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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Parsons Street Humbuckers: pickups with real P.A.F. specs

These pickups are true to Gibson's original 1950s P.A.F. pickup specs. Great sound at a low price!


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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!

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.


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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.

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker

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

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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.

4.0

Great pickups!!

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I recently purchased a very used Epiphone Les Paul at a garage sale. Needed sprucing up with new nut, etc... and decided that new pickups might help the sound a bit. The playability after some work was very good. I purchased the Golden Age Parson Street humbuckers and the sound is incredible!!

The neck pickup came through damaged so my tech could only install the bridge PU at first. The sound clarity and quality of that one alone was amazing. When the replacement neck PU arrived and was installed the whole range of sound is now superb!! Over my long career of buying and selling just about every great guitar ever made I now have this cheap Epi that, with these pickups, sounds as good or better than any I've owned. Thanks for a great product - and service too!!



Bill Cormier

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Nice Pickups

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I received the Parsons Street humbuckers I ordered in record time. I've been using them for a while now and I'm well satisfied with them. The Les Paul those pup's are installed in has had three sets of pup's in the last four years, and none delivered the sound that was desired. I'm pleased with the character of the Parson Street pup's: a recognizably vintage tone. These pup's have opened up this guitar to new possibilities. And the price is remarkable given the performance.

5.0

Coudn't Be Happier

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These are really good pickups for the money; used them on this Spalted Maple Les Paul. Beautiful sound.

5.0

Excellent!!!

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I put these pickups in a Chinese Les Paul that had pretty good pickups to begin with. Amazing! I had to get a replacement for the bridge pickup, Stew Mac's service is second to none, so not a problem. The main thing I noticed about these pickups is the air and increased sensitivity they bring to both chords and single notes. Extra power in a pickup is not really a good thing unless you're playing metal. The vintage design allows you to really hear the wood and overtones going on. Highly recommended.

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RESPECT!!!!!!!!

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I like this pickups!!!!! Than you StewMac!!! Big deal! Respect from Ukraine.

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Alnico 2 Bridge PU in Gold

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Great output, sweet mids, classic sound, classic looks! Price-point is fantastic for the product.

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Golden Age

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Loaded these into my Les Paul Studio. It's now my new favorate guitar.

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Rev. Willy B. custom 72 style Tele

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I really like the tones I'm getting with the Parsons Street alnico 2 pickups. Had an issue with one not working and Stewmac put one in the mail that very day with a post paid return, got the new one and it worked perfectly.

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