PAF & P90 Pickups

PAF and PAF Style pickups are highly popular vintage style humbuckers recognised for their dynamic and expressive qualities. PAFs (short for 'Patent Applied For') were first introduced in the 1950s in order to combat the P90's noisy hum, and they paved the way for all modern humbuckers that followed. Each coil of wire in the pickups had a slightly different number of coils, and the variety of Alnico magnets used to build them were assigned quite randomly. This meant that individual PAFs had their own slightly unique tone, giving each one a different personality.

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PAF & P90 Guitar Pickups

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