Named for the famous Kalamazoo address where the legendary P.A.F. pickup was born, Golden Age® Parsons Street™ humbuckers are closely modeled after a sweet-sounding vintage P.A.F. set from our own collection. Their specs are straight-up raw vintage, from their unpotted coils with original-style enameled wire, to their correct-shape nickel silver covers.
Our distressed "pawn shop" finish is applied by hand to each cover here in our Ohio shop.
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.)
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.
including mounting tabs
Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.