Tone Specific

Fargen Blackbird Optimized PAF's

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  • Fargen Blackbird Optimized PAF's

Tone Specific

Fargen Blackbird Optimized PAF's

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You Deserve The Best Tone.

  • The Fargen Blackbird combo strikes the perfect balance between vintage blackface tone and superior modern design elements. It provides pure clean sustain, touch response and harmonic overtones.  It also plays nicely with the pedals you already use. If you already have a Blackbird, then you already know this and should continue reading below. If you don't have a Blackbird yet, then you should visit http://www.exclusiveamps.com/ to get one. 

    Just about any set of pickups would sound great with an amp as perfect as the Fargen Blackbird. Because of this you might think designing a set of pickups optimized for the Blackbird would be an easy task. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Ben Fargen has a legendary set of ears and great just isn't good enough. Perfection is the goal and we believe that we have achieved perfection with the Fargen Blackbird Optimized PAF's.

    As with all Tone Specific PAF's, the starting point is a great set of vintage voiced PAF Humbuckers.  We then make various tweaks to the designs to optimize the tone to perfectly work with the Blackbird. We believe the amps circuit starts with the pickups and these PAF's have been designed to compliment the Blackbird in every way. The Neck Pickup is clear and punchy, it never gets muddy but is plenty warm.  The Bridge Pickup is very dynamic that really cuts the mix with a warm round sound that is unlike anything you've heard before in a bridge pickup. It can get mean if you want it to and stays musical on all settings. You will find that your guitar's volume and tone pots are very usable, almost like an extension of the Blackbird's front panel controls. What are you waiting for? Take your tone to th next level with these Blackbird Optimized PAF's.