Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. In fact I would still have them if I didn't sell em to a friend. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. Yep, but that project may be on the very far back burner! Fender Vintage Noiseless Stratocaster Pickups Set White, 3 Pickups, FLEOR Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup Single Coil Pickup Chrome P90 Soap Bar Pickups - Alnico 5, FOXNOVO Professional Sealed Humbucker Pickups Set for Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Guitars (Black), Seymour Duncan SSH – 1 N Ncov 4 °C 59 Classic Back Cover 4 Conductor, Neck Position Cable Nickel, Seymour Duncan 1110213-B Humbucker Pickup. Even though it is a PITA to get it out you could try using a 350 K Ohms pot (I guess it comes with 500 K) for the tone of the neck pickup. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers, Neck, Alnico 2, Nickel, The Parsons St name is in tribute to the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. Gibson Golden Age Parsons Street P-90. You can post now and register later. Something like high 8's in the neck and mid 9's in the bridge. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. Joined: Dec 7, 2009 Alnico 5 magnets give that warm classic tone. I purchased them from the guy doing the demos in the link below. If you're playing Black Flag-style punk I agree that the overwound bridge humbucker is the way to go. So when a lot of my fellow pickup winders use the term "PAF sound" that really doesn't say a thing. Average Rating: (0.0) out of 5 stars. Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by nateh107, Mar 27, 2015. nateh107 Member. No turn counters were used and no DCR checks were made. Possibly a soldering issue? Please try your search again later. The Golden Age P-90 pickups can give you the definitive sound of early rock and blues genres. Nickel-silver cover for tone transparency, Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing, Alnico 2 magnets for warm tone with smooth highs and a soft bottom response, Output: mid 7K ohms, just like the originals, Height: 0.840" (21.34mm) including mounting tabs. I play in a band, the SmashMallows, playing an upgraded version of melodic prog rock, runs a legitimate guitar building and repairing business in other parts of Stockholm, Sweden, ** Current Guitar Of The Month contest **, Entry for Guitar Of The Month December 2020 is now open. The quality of the harness is top notch: great soldering and I like the schematic and mods they used rather than many I've seen on the internet. As to Bernie Marsden and the Beast, I believe that guitar has some hot PAF's. That sweet tone was just too good to keep to ourselves! AWG42 coils are wound on black or zebra bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted for microphonic suppression. These pickups are $75 each + shipping from Stew Mac. They simply let the bobbins spin until they were full. specifications: Under wound? Jan 23, 2020 - Explore Sean Hollenhors's board "Guitar pedal & amp building", followed by 140 people on Pinterest. Closely modeled after an outstanding vintage P.A.F. Here in Germany, Warm Audio is the cheapest of the bunch at 649.- € street price. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, EMG Zakk Wylde Signature Humbucker Pickup Set, Black. 75. Feeling that the guitar had even more potential with decent aftermarket electronics I did swap them out for Stew Mac's Golden Age vintage P-90s, CTS pots and bla bla, you know what's in. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. Very scientific... Seth Lover designed the bobbins to hold 5000 turns of wire. I've been in a couple hardcore bands and used hot humbuckers and always got complimented on my tone. First of all, I know most people like the stock pickups in the '61s, and so do I. $54-56 depending on pickup cover. Stew-Mac Golden Age Humbucker thoughts. Or a 250 K pot. I bought the PAF's with the gold covers. We christened these exceptional humbuckers in tribute to the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. A2 is a bit "squishier" as well which might change your perception. Upload or insert images from URL. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Here’s my beginner’s choice, and you’ll soon see … Paste as plain text instead, × cherokee6, July 17, 2013 in Electronics Chat. My next pickups I buy will be Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers from Stew-Mac. Thinking about trying these special Golden Age Parsons Street Pickups, because I trust StewMac wouldn't make it crappy. Please try again. You get a darker sound, heavy on the low & midrange. Were the original PAFs overwound? I put the parsons street a5 in the bridge of my Les Paul. Pickup Measurements: 7.5k (neck), 8.1k (bridge) I got a set of the Parsons Street PAF's for a Gold Top LP copy from Monotone, 20 bucks off each pickup. The highs on the a2 still need to be turned down for my taste even though the harness was modded to keep the them rolled off. I also put in a harness from BCS guitar with the Bournes mini pots. HOT TUBES 70, Mar 27, 2015 #2. pedecamp Well-Known Member. I used the Alnico 5 in the neck and the Al 2 in the bridge. Quite simply, AlNiCo-II magnets give a decidedly lower output that AlNiCo-V so it doesn't sound like any kind of a problem. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. And the coils weren't match. - I was rather hoping that perhaps they are made at 225 Parsons Street for independent resale. Based on this experience I may try their Tele pickups for my build. I'm not willing to disassemble the setup at this time to figure that out ( you know what its like to install an ES-335 harness!). Choice of … Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. I guess I equate the sound I now have like an earlier es-335. How many of those who talk about "the PAF sound" have actually listened to a real PAF pickup? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Clear editor. I found in playing with distortion the pickups do not require very much to give them the "growl". Made by Dimarzio and the advertising states these were Eric Johnson's attempt to make a Les Paul sound like a Country Gent. Hi all, I know this topic has probably been covered a lot of times - but....I am considering changing out my pick ups from my 2007 Chinese made Epi Sheraton to Gibson 57 classic & classic plus pick ups!! (Patent Applied For), was born. See more ideas about Guitar, Guitar pedals, Diy guitar pedal. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. I found I needed to tone done the brightness on both pickups to get the sound I wanted. I really like the the Golden Age pickups. The Golden Age were good. OriPure Alnico 2 Double Coil Guitar Humbucker Pickups Zebra Bridge Pickup-Strong Po... Oripure Alnico 5 Humbucker Bridge Pickup 14-15K Black Double Coil Humbucker Pickups, OriPure Alnico 5 Humbucker Pickups Electric Guitar Handmade Pickup Bridge Position. We tend to use "a PAF sound" describing anything we like except for the distortion pickups type sound from the 70's. Just like the originals, the slug coil has more windings than the polepiece coil, and both coils are unpotted. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Upgraded pickups, quality Mighty Mite neck, nice shape. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. (Patent Applied For), was born, Neck-position model is wound to mid 7K ohms, Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included. The badass style intonatable bridge, strap locks, nut, jackplate, knobs, and tuners are GFS. One other issue: Go to the Stew Mac home page first before going to the Parsons Street page. Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams included. I have, but not in a controlled environment meaning I really don't know how the pickups themselves sounded.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The SM long leg bace plates are considered one of the best to use in terms of "vintage correctness". The difference is 22%! Excellent deal for $118! set from our own collection. This guitar had a EVH frankenstein, and a Dimarzio PAF in it before trying this one. Not to take away from the OP, but how does a PAF sound? I just finished installing the Stew Mac Parsons street PAF's in my old Epiphone Sheraton ii. The guitar clearly sounds better than other Blacktops I’ve had in stock. I like the Parson Street the best with this guitar. All caps are ceramic C0G/NP0 series. Seymour Duncan 59/JB. Display as a link instead, × Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. ... '61 Stop Bar Standard NGD/Review Les537 replied Jul 17, 2020 at 8:29 PM. Alot of it depends on mating it with the right amp and wood of guitar. I bought the PAF's with the gold covers. Golden Age Parsons Street StewMac Both are AlNiCo 5 unpotted (really open sounding). Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. They were thrown in a big box after being made and the next person down the assembly line simply grabbed two bobbins and made a pickup. They are very clear - almost too clear and deliver a lot of "punch". I think the asymetrical winding may have something to do with it. 3-way toggle selector switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. ×   Your previous content has been restored. I just posted my review in the review section: Golden Age Premier PRE-73 Premier PRE-73 Premier. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The only downside is that the al 2 doesn't have quite as much output. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Golden Age Parsons Street Original P-9… Or what? Guyker Flat Metal Humbucker Pickup Mounting Ring Set - Bridge Neck Pickups Cover Fr... 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Having that said, I too use the term as Duncan and a few others have cornered the PAF sound as a slightly under wound, slightly brighter sounding pickup and as that have become the industry standard description, I need to use it too to make the customers familiar, to set a common lingua, even though I really don't like to use such a vague, and really not very correct, description, Sorry for the rant... Nice to hear that the Parson street pickups are good. By Turned the guitar into an ES-335. Pickups are now a set of Golden Age Parsons Street humbuckers ($73/each) which are Alnico 2 magnets, controlled by a 5-way super switch and USA pots.   Pasted as rich text. specifications: Any of you taken a punt on any of the Stew Mac Golden Age pickups, I just ordered a set of the Parsons Street buckers, with raw nickel covers, Al … Every once in a while they will run them at 30-40% off. For some reason if you go directly to the pickups page from your search engine, the pups are $148 for the set! Guess what? I had the Parsons Street models, for whatever that's worth. Our Golden Age P-90 pickups carry on the raw sound of early rock and electric blues Our '50s-style Parsons Street P-90 model is named for the famous Kalamazoo street where the original P-90 was born It features a black plastic bobbin with old-style enameled unpotted coil wire for the original slightly grittier sound, and is wound to 8.0K ohms I Got a pair of the A2 parsons street pickups from CL for cheap. 8,3K and 9.3K $70 shipped for the pair or $40 each shipped for individual pickups. Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. One other issue: Go to the Stew Mac home page first before going to the Parsons Street page. Please try again. By the way, I readjusted the A 2 as I figured they had a little less output and the result is that the output improved. Allegeable there are PAFs with as much as 5500 turns of wire and as little as 4500 turns of wire. Joined: Oct 22, 2010 Messages: 52 Likes Received: 17 ... Golden Age Parsons Street Hot Humbuckers | stewmac.com . The pickups I am using (Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers) show a 8K resistance and 4H inductance and typically output no more than 2v P-P unless I'm really beating at it, so there shouldn't be any bad clipping with fresh batteries at least. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. They're only $63 bucks each. Now, Golden Age Premier (the new premium line of Golden Age Project / GAP) just released two versions of 1073s starting at 489.- street price!   You cannot paste images directly. (I was too lazy to make my own.) But now in 2016 everyone and their mother makes pickups and I'm not believing the hype anymore. Unable to add item to List. Based on this experience I may try their Tele pickups for my build. They are named after the famous Kalamazoo street where Gibson created the … The magnets used also varied quite a bit, although not as much as in the Fender factory (some claim fender used more or less whatever magnets they could find that had the right dimensions in the early years). The pickup could consist of two very hot coils, two very moderate coils, two very un-mached coils and every possible combination in-between. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The pickups are AMAZING! Electronics: Original wiring harness; the pickups have been replaced with Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 humbuckers, and the switch has been replaced with a gold switch. Excellent deal for $118! Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. The pickup is Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 with metal surround, and a new gold neck plate from Stew Mac. Current Price $89.75 $ 89. the GAPS (Golden Age Parsons Street) HB's measure around 7.5K DCR neck and 8.2K DCR bridge AND Jim Wagner's JWP Pickups Crossroads HB set (Eric Clapton Cream era ES-335 HB set) measures around 7.5K DCR neck and 8.2K DCR bridge. These have some great reviews. specifications: For some reason if you go directly to the pickups page from your search engine, the pups are $148 for the set! specifications: • Nickel-silver cover for tone transparency • Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing Yes, what you say is true as to the earlier PAF's in quality and consistency. So with all those variables there are not a single PAF sound, there are infinite PAF sounds. And they’ve turned out to be fantastic. This item: Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers, Bridge, Alnico 2, Nickel $75.09 Only 3 left in stock - order soon. By the way, I'm only playing through a Marshall 30 watt amp., so that probably effects the sound, too. I'm very happy the way it sounds now. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. Have acquired a set of the "Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers" (Alnico 2 - #5408s) Pups from Stewart-McDonald for a double neck I am building. - Not installed yet so fingers remain crossed that they'll turn out okay. So I was thinking of putting a set into a Les Paul Studio with coil-splitting to replace the hot pickups with something more mellow - have seen a couple of good online reviews. In reality Gibson used a very poor QC during the first years of production. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Even at regular price they are a great pickup. The pots are Alphas with an orange drop cap, switchcraft jack, and cloth wiring. I was hoping they’d be useful. What I really want to know is how much of a tonal difference will it make etc. Product Title Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker, Bridge, Alnico 5, nickel. Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. These are single-coils work for either neck or bridge single-coil positions. For authentic classic tone, Golden Age humbuckers feature Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire just like the originals. Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s. Oripure Alnico 2 Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup 7-8K Neck Pickup Rail & Screw Pol... FLEOR Alnico 5 Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set Bridge & Neck Pickups Golden Fi... FLEOR High Output Alnico 5 Guitar Pickup Double Coil Humbucker Pickups Neck and Bri... OriPure Alnico 5 Guitar Humbucker Pickups Handmade Bridge Pickup Fit Les Paul Guita... OriPure Alnico 5 Guitar Humbucker Pickups Handmade Bridge Pickup-Warm Clear Sound. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Ships from and sold by Lil' Huddy's Guitar Shop. Stew Mac Parson Street PAF. Looks Great! FLEOR Guitar Humbucker Pickups Double Coil Neck Pickup for Electric Guitar Pickup-W... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again. Otherwise it gets a bit nasally for me. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. × The A5 is very smooth and sounds great for jazz and rockabilly along with rock. It seems to have the more "classic" sound that would probably be close to the Gibson '57 classics (which I was originally planning to use). It sounds AWESOME! Straight-up raw vintage! Gibson Golden Age Parsons Street P-90 Pickup. They sound like PAF's and fully bring out the semi-hollow sound. 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