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DiMarzio PAF 59 Bridge Pickup

Utilizing Larry DiMarzio’s 1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul for reference, DiMarzio PAF 59 bridge pickup uses the same materials as 1959, gifted ears, and decades of winding experience to in this pickup’s creation. Larry says the PAF 59 bridge models were built following an “old family recipe.” He started with a 2-½-inch degaussed Alnico 5 magnet. The 42 AWG enamel wire coils are un-dipped and scatter wound. They’re tuned to capture the guitar’s voice and dynamics without colouring it.


The PAF 59 Bridge Pickup features Double Cream™ butyrate bobbins on a long-leg nickel/silver base plate just like the originals.  All materials are made in the U.S.A. to the tolerances of the best of the 1959 pickups. The PAF 59 has the open dynamics, bright attack, smooth midrange, and rich bottom end, along with the creamy distortion of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups. Like the vintage “Patent Applied For” pickups, the DiMarzio PAF 59 Bridge Pickup has perfect harmonic range with exactly the right amount of oomph. It has a subtle roll off on the top end that sweetens the highs in the bridge position.

This pickup features a subtle roll off on the top end in order to sweeten the highs in the bridge position. 


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