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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good PAF humbucker

I'm looking for a good PAF humbucker to put in 1 of my tele(neck). I don't want to spend to much money for it, if anybody have any recomendation feel free to post $50 to $80 i'm a tight budget, thanks. Cocoboudin

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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seymour Duncan '59.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Seymour Duncan '59.
As Chrismo said, the 59 is a good one. A few more in the budget realm that I really like are Dimarzio's 36th Anniversary buckers and Tonerider A4's.

Buy used if you can. You'll get a lot more pickup for your money. Good luck on your search!
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Duncan '59...make sure you get the neck model which is gonna be a bit clearer. Fender uses them in tele necks on models all the way up to the Custom Shop stuff. I've got one in a MIM tele and had it in another tele for years before that. (And I did buy it used.)

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The SD Jazz is a great neck pup, and it's even clearer than the '59. A Bill n' Becky Wilde L600 3.6H makes a great neck pup, too.
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SH-55, or just take a T-bobbin and have one coil unwound 3%...5%... whatever....


I personally like the Older Dimarzio PAF HBs too.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The SD Jazz is a great neck pup, and it's even clearer than the '59.
Yup, no need to change pots too.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had a 1970 Dimarzio PAF in my tele for many years - if I did it again I would also put in the SD jazz, I have one in a Les Paul.

Some humbuckers have a tendency to get bass-heavy on the bottom 2 strings when used in a tele but it only means cutting some bass on the amp.

Also never changed any pots - had plenty of top end on the PAF but it was much louder than the stock bridge p/u.

Eventually I put in a lil 59 and recently went to an Area T set instead after the PAF quit.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SD Seth Lover neck pickup on Ebay right now for $80 plus $6.50 shipping.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You can get just about any Duncan within your budget.

If you want to save a few bucks a Tonerider Alnico IV CLassic is also great. IMO, the A4 has something going for it in the vintage sweetness dept that you don't find in most A2 and A5 pickups. I have a pair I bought for $80 (for the pair) in a Schecter Corsair semihollow and could never imagine swapping them out

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Try one of the Porter pickups: http://www.porterpickups.com/product...anthem-paf.php
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The SD Jazz is a great neck pup, and it's even clearer than the '59. A Bill n' Becky Wilde L600 3.6H makes a great neck pup, too.
You're right about the SD Jazz, problem is I have yet to find one F-spaced to use on a Tele.
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You're right about the SD Jazz, problem is I have yet to find one F-spaced to use on a Tele.
F-Spaced only matters in the bridge position and it's really for cosmetic reasons. Neck position would still take standard spacing.

the pickup in the bridge position of this tele is standard spaced.

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Old February 10th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thank's for all the sugestion
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Old February 10th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
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You may want to look at a Stew Macs Parsons St (a poormans PAF) I have some in a L.P. and love em.
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