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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 5-27-2012
Super Vintage Tone!

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!!

Michael W  Boyce,Virginia Read my reviews (2)
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5 5-11-2012
Great pickups

I put a pair in my Epiphone Dot, looking for a traditional sound. These are the real deal! Not that blown-out stuff that most of the manufacturers sell these days. You get a nice, clear, bright tone with just enough heat to growl a bit when you get aggressive. They sound sweet with a bit of overdrive and kick-*ss when cranked. Very happy with the results.
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imCharlie  Cleveland, Ohio Read my reviews (2)
5 4-23-2012
Parson Street Golden Age Humbuckers

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.

Chris Creighton  Kill Devil Hills, NC Read my reviews (9)
5 4-18-2012
What amazing pick ups you have!

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

Frank's Dad  Toronto, Canada Read my reviews (6)
5 4-14-2012
Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

Neck & Bridge A2's in Les Paul style Ibanez ART series guitar. No buzz; no hum; no feedback; just clean, clear, and sweet.

Ted M  Montana USA
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5 4-04-2012
Best value for great sound.

I've ordered several Golden Age pickups, since they became available, and I've never been disappointed. I use them primarily in projects where I want to upgrade the electronics of mid-priced instruments that have good to excellent quality and playability, but lack the output and response of high-quality pickups. Whether it be jazzy chords, lead riffs that really cut through, or growling power chords, I've found Golden Age pickups to handle them all. In my opinion, they are are the best value for the dollar, bar none.

GTARMAN (tm)  Tempe, AZ Read my reviews (2)
5 3-23-2012
Great Pickups

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!

Mikey from IL  Mount Zion, IL
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5 3-10-2012
Nickel Mixed A5 Neck / A2 Bridge

Recieved the p'ups in few days after ordering. Installed them in my Agile 2000. WOW!!! The difference is fantastic. For the price and the TONE, don't know why I didn't do this upgrade sooner. The difference between the ceramics that came in the Agile and the Parsons Street's has made this a completely different guitar. Thanks Stew-Mac for a great product for a great price!!

The_Rookie  MO
5 2-20-2012
These pickups are awesome!

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

Kenny Page  Garner, NC, USA Read my reviews (3)
5 2-01-2012
Old Faithful

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.

Radiant Sound  Manchester, Mi Read my reviews (2)
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