Tone Specific 1959 P.A.F. Set - Our Best Humbucker Pickups for Blues. Tone Specific Guitar Forum

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  1. whitedogbanana

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    I am looking for a set of PAFs for my new Les Paul and just saw this - must be fate.
     
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  3. 5F6-A

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    I really like them. Well done!
     
  4. Buzzard Luck

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    Lovey dovey, it was a joy to peruse all these passionate testimonials. 7 pages of sugar and I’m sold. Curiosity is peaked! Like a deuce in the night!
     
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  5. sitedrifter

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    I want to put these in my Yamaha SA2200.
     
  6. kellynm

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    Wow, nice demo, they sound great! I haven't heard of you guys before but will be looking now for sure.
     
  7. mtayl339

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    Never tried PAFs before; would be interested in trying these!
     
  8. iowa

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    Those sound awesome. Just went to the website am impressed with the range.
     
  9. pats

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    I have a set and love them.
     
  10. griggsterr

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    I love his bluesy approach to his Jazz chops. Sweet. Similar to mine except throw a country double stop in there once in a while.
     
  11. griggsterr

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    Ok, now you have me interested. I don't play high gain but on louder stages I still have problems with un potted pickups wanting to squeal on me.
     
  12. Hanlon92

    Hanlon92 Silver Supporting Member

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    I’ve heard nothing but great things about these. Could maybe use a set in my upcoming frank brothers build!
     
  13. darkwaters

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    They... sound... great !
     
  14. nickfox

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    I will be happy to endorse you when I am rich and famous. (if I win, of course...) :)

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  15. longordo

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    Tone Specific has been on my radar for some time.
    I would love to be drawn.
     
  16. tports

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    I'm intrigued. Please put my name in the hat.
     
  17. IanRubbish

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    Been through a lot of PAF pickups, and most of them are not that different from each other. From Planet Tone pickups at 60 bucks a piece to Lollars and beyond, they are always pretty close.
     
  18. Tone Specific

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    Thanks for your kind words. We put a lot of thought & time into every step of the process. Guys with good ears notice the difference & understand the value right away.

    We don’t believe in magic vintage winding machines or modern automation. We apply proprietary techniques to nearly every step of the process. This is an approach is contrary to that of most of the industry. Our approach takes longer than most but it yields unmatched results.

    This attention to detail and proprietary techniques is why the pickups have such a great feel & it’s also why so many pros use them in their vintage guitars. It’s very common for players to say things like “it sounds like they have tubes in them” or “it’s like going direct into and old studio comp or Neve console.”

    Our goal is to make pickups that feel great and respond in an amazing way to the musician. Our customers have been great & we are humbled by the amount of pro players that order multiple sets of our pickups.

    Here’s a behind the scenes look:

     
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  19. crosse79

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    First time I've heard of these. Sounds different from a lot of what's available out there. Time to start checking these out.
     
  20. jturner

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    No fair, @Tone Specific -- Mike Gallaher is a absolute beast of a musician. He could make a can of spam with a broomstick and rubber band sound good!
    (kidding, of course, all the demos sound amazing. well done!)


    edit: I guess I didn't realize it was a giveaway. I'd would put this set of pickups in a zebrawood 22-fret double-cut hardtail I'm building now. I tend to favor Alnico 2 PAFs, and I like the woody "chunk" sound I'm hearing in these demos.
     
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