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Pickups other than PAFs

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by vortexxxx, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. vortexxxx

    vortexxxx Member

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    I was wondering what other humbucking pickups are there that aren't PAF based.

    Such as Filter'trons, etc. Fender Wide Range buckers,

    I don't want another PAF based pickup because I have too many guitars with PAF tupe pickups
     
  2. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Supporting Member

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    Bill Lawrence, and Joe Barden are not PAFs.
    TV Jones makes several Gretsch flavored pups that are good.
    Mini humbuckers can be great...
     
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    Fiirebird pickups are a little different too. And there was a guy who made transparent pickups with a coil around each polepiece. I can't remember who though.
     
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    thare's a huge stack of S & T sized humbuckers too ;)
     
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    There are a lot of humbuckers that won't give a PAF sound - so the question is what kind of sound are you after? Higher output - lower output - less mids - more bass, etc.

    Lots of players love having something more low-output + "clear" in the neck pickup for clean/jazz

    easy answer: a p90 sized humbucker :) or a p90 if you don't have an existing humbucker-sized guitar you're looking to insert into.
     
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    Ya know I picked up a Classic Gold Top at a local guitar store to just try....the Gibson with 495/500...blew me away. Playing it next to my 335 with BB 1&2s...I really liked the tone of those stock pickups.
     
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    In my case I have various paf type guitars with deffering high and low output and am covered with some excellent P-90s.
     
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    Just about anything over maybe 9K, with non standard poles like the Duncan Invader or Lawrence L series. Lots of Dimarzios look kind of like standard PAF styles but use different winds and magnet assemblies to get pickups that are definitely a step away from a traditional PAF type sound.
    Do you want a different pickup just for the sake of being different or do you have a tonal goal in mind?
     
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    Lace Sensor and EMG come to mind.

    M
     
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    TV jones if you fancy something different to what you currently have..

    PAF based I would try the PRS 57/08 set, excellent set IMO
     
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    Dimarzio Super Distortion. Classic sound, but definitely no PAF.
     
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    Why would anyone want a humbucker that's not a PAF?:confused::huh:nuts







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