Every pickup company does what they claim to be a version of the famous P.A.F. - Patent Applied For - Humbucker pickups made famous by their use in 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standards, and they all claim to be "so close to the real PAF sound, more PAF than a PAF blah blah blah..."
Well, Chris Klein doesn't f*** around. When he sets out to reproduce a pickup from the golden era of guitar he always goes way further than the competition to faithfully recreate legendary pickups.
Seriously, the Klein 1959 P.A.F. set is a 100% bang-on recreation of the originals - NOT EVEN GIBSON'S CREW THEMSELVES DOES IT THIS ACCURATELY FOR ITS CUSTOM SHOP HISTORIC MODELS!
Chris Klein is like an obsessive mad scientist of vintage pickups. He sacrificed several original 1959 P.A.F. pickups so he could work closely with laboratories to analyse the magnets, the wires and the other materials so he could then specify to in minute detail exactly what he needed to be custom produced by his specialist component suppliers.
- Vintage P.A.F Butyrate Humbucker Bobbin Black 49.2mm
- Vintage 1959 P.A.F Alloy Keeper Bar Manufactured Exclusively for Klein
- Vintage 1959 P.A.F Alloy Screws and Slugs Manufactured Exclusively for Klein
The Artists we have, have this to say about the P.A.F's. They have the same Dynamics and Timbre as the originals and they have a real sweet (slight) compression in the mids and highs.
The latest addition to our truest P.A.F humbuckers for your Gibson Les Pauls or SG's. This set uses all P.A.F parts, Vintage Correct Nickel-Silver Alloy Threaded P.A.F base plates, double black bobbins, 42 gauge Dark Purple Plain Enamel magnet wire, Long bar 1959 P.A.F Reproduction Alnico Magnet which doesn't have a harsh overly bright top end, uses Our Specially Made Vintage Alloy 1959 P.A.F Polepieces. Nickel covers, steel braided 2 conductor hookup wire, just like the originals. 1959 has a stronger output, just think 59 LP Custom which took over following the ever famous Gold Top Era. This set has a sweet and fat low end that is strong and punchy with just the perfect balance of lower mids. The top end is smooth and has a great presence that balances great with the solid mid range.
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