Tone Specific Pickups

1957 Jazz P.A.F. Humbucker Set - Best Jazz Humbuckers

  • 1957 Jazz P.A.F. Humbucker Set - Best Jazz Humbuckers

Tone Specific Pickups

1957 Jazz P.A.F. Humbucker Set - Best Jazz Humbuckers

Usually Ships Within 1 Week.

  • Warm, Clear & Open - Jazzy P.A.F. Tone.

    Are your Humbucker Pickups lacking that great Jazz PAF tone you desire? You are not alone, it’s a common complaint. Continuing to use the wrong pickups for your style 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 Jazz PAF® tone ends today.

    Beyond Jazz - 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. 

    We’ve created the best vintage voiced PAF® pickups for terrific Jazzy tone.  Just because your guitar is equipped with the best pickups for Jazzy tone doesn't mean you can venture into the realm of other styles.  The Tone Specific Jazzy PAF® Hum bucker pickup set will sound great for just about any type of music.

    Pro Tested – Pro Approved

    We’ve heard a lot of people say that you can’t get vintage tone from new pickups. Everyday our pickups prove the nay-sayers wrong. Don’t take our word for it, just listen to what the Pro’s say….

    Nashville based Blues/Rock/County guitarist, Ford Thurston installed a set of our Jazz P.A.F. pickups in his Rusty Anderson Gibson 1959 ES-335. He said “I ripped out the stock pickups and put the Jazz set in. Sound completely right…Tight, Punchy & Warm. They Sustain Forever. Really Great Pickups.”

    Vintage Tone for Modern Times.

    The P.A.F. pickups are famous for great tone and infamous for inconsistent materials.  A common thought is that they just used what was available in the late 1950's to make humbuckers.  This set is based on couple sets we've come across from the late 50's, most notably a 1957 set.
    We've worked very hard to recreate that tone but unlike the vintage hum buckers, the 1957 Jazz P.A.F. set is consistent in tone from batch to batch, year to year, now and many years down the road.  

    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:

    • Pickups are made to sound a little warmer without losing clarity
    • Neck pickup is clear and punchy while being warm. This pickups is designed to work well with the tone pot, roll it back to nail the tone you desire.  The string to string clarity is amazing and is totally maintained even if you roll back the volume.  There is nothing on the market anything like this Neck pickup.
    • Bridge Pickup is actually usable for Jazz. It is warm, smooth & never harsh.  It is a super complex sounding pickup.   Try plucking some dissident sounding chords and you might just lose your mind.  Jazz players that have long forgotten about the Bridge Pickup will now have a new weapon in the arsenal.  
    • 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 Jazz 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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