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Golden Age Parsons Street Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover with Alnico 2 magnets

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Golden Age Parsons Street Overwound Humbuckers

About This Item

You asked for 'em! Introducing the overwound versions of our Parsons Street humbuckers, wound to 9.5K ohms for higher output punch.

We named these exceptional humbuckers after the famous Kalamazoo address where the holy grail of pickups, the legendary P.A.F. (Patent Applied For), was born.

True vintage sound, in a stronger dose!
Sometimes those 1950s PAFs were accidentally overwound at the factory, and when you find one of those rare ones, it has a little extra bite to its sound. To capture that tone, we keep winding these hot versions until we get a DC resistance of 9.5K ohms.

    Golden Age Parsons Street Hot Humbuckers vintage specs:
  • Nickel-silver cover for tone transparency
  • Original 1.97" (50.04mm) polepiece spacing
  • Plain enameled AWG42 coil wire
  • Black paper coil tape
  • Wood spacer
  • Choice of Alnico 2 or Alnico 5 magnet
  • Nickel-silver baseplate
  • Single-conductor braided shield output wire
    Your choice of original-style magnets:
  • Alnico 2 for warm tone with smooth highs and a soft bottom response.
  • Alnico 5 produces a clear tone with more pronounced highs and a tighter low end. (Original P.A.F.s contained Alnico 2, 3 and 5 magnets at various times.)
Dimensions
Length2.75"(69.85mm)
Width1.5"(38.10mm)
Height.840"(21.34mm)including mounting tabs

Height adjustment screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.

Mounting rings and mounting ring screws are available separately.

Handy Humbucker Helpers make installation easy.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Wiring a humbucker to get two sounds

Erick Coleman shows how he modified a Parsons Street Humbucker, turning it into a switchable single-coil/humbucker combination.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucker

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Parsons Street Humbucking pickups.

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Have not installed it yet. Hopefully it will sound as good as it looks. Workmanship and finish are beautiful. It reads 9.36k on my meter. Perfect.

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Darth Vader said it best... "IMPRESSIVE"

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Well Howdie y'all, big techs here with a smile on my face and a straight to work attitude. I really love these humming buckeroonies. These thingys just rock me endless and make me feel worthy like Garth and Wayne... SWING !!!! Especially playing my Epi through a BASS amp (yes I said it) it sounds warm and fuzzy and makes me feel..... good. (and NO I'm not from Texas I am just a tech) imagine an emojie with its toung hanging out saying bbbllllhhhh ...

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Alnico 5 neck alnico 2 bridge

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Really happy, great sound on a PRS like DIY. I think they are really wow. I would like to try Strat set, i'm thinking about it. thank you Stewmac.

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Everything advertised and more!!!

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Put one of these in your LP and you won't be disappointed!!!

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My 8th Set 

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I found these looking for alternatives to $300 for a set of Gibsons. These sound and play just like the originals. What more could you want? I tell everyone that watches my You Tube Channel Davesintexas to buy a set or at least check out the website to see how to save almost $200 dollars and get great tone.

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Great tone

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It sounds as good as I hoped it would! Popped off the cover and potted it for a screaming tone with no microphonics!! It loves an overdriven Marshall for those of you who dig that...

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Amazing!!!

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Replaced the Burstbucker Pros in my Gibson LP Standard with one of these (Alnico 2) in the Bridge and an Alnico 5 regular (not overwound) in the Neck position. I expected some improvement as I was not happy with the thin tone, especially in the Bridge position, of the Gibson Burstbucker Pros. But I was blown away with how much it improved my tone!!! These pups are simply amazing. Fat, complex, singing, perfect PAF tone. Mountains of PAF tone!! When you consider that the Gibson pups sell for over $200 and they are supposed to be top of the line, it's just incredible the difference these made. It makes the Burstbuckers nothing less than a pile of junk. I cant believe that Gibson would put something like those junky Burstbucker Pros in such a fine guitar when for far less than half the price these pickups blow them away! I can't say enough about the difference these pups have made to the tone of my guitar. It's simply made it come alive and sound like I've always wanted it to, and knew it could.

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Sweetest Sound

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I have a Tokai LP Copy that had a great sound before, the stock pups were right on the money. But I wanted to replace all the electronics and pups to something closer to vintage. So I upgraded the electronics with CTS, braided wires,.022/.015 vintage/new oil filled caps and changed to these with Alinco 5 & 2. Honestly I thought the difference would be nominal at best and it would be more of a hardware upgrade. The sound now is just the sweetest I've ever heard. I mean this guitar always had sustain but now it literally sings and is just so responsive to string attack it's crazy. Switching between front and back pups is a trip. Before there was more of a noticeable difference in volume and bite but now the volume is practically the same and it clearer, like a bell tone. For the price you just can't beat the difference these made.

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Did the trick

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I have a 2 humbucker Telecaster with an ash body. I have a PAF style pickup in the neck and that sounds great. I could NOT find the right bridge pickup. Everything near vintage spec was too bright, everything hot was too compressed. This pickup is just right. A little hotter but not so much that it sledgehammers the amp input. The alnico II magnets are what I think got rid of the overly aggressive treble. I LOVE IT. It would be hard to find anything better at twice the price. Thanks StewMac.

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wow

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This pup will take over the top.The best description would have to be a PAF tone on steroids, but is still very sweet sustain awesome!


















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