Made in USA. 0 bids. The few machines that wound these coils each put their own tonal signature on the classic Patent Applied For humbucker. Each Tru-Clones pickup is hand crafted with vintage-spec 42-gauge wire, butyrate bobbins, nickel-silver baseplates, long-cast magnets, nickel-silver pickup covers and other high-end refinements used in the original PAF style pickups. 1. $79.99. If you want to hear what the original Seth Lover pickup sound is like or if you are nostalgic for the old days, take a look at the five best PAF pickups and choose one that fits your needs and budget. In 1981 Gibson realized that there was a consumer demand for the sound of original PAF pickups. Correct nickel silver alloys are used as determined by destructive laboratory analysis of vintage P.A.F. Gibson PAF Pickups - Patent Applied For - Original Vintage Pair. Seth Lover. This guitar is the real deal! and P-90 magnets therefore can lose some charge over time, which affects the tone of the pickup. Free Shipping. Vintage Gibson humbucker pickups made between in 1957 and 1960 have a sticker on the bottom of them with Patent Applied For phrase printed on them. All ThroBak Vintage rewinds are done with NOS 42 AWG plain enamel magnet wire. DiMarzio DP151BK PAF Pro Humbucker. That's why I call them "PAF-plus." We have a supremely rare 1957 Gibson ES-175D. I have a big reqest to you. Gibson began use of the PAF on higher-model guitars in late 1956 and stopped in late 1962. Preserve the vintage value of your dead vintage P.A.F., Pat sticker pickup by having it rewound with the machine models used to wind them in the first place. or simply PAF is an early model of the humbucker guitar pickup invented by Seth Lover in 1955. Shaw's efforts are generally considered to be the first of many recreations of the PAF humbucking pickup. A tonal signature that is the result of winding patterns and coil shapes that can only be accurately reproduced by machine. Gibson currently produces several reissues of PAFs including the "'57 Classic", "Burstbucker" and "Custom Buckers". [1], Gibson began switching from P-90s to PAFs first on the company's lap steel guitars in 1956, and then on electric guitars in 1957. Vintage tone meets modern output. Guitar Player Magazine 29,611 views. If you’re looking for an affordable PAF pickup that’s suitable for all budgets yet doesn’t compromise when it comes to duplicating that original PAF humbucker sound, DiMarzio is your best bet.This toned pickup is suitable for all kinds of guitar, including 24-3/4” scale guitars, as well as any guitar with a trem-equipped bolt-on bridge. Brand New. However Gibson did not take Tim Shaw's recommendation to use plain enamel magnet wire due to cost concerns. DiMarzio DP223 PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge Pickup. First PAF pickups came about in 1956 on Gibson console steel guitar models (8 string models), and about February 1957 on many Gibson spanish 6 string guitar models. The tonal characteristics of PAF pickups are sought after by pro and amateur players making vintage original and vintage accurate reproductions such as ThroBak P.A.F. In fact all production vintage P.A.F. Installation by a skilled guitar technician is recommended to avoid damage to the pickups and guitar. Gibson used four different machines to wind vintage P.A.F. Warm & sweet, yet clear and defined, that's the 1957 Historic PAF. $299.95. I will say that those 2 guitars sounded and responded more like they were loaded with PAF pickups then a number of boutique PAF style pickups I've tried in a number of LPs. Voiced to capture the early-PAF sound with a brighter and slightly lower output than Mojo’s standard PAF set. Early PAFs are among the most-sought-after vintage humbucker pickups by guitarists, and each individual pickup is unique in terms of output level and tone. Seymour learned how to make them exactly the same, from Seth. Seymour Duncan has the original formula, his notes, drawings, and even the winder he used for the original PAF pickups. or simply PAF is an early model of the humbucker guitar pickup invented by Seth Lover in 1955. Dave Hunter lets you hear and compare original Gibson '59 PAFs, original Gibson ''62 patented pickups, and contemporary Gibson Custom Buckers. If you don't have the cake to spend (they are about 500 a pair no discount no matter WHO you are ), the DiMarzio Virtual Vintage or Duncan 59/JM combination is very good, or the Pearly Gates. While this technology has changed over the years, the use of dual and band coils in the vibration receptors of your guitar makes a striking difference in performance according to your musical genre. Antiquity. I bought the Les Paul Custom 1983 but there are not original pickups. DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickups. Messages 115. Was: Previous Price C $77.84 15% off. It's important to note that not all PAF’s were created equal. covers no copper is used in the nickel plating process assuring as tonally transparent a cover as possible. to high resistance in the bridge pickup of 8k and up with long Alnico magnets is a good choice for 1959 PAF pickup tone. PAF is an acronym for the phrase Patent Applied For. If you’re looking for an affordable PAF pickup that’s suitable for all budgets yet doesn’t compromise when it comes to duplicating that original PAF humbucker sound, DiMarzio is your best bet.This toned pickup is suitable for all kinds of guitar, including 24-3/4” scale guitars, as well as any guitar with a trem-equipped bolt-on bridge. Kloppmann Pickups, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Mojotone, Monty's Guitars, Orpheus Pickups, OX4, Sheptone, Theo Dahlem Pickups, Wizz and Wolfetone. A P.A.F. Alnico 3 is also less tonally dynamic than the other Alnico grades used in PAF pickups. S p D 0 M o n G s o r P e d F V 0 W F D. Guitar Parts GUITARHEADS PICKUPS - ALNICO SUPREME PAF - HUMBUCKER SET 2 - BLACK. Brand New. Producing warm and inviting sounds that are slightly mid-heavy, the pickup takes you back in time when the first pickups were created. Feb 15, 2012 #10 How about fundamentals vs overtones? C $266.00. The Pure P.A.F. Over time the Patent Applied For sticker present on these pickups has evolved into the acronym P.A.F. In Jun… The grade of Alnico magnet also affects the EQ profile of the pickup by changing the inductance of the guitar pickup. Here is a better yet still inaccurate PAF decal being offered on Ebay by a different seller. From United States. While original PAF specs and tone varied significantly, I've chosen the best of the best, for impeccable PAF tone. Joined Mar 15, 2010 Messages 34 Reaction score 7. Wound to your most common PAF standard Specs and your choice of magnets or you can go with my Lust Bucker PAF Alnico 5 set in the Demo Videos. The DiMarzio DP223 PAF is a budget-friendly pickup that does a great job of duplicating the sound produced by the original PAF pickup without compromising the sound quality. In 1958 the Goldtop model was dropped from production, and the sunburst Standard took its place. PAF Lust Buckers- are just PAFs that you can have freedom with. Seth Lover designed the coveted original PAF. Vintage PAF Pickup Shootout! $8.95 shipping. Perhaps the largest myth is that 50's vintage P.A.F. As a result, Shaw era pickups still use polysol magnet wire. Move the PAF pickup closer or further away from the guitar strings to optimize your guitar's sound. parts. [2] By early 1955, the design was completed. Model 68v. This new style of Gibson humbucker became known as the T-Top. Over the years many myths have grown along with the legend of vintage Patent Applied For pcikups. There are two colors, black and gold. Transition to a new start lead location and a more formal number of wire winds was also introduced, leading to pickup DC resistance to center around 7.5kΩ. Gibson Rhy Rhythm Pro & Lead Pro Chrome Burstbucker PAF Humbucker Pickup Set 07. Tru-Clones are available in a variety of finishes and in vintage unpotted or lightly wax-potted versions. ThroBak models with '59 era specification include the SLE-101 MXV, SLE-101 Plus MXV, PG-102 MXV and other models with bridge pickups above 8k. DiMarzio DP223 PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge Pickup. BUT: Nothing beats a Holmes humbucker. Each rewind receives a certificate of Authenticity stating the machine used for the rewind, magnet wire lot and number of turns for the rewind. $8.95 shipping . is a lower output humbucker, which is more dynamic and expressive than higher output pickups. Sounds like a new PAF as it came off the line when made in ‘59. Or mids vs top and bottom? Free Shipping. In performance, it’s very close to the original 50’s PAFs, with a mid-range honk which is rounded and pleasant, brilliant articulation in the highs, but mostly rich and creamy. The acronym P.A.F. Notice the more pronounced "dimpling" around the pole screw holes on the PAF cover. style pickups. In addition, around 1963 these pickups were given a new sticker that had a patent number written on it. Pat # decal comparison . The sticker on the bridge pickup has fallen off but the residue remains. coils were hand wound. The decal is better but there is one big clue the pickup is not real. How to install and adjust PAF Pickups - Watch these Videos. In the mid-1950s Gibson looked to create a new guitar pickup different from existing popular single coil designs. Free shipping. magnets were charged in groups. $25.00 shipping. $299.95. The original PAF humbuckers were quite costly back in the day but, luckily for us, today’s manufacturers have created their own version os the vintage pickup available at reasonable prices. A NOS wire is chosen that matches in size and color as closely as possible to the original pickup. Hallo everybody. A P.A.F. Notable pickup makers include Seymour Duncan and ThroBak Electronics who are the only independent pickup makers to wind P.A.F. This has driven early original PAF pickup prices to extreme levels and as of this writing in 2003, prices of $1000+ each are not uncommon for those that require the original deal. Seymour learned how to make them exactly the same, from Seth. A Real Pat # Pickup. If you’re looking for that heavenly gritty sound with a whole lot of clarity this … Sounds like a new PAF as it came off the line when made in ‘59. These shapes varied with the machine model and with small differences in operator set-up. Engineer Tim Shaw designed a pickup that aimed to replicate the early design, reversing changes made in the 1960s and 1970s: a new bobbin without the "T", a correct small square hole back in both bobbins, and Alnico magnets. Many of todays boutique pickup manufacturers offer a straight clone of the P.A.F and charge a healthy price for it. The original PAF or “Patent Applied For” humbuckers. Developed over many years of careful repair, dissection and study of original PAF pickups, we believe that we have captured the tonal essence of Seth Lovers original Patent Applied For humbucker design. In 1958 the Goldtop model was dropped from production, and the sunburst Standard took its place. I took a look inside and surprise - this ones looks like a real vintage original PAF pickups. Alnico 3 magnets can be found in PAF pickups but they are much less common than the A2, A4 and A5 grades. A med. Early 1961 PAFs are almost exactly identical to the original 1957-1960 PAFs. Vintage PAF guitar pickups are perhaps the most collectible guitar accessory today. or Best Offer. Its medium output is in the vintage range with a hotter wound bridge pickup compared with a typical vintage set. So if Gibson finds the original carving jig from 1959 and uses it. Without warmth a bright pickup just doesn’t sound right to me. The PAF pickups revolutionized the world of music, and effectively separated the use of electric guitars, while making the sound clearer and more versatile at the same time. Now, many guitarists go crazy for the original P.A.F tone, the original pickups sell for hundreds and examples of late 50s and early 60s Gibson guitars with P.A.F humbuckers sell for tens of thousands. What Alnico magnets are in vintage PAF Pickups? PAF pickups most frequently use Alnico 2, Alnico 4 and Alnico 5 bar magnets. Our lightweight Eternal 'PAF Replica'-equipped T-Types have become a very popular for those looking for a versatile, tone-packed and simple instrument, perfect for all styles of music. style pickups include Amber, Bareknuckle, DiMarzio, Kent Armstrong, pickup assembly. At ThroBak we take all the tonal possibilities that these machines are capable of and combine them to produce the ThroBak Maximum Vintage line of pickups. By early 1955, the design was completed. Correct nickel plating along with ThroBak's 4 step aging process results in realistic aged look with the lightly aged ThroBak MXV covers. The Mo. Due to the popularity of vintage PAF pickups nearly 300 aftermarket pickups makers worldwide offer their version of the vintage design. Compare prices on vintage PAFs as well as modern alternatives on Reverb.com The original pickups sounded like toys in comparison. Sell on Reverb Seller Hub Reverb Payments FAQ. - Duration: 6:59. In July 1961 Gibson standardized the PAF construction process with the introduction of the SG model. PAF. Buy It Now +C $41.52 shipping. The PAF lasted to about 1962 to 1965. Every effort is made to repair a vintage pickup without rewinding but when when your vintage PAF needs to be rewound do it right. A single original PAF pickup can fetch several thousand dollars and up. What is the best PAF for vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul tone? They were replaced by the Patent Number (Pat No) pickup, essentially a refined version of the PAF. S. Stephens Design Member. [1] Engineer and Gibson employee Seth Lover spent much of 1954 working on a noise-cancelling or "hum-bucking" guitar pickup design. PAF simply stands for Patent Applied For humbucker, as the original 50’s PAFs were the beginning of a new area in pickups. 68v came about about after a discussion with a player that believed that some of the best sounding original PAF's were very low output. They were replaced by the Patent Number (Pat No) pickup, essentially a refined version of the PAF. With this, smaller Alnico 2 and Alnico 5 magnets became standard. By Reverb metrics it is in Good condition but it is remarkably clean. Factors that account for their sound are: Covered PAF copies on Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Pickup Story, Part III: The Road to the Humbucker", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PAF_(pickup)&oldid=965090729, Articles needing additional references from May 2020, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Tooling and molding were fine tuned by hours of on site consultation in order to achieve vintage correct dimensions, materials, construction and cosmetics. These early PAF pickups made their first appearance on Gibson guitars in 1957 and have since achieved near-mythic status among aficionados of great electric guitar tone. However, the stickers were labelled with "U.S. Patent 2,737,842 " until 1962, which is the number issued to the 1952 Les Paul trapeze tailpiece design and not the humbucking pickups. Prep buffing and plating are both done in the Kalamazoo area with the same processes that were used with Gibson Golden era covers. I've heard that Fralin really nails the old PAF thing. YMMV. The "T" located on the top of the bobbins helped workers ensure the bobbin was facing the correct way during the winding and assembly process. Neck 7.5k (short A2), Bridge 7.4k (short A5) The ThroBak ESG-102B, PAF humbucker clones are copies of late PAF and early PAF spec. coils or the "best" 50's vintage P.A.F. Vintage PAF pickups from 1959 are associated the most famous celebrity owned Les Paul Bursts. These machines made a wide variety of coil shapes and as a result produced the wide variety tonal colors that we associate with vintage 50's P.A.F.'s. Custom tooled to ThroBak MXV specifications the vintage 50's P.A.F. T-Top bobbins lose the distinctive square hole of the original PAF bobbins. ThroBak PAF clone pickups are copied from original PAF pickups and Gibson patent number pickups from the 50's and 60's. assembly. These pole screws have accompanying holes in the PAF pickup cover to allow the screws to be adjusted up and down individually. The Imperial® Humbucker captures the airy top end, balanced mid-range, tight lows, and complex overtones of the classic original PAF pickups. It comes with an old Gibson case that looks like the original but we are not sure. It really depends on what you want the pickups to do. Ending Nov 5 at 3:41PM PST 5d 14h. The highest resistance PAF pickup tend to be from the 1959 era. • Music Radar review of ThroBak ER-Custom Pickups in a Collings Electric Guitar. style reproduction baseplates and covers recreate many of the smallest details of the original 50's P.A.F. 1961-1966. We then improved on the design to give you a more balanced frequency response. From United States. Inconsistent number of winds, inconsistent wire layering, inconsistent magnets (they've been found with A4, A5, A2, and A8 TMK). $25.00 shipping. Is the output "hotter" than original "PAF" pickups from the 1950s? acronym used to describe the original vintage pickups made by Gibson and the subject of this article. 3. I’m not HUGE into bright sounding PAF pickups (or really bright tones in general to be frank), but I think that’s usually because a lot of bright pickups lack warmth. 2. Tooled and molded at a secret location near Kalamazoo. These early PAF pickups made their first appearance on Gibson guitars in 1957 and have since achieved near-mythic status among aficionados of great electric guitar tone. 41 watching. Notes and Conclusion: Original Gibson decals are silkscreened with solvent based inks. pickups in high demand. The Original - the Gibson P.A.F Humbucker So what is a "humbucker" and where did the design original from? Care is taken to measure the number of turns and the outside diameter of the original magnet wire. For the rest of us thankfully, replacement pickups fashioned after the original PAFs are offered by numerous pickup manufacturers and are much more affordable. Can I install them myself? What amazing heritage there is to this pickup! ThroBak PAF reproduction pickups are crafted in Grand Rapids Michigan with an unmatched combination of custom made, period accurate parts, and 100%. winding machines from the Kalamazoo factory. Early T-Top humbuckers retain the same patent# sticker on the baseplate into the early 1970s. 0 bids. Years of research into every detail of the vintage originals has shown us … Though it is commonly mistaken as the first humbucker pickup, the PAF was the first humbucker to gain widespread use and notoriety. For the same reason, the two coils within each pickup unit usually have a slightly different number of turns, which affects the treble overtones of the assembled pickup. This has driven early original PAF pickup prices to extreme levels and as of this writing in 2003, prices of $1000+ each are not uncommon for those that require the original deal. Between the Leesona 102 and the Slug 101 ThroBak can cover any possible winding pattern your vintage Gibson pickup may have. This service is only available to customers with vintage pickups that need repairing. These pole screws were not included in the original PAF drawing submitted by Seth Lover. These early patent sticker T-Top humbuckers have the same wood spacer and short A2 and A5 magnets of the previous iteration. Gibbons has been working with Thomas Nilsen of Cream T pickups for many years. Eventually the patent sticker on the baseplate was replaced by a stamped patent number. These were in turn replaced by "T-Top" humbuckers in 1967, and production ended in 1975. Vintage P.A.F. ThroBak Vintage Repro PAF Humbucker Guitar Pickups - Free Shipping Worldwide, ThroBak Electronics is the world leader in vintage reproduction PAF pickups. $8,995.00. The PAF pickups revolutionized the world of music, and effectively separated the use of electric guitars, while making the sound clearer and more versatile at the same time. A successful early humbucking pickup was the so-called PAF (literally "Patent Applied For") invented by Seth Lover in 1955. Or warmth vs chime? Warm & sweet, yet clear and defined, that's the 1957 Historic PAF. PAF pickups from late-1950s Les Pauls defined the sound of these iconic vintage guitars. The grade of Alnico magnet found in a PAF pickup changes the perceived output through differences in magnetic strength, with the stronger magnet grades sounding "hotter". PAF pickups are capable of producing a wide variety of nuance guitar tones with proper adjustment. Whether or not they justify the outlay, a good pair of original PAFs made between 1957 and early 1962 (the span during which the PAF was manufactured by Gibson) will cost you between $4,000 and $10,000 on the used market today, which is a lot of money for two Alnico magnets, four plastic bobbins, two metal base plates and about a mile and a half of very thin wire. 51 sold. Absolutely! I bought the Les Paul Custom 1983 but there are not original pickups. For the rest of us thankfully, replacement pickups fashioned after the original PAFs are offered by numerous pickup manufacturers and are much more affordable. A pickup that loves a player that puts their Volume & Tone Controls to use. ThroBak PAF clone pickups are copied from original PAF pickups and Gibson patent number pickups from the 50's and 60's. They are the pickups you would find in a 1959 burst. Shop Gear Categories Brands Shops Deals and Steals Price Drops 0% Financing New and Popular Handpicked Collections. Nickel plated part models transitioned away from PAF pickups first around 1962, since these guitars were sold in greater numbers. ThroBak Electronics is the world leader in vintage reproduction PAF pickups. Stephens Design Pickups New Sound Clips 1959 PAF bridge vs HD and NOS wire bridges - … Vintage PAF guitar pickups were made from 1957 to 1960 by Gibson Guitars Kalamazoo. This "Holy Grail" of humbuckers is so coveted by musicians and collectors that they are out of reach for most working musicians. This registered trademark should not to be confused with original P.A.F. The MXV bobbins represent many, many hours of research and old school tool and die skills. Two of the four machines lacked auto stop mechanisms resulting in variation in turns for each of the bobbins that make up the P.A.F. In late 1957 a black sticker with gold lettering was applied to each pickup's underside, that read "PATENT APPLIED FOR." is also sometimes written as PAF leaving the periods out. Threaded baseplate pole screw holes and flat cover tops with dimpled pole screw holes reproduce the classic look of 50's vintage P.A.F. They have been created with stainless steel or nickel-plated brass cap. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Guess what? Gibson produced T-Top pickups through 1980 but many consider the early patent sticker T-Tops more collectible than later versions.[1]. With the reintroduction of a humbucker equipped Les Paul Custom in 1968, Gibson standardized a T-shaped tool mark on the top of humbucker bobbins. Notice the more pronounced "dimpling" around the pole screw holes on the PAF cover. Neck … Each vintage PAF guitar pickup has one bobbin with six Nickel plated, slotted, fillister head, 5-40, 3/4" pole screws. Much of what you think is "the PAF tone" is really just the production values and the musical styles/playing of the time – NOT the detailed technical specs of the pickups used. Bridge 8k with Alnico 2,3,4,5,6,8 or ceramic. M. mistercoffee1 Member. Vintage… They are different in perhaps the only important thing that determines the fundamental sound and response of a pickup—geometry. These pickups are, of course, the hallowed “Patent Applied For” (PAF) humbuckers, which not only formed the template for the majority of full-sized humbucking pickups made over the past five and a half decades, but are also still regarded by aficionados as being the most sonically exalted pickups … However, in 1978 the word "PAF" was registered as a trademark by DiMarzio. With its clear, rich dynamic tone it is supremely addictive. Monty's PAF set is our flagship pickup, an authentic recreation of the PAFs used in '58-'60 Les Paul Standards. 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