sized short rough cast Alnico 5 magnets,Degaussed to vintage specs for that true Vintage tone .
These also sound great in a Les Paul & other guitars
Big hair, were you there? We were, and here's something for the big hair arena-
These recreate the classic T-
During the 60’s & 70’s there was no difference in the T top neck or bridge pickup both position had the same output which was roughly 7.6k to 8k .the “6070 CLASSIC” is the pickup if you want truer tone from that era .I’ts a neck pickup that you use for eithyer the neck or bridge position .
Bridge 7.8k -
If your looking for the "Brown" early VH sound these pickups can help you with your quest. The Variac will cost extra.....
These are wound with vintage specs in mind and use 42 gauge plain enamel wire ,Rough Cast Alnico 2 magnet in the bridge pickup and a custom cut rough cast Alnico 5 magnet in the neck position. This smokin' hot-
Bridge 9k -
Here's our moderate to high-
Magnet option available for Bridge position ONLY Alnico 5 magnet or Ceramic 8 magnet
Neck model comes standard with Alnico 5 magnet
Our High output humbucker Is quite the Beast for Classic rock ,80's Hair,thrash metal to modern metal,
even some Blues or or anything in between .
With an aray of tones when playing with the guitars volume . you get Agressive thick Mids with a deep bottom end & moderate treble
If you want more treble & a bigger tighter bottom end are thick ceramic magnet -
The neck pickup has a more focused mids with a good treble & is not a muddy pickup as you would suggest with the 9.8k .with some high gain you can get pinched harmonics with this neck pickup quite easily .
This is a PAF style humbucker that matches our higher output Tele bridge pickups . Basically it’s our Vivid Neck PAF style humbucker that has been underwound to around 6.8k . Alnico 2
In a tele the result is a nice balance & of woody meets twangy but without overpowering the bridge pickup .
Works well with any of our Classic B, Nocaster , Texas Red Tele & our T-
If your looking for a Telepaf for a lower output bridge pickup like our Classic T or similar ,We can wind something to suite your needs
6.8k . Alnico 2