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PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge

DP223

Here are the characteristics that make a great vintage humbucker: a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity, the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. For our PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge we wanted to continue in the path of pioneers such as Seth Lover (designer of the original Patent Applied For humbucker) and create pickups that combine all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers. These pickups are not merely clones. We re-engineered the PAF® using our patented technology and Larry DiMarzio’s own 1959 cherry sunburst Gibson® Les Paul® as the reference. Larry’s Gibson® Les Paul® has a uniquely amazing sound and it’s not only due to the pickups — it’s the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined — almost like a single-coil. We duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer, as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. We use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire, achieving the exact frequency response we want. Then it’s dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics. The cover is made from nickel-silver and our new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge is hotter than the Neck. It is not only for set neck 24¾” scale guitars, but it’s also an excellent bridge pickup for trem-equipped bolt-ons. We’ll build the PAF® 36th Anniversary any way you want it. Choose the bobbin style — vintage glossy or modern matte, the type of base — traditional, long-legged or standard, short-legged, and the type of cable — vintage single-conductor or 4-conductor. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge is available uncovered, and we also offer three types of covers — standard polished and plated, buffed with no plating, and our vintage worn cover that looks so authentic and broken in that you’ll swear it’s been hanging around since 1959.

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Recommended For

Bridge position, can also be used in neck position with higher output bridge models.

Tech Talk

The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge model has the best qualities of the Virtual PAF® bridge and Virtual Hot PAF® pickups and then some. It’s as loud as the Virtual Hot PAF®, but has as much low-end and midrange definition as the Virtual PAF® Bridge Model. The highs are actually bigger and smoother than either model. The 4-conductor version also splits very well. Single-coil mode is bright, but not at all sterile-sounding.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor (1 Conductor optional)
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 285
DC Resistance: 8.60 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2008
Patent: 5,399,802 & 5,908,998

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 6.5
 
Bass: 6.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
Black/Cream
White
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
Red
Yellow
Black/White
Black/Blue
Black/Green
Black/Pink
Black/Purple
Black/Red
Black/Yellow
Nickel Cover
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
Worn Nickel Cover
Worn Gold Cover
Worn Unplated Cover
Chrome Tops™
Gold Tops™
 
 

Carl Harvey

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Song: Can I Move The World
Album: Unleashed
Band: Carl Harvey Project
Guitar Used: ESP Eclipse
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Jamie Humphries

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Song: The Nashville Song
Album: J
Band: J
Guitar Used: Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Supersport
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Fubar
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Supersport
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Jeff Coggins

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Song: I Don't Wanna Be The Only One
Album: Jacob Martin Band
Band: Jacob Martin Band
Guitar Used: Paul Reed Smith Singlecut Trem
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Joe Cefalu

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Song: 1-Signor Max
Album: Fear Itself
Band: Joe Cefalu
Guitar Used: Suhr Standard
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Joe Matera

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Song: Fallen Angel
Album: Creature of Habit
Band: Joe Matera
Guitar Used: Fender Stratocaster
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Julien Kasper

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Song: Milk Truck
Album: Trance Groove
Band: The Julien Kasper Band
Guitar Used: Gibson Korina SG
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Justin Shekoski

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Song: Move Slow
Album: NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack, Vol. 2
Band: Saosin
Guitar Used: Ibanez Custom RG
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Llexi Leon

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Song: Sirian Overture Clip 4
Album: Eternal Descent
Band: Eternal Descent
Guitar Used: ESP Custom
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary - Neck
Pickup Used: PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Dan Lawson

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Dave Murray

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Dustie Waring

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Gretchen Menn

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John March

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Rob Bailey

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