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Alright I know PAF origionally camr from the gibson patent applied for pickups...but whats the dif between a regular pickup and a PAF one??


Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:21 pm
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They just have warm old tone


Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:56 am
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theres no such thing as a "regular pickup".
a paf pickup is a pickup that was designed by Seth Lover for gibson, it has a brighter tone that cancels hum unlike single coils which dont cancel hum. this is because of the polarity of the magnets in the 2 coils of a humbucker. they are opposite to each other and thus cancel("buck") hum and thus the name "humbucker"
paf's usually have good clean sounds and have a more warmer tone to them, unlike modern pickups that are brighter and focus in on a spefic part of the eq spectrum to deliver it's "hotness". a good example of a PAF pickup would be the seymour duncan '59 pickup and a good example of a mdern toned pickup would be the seymour duncan JB pickup. modern pickups usually have more midrange for todays sound which are usually a bit punchier in tone and paf pickups have a more "airy" tone.
paf pickups are also lower output too, usually in the 8k area and hotter, more modern pickups are usually int the 14k-17k range as far as their DC resistance goes.

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LP_shredder wrote:
theres no such thing as a "regular pickup".
a paf pickup is a pickup that was designed by Seth Lover for gibson, it has a brighter tone that cancels hum unlike single coils which dont cancel hum. this is because of the polarity of the magnets in the 2 coils of a humbucker. they are opposite to each other and thus cancel("buck") hum and thus the name "humbucker"
paf's usually have good clean sounds and have a more warmer tone to them, unlike modern pickups that are brighter and focus in on a spefic part of the eq spectrum to deliver it's "hotness". a good example of a PAF pickup would be the seymour duncan '59 pickup and a good example of a mdern toned pickup would be the seymour duncan JB pickup. modern pickups usually have more midrange for todays sound which are usually a bit punchier in tone and paf pickups have a more "airy" tone.
paf pickups are also lower output too, usually in the 8k area and hotter, more modern pickups are usually int the 14k-17k range as far as their DC resistance goes.

expert 8)


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Ibanezer wrote:
LP_shredder wrote:
theres no such thing as a "regular pickup".
a paf pickup is a pickup that was designed by Seth Lover for gibson, it has a brighter tone that cancels hum unlike single coils which dont cancel hum. this is because of the polarity of the magnets in the 2 coils of a humbucker. they are opposite to each other and thus cancel("buck") hum and thus the name "humbucker"
paf's usually have good clean sounds and have a more warmer tone to them, unlike modern pickups that are brighter and focus in on a spefic part of the eq spectrum to deliver it's "hotness". a good example of a PAF pickup would be the seymour duncan '59 pickup and a good example of a mdern toned pickup would be the seymour duncan JB pickup. modern pickups usually have more midrange for todays sound which are usually a bit punchier in tone and paf pickups have a more "airy" tone.
paf pickups are also lower output too, usually in the 8k area and hotter, more modern pickups are usually int the 14k-17k range as far as their DC resistance goes.

expert 8)


hey, what can i say? :)
spending alot of time around the seymour duncan message board pays off 8)

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