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  • ArtieToo
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    That could be cool. You'd effectively have a Fuglybucker variant.

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  • posite63
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    Maybe this was asked earlier, but has anybody ever made a hybrid with a PATB and a regular coil? There's a damaged PATB up on eBay that I'm thinking of combining with a Custom.

    Sent from my LG-H830 using Tapatalk

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  • Masta' C
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    We are truly overdue for some new PA-based designs.

    In some ways, that's why it was such a shame that people poo'd all over the Fuglybuckers! The PA tech gets used so infrequently. I mean, the Crazy 8 was the first new PA design in 20 years!

    Basically, anything "new" using the PA has moved into Custom Shop territory, making it inaccessible to the average player.

    I think a PA Strat set and/or a PA Tele set would be cool

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  • dr.barlo
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    I'd love a double cream PATB-3 with the accompanying neck!!!

    B

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  • ArtieToo
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    You all were right. The bridge measures 57.5 mm outside pole to outside pole, while the neck measures 54 mm.

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  • NoOnesFang13
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    Back in 2005 my friends band and mine were playing at a Christmas block party at someones girlfriends house. Her dad had a pink partscaster with a floyd and single PATB-2 and my buddy played it for their set. It sounded awesome and the lone experience i have with a PATB, but makes me want to get a PATB-3 for myself as i like my bridge pickups in the 10k range.

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  • Masta' C
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    Or full double cream! Haven't looked at DiMarzio's trademark, but I bet it doesn't cover non-traditional bobbins with staple-looking pole pieces instead of screws and slugs

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  • SFW
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    I have a set of PATB-1s in my Charvel. Great sounding pickups. Fat, but not flabby. The string to string balance is great. Absolutely love them. I only wish Seymour offered them in parchment.

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  • misterwhizzy
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    One thing I've noticed playing the PATB1b this weekend is that the highs in this pickup are more pleasing to my ears than any other pickup I've played. So much talk about this pickup not having harsh highs or that pickup not having harsh highs, but this one really has a sparkle on top even when the volume is opened up all the way that refuses to get harsh or ice-picky.

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  • Masta' C
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    To be honest, I always forget about that with the PATB1n. Makes me think Duncan could definitely do other things ::cough::tele pickup::cough:: with the PA bobbins

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  • ItsaBass
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    Artie, the neck and bridge models use TB baseplates and bobbin dimensions. The pole spacing is narrower on the neck model.

    I filed down my bobbins so they'd accept humbucker trim rings too. Sharp looking pickups with the trim rings on them.

    Masta' C's picture with a basic in-phone convergence correction applied. You can see that the bobbins are the same width, but the poles are spaced differently.

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  • ArtieToo
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    I see that. Let me dig my mic out again.

    While simultaneously looking for my lost bottle of rum.

    P.S. I really, really want to try the single coil version of these. https://www.seymourduncan.com/single...s&pa_strings=6
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  • Masta' C
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    Artie, I'm pretty sure the bobbins are the same dimension between neck and bridge, but the pole piece spacing within them differs. As you can see in the pic I posted, there is extra space on the outside of the E-string poles on the neck model

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  • The JEM Ghost
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    Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Note, the same dimensions for neck & bridge.
    Could it be that the pickups have the same dimensions, but it's just the pole pieces being closer to eachother on the neck model?
    Just thinking out loud though, may be stupid lol

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  • ArtieToo
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    Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
    PATB-1n on top, PATB-1b on bottom:
    Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Nope. The PATB-1n is standard spaced, and has a PAF-ish wind. I wasn't makin **** up!
    This is weird. I wonder if they changed things somewhere along the line? My PATB-1n measures exactly 2.75". Here's the dimensions straight from the horses mouth. Note, the same dimensions for neck & bridge.

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