New Dimarzio PAF 59´

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  1. Dannyz

    Dannyz Member

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    I dont like mixing pickup brands. I would go with the 36th set or PAF 59 set.
     
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    The 36th anniversary honks like a goose man. Seriously, it's the honkyest potted pickup I've ever heard, sounds like a proper honky unpotted pickup
     
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    Yeah i get that but the Mule works surprisingly well with the Dimarzio, but if I see a used neck pup to match up with it I'll grab it.
     
  4. Dannyz

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    You got me thinkin. I had the 36th anniv pickup set on an Epiphone Les Paul, not the best guitar to judge these pickups but it sounded great, barky, a really vocal PAF tone.

    The PAF 59 set sound more transparent/vintage. If the 36th's were Joe Perry meets Shenker, the 59s are Clapton meets Mick Taylor.
     
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    Yeah good call, I think maybe the 59 neck with the 36th bridge might be just the ticket. There is something about the 36th, certainly in the bridge that makes it special for classic rock, but yeah the 59 might be even sweeter in the neck cos it's unpotted...... Hmmm
     
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  6. Dannyz

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    Got the covers off my pair of PAF 59s. Join the double creme club:


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    I'm digging the 36th neck with an air classic bridge. Fairly well balanced. 36th was just a bit too lean on the bass in the bridge.
     
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    2nd bump.

    Just tryin to keep the thread alive lol.
     
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    Why not! It's not like any of them sound like an actual '59 humbucker. Those were all unique because they were wound until they looked "full." Seth Lover said so.
     
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  11. Dannyz

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    I get your point but these 59' PAFs are trying to replicate the sound and construction of an authentic 59' paf while the 36th only the sound of them. Construction wise they're not even close to a vintage humbucker.
     
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    Yes!

    Although if I had a burst, I’d definitely upgrade it with a set of these, in rose gold, then take pics and post them on the forums.
     
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    Anything to sell another flavor of the same basic parts. And the parts are typically wrong.
     
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