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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

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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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$81.57

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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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5.0

great pickup!

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big low end, glassy high end, relatively low output. Just like a paf is supposed to sound like. They could stand to improve the surface finish on the covers, however. They look a little orange peel-y. Need to be buffed a little more before plating. Super great value. I have several pafs- gibson classics, seth lovers, seymour 59's, seymour jazz, ect. I think I like these the best. An honest paf.

5.0

Nice build and sound, its a no brainer!

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Bought 2 of these for a 3 humbucker Epiphone les pual that I just refinished and routed out and they work great! I aged the covers a bit for this build and adjusted the pole pieces to suite my tatses. I got them onsale $20 off, thanks to Stewmac for actually having a real sale on products and not just claiming its a sale without there actually being a discount like everyone else does. The parsons bridge position is great also, I removed the cover on that one as I like open coils in the bridge. I have also used the overwound standard golden age bridge aswell and like that one too!

5.0

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers

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Great Quality !
Fast Delivery !
Bought for a project about to commence .

5.0

These were the sound I needed for the LP

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I had a 70 s clone LP Custom with some way too hot pickups fir jazz. These Alnico2s play like butter and make this guitar a go-to choice. Thanks for reproducing these at such a great value.

5.0

They sound great!

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I upgraded the pickups on my kit from the very beginning so I don't know how much better they sound than the kit ones, but when I plugged it in for the first time I was blown away by how good the guitar sounded. I did the 5 on the neck and the 2 on the bridge and I just love the tone of the bridge pickup.

5.0

Good Move

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Just put a pair of these Parso Street Humbuckers in a 1979 Ibanez Custom Agent. I bought this guitar new but had pretty much stopped playing it because I was not happy with the way it sounded, plus it was very noisy. These are the third set of pickups in this thing - the originals, a set of brand names that were not bad but too hot for my taste and noisy, and now these. Added a prewired Golden Age set of pots and switch and do these sound nice. Fat, rich, defined, responsive and low noise. This great old guitar will soon be back on stage, sounding better than ever.

5.0

Seymour Who?

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Some of the best sounding pickups I've ever bought, and I have bought 4 sets so far. Perfect big fat nasty tone with no muffled mud. To me they actually sound best with heavy overdrive, but then drop the volume a little. Perfect! If you have an Epiphone or other budget minded guitar that doesn't quite measure up to the sound in your head, drop a set of these in! Instant awesomeness! Every bit as good as Seymour Duncans IMHO. I will be buying more of these in the future for sure.

5.0

I'm impressed

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Bought a neck and bridge Golden Age, both with AlNiCo 5 magnets, to try out as they were on sale and I had a little credit built up with Stew Mac. Didn't disappoint. I've purchased Duncans, Lollars, Fralins, ShepTones, Voodoo's and they are all great pickups so don't get me wrong. But I had a pair of hot pickups in a Les Paul clone that I wasn't too happy with. Too hot and I don't play thru high gain amps. I tweak my amps to more of a Fender 'clean' tone - just on the edge of breakup.
Bottom line: These Golden Age Parsons St p/u's sound very nice. I tinkered around with the pickup height and polepiece heights so they are dialed in. Have a vintage tone to them. Very happy. For a vintage LP tone, these are much better than the boutique high wound p/u's that I replaced them with.

5.0

Great improvement over stock pick-ups.

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I installed a pair of these in a Epiphone 335 with a electronic's upgrade at the same time and I can say they sound great . I am so happy with my choice and the money I saved payed for all of the CTS pots and other needed parts .

5.0

Great improvement!

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The Gibson 498t and 490r Pick ups were too “Muddy” for me, Perhaps OK with heavy distortion. I am so happy with The parson street replacement pick ups. Clean, traditional sound.

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