PAF Pro DP151
The PAF Pro was created when chops-intensive playing was first starting to happen, and high-gain amps and rack systems were becoming popular. A pickup was needed that combined a lot of presence and cut with an open-sounding PAF vibe. The transparency of its sound lets the PAF Pro slice through heavy processing, where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. Low notes have both snap and chunk, and there is a spike in the mid-range that gives the pickup a subtle aw vowel sound, like a wah-wah pedal stopped in the middle. Treble response is tweaked to produce highs that stand out without getting brittle. The PAF Pro makes an outstanding neck pickup in almost any guitar, and it is an exceptional bridge pickup when high output is not required.
Recommended for all positions.
This is a great building block pickup, because it is effective in many different situations. Try it in the neck position with a hotter bridge pickup anything from a Norton to an X2N will create a good two-humbucker match. As a bridge pickup, it is really effective with single-coils, because it wont drown them out with too much power, and it's bright enough to blend in tone-wise.
Have you ever heard a bridge pickup that made a guitar sound like a giant mosquito attack? If you’ve run into this problem, The Tone Zone is the solution. The Tone Zone is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range — hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. It’s got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger. The highest single notes have depth, and chords sound huge. Patented dual-resonance coils reproduce more overtones than you’d expect from such a fat-sounding pickup. It makes a great match with an Air Norton, PAF Joe, or PAF Pro, and split-coil mode produces an excellent single-coil sound as well.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 375
DC Resistance: 17.31 Kohm