These are custom P.A.F pickups built using todays materials. The pickups comes unpotted (potting as option) and they are machine wound the way they used to wind original late -50’s P.A.F humbuckers.  A sound these pickups produce is warm, still retaining a bite, not forgetting a good dynamics and singing upper strings lead. An expressive guitar tone was something I was searching when designing these humbuckers.

Here are some descriptions of parts I use on my traditional humbuckers:

Custom rough cast alnico magnets

Custom rough cast alnico magnets

Custom rough cast alnico magnets. These magnets are sand cast one by one, not sintered or cut blocks. They can be gaussed moderate high still producing nice musical tone with lots of dynamics and sustain. No shrill highs or rugged attack. A lot of attention has been given to the careful gaussing and degaussing. All magnets are hand selected and measured.

high quality single coated Plain enamel (PE) magnet wire

high quality single coated Plain enamel (PE) magnet wire

Only high quality single coated Plain enamel (PE) magnet wire is used. A modern Plain enamel differs slightly from the magnet wire they used in late -50’s paf pickups, but still it’s the correct magnet wire to produce a true vintage style humbucker tone. There’s only few manufacturers left producing PE.

vintage correct Butyrate bobbinsvintage correct Butyrate bobbins

vintage correct Butyrate bobbins

Only vintage correct Butyrate bobbins are used. Cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) or commonly known as Butyrate is a cellulose ester modified with butanoic acid. Modern bobbins made of ABS or Nylon are tougher and have lower dielctric constant. Also a size of modern bobbins is usually different than the vintage bobbins size. The bobbins they used on paf humbuckers in late -50’s were made of Butyrate. My T-Top humbuckers use modern ABS bobbins.

Standard Nickel-silver covers

Standard Nickel-silver covers

Standard Nickel-silver humbucker covers. All humbucker covers I use are made of high quality German silver (Nickel-silver). No copper is used under a plating. A copper cut highs and will make the pickup sound muddy. Standard covers are available as raw or with a nickel or chrome plating.

Authentic looking humbucker cover

Authentic looking humbucker cover

Authentic looking cover option available. Raw nickel-silver, sharper edges make the pickup look like the originals in late -50’s.

Nickel silver base plates

Nickel silver base plates

Nickel silver base plates. A correct metal for humbucker base plates is Nickel-silver. I use vintage style long-legged base plates with correct pole screw spacing.

humbucker steel parts

humbucker steel parts

Selected steel parts. There’s a quite remarkable effect on sound depending on steel grades used in humbucker steel parts. I have used lot of time testing steel parts made of different grades on my humbuckers. A main goal has been a balanced tone with lots of dynamics.

Original style single conductor shielded push-back wire

Original style single conductor shielded push-back wire

Original style single conductor shielded push-back wire. Four conductor shielded wire available if requested.
Maple wood spacers.

Short rough cast Alnico 5 bar magnets

Short rough cast Alnico 5 bar magnets

Short rough cast Alnico 5 bars.

Customer Guitar Pickup Alnico Bar Humbucker Magnets

Customer Polished Guitar Pickup Alnico Bar Humbucker Magnets

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Customer Rough Cast Alnico Bar Magnets for Humbucker and Pickup

Customer Rough Cast or Vingate PAF Alnico Bar Magnets

Customer Rough Cast or Vingate PAF Alnico Bar Magnets for Humbucker and Pickup, Customized Unpolished AlNiCo Rough Cast Humbucker Bar Magnet, Vingate Authentic Sand Cast AlNiCo Bar Magnet, Vingate PAF Style Bar Magnet HS-GPBA2 —- HS-GPBA8 with rough unpolished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 2/ Alnico 3/ Alnico 4 / Alnico 5 /Alnico 8 * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or 2.18″ […]

Unpolished Rough Sand Cast Alnico 8 Bar Humbucker Magnets

Unpolished Rough Sand Cast Alnico 8 Bar Humbucker Magnets

Unpolished Rough Sand Cast Alnico 8 Bar Humbucker Magnets, Vingate PAF Rough Pickup Narrow Alnico 8 Bar Magnets, Oversized Unpolished Rough Cast Alnico 8 Bar Magnets for Guitar Pickups HS-GPBA8 with vintage rough unpolished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 8 / Alnico VIII/ A8 * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or 2.18″ Length x 0.5″ Width […]

Wholesale Bulk Guitar Pickup AlNiCo 8 Bar Magnets

Wholesale Bulk Guitar Pickup AlNiCo 8 Bar Magnets

Wholesale Bulk Guitar Pickup AlNiCo 8 Bar Magnets, Polished Fully Magnetized AlNiCo 8 Bar Humbucker Magnets, Alnico 8 Rectangular Bar Guitar Magnet For Mini Humbucker and P90 Pickups HS-GPBA8 with polished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 8 / Alnico VIII / A8 (Al8) * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or  2.18″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ […]

Alnico 5 Bar Rough Unoriented Humbucker Magnet

Unoriented Alnico 5 Rough Surface Bar Magnets

Unoriented Alnico 5 Rough Surface Bar Magnets,  Unpolish Alnico 5 Un-oriented Bar Magnet, AlNiCo V A5 Humbucker PAF Style Bar Magnet, Unoriented Mangetized Rough Sand Cast AlNiCo Bar Magnet HS-GPBA5 with rough unoriented Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 5 / Alnico V / A5 * Size: 2.444″ Length x 0.492″ Width x 0.125″ Height * Polished: Unpolished – Rough Cast unoriented * […]

Vintage Rough Pickups Alnico 5 Bar Magnets Unpolished

Vintage Rough Pickups Alnico 5 Bar Magnets Unpolished

Vintage Rough Pickups Alnico 5 Bar Magnets Unpolished, Rough Cast Alnico 5 Bar Magnets for Guitar Pickups, Alnico V Rough Bar Magnet for Humbucker and P90s, Unpolished Rough Sand Cast Alnico 5 Magnets, Vingate PAF Magnets HS-GPBA5 with vintage rough unpolished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 5 / Alnico V/ A5 * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or 2.18″ Length […]

Alnico V A5 Bar Magnet for Humbucker or P90 Guitar Pickups

Alnico V A5 Bar Magnets for Humbucker or P90 Guitar Pickups

Alnico V A5 Bar Magnet for Humbucker or P90 Guitar Pickups, Polished Alnico 5 Pickup Humbucker Bar Magnet, Polished Alnico V Block Magnets, Humbucking Pickup Alnico 5 Polished Bar Magnet HS-GPBA5 with polished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 5 / Alnico V/ A5 (Al5) * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height o  2.18″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or 2.444″ Length x […]

Unpolished AlNiCo 4 Rough Cast Humbucker Bar Magnet

Unpolished AlNiCo 4 Rough Cast Humbucker Bar Magnet

Unpolished AlNiCo 4 Rough Cast Humbucker Bar Magnet, Unpolished Humbucker AlNiCo 4 Bar Magnet for P90s and PAF, Vingate Authentic Sand Cast AlNiCo Bar Magnet, Vingate PAF Style Bar Magnet HS-GPBA4 with vintage rough unpolished Fueature: * Permanent Magnet Merial: AlNiCo 4 / Alnico IV/ A4 * Size: 2.5″ Length x 0.5″ Width x 0.125″ Height or 2.444″ Length x 0.492″ Width x […]