PAF 36th Anniversary Neck DP103
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.
Vintage PAF med Åldrad kåpa, långa ben och enkelledare.
These pickups are
not merely clones. We re-engineered the PAF® using our patented
technology and Larry DiMarzio’s own 1959 cherry sunburst Les Paul® as
the reference. Larry’s Les Paul® has a uniquely amazing sound and it’s
not only due to the pickups - it’s 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.
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.
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.
Magnet: Alnico 5
Utsignal: 250 mV
Resistans DC: 7,31 kohm