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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 3-18-2013
Amazing Sound

On a guitar playing scale of 1-10 (1 being a smoke on the water music store newb and 10 being Joe Bonamassa) I'm probably a 2.5, but I know great tone when I hear it. I won't bore everyone with the usual tone snob terms...I just know these pickups sound great clean and howl like beasts when they are dirty. These pups are AMAZING for the $$$! BUY BUY BUY!

ScottyB61LP  Indianapolis, IN Read my reviews (7)
5 3-09-2013
Great Vintage Sound

It was with great reluctance and skepticism replacing a set of $300.00 pickups for the Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico II Humbuckers. I was looking for the PAF sound, and having found great reviews including outside of the Stew Mac website I did exactly that. Great job Stewart Mac Donald, for the price and the resulting sound, I am blown away. Truly that Vintage Sound I was looking for.

R E Turner  Renton, Washington
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5 2-09-2013
Best PAF Copy!

I've tried a lot of so called PAF copies, but none nail it like these. I strongly recommend using them with the Emerson Oil in Paper capacitors to recreate the entire vintage circuit. The combination is breathtakingly perfect. I grew up playing the real deal old Gibsons and these sound identical. No need to hunt down a pair for $3,000 and up. You will not hear a difference. Good for all styles of classic music, rock, blues, funk, country and JAZZ! These do it all to a T. Rich and bright or creamy and full, they can dial in any tone you want and make your guitar sound like the original vintage ax it wishes it could be. Love 'em!

badrapp627  Oak Park, Il. Read my reviews (5)
5 1-16-2013
classic humbuckers sparkle

Recently purchased 5408-s and got 2 for what Gibson gets for 1 classic 57! Alnico 2s have warmth for jazz w/ dished out mids, but can snarl for rock n roll.

bob johnson  phoenix az
5 1-03-2013
Excellent Choice for my explorer

These sound awesome in my explorer.No complaints at all.I would buy another set without a doubt.

Billy C  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (22)
5 12-28-2012
Strat project

I put one of the Alnico 2 "neck" pickups in the bridge of my Strat that was loaded with Texas Specials. What a perfect match! Was out of phase, but an easy fix. The mini-toggle gives me all 7 pickup combinations. The sound is exactly what I was looking for. AND it sounds even better than I expected combined with the single coils. You have got to give these a try!

Todd Stephens  Midland, TX
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5 12-15-2012
Golden Age Sound

I decided to give the Golden Age a try in my latest build. A single bridge pickup was a bit of a gamble.

As it turned out, I could not be more pleased with the sound produced by this pickup...For me, it is a keeper.

JCH  Roseburg, OR.
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5 11-17-2012
Super Pickups

I don't write many reviews but these pickups are so great I just had to do it! I have used Gibson, Seymour Duncan and other pickups and these are some of the best I have heard. You simply can not beat these at any price. Do yourself a favor and give these a try - you won't be sorry!

cboz  Montgomery, Al
5 10-20-2012
TONE!

I have a guitar that plays great, it just didn't sound great. I took a chance on these pickups to get the vintage sound of an old Les Paul with the exquisite playability and lighter weight of the PRS. Mission accomplished! These pickups are WARM and SMOOTH. I chose the Alnico 5 neck and Alnico 2 bridge. These things were a great value. Thanks Stew-Mac!

MusicandSoundElectronics  Chesapeake, VA
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5 10-20-2012
Tone snob

I've put these in about a dozen custom builds (Alnico II, V and mixed sets)....everything from archtops to solid and chambered bodies since Stew Mac came out with them. Our tone snob shop test pilot loves them. They have a true vintage tone and the value can't be beat. Modern Gibson pups can't touch them.

PST Guitars  King George, VA Read my reviews (8)
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