Experience what a humbucker should really sound like and get inspired by the Pure P.A.F’s beautiful tone. Lindy’s favorite humbucker, the Pure P.A.F. is a 50’s P.A.F. clone, using real Butyrate Bobbins and all USA-Made parts. Featuring a clean, clear tone with incredible versatility and dynamics and expertly crafted using 100% USA-Made materials, we guarantee the Pure P.A.F. will inspire you for years to come.
The Ultimate In Vintage PAF Tone
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Pure P.A.F. FEATURES:
Are you ready to cut through in the mix? The Lindy Fralin-designed Pure P.A.F. is our best-selling humbucker. Based on the specifications of the original 50’s Gibson® P.A.F. pickups, this model features a clean, articulate tone that’s incredibly versatile.
The Pure P.A.F. is a lower output humbucker, which is more dynamic and expressive than higher output pickups. It’s more articulate and cleaner than our Modern P.A.F., but beefier than our P-92. 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., and it’s easy to see why – this pickup sounds incredible.
- Our Best-Selling Humbucker – low output, vintage tone
- Original Gibson PAF® specifications: low output, with modern clarity
- Clean and clear, smooth grind and a sharp attack
- USA-made Alnico 2 Magnets for vintage tonal balance and output
- Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
How does it sound? Clean and articulate!
The Pure P.A.F. stays clean and features a late break-up and a smooth grind. This pickup is perfect if you’re trying to restore life to your guitar. Don’t let the term “vintage” fool you – you’ll find that it’s loud and versatile enough to play with modern-voiced pickups; it just features more clarity than modern humbuckers.
Built with USA-Made AlNicCo II and 42-gauge Plain Enamel wire, the Pure P.A.F. pickup is a gateway to instant vintage tone. When playing without distortion, you’ll find that this pickup sings what you put into it: it’s dynamic and warm. Highs are accentuated with a medium attack. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is nice and smooth.
Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. When Lindy designed this pickup, he wanted it to be as close to the originals as possible. Pure P.A.F.’s consist of USA-Made Butyrate bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. Doing this gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone, reminiscent of the early Gibson Humbuckers/
Finally, we assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand, which allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.
|Neck Ohm Reading (Stock):||7.5K|
|Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):||8K|
|Neck Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead|
|Bridge Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 2|
|Wire:||USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel|
|Bobbin Material:||USA-Made Butyrate|
|Baseplate Material:||Nickel Silver|
|Cover Material:||Nickel Silver|
|Slug / Pole Piece Material:||Steel|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K*|
|Baseplate Leg Depth:||6mm|
* You can experiment with pot values for a different tone. This pickup will sound dark and warm on 250K pots
Humbucker Lead Color Codes
See below for our Humbucker Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
Pure P.A.F. Questions And Answers:
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Would any Lindy Fralin PAF be compatible with a stock fender single coil or would there be other requirements? (Duo-Sonic)
Q Would any Lindy Fralin PAF be compatible with a stock fender single coil or would there be other ...... Read moreA
Hey Ben, our Pure P.A.F. should have no compatibility issues if you order the Pure P.A.F. with a reversible lead for phasing (3-Conductor will do.) - Tyler
I have telecaster thinline type guitar and I want a hum cancelling P90 on the neck and PURE PAF on The bridge. I mostly play rock and jazz. What specs do you recomend on both pickups ?
Q I have telecaster thinline type guitar and I want a hum cancelling P90 on the neck and PURE PAF o...... Read moreA
We recommend the Stock Output for both - they will match really nicely! Just make sure you select 2-Conductor lead on the Hum Cancelling P90 and 3-Conductor Lead on the Pure P.A.F. - Tyler
What do you recommend for a Gibson LesPaul Standard 2008 that has BurstBucker Pro pickups? I play rock and hard rock.
- A good 1984 VH bridge Humbucker pickup?
Q A good 1984 VH bridge Humbucker pickup?A
Hey Steve, our Pure P.A.F. would be perfect for the quintessential Van Halen tone!
Why don't they come unpotted as standard, like an original PAF? You can't deny unpotted pickups have richer harmonic overtones. I know it can be requested in the notes.
Q Why don't they come unpotted as standard, like an original PAF? You can't deny unpotted pickups h...... Read moreA
We use Paraffin wax for the most transparent tone, and we feel that this wax provides the most protection of the pickup in exchange for the most transparent effect on tone. You can always request no potting or light potting if you so desire! - Tyler
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