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Pure P.A.F.

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Lindy’s favorite humbucker. Clean and articulate with very good note separation. The parts used look like real P.A.F.’s and the tone is as close as we can get.


Pickup Cover (Optional)


The Lindy Fralin Pure P.A.F. humbucker is Lindy’s favorite humbucker we make. Based on the specifications of the original 50’s Gibson® P.A.F. pickups, the Pure P.A.F. humbucker is clean, articulate, and clear. This pickup will give you a vintage, clean tone that’s more articulate than most modern humbuckers. The Pure P.A.F has a lower output, which is more dynamic and expressive than higher output pickups. Lindy’s passion for the sound of vintage 50’s humbuckers led us down the road to design and create the Pure P.A.F., our most authentic-sounding humbucker.


Clean, clear, and articulate. The Pure P.A.F. will stay clean as it won’t break up as early as modern humbuckers, and you’ll find that it’s loud, while still remaining clear. Built with AlNicCo II and 42-gauge plain enamel wire, the Pure P.A.F. pickup is a gateway to vintage tone, instantly. When playing clean, you’ll find that this pickup sings what you put into it: it’s extremely dynamic, clear, and warm. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is nice and smooth, with a pronounced pick attack and pure-sounding plain strings and bright wound strings.


  • Built to the same specs as the 50’s: Workmanship, Parts, Sound
  • Clear, Clean, Articulate
  • Late, smooth breakup
  • Bright wound strings, pure-sounding plain strings
  • Made by hand, one at a time.


Wound with 42-gauge plain enamel wire, and built with AlNiCo II magnets. Built to the 50’s specs: from the Butyrate bobbins, down to the baseplates and screws. Options include a Zebra, Black, or Double White (50 & 52mm only). We can wind the Neck from 7.5K – 7.8K, and the bridge from 8K-8.4K. The most popular set is a 7.8K Neck and 8.2K Bridge.  

Choosing the Spacing:

  1. 49.2mm: Choose this for Gibson Standard Spacing
  2. 50mm: Fender Neck Spacing
  3. 52mm: Fender Bridge Spacing


  1. Gibson® Braided Shielded: Most popular. Use this if you have no special requirements (Coil tapping, Phase Reverse or Series / Parallel).
  2. 3-Conductor With Shield: Use this if you have Coil Tapping or Phase Reverse needs.
  3. 4-Conductor With Shield:  Use this if you have Coil Tapping, Phase Reverse, Series or Parallel needs.

Choosing Color and Cover options:

The Pure P.A.F. is available in either No Cover or Covered options. See below for the following:

No Cover:

  • Zebra
  • Black
  • Double White (50-52mm Only)


  • Nickel ($10 Ea)
  • Raw Nickel ($10 Ea)
  • Black ($12 Ea)
  • Gold ($15 Ea)

Custom Requirements:

At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want! Anything customized is a final sale and non-returnable.

Wiring Diagrams

Additional Videos

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Neck Output

7.8K, N/A, 7.5K

Bridge Output

8.2K, 8.4K, N/A, 8K


Zebra, Black, Double White (only for 50mm, 52mm)


49.2mm (Standard), 50mm, 52mm

Type of Lead

3 Conductor with Shield, 4 Conductor with Shield, Gibson® Braided Shield


2 reviews for Pure P.A.F.

  1. 5 out of 5


    I just put a set of these in a 2011 Les Paul Traditional–I replaced a set of Gibson’s ’57 Classics–My favorite pickups. But I put the Pure PAFs in–8.2K in the bridge, 7.8K in the neck–Sounds like Classic ’57s with a 4-barrel! The guitar used to scream–But the Pure PAFs allow it to sing–I like singing much more than screaming.

    Are the Fralins expensive? Sorta, yeah. But how do you put a dollar sign on tone? If you can’t get your tone, you don’t play as well. I’ll spend a few more bucks, to get a little closer to the tone I hear.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Amazing pickups!!
    Replaced a set of P.A.F (Neck 7.5k & Bridge 8k) in my ES-335.
    The sound is really awesome…
    more clear, more chime, more singing, more sensitive!!
    After I heard this P.A.F’s sound…
    I think…I really have to order a P.A.F(Neck 7.8k & Bridge 8.2k) for my Les Paul Standard too!!
    Can’t wait!!

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