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Good PAF humbucker

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by cocoboudin, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. cocoboudin

    cocoboudin Tele-Holic

    Oct 4, 2010
    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

  2. Chrismo

    Chrismo Friend of Leo's

    Seymour Duncan '59.

  3. BB

    BB Friend of Leo's

    May 17, 2003
    Great Pacific NW
    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!

  4. YoGeorge

    YoGeorge Tele-Holic

    Mar 16, 2003
    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.)


  5. Tele-phone man

    Tele-phone man Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 11, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    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.

  6. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    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.

  7. elelpe

    elelpe Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2008
    Yup, no need to change pots too.

  8. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 8, 2010
    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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    SD Seth Lover neck pickup on Ebay right now for $80 plus $6.50 shipping.

  10. Meowy

    Meowy Tele-Meister

    Feb 22, 2008
    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
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

  11. blimpo

    blimpo Tele-Meister

    Mar 29, 2009
    southern indiana
    You're right about the SD Jazz, problem is I have yet to find one F-spaced to use on a Tele.

  12. vintage clubber

    vintage clubber Friend of Leo's

    Apr 12, 2012
    Mechanicsville, VA
    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.


  13. cocoboudin

    cocoboudin Tele-Holic

    Oct 4, 2010
    Thank's for all the sugestion

  14. sonofthesouth

    sonofthesouth TDPRI Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    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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