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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers


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Straight-up raw vintage! Closely modeled after an outstanding vintage P.A.F. set from our own collection. That sweet tone was just too good to keep to ourselves!

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With Alnico 2 magnets
   Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 5408  Neck, Alnico 2, nickel Yes
$62.75

 5416  Bridge, Alnico 2, nickel Yes
$62.75

 5408-S  Neck & bridge, Alnico 2, nickel SAVE $14.55 Yes
$110.95

 5408-G  Neck, Alnico 2, gold Yes
$66.95

 5416-G  Bridge, Alnico 2, gold Yes
$66.95

 5408-GS  Neck & bridge, Alnico 2, gold SAVE $15.40 Yes
$118.50

 
With Alnico 5 magnets
   Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 5409  Neck, Alnico 5, nickel Yes
$62.75

 5417  Bridge, Alnico 5, nickel Yes
$62.75

 5409-S  Neck & bridge, Alnico 5, nickel SAVE $14.55 Yes
$110.95

 5409-G  Neck, Alnico 5, gold Yes
$66.95

 5417-G  Bridge, Alnico 5, gold Yes
$66.95

 5409-GS  Neck & bridge, Alnico 5, gold SAVE $15.40 Yes
$118.50

 
Mixed neck/bridge Parsons Street sets
   Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
 5416-S  Alnico 5 neck and Alnico 2 bridge, nickel SAVE $14.55 Yes
$110.95

 5416-GS  Alnico 5 neck and Alnico 2 bridge, gold SAVE $15.40 Yes
$118.50

 5417-S  Alnico 2 neck and Alnico 5 bridge, nickel SAVE $14.55 Yes
$110.95

 5417-GS  Alnico 2 neck and Alnico 5 bridge, gold SAVE $15.40 Yes
$118.50


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True vintage sound.
We christened these exceptional humbuckers in tribute to the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. (Patent Applied For), was born.

SAVE on neck and bridge sets!

Just like the originals, the slug coil has more windings than the polepiece coil, and both coils are unpotted. Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K.

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. specifications:
• Nickel silver cover for tone transparency
• Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing
• Plain enameled AWG42 coil wire
• Black paper coil tape
• Wood spacer
• Choice of Alnico 2 or Alnico 5 magnet
• Nickel-silver baseplate
• Single-conductor braided shield output wire

Your choice of original-style magnets:
• Alnico 2 for warm tone with smooth highs and a soft bottom response.
• Alnico 5 produces a clear tone with more pronounced highs and a tighter low end.
(Original P.A.F.s contained Alnico 2, 3 and 5 magnets at various times.)

Neck models: mid 7K ohms
Bridge models: low 8K ohms

Dimensions
Length2.75"(69.85mm)
Width1.5"(38.10mm)
Height.840"(21.34mm)including mounting tabs

Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.

Mounting rings and mounting ring screws are available separately.

Handy Humbucker Helpers make installation easy.

Wiring a humbucker to get two sounds
Wiring a humbucker to get two sounds
Wiring a humbucker to get two sounds Read more

In this issue:
Erick Coleman shows how he modified a Parsons Street Humbucker, turning it into a switchable single-coil/humbucker combination.
Read more...

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers
Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers
 
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5 5-26-2013
Add me to the list...

...of those who love these pickups. Bought a used Epiphone Dot. The stock pickups weren't bad, but with a clean amp the neck pickup was muddy and I could not get the two to balance. Swap for Parsons Street Humbuckers and the Dot is now a blues-rock machine! I got the pair (Alnico-5 neck and Alnico-2 bridge). They are very balanced with a good variety of tones. Well worth the money for me.

StudioHack  Colorado
5 5-22-2013
Great pickup

I love the tone of these pick ups. I have put them in 3 guitars I've built so far: 2 Les Pauls and a Firebird. They sound great and nowhere near the price of a PAF pickup from Dimarzio or Gibson. Mike S. Omaha, NE

Scheib1138  Omaha,Nebraska
5 5-05-2013
Great pups

I usually do not write reviews. Almost hate for the word to get out on these pups. Excellent tone for great price. As far as stew mac service, they are the go-to for me. My first build with majority of stew mac items

Jb2-3  Georgia
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5 5-05-2013
sweet tone paf

I've replaced a big brand modern classic set with Golden age Parsons street on my Epiphone SG G-400, A5 neck and A2 bridge. They sound so sweet, warm, open and clear. At neck sound is not muddy and smooth high tone at bridge. I won't let the modern classic set back in my Epiphone again.

wirojn  Thailand
5 4-14-2013
Impressive

Nice pickups for the money. Very low output. Once you get all your levels adjusted for these guys they sing.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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5 4-09-2013
Best Kept Secret!

Don't waste your money on 57 Classics if you want classic PAF tone. These beat the 57 classics actually, as they are closer to original spec (unpotted), and sound more fabulous.

dexfx  Taber, Canada Read my reviews (2)
5 3-29-2013
Brings life to ur guitar

Brought pickups to improve my samick av3, wow what a difference. In fact my Luther called me after he installed them saying he couldn't believe the sound and was going to order a set for himself. Man these are the real thing!!!!

HenryC  Yonkers,ny
5 3-28-2013
Awesome pickups!

Awesome tone and sustain at a great price. My PRS SE Singlecut has come alive with the Alnico 2 in the bridge and Alnico 5 in the neck. Great job StewMac!

AP Calgary  Canada
5 3-28-2013
Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

Hi there, I recently purchased an Epiphone Custom Firebird and I set it up to play, and it now plays nice, but was'nt sure about the response of the pickups. I took it to a good friend of mine and we compared it to his $5000 PRS and the difference was huge. His pickups were responsive to his touch and so I knew it was my pickups, I got the Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers and installed them. Wow what a difference. Now I had the tone and much better response. I will take it to my friends place and compare it again, when I have the time and check against his axe, but for now, I am happy with my purchase. Cheers Bill

Bill Crossland  Wiley Park NSW Australia
5 3-20-2013
old school tone

took a terrible no tone having les paul studio and gave it life the tone is spot on

Johnny R  Virginia Read my reviews (2)
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