Tone Specific Pickups

1958 Twang P.A.F. Humbucker Set

  • 1958 Twang P.A.F. Humbucker Set

Tone Specific Pickups

1958 Twang P.A.F. Humbucker Set

Usually Ships Within 1 Week.

  • Pro Tested - Pro Approved

    Blues Guitarist Mike Machado plays the Twangy PAF’s, proving the are suitable for all types of music. He says “The Twang Set, sounds great, I love it. In general I just like the feeling. I like that the attack is more present. The sound just comes out really quick. It’s very present sounding. It’s just really clear, it feels really nice, I love it.  Its shaper sounding, even on the Rhythm pickup, its really nice. I love it.”

    Leonardo Amuedo, the highly talented and much respected Virtuoso is one of the finest touring and session players on the scene these days. He says the 1958 P.A.F.  Twang set "Sounds like a Tele, but bigger & with no hum. I love that".

    These are both excellent descriptions of the 1958 Twangy P.A.F.  This pickup up is probably the most unique humbucker set on the market today.  It was inspired by the by the tone of the early Filtertron's that first started show up in 1958 Gretsch guitars.  These pickups had a Twang and Clarity like nothing else. We took that tone and dropped it in to a humbucker housing while staying true to the vintage P.A.F. construction.  Now everyone can get amazingly Twangy & Warm tone in their humbucker equipped guitars.

    Crisp, Clear & Warm - Twangy P.A.F. Tone.

    Are your Humbucker Pickups lacking that clear tone you desire? Perhaps you have a dark sounding amp or guitar.  It’s a common complaint.  Continuing to use the wrong pickups for your style or rig can be extremely frustrating. This frustration can limit your ability to create the tones and the music you’ve been hearing in your head. We feel your pain. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Your search for your perfect Twangy PAF® tone ends today.

    Beyond Country & Rockabilly - Get Inspired.

    When comparing our pickup to other pickups, the great players hear the difference right away.  It seems the better the player, the more excited they get after hearing our pickups in their guitar.

    Formerly called the Rockabilly P.A.F. Set, we’ve created the best vintage voiced Twangy PAF® pickups for terrific Crisp, Clear & Warm tone.  Just because your guitar is equipped with the best pickups for Twang, doesn't mean you are stuck playing Rockabilly or Country Licks. You can venture into the realm of other styles with these pickups with the greatest of ease. The Tone Specific Twangy PAF® Humbucker pickup set will sound great for just about any type of music.

    Vintage Tone for Modern Times.

    Our painstaking design and testing process has yielded pickups that that sound great with tube amps, pedals, solid state amps, digital devices and even software. 

    Tonal Details:

    • These P.A.F.s are a game changer for anyone looking for more Twang without losing Warmth.
    • Neck pickup is clear & open without sacrificing warmth.
    • Bridge Pickup has the meatness of a P.A.F. with the Twang & cut of a Tele pickup. It is a very dynamic pickup.
    • These pickups work great with the volume and tone pots to clean up or drive the tone.
    • Voiced to sound great in solid-body, thinline or hollowbody guitars

    Huge Tone. Huge Sweet Spot.

    Our pickups are designed to sound great in the guitar in which they are installed. Whether you like to put them closer to the strings our further away, your tone will remain dynamic, warm and touch-sensitive.  These pickups let the sounds in your head shine through the speaker with sweet tone and singing sustain. 

    These pickups are designed to sound great in Solid-Body Guitars, Hollow and Semi-Hollow Guitars. They make a good guitar sound great and a great guitar sound amazing. More than a few top pro's have reported a huge improvement by dropping these into their vintage guitars.  


    A set of pickups that capture every nuance of your playing style is rare find these days. Most pickups are made by big corporations in factories. Our pickups are made by guitar players for other guitar players. We care about your tone. 

    These pickups are designed to musically respond to you. They are directly between you and your amp and interact in a very musical way.  You can produce an endless amount of tone by changing your pick-attack and picking location. Adjusting your volume and tone knobs opens up all kinds of doors in exploring the tonal pallet of these pickups. There is no need for coil-splitting or tricky wiring gimmicks when you have a set of pickups of this caliber. 

    Certified Organic.

    Our Pickups are made by hand, one at a time, right here in the U.S.A.  Our goal is to make the most Dynamic, Warm & Sweetest sounding pickups in the world.  

    Now every Guitarist can experience the joy of having vintage voiced pickups tailored for their preferred tonal style without breaking the bank. Unlike the rest of the herd of boutique winders that just wrap wire around a bobbin to achieve a certain Ohm reading, we've taken painstaking path to tonal perfection. We welcome you to join us on this path. If you are thinking about Great Twangy PAF Tones………….Think Tone Specific!



    How to Buy/Pricing

    Our P.A.F. Humbuckers Pickups start at $500 - Due to overwhelming demand, the current wait is 4 to 8 weeks. To order click the "Add to Cart" at the top of the page.

    Our building process takes a little longer than most pickup winders and we have rigorous testing that is performed on all pickups before they ship. This includes sound test. The goal is to make pickups that will not only inspire you when you get them but also 20 or 30 years down the road. We want these to be the last pickups you get. 

    Players with good ears seem to hear the difference right away. In fact, just about every pro we've dealt with has ordered multiple sets altering hearing how these pickups transform the feel & the tone of their instrument. We are sure you will appreciate the attention to detail when you hear your new pickups.


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