Here are the characteristics that make a great vintage humbucker: a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity, the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. For our PAF 36th Anniversary Neck we wanted to continue in the path of pioneers such as Seth Lover (designer of the original Patent Applied For humbucker) and create pickups that combine all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
These pickups are not merely clones. We re-engineered the PAF using our patented technology and Larry DiMarzioÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs own 1959 cherry sunburst Gibson Les Paul as the reference. LarryÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs Gibson Les Paul has a uniquely amazing sound and itÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs not only due to the pickups ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ itÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined: almost like a single-coil.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
We duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer, as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. We use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire, achieving the exact frequency response we want. Then itÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
All materials are made in the U.S.A. to the tolerances of the best of the 1959 pickups.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
The PAF 59 Neck and Bridge models have the open dynamics, bright attack, smooth midrange, and rich bottom end, along with the creamy distortion of the original ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_Patent Applied ForÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_ pickups The PAF 59 Neck model is very responsive, and harmonics leap out.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
Combined with the PAF 59 Bridge model, it's got that smooth, overdriven, classic arena rock sound.ÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_
The worn cover is made from nickel-silver and our new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. The 'worn nickel' relic cover looksÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩÔøΩ_so authentic and broken in that youÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩll swear itÔøΩÔøΩ_ÔøΩs been hanging around since 1959!
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