Tone Specific Pickups

TS Bloombucker P.A.F. Humbuckers

  • TS Bloombucker P.A.F. Humbuckers

Tone Specific Pickups

TS Bloombucker P.A.F. Humbuckers

You Deserve The Best Tone.

  • Tone that “Blooms” - Get Inspired.

    If you played a few humbucker equipped guitars from the 1950s, then you probably know what “Bloom” is all about.  If you have never experienced it, then you are really missing out.  Many people describe Bloom in different ways and others are at a loss for words when hearing and feeling it.  To our ears there is softness to the attack of each note followed a very interesting and complex harmonic content to the tone.  Then just as the note should fade away, it continues to sing and sustain its sweet voice. 

    Unlike our other P.A.F. designs, these pickups are not formulated with a certain style of music in mind.  The goal is to make the much sought-after vintage P.A.F. “Bloom” available to everyone.  This was a lofty goal and the design process has taken us years to master.  

    Pro Tested – On the Road & in the Studio

    We’ve heard a lot of people say that vintage Bloom is not possible with new pickups or new guitars, this set of amazing pickups has proved the nay-sayers wrong. Don’t take our word for it, just listen to what one of our Professional Beta-Testers has to say….

    Ford Thurston, a Nashville based guitarist is no stranger to the road, the studio or vintage P.A.F. tone. Ford has owned many vintage Gibson Guitars from the 1950’s including a Les Paul and a 1959 ES-335. He’s also owned several others Gibson’s from the 60’s. In addition, he has performed with Duane Allman’s 1957 Gold Top on more than one occasion while passing though Macon, GA.

    Ford Thurston knows vintage tone as well as anybody. He has been actively chasing it for his new guitars for a couple of decades. He has tried just about every expensive P.A.F. clone you can think of. According to him, most of the clones sound pretty good, but for the most part they sound like clones and are missing that vintage “Bloom”. Some are warm enough but lack dynamics, while others have dynamics but are a little harsh.  Ford says the Tone Specific Bloombuckers are among the best PAF type of pickup he has ever played.   

    Ford has A/B’ed the Bloombuckers in a newer Les Paul against a vintage 1959 Les Paul and walked away in disbelief as the Bloombuckers matched the 1959 Les Paul note for note, bend for bend, Bloom for Bloom.  He likes them so much he keeps his vintage guitars at home and goes to work with his newer Les Paul loaded with the Tone Specific Bloombuckers.

    Ford was so impressed that he recorded a demo of these pickups that you can watch in the video above.

    Vintage Tone - Modern Innovation.

    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:

    • Bridge is Punchy, Clear, Warm & Dynamic – Just like an old P.A.F.
    • Neck is Nice & Wide Open w/ plenty of warmth without any mud.
    • Soft Touch, Big Round Top End, Punchy Mids & Perfectly Dialed in Lows.
    • They Work equally well with Solid, Semi-Hollow or Hollow-Body 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 Vintage P.A.F. 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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