DiMarzio PAF Black/Creme
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. These pickups are not merely clones. We re-engineered the PAF using our patented technology and Larry DiMarzios own 1959 cherry sunburst Les Paul as the reference. Larrys Les Paul has a uniquely amazing sound and its not only due to the pickups - its 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. 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 it's dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics. The cover is made from nickel-silver and our new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. The PAF 36th Anniversary Neck is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did. We'll build the PAF 36th Anniversary any way you want it. Choose the bobbin style - vintage glossy or modern matte, the type of base - traditional, long-legged or standard, short-legged, and the type of cable - vintage single-conductor or 4-conductor. The PAF 36th Anniversary Neck is available uncovered, and we also offer three types of covers - standard polished and plated, buffed with no plating, and our vintage worn cover that looks so authentic and broken in that you'll swear it's been hanging around since 1959.
There is no reference standard for the sound of a humbucker from the 1950s. All of them had variations in output and tone, and these differences could be quite large. Recently, we have focused our research on making pickups with warm highs and bright lows. This combination is only found in our favorite vintage humbuckers, and it's really good for a pickup intended for both the neck and bridge positions. It allows the bass strings in the neck position to avoid muddiness, and the treble strings in the bridge position to be warm and not brittle.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output: 250mV
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