When talking about sweet sustain coming from a PAF style Humbucker Pickup, everyone has a favorite model of humbucker. A few popular answers would be the 1959, the 57/61 or the Bloombuckers. After hearing the Tone Specific line of PAF style humbuckers, most pros will tell you these pickups have the most sustain & dynamic range of any Humbucker ever made. Just listen for yourself....
Hearing is Believing
You'll need to take a few moments watch and listen to the videos on this page. Sure you could spend hours reading the great reviews online but why do that when you can let your ears be the judge?
LIVE ON STAGE - SUSTAIN YOU CAN FEEL
IN THE STUDIO - MAKE EVERY NOTE COUNT
Most Pro Guitarists choose the 57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbuckers
Listen Doug Rappoport get an amazing amount of sustain with the 57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbucker pickups from Tone Specific. One of the most incredible aspects of this set is that they produce an amazing amount of clean sustain even when reducing the volume knob on your guitar. Pay close attention to the 35 second mark of the video below to hear this phenomenon.
1959 P.A.F. Blues Humbuckers Have Great Sustain Too.
Sweet sustain is important, even in songs where you only occasionally hold a note. In music, every millisecond of every note counts, the 1959 Tone Specific Blues P.A.F. Humbuckers are one of the most dynamic Humbuckers ever made. They are great for blues & any other style of music you might play. Listen to Marty Pelto get great overdriven tone from these amazing pickups.
1958 P.A.F. Twang-Tron Humbucker - An Unlikely Contender
The DNA of the 1958 Twang-Tron P.A.F. Humbucker sets is rooted in the sweet tones of the vintage Filtertron pickups, with the cutting clarity of an early 50's & the fat warmth of a late 50's PAF Humbucker. Check out the great Mike Gallaher (Joe Cocker) giving these pickups a spin an PRS SE Santana Model. Notice the sweet sustain he is pulling out of this guitar with volume swells at about the 33 second mark. You won't get these results with stock or mass produced pickups.
Bloombuckers - A Nashville Favorite
Nashville is the undisputed music capital. We are not just talking about Country Music, you'll find every type of band & musician in the Music Mecca. Session players in Nashville have to be well versed in various styles & the fact that so many of them choose the Bloombuckers is a great honor. Listen to Michael Britt of Lonestar play his Bloombuckers in a Gibson Les Paul.
1961 P.A.F. Punch Humbuckers - Fat Sustain
The 1961 Punch P.A.F. Humbuckers are a fat sousing set of pickups. They are in your face but never harsh & they have loads of sweet sustain. They are capable of of covering just about any style of music.
1957 P.A.F. Jazzy Humbuckers - Amazing Clean Sustain
Here is an amazing set that many people might overlook due to the name. Don't let the "Jazzy" name fool you. Just because some Jazz guys play many notes in a short period of time, doesn't mean they have no use for sweet singing sustain. Like most Jazz guitarists, the 1957 Jazzy P.A.F. Humbuckers can adapt well to any style of music just watch a Nashville pro take these for a spin.
The Verdict - It's a Necessary Upgrade.
Choosing your next set of Humbucker pickups might seem overwhelming but its small task compared to hassle of using the low quality pickups the came in your guitar. Playing guitar should be enjoyable, dialing in great tone should be easy.
The Tone Specific line of P.A.F. style Humbuckers are a game changer for serious guitarists. These pickups are all capable of delivering the tone you and your audience deserve to hear. If you are like most guitar players, you'll hear and feel the difference from the first note.
There are various styles to choose from in the Tone Specific line of P.A.F. Humbuckers, all of which are a substantial upgrade over most pickups on the market these days.
If you can't decide which set to choose, then just follow the lead of most pro guitarists and order the 57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbuckers. They can expertly cover any style of music. Your guitar will thank you in more ways than you could ever imagine. Listen to the guitar work below to experience the versatility of these amazing pickups.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbuckers - Amazing Blues Tone
57/61 Deluxe Humbuckers - Expressive Soulful Tones
57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbuckers - Great Fusion Tones
57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Pickups - Heavy Tones & Fat Sustain
57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Pickups - Perfect for a ES-175.
57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbuckers - Clear & Warm Tone
57/61 Deluxe Set - Providing Inspiration to Players Everywhere
What Makes Them Different?
Tone Specific Pickups slowly made one at a time right here in the USA. The 57/61 Deluxe P.A.F. Humbucker set typically takes about 2 months from start to finish. This artisan approach to building pickups is what separates Tone Specific from mass produced or quickly produced pickups. If you are like most players, you'll hear the difference from the first note. To order click this link: