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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 2, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 5, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 5, gold

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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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Sweet sounding Les Paul

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I installed an Alnico 2 parsons street Humbuckers in the Bridge position on my Epiphone
Les Paul, and the Alnico 5 in the neck position. What a sweet sounding difference those pickups
Made. Stuart Macdonald shipped them out to me in the very timely manner, like all the other
Parts I order. I'm very pleased with all the parts I purchase from StewMac.

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soulful and strong.

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I got the A5 for the neck position on my Dot (Epiphone es335). They have a great tone thru a tube amp.Sound is rich, heavy duty lows and they can be brought out of the muffled range. The highs and mids have real feeling to them. they are soulful and strong.

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Paf heaven

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I just installed these pickups and am very satified.

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Great sounding pickups

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I installed a set of these pick ups on an inexpensive arch top guitar I recently purchased, They were easy to install, thanks to the long wires that come with the pickups. I removed the old pickups and installed the new ones in about one hour, including the time to solder the wires. They sound really mellow and clear. I am very happy with the quality and tone of these pickups. They are a good value and made a big improvement in the sound of my guitar.

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Parson Street pickups 

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Excellent pickup sounds great in my es335 copy. I had it setup by a luthier and he said these are great pickups

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Great

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Great tone, great price, and the most noise-free pickup around.

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Warranty replacement

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Had a problem after wiring up, sent an email note to Stewmac and the replacement Humbucker was immediately on its way. you just can't get better service than that - thanks guys, you're awesome!

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Real PAF sound

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Great quality pickups.. the sound just like what PAF's should sound like..the alnico2 bridge is twangny and detailed and is very musical.. great clean an overdriven

the neck alnico5 is close to what i'd say is the perfect neck pickup.. warm but with a good bite.
very similar to a t-top.

i removed the covers to put a tiny bit of wax potting and i was surprised the coils were all white. so if you order them with covers thinking you might remove them, you might end up with white coils.

excellent value for the price, i have nothing bad to say.. great product

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The Real Thing

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Love the authentic sound of these. I have them a an old PRS Tremonti SE and they sing. Here is a picture of the building for which they were named here in Kalamazoo.

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parsons humbuckers

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Excelent substitution PAF 57´S LES PAUL humbuckers!

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