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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

About This Item

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!

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.

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.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Swapping pickup covers on a rare lefty Lucille

Making new pickups look old: Brand new pickups looked too shiny in this guitar that had seen a lot of gigs. So Dan Erlewine opened the old pickup and put its cover on the new one. This meant cutting the solder joint and resoldering.

Wiring a humbucker to get two sounds

Erick Coleman shows how he modified a Parsons Street Humbucker, turning it into a switchable single-coil/humbucker combination.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucking pickups.

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New Life for my Elitist SG

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I installed one of these PAF-inspired pickups on my Epiphone Elitist SG and it has breathed new life into what has always been a wonderful instrument. I played the stock 50SR/60ST combination on the instrument for ten years before I made the switch and I'm amazed at how much warmer and fuller the sound is. I'm really pleased and highly recommend this pick up.

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Parsons Street Humbuckers

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All I can say is WOW! These pickups sound amazing. I have never heard a real '57, but if they sound like these....

These are smooth and well balanced when run clean, also just the right amount of sparkle. Turn up the gain and these provide a very pleasing growl, yet very articulate.

I'll buy more of these!!

5.0

Great upgrade

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I bought these for a project guitar for the fun of it. These pups surpassed my expectations. They can sing on leads and clean up quite nicely on strumming a pretty diddy, thanks Stew

5.0

Clean, warm and clear as a bell

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I installed a Parsons Street Alnico 2 Humbucker in the neck position of a custom solid body jazz guitar that is my main player and was stunned by the gorgeous tones and solid response. What a great choice for an all around perfect pickup!

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Classic Style Humbuckers

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I have had an Alnico A5 bridge and an A2 bridge set for a couple of years in one of my Les Paul type guitars and they sound great to my ears.

They can growl, whisper and scream without harsh tones. They clean up nicely, offer a wide range of tones with a decent tone and volume circuit and offer a nice balanced output. Versatile and classic sounding.

There are lots of great pickups and pickup makers today. Don't be put off because these pick ups are not eyewateringly expensive. I found these to compare favourably with some top name Classic Humbuckers

5.0

Underestimated !!!

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Best pickups ever !!!

5.0

Best BANG for the humBUCK!

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Just installed 2 sets of these in and Epi SG and Les Paul. All the PAF goodness at a fraction of the cost. Will be ordering these again. Thank you, StewMac!

5.0

Excellent Pickups

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I have tried all the major pickups, classic 57's, Seth Lovers, SD59, and on. These pickups are better sounding than any of the above pickups.

5.0

Love these!

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Building a three pickup Les Paul and bought two neck and one bridge pickup. I have a guitar with alnico 2s so this one is getting 5s. Super price on pickups that are as good as any out there in tone AND build quality.

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PAF greatness

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I really dig the tone on these pickups and for at least half of the price of actual Gibson brand pickups it's amazing!

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