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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 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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$85.65

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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

If you have or need to wake up a guitar!

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If you have or won't to wake up a guitar. I put a set of the goldenage pickups and standard 50s wiring,, way better than I expected .no joke

5.0

New Life for a 2012 Blackface Tele

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Two hum buckets an awesome neck with jumbo frets and a belly cut. Not sure why Fender put awful pickups in these great guitars. Thinks to these pickups the guitar now sounds as great as it feels.

5.0

Parsons Street humbuckers

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these are very nice pickups and with the Stew Mac sale they were a no-brainer for upgrading my Epiphone Les Paul. They sound very very good with no brittle edge. Went with the combination of Alnico 2 in the bridge and Alnico 5 in the neck....great choice.

5.0

Order and fast Shipping!  WoW!!!

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Hi! my name is Alain. I had order the new Humbucker '' Golde age Parson street '' Alnico 2 Bridge and Alnico 5 Neck and also an Archtop Guitar Bridge '' Indian Rosewood ''. I'm very impressive for the Fastest of shipping. Bravo! And now, I will try to install the new humbucker on my archtop guitar GK ( Chinese copy) Epiphon Emperor!. I just pimped my guitar for a better sound. Thank! for your Customer service.

Alain Lefrancois

5.0

Just what i needed!

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I have been recommanded thses Alnico 5 for my doubleneck project and the vintage tone that came out of these is just what i was looking for.
thank you for the great recommandation and products!

5.0

Bang for the buck!

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I put these in my Epi Les Paul Custom, A5 neck, A2 bridge--wow! No woofiness, low strings are more clear--I played some jazz licks w/ tone rolled off, neck p/u, straight-up blues w/ tone open--sweet! Even tried some Muddy slide licks w/ bridge pickup--real nice! These would be great for blues, jazz, rock'n'roll, prob. not heavy enough for metal. I like 'em.

4.0

Great pickups for the money!!!

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I installed the Alnico 2 in the bridge and the Alnico 5 in the neck. What a pair. The neck is smooth and balanced and the bridge is full of bite. It cuts through nicely. Maybe not the quality of some of the higher end brands but they spiced up my Agile LP a lot. Way better than stock pickups. I would recommend to anyone with a budget LP that they like the feel of.

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 .

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