Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

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.


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.

Product Instructions

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker

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

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Super Vintage Tone!

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I just installed a set of these in my Epiphone LP Standard. Alnico V at Neck, and Alnico II at bridge. I also installed a USA made 50's style Wiring Harness over the cheap electronics. All I can say is WOW!!! Fantastic Vintage tone with these PUPS. My next project will be installing another set in my Epi DOT Deluxe. Thanks STEWMAC for a great product!!

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Parson Street Golden Age Humbuckers

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I purchased the Alnico II bridge and the Alnico V neck versions. I am totally satisfied with the look and the sound. They replaced the Ibanez stock pickups in a Artcore AM 73 that were too harsh and not balanced. The II and V combo are perfectly balanced in this guitar and allow the amp to be a set and forget setup. Simply the best pair of humbuckers I have worked with in 25 years and many many guitars. No less important is the service and solid advice from the StewMac staff. You have great business model, don't change.

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What amazing pick ups you have!

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These pickups are the closest to the old les paul sound I have ever heard. Soft touch, these are so smooth. On full throttle they Grunt,scream or sing just like an old Gibson LP. I will never buy potted pickups again. I will never buy any pick ups again infact I love them soo much! I did both my LP Standards.Buy these pick ups they sound better than the $500 Burstbuckers. Special Thanks To Mike @ Stewmac for fixing my mistake! Your a great Human relations guy! Fantastic 2 Day delivery to Toronto, Wow! Thanks Again Jimmy

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Great Pickups

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I put these pickups in my recent build of a les paul natural knockoff. Nice clean low growl and they get dirty when you dig in and start jamming. I will keep using them. Everything but the wood is from Stew Mac. Great service and great products. I am hooked!

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These pickups are awesome!

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So awesome in fact I got another set within days of getting the others. True story.

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Old Faithful

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I have an old Ibanez Les Paul copy pre law suit and wanted to restore it to more classic vibe. after 20 years of DiMarzio pickups I was wanted the traditional look and sound. I was not disappointed. The wiring matches the original and dropped in with no difficulties. When I played it through my amp the sound was excellent both clean and overdriven. Great job on a great product.

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Set of Alnico 2 nickel

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I put the PUs in my own project PRS style guitar. They sound great when
played clean especially when I put down the tone control the neck pickup
is awesome for jazz soli!!! They sounds verry good when played overdrive too.
With Sky Blue Od. Mad Professor I have a amasing blues sounds and a top lead sounds with my Riot distortion.
The finish is great! Five stars! Thank you Stew Mac!

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Alnico 2 Gold cover Neck & Bridge set

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I just put the neck and bridge pair (both Alnico 2) in my 1972 SG replica (mahogany neck and body, brazilian rosewood fretboard).

I am amazed by the sound of these pickups, especially because they cost like half the price of an equivalent Gibson. They sound great when played clean or with overdrive, but do keep in mind that, for being a non-wax-potted pickup set, it gets very sensitive to microphonic feedback when used with heavy distortion. The neck pickup is very punchy and tonally well-balanced, great for clean solos and blues. The bridge one is great for hard rock overdrive, with a lot of treble, sounding quite Angus Young-ish to my ears. I loved them both.

The finish is also flawless. They came with matching golden mounting screws, adjustment springs and a protective plastic film on the face of the pickup. When I removed the protectitive film, the cover was beautiful, shiny and polished like a mirror.

Five stars is not enough for these pickups. Great job, StewMac!

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Even the wife said WOW

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I recently bought and replaced the stock humbuckers in the Epi Les Paul I've had forever with the Alinco 5 & 6 as suggested. What a difference!! My wife didn't know I had them changed out and said WOW is that the same guitar!? It sounds so much better now. These are some great pick ups.

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First Build

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Love the sound of the Parson Street Humbuckers. Everything I used came from Stu-Mac and service was fantastic.

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