Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 2, nickel

Neck, Alnico 2, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Bridge, Alnico 2, nickel

Bridge, Alnico 2, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 2, gold

Neck, Alnico 2, gold

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Bridge, Alnico 2, gold

Bridge, Alnico 2, gold

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 5, nickel

Neck, Alnico 5, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Bridge, Alnico 5, nickel

Bridge, Alnico 5, nickel

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Neck, Alnico 5, gold

Neck, Alnico 5, gold

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Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers Bridge, Alnico 5, gold

Bridge, 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)
Height1.130"(28.70mm)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.


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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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This guitar DOES have a voice.....

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Bought a set of these for an Epi SG. With the original pups, it was merely a great "looking" guitar. It's firmly in the rotation now. My only regret is not buying sooner!

5.0

Vintage 50's tone!

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I wanted my 2010 Les Paul to sound more like a vintage one and these Parsons street pickups did it .. Stew Mac really nailed it with these!

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Golden Age PUs. volume and tone pots, tone cap

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Everything arrived promptly and in excellent condition. As I am having my guitar refretted before installing the new parts, it will be a little while before I can check them out. But I am looking forward to it.

5.0

Great pickups !

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I put these in my 2007 Standard and was very surprised ! Great company !

5.0

Excellent Pups!

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Installed an A2 in the bridge and an A5 in the neck, in place of Genuine Gibson 57s (that I thought came across muddy) in my Epiphone LP. It's a whole new guitar... beautiful clarity, classic PAF tone for a price that can't be beat. Love 'em!

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I'm smiling ear to ear.

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About a year and a half ago. I saw an Epiphone Dot for sale. I was looking for a Gibson 335. One of my friends told me to give the Epiphone a look. I'm lucky. I have a few Guitars. I picked up this Guitar and it played like butter / very nice. I switched out pickups today. I'm smiling ear to ear. I've played a few 335's in my time. This Dot now SOUNDS and plays better than any Gibson I've ever picked up. Thanks Stew Mac.

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Parsons street golden age humbuckers

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I bought these because the reviews are very positive, and because of the very com-petative price . Alnico 2 and alnico5....l put them in an Ibanez semi-hollow, and I am very pleased with the tone in all 3 positions. I did the install myself, after watching utube videos.....went very smooth. I will use these again to redo a tele to a two humbucker set up. Thanks to stew/Mac for good service, and a quality product that us regular guys can afford.

5.0

You can throw away $400 or $500 on pickups. No need

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I have now installed these pickups on three guitars. 1. A Peerless Semi hollow body similar to the 335 Gibson for a friend in Thailand. 2. An Epiphone Les Paul special also for a friend in Thailand and 3. in a Les Paul Chinese copy brought back to the U.S. from Thailand, The guy with the peerless called me three times in two days. He was ecstatic. He told me Tommy I'm over the moon with this guitar now. I bought it 7 years ago because it was beautiful. I played it a total of three or four hours in seven years because it sounded like ----. My fingers are bleeding I can't put it down. Number two guy same, he loved his guitar although it was the very cheap model with only two pots. I just finished with a new Les Paul style guitar I brought back from Thailand. Fantastic. I was afraid to put the golden age pickups in a strat build about 6 months ago because of the cheap price. I finally caved and bought the golden age loaded pick guard, Incredible. You can't beat these pickups for the money and really for any amount of money. Thanks Stew Mac for your great service and quality products. Tommy Guitars

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You can pay more, you won't get more.

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Went with the Alnico 5's in both positions for an OEM China Les Paul upgrade. I previously went the 5-2 combo in a D'Angelico Excel DC (335), and I loved it. My luthier just gave me the "Oh...okay" eyebrow he was not a fan of that combo, volume jump as the 5's are hotter. This is pretty cool vintage rock tone, think "Free", "Bad Co.", "Journey", etc. I play through a '76 Mesa MK1 head (Smith's garage) and it's very good.

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Guitar Restoration

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I built a guitar for my sister 55 years ago.
It's a solid body, and it played nice when I built it ,but 55 yrs of neglect took a toll. She gave the guitar back to me a year ago.
I am now restoring it, and it will stay with me with all new Stew Mac parts.

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