Pasted as rich text. I play in a band, the SmashMallows, playing an upgraded version of melodic prog rock, runs a legitimate guitar building and repairing business in other parts of Stockholm, Sweden, ** Current Guitar Of The Month contest **, Entry for Guitar Of The Month December 2020 is now open. They sound like PAF's and fully bring out the semi-hollow sound. Looks Great! The pickup is Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 with metal surround, and a new gold neck plate from Stew Mac. They're only $63 bucks each. Guess what? Nickel-silver cover for tone transparency, Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing, Alnico 2 magnets for warm tone with smooth highs and a soft bottom response, Output: mid 7K ohms, just like the originals, Height: 0.840" (21.34mm) including mounting tabs. Just like the originals, the slug coil has more windings than the polepiece coil, and both coils are unpotted. Oripure Alnico 2 Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup 7-8K Neck Pickup Rail & Screw Pol... 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AmazonBasics Acoustic Guitar Amplifier, black (FGA-5B), AmazonBasics Digital Delay Effect Sound Processor for Guitar and Bass, lotmusic Electric Guitar Effects Pedal Mini Single Type DC 9V True Bypass Classic Chorus (Red), lotmusic Guitar Tuning Pegs, Tuners Machine, 18:1 3L3R, Tuner Keys Heads, Closed Chrome for Luthier DIY Repair (Shape B), AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars, AmazonBasics Guitar Bag for 41-42 Inch Acoustic Guitar - 0.5-inch Sponge Padded, Waterproof. One other issue: Go to the Stew Mac home page first before going to the Parsons Street page. Ships from and sold by Lil' Huddy's Guitar Shop. One other issue: Go to the Stew Mac home page first before going to the Parsons Street page. Not to take away from the OP, but how does a PAF sound? These are single-coils work for either neck or bridge single-coil positions. × Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Golden Age Parsons Street Original P-9â¦ Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams included. I purchased them from the guy doing the demos in the link below. First of all, I know most people like the stock pickups in the '61s, and so do I. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. I bought the PAF's with the gold covers. I think the asymetrical winding may have something to do with it. (I was too lazy to make my own.) OriPure Alnico 2 Double Coil Guitar Humbucker Pickups Zebra Bridge Pickup-Strong Po... Oripure Alnico 5 Humbucker Bridge Pickup 14-15K Black Double Coil Humbucker Pickups, OriPure Alnico 5 Humbucker Pickups Electric Guitar Handmade Pickup Bridge Position. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I found I needed to tone done the brightness on both pickups to get the sound I wanted. My next pickups I buy will be Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers from Stew-Mac. Yes, what you say is true as to the earlier PAF's in quality and consistency. The SM long leg bace plates are considered one of the best to use in terms of "vintage correctness". the GAPS (Golden Age Parsons Street) HB's measure around 7.5K DCR neck and 8.2K DCR bridge AND Jim Wagner's JWP Pickups Crossroads HB set (Eric Clapton Cream era ES-335 HB set) measures around 7.5K DCR neck and 8.2K DCR bridge. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. This guitar had a EVH frankenstein, and a Dimarzio PAF in it before trying this one. Allegeable there are PAFs with as much as 5500 turns of wire and as little as 4500 turns of wire. If you're playing Black Flag-style punk I agree that the overwound bridge humbucker is the way to go. Thinking about trying these special Golden Age Parsons Street Pickups, because I trust StewMac wouldn't make it crappy. We christened these exceptional humbuckers in tribute to the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. specifications: Please try again. P90 + humbucker sounds good to me. Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. Very scientific... Seth Lover designed the bobbins to hold 5000 turns of wire. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. The magnets used also varied quite a bit, although not as much as in the Fender factory (some claim fender used more or less whatever magnets they could find that had the right dimensions in the early years). (Patent Applied For), was born, Neck-position model is wound to mid 7K ohms, Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included. The pickup could consist of two very hot coils, two very moderate coils, two very un-mached coils and every possible combination in-between. Gibson Golden Age Parsons Street P-90. Or what? Excellent deal for $118! Upload or insert images from URL. I really like the the Golden Age pickups. Electronics: Original wiring harness; the pickups have been replaced with Golden Age Parsons Street Alnico 2 humbuckers, and the switch has been replaced with a gold switch. Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s. Were the original PAFs overwound? By the way, I readjusted the A 2 as I figured they had a little less output and the result is that the output improved. They were thrown in a big box after being made and the next person down the assembly line simply grabbed two bobbins and made a pickup. These have some great reviews. As to Bernie Marsden and the Beast, I believe that guitar has some hot PAF's. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. For authentic classic tone, Golden Age humbuckers feature Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire just like the originals. See more ideas about Guitar, Guitar pedals, Diy guitar pedal. That sweet tone was just too good to keep to ourselves! Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. I used the Alnico 5 in the neck and the Al 2 in the bridge. - Not installed yet so fingers remain crossed that they'll turn out okay. Stew-Mac Golden Age Humbucker thoughts. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. But now in 2016 everyone and their mother makes pickups and I'm not believing the hype anymore. The only downside is that the al 2 doesn't have quite as much output. I just posted my review in the review section: Golden Age Premier PRE-73 Premier PRE-73 Premier. specifications: The pots are Alphas with an orange drop cap, switchcraft jack, and cloth wiring. Choice of â¦ In reality Gibson used a very poor QC during the first years of production. 75. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. Any of you taken a punt on any of the Stew Mac Golden Age pickups, I just ordered a set of the Parsons Street buckers, with raw nickel covers, Al â¦ Display as a link instead, × This item: Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers, Bridge, Alnico 2, Nickel $75.09 Only 3 left in stock - order soon. In fact I would still have them if I didn't sell em to a friend. × Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Even at regular price they are a great pickup. Here in Germany, Warm Audio is the cheapest of the bunch at 649.- â¬ street price. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Average Rating: (0.0) out of 5 stars. The A5 is very smooth and sounds great for jazz and rockabilly along with rock. Even though it is a PITA to get it out you could try using a 350 K Ohms pot (I guess it comes with 500 K) for the tone of the neck pickup. I Got a pair of the A2 parsons street pickups from CL for cheap. Something like high 8's in the neck and mid 9's in the bridge. specifications: FLEOR Guitar Humbucker Pickups Double Coil Neck Pickup for Electric Guitar Pickup-W... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You can post now and register later. Your link has been automatically embedded. Straight-up raw vintage! Joined: Oct 22, 2010 Messages: 52 Likes Received: 17 ... Golden Age Parsons Street Hot Humbuckers | stewmac.com . We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. Made by Dimarzio and the advertising states these were Eric Johnson's attempt to make a Les Paul sound like a Country Gent. Please try again. Turned the guitar into an ES-335. So when a lot of my fellow pickup winders use the term "PAF sound" that really doesn't say a thing. The badass style intonatable bridge, strap locks, nut, jackplate, knobs, and tuners are GFS. Your previous content has been restored. Or a 250 K pot. All caps are ceramic C0G/NP0 series. The difference is 22%! Fender Vintage Noiseless Stratocaster Pickups Set White, 3 Pickups, FLEOR Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup Single Coil Pickup Chrome P90 Soap Bar Pickups - Alnico 5, FOXNOVO Professional Sealed Humbucker Pickups Set for Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Guitars (Black), Seymour Duncan SSH – 1 N Ncov 4 °C 59 Classic Back Cover 4 Conductor, Neck Position Cable Nickel, Seymour Duncan 1110213-B Humbucker Pickup. And the coils weren't match. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. There's a problem loading this menu right now. HOT TUBES 70, Mar 27, 2015 #2. pedecamp Well-Known Member. AWG42 coils are wound on black or zebra bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted for microphonic suppression. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Gibson Golden Age Parsons Street P-90 Pickup. They simply let the bobbins spin until they were full. Joined: Dec 7, 2009 A2 is a bit "squishier" as well which might change your perception. cherokee6, July 17, 2013 in Electronics Chat. ... '61 Stop Bar Standard NGD/Review Les537 replied Jul 17, 2020 at 8:29 PM. For some reason if you go directly to the pickups page from your search engine, the pups are $148 for the set! Seymour Duncan 59/JB. Hi all, I know this topic has probably been covered a lot of times - but....I am considering changing out my pick ups from my 2007 Chinese made Epi Sheraton to Gibson 57 classic & classic plus pick ups!! These pickups are $75 each + shipping from Stew Mac. (Patent Applied For), was born. Stew Mac Parson Street PAF. These are essentially brand new. Product Title Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker, Bridge, Alnico 5, nickel. I was hoping theyâd be useful. Our Golden Age P-90 pickups carry on the raw sound of early rock and electric blues Our '50s-style Parsons Street P-90 model is named for the famous Kalamazoo street where the original P-90 was born It features a black plastic bobbin with old-style enameled unpotted coil wire for the original slightly grittier sound, and is wound to 8.0K ohms Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. Closely modeled after an outstanding vintage P.A.F. I bought the PAF's with the gold covers. You cannot paste images directly. Based on this experience I may try their Tele pickups for my build. The Golden Age P-90 pickups can give you the definitive sound of early rock and blues genres. I found in playing with distortion the pickups do not require very much to give them the "growl". Yep, but that project may be on the very far back burner! Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers sweet vintage tone was crafted to vintage P.A.F. So I was thinking of putting a set into a Les Paul Studio with coil-splitting to replace the hot pickups with something more mellow - have seen a couple of good online reviews. We tend to use "a PAF sound" describing anything we like except for the distortion pickups type sound from the 70's. Unable to add item to List. Alnico 5 magnets give that warm classic tone. Based on this experience I may try their Tele pickups for my build. Have acquired a set of the "Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers" (Alnico 2 - #5408s) Pups from Stewart-McDonald for a double neck I am building. $54-56 depending on pickup cover. Alot of it depends on mating it with the right amp and wood of guitar. The pickups are AMAZING! Under wound? The guitar clearly sounds better than other Blacktops Iâve had in stock. There was a problem completing your request. Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. By the way, I'm only playing through a Marshall 30 watt amp., so that probably effects the sound, too. Excellent deal for $118! Otherwise it gets a bit nasally for me. It seems to have the more "classic" sound that would probably be close to the Gibson '57 classics (which I was originally planning to use). Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by nateh107, Mar 27, 2015. nateh107 Member. What I really want to know is how much of a tonal difference will it make etc. Paste as plain text instead, × Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, EMG Zakk Wylde Signature Humbucker Pickup Set, Black. set from our own collection. Golden Age Parsons Street StewMac Both are AlNiCo 5 unpotted (really open sounding). I'm very happy the way it sounds now. Upgraded pickups, quality Mighty Mite neck, nice shape. Jan 23, 2020 - Explore Sean Hollenhors's board "Guitar pedal & amp building", followed by 140 people on Pinterest. I also put in a harness from BCS guitar with the Bournes mini pots. The Golden Age were good. How many of those who talk about "the PAF sound" have actually listened to a real PAF pickup? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers, Neck, Alnico 2, Nickel, The Parsons St name is in tribute to the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. It sounds AWESOME! The quality of the harness is top notch: great soldering and I like the schematic and mods they used rather than many I've seen on the internet. We give you a choice: Parsons Street neck-position pickups are wound to mid 7K, and bridge-position models to low 8K. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I put the parsons street a5 in the bridge of my Les Paul. I like the Parson Street the best with this guitar. Clear editor. Now, Golden Age Premier (the new premium line of Golden Age Project / GAP) just released two versions of 1073s starting at 489.- street price! Old P.A.F.s weren't made in separate neck and bridge-position models, and their DC resistance varied from 7-9K ohms. I've been in a couple hardcore bands and used hot humbuckers and always got complimented on my tone. And theyâve turned out to be fantastic. Current Price $89.75 $ 89. The pickups I am using (Golden Age Parsons Street Humbuckers) show a 8K resistance and 4H inductance and typically output no more than 2v P-P unless I'm really beating at it, so there shouldn't be any bad clipping with fresh batteries at least. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. No turn counters were used and no DCR checks were made. Possibly a soldering issue? Every once in a while they will run them at 30-40% off. specifications: â¢ Nickel-silver cover for tone transparency â¢ Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing I'm not willing to disassemble the setup at this time to figure that out ( you know what its like to install an ES-335 harness!). I guess I equate the sound I now have like an earlier es-335. Please try your search again later. Pickup Measurements: 7.5k (neck), 8.1k (bridge) Feeling that the guitar had even more potential with decent aftermarket electronics I did swap them out for Stew Mac's Golden Age vintage P-90s, CTS pots and bla bla, you know what's in. Having that said, I too use the term as Duncan and a few others have cornered the PAF sound as a slightly under wound, slightly brighter sounding pickup and as that have become the industry standard description, I need to use it too to make the customers familiar, to set a common lingua, even though I really don't like to use such a vague, and really not very correct, description, Sorry for the rant... Nice to hear that the Parson street pickups are good. I got a set of the Parsons Street PAF's for a Gold Top LP copy from Monotone, 20 bucks off each pickup. The highs on the a2 still need to be turned down for my taste even though the harness was modded to keep the them rolled off. - I was rather hoping that perhaps they are made at 225 Parsons Street for independent resale. For some reason if you go directly to the pickups page from your search engine, the pups are $148 for the set! Pickups are now a set of Golden Age Parsons Street humbuckers ($73/each) which are Alnico 2 magnets, controlled by a 5-way super switch and USA pots. I just finished installing the Stew Mac Parsons street PAF's in my old Epiphone Sheraton ii. I had the Parsons Street models, for whatever that's worth. They are named after the famous Kalamazoo street where Gibson created the â¦ 8,3K and 9.3K $70 shipped for the pair or $40 each shipped for individual pickups. They are very clear - almost too clear and deliver a lot of "punch". You get a darker sound, heavy on the low & midrange. 3-way toggle selector switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. 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