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  • mongrollo
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    Re: Dimarzio PAF classic

    Originally posted by Reckless Abandon
    So you say the dimarzios will please me?
    I worry if they are too bright
    Soo Sorry!! I've made a mistake!! 59' ARE BRIGHTER THAN PAF CLASSICS. The rest it is correct.

    Yes, they absolutely will please you. I have them installed in a Guild S-100 (SG shaped body) and they are absolutely great. They have all the clarity and warm I allways expected from a vitage pickup. I also had a 59/JB set in that guitar, they were great for what you expect in that set to do. But if you want a vintage type of tone PAF Classics are a great way to go.

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  • brisk
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    Re: Dimarzio PAF classic

    Originally posted by Majestic
    What I've personally been curious about, is exactly what is the difference between the Air Classic and the Virtual PAF, tone-wise.
    I called Dimarzio for the same question. The guy answered that they are basically the same execept that Virtual PAF has slight more mid.

    I tried PAF classics and 59's in my LP. I felt that LP is hotter and brighter. PAF classic sounded more melo and smoother.

    Cheers

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  • Majestic
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    Re: Dimarzio PAF classic

    Originally posted by mongrollo
    In my opinion 59's are less brighter than Paf classics. The Paf classic it is a kind of alnicoII humbucker with all the charateristics anlicoII humbucker have.
    On paper, that statement makes no sense.

    An alnico 2 "voiced" PAF configuration like the PAF Classic is going to sound warmer and less bright than an Alnico 5-equipped Duncan '59.

    That's the whole point of their "air" configuration.....to soften the tone increase string vibration without using Alnico 2 magnets.

    What I've personally been curious about, is exactly what is the difference between the Air Classic and the Virtual PAF, tone-wise.

    I see that they're both '59s with the Airbucker design, but what exactly is the "3 dimensional" quality that DiMarzio speaks of? The natural hollow tone of old PAFs?

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  • Reckless Abandon
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    I may just get another '59.

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  • the guy who invented fire
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    Originally posted by Reckless Abandon
    I liked them alot when I had them ('59's) I was just wanting something warm and classic sounding. I had never tried the dimarzios and was just curious. I want as PAF as possible. I know no two PAF's are the same.

    If you want the warmest, most PAF type you can get I say Antiquitys...if thats too much money, then go with Seth Lovers or 59's all 3 are killer PAF type pups, and all 3 are very smooth and warm

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  • Reckless Abandon
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    So you say the dimarzios will please me?
    I worry if they are too bright

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  • mongrollo
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    Originally posted by the_Chris
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    One thing about Dimarzios are that they tend to be brighter than Duncans. Duncans tend to be just very warm.
    In my opinion 59's are less brighter than Paf classics. The Paf classic it is a kind of alnicoII humbucker with all the charateristics anlicoII humbucker have. If you want to try something different of a 59 or a JB i can tell you this pickup will please you. I have both (59 and Jb) and the DM Paf classics are a different kind of pickup in tone.

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  • Reckless Abandon
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    I liked them alot when I had them ('59's) I was just wanting something warm and classic sounding. I had never tried the dimarzios and was just curious. I want as PAF as possible. I know no two PAF's are the same.

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  • the guy who invented fire
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    Re: Dimarzio PAF classic

    Originally posted by Reckless Abandon
    I am just putting them in an Epi les paul classic cheapo. I have a JB in my main guitar and a pair of a2 pros in my second guitar just wanted something different.

    If I were you I would go with the 59's...they are great pickups and would be different from the JB and the AIIPro...

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  • brisk
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    PAF classic is Air classic with cover. I could post a clip but now my luthier is installing them in my Washburn 335 copy.

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  • Reckless Abandon
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    Would they be brighter than a JB?

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  • That90'sGuy
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    I actually have one in my crappy Epi LP. It does it's job and I use it for alternative tunings or as a backup backup guitar. The pickup is a solid humbucker. Better than anything you can get stock (except on high end instruments). I'd take it over any modern day Gibson hb (to put things into perspective).

    One thing about Dimarzios are that they tend to be brighter than Duncans. Duncans tend to be just very warm. Neither one is really better than the other, just different IMHO.

    I also have a set of Virtual PAFs in my Dean Chafin and they're one of my favorite pickups. They reach the common ground between les paul and strat territory. The neck and bridge alone are like humbuckers, but with a strat-like clarity and with both of the pups engage, I get the best clean tone I've heard out of a set of humbuckers.

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  • Reckless Abandon
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    I am just putting them in an Epi les paul classic cheapo. I have a JB in my main guitar and a pair of a2 pros in my second guitar just wanted something different.

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  • the guy who invented fire
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    Isn't the PAF classic just their PAF with a cover? I have a set of DiMarzio PAF's and they are OK...but the Duncan 59 BY FAR kicks their ass! I bought them for $25 for the pair, andthey are worth that but like I said...IMO the duncan stuff is much better. What kind of guitar are they going in and what kind of sound are you looking for?

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  • mongrollo
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    I can tell you how it compares to the 59 neck.

    It has a warmer tone, more touch sentitivity and a little higher output. The tone response it is more even, having softer bass, sponier treble and a bit more middle. It produces and warmer distortion tone.

    It has great tone both clean and dirty... (like the 59 )

    I have some clips if you are interested.

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