#3
seymour duncans have good ones. if your on a budget, say under $100, go for GFS, the quality isnt up to par, but its still better than nothing
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#4
wait a minute i have the answer. but it's expensive, and it's not a reissue
http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-1963-Gibson-Les-Paul-SG-PAF-Pat-Pickup_W0QQitemZ220155780743QQihZ012QQcategoryZ41429QQcmdZViewItem
or you can find a seymour duncan EVH pickup, cuz the pup EVH used was a paf and well, that is what it should be. if not, get a dimarzio PAF JOE
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#6
Unfortunately, the original Gibson PAF's were quite varied in tone and output. The modern pickups that most closely resemble the original PAF construction are the Gibson Burstbuckers. The only way to get an authentic PAF sound would be to buy several of each Burstbucker, throw all of them in a box, and randomly select two (with no preference for neck or bridge).

Functionally, the best replica's are the Burstbucker Pro's from Gibson, and The Mule from Bare Knuckle. Both are offset wound providing the easily attainable crunch that original PAF's are known for. Regarding output, the Pro's are more on par with the originals while the Mule's are a bit higher.
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Unfortunately, the original Gibson PAF's were quite varied in tone and output. The modern pickups that most closely resemble the original PAF construction are the Gibson Burstbuckers. The only way to get an authentic PAF sound would be to buy several of each Burstbucker, throw all of them in a box, and randomly select two (with no preference for neck or bridge).


How so? They wax pot the Burstbuckers now, which IMO takes away the distinctive "honk" that an unpotted pickup has.

I tried Burstbuckers once (twice actually because both LP's I played had them) and I was very unimpressed. I found them to be quite muddy and dull, especially the neck. I was even given the oppurtunity to adjust the height, and I just couldn't bring myself to liking them.

For my money I'd go for the Seymour Duncan Antiquitys
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Unfortunately, the original Gibson PAF's were quite varied in tone and output. The modern pickups that most closely resemble the original PAF construction are the Gibson Burstbuckers. The only way to get an authentic PAF sound would be to buy several of each Burstbucker, throw all of them in a box, and randomly select two (with no preference for neck or bridge).

Functionally, the best replica's are the Burstbucker Pro's from Gibson, and The Mule from Bare Knuckle. Both are offset wound providing the easily attainable crunch that original PAF's are known for. Regarding output, the Pro's are more on par with the originals while the Mule's are a bit higher.

Eh, if I were spending that much on pickups, I'd skip it on the Gibsons, and go with Stephens Designs pickups. The clips they have are simply orgasmic.
#9
^+1 on the Stevens Designs. Wolfetone and Mojave make some nice sounding ones too if you're looking in that range.
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Stephen Designs pickups. recommended by CorduroyEW. and i support his opinion.
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+2 on Dave Stephens' pickups. His PAF clones are probably the best in the business.

I own a set of Dave's Mojo V single coils, btw. They're the best single coils I've ever heard. His customer service is great. Just expect to wait about 2 months for your pickups, especially if he's busy.
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#12
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eBay some T-tops or original PAFs

lots of people make PAFs
#13
Also Bareknuckle Mules. I will install them on my bday next week. Tim Mills of BK has actually spoken with Seth Lover himself when he made them!
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Eh, if I were spending that much on pickups, I'd skip it on the Gibsons, and go with Stephens Designs pickups. The clips they have are simply orgasmic.


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^+1 on the Stevens Designs. Wolfetone and Mojave make some nice sounding ones too if you're looking in that range.

I have one of the Mojave pickups (slightly hotter PAF-style) & it's the best pickup I've ever used for what I want (old VH tone,very articulate/dynamic/responsive, but clear-not muddy).
I used to have a pair of original PAFs from a 1960 ES 335 (sold them years ago ), & the Mojave actually sounds better than either of those did, but as stated above, there were lots of variations from pickup to pickup back then.
The one in the ebay link above is not a PAF, but very well may sound very similar. The originals have a very small decal that says "Patent Applied For", w/ no patent number.
Thanks for the heads up on the Stephens pickups. I'll definitely have to check those out.
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How so? They wax pot the Burstbuckers now, which IMO takes away the distinctive "honk" that an unpotted pickup has.


Also, the distinctive (and unbearable) squeal.
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I was gonna get SDs, but the 12 month week wasn't really a turn on...

Then I figured that BK was a better choice, since I heard more about them and they were U.K. based.
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