Fralin Pure P.A.F. stays clean and features a late break-up and a smooth grind. This pickup is perfect if you’re trying to restore life to your guitar. Don’t let the term “vintage” fool you – you’ll find that it’s loud and versatile enough to play with modern-voiced pickups; it just features more clarity than modern humbuckers.
The Pure P.A.F. is a lower output humbucker, which is more dynamic and expressive than higher output pickups. It’s more articulate and cleaner than our Modern P.A.F., but beefier than our P-92. Lindy’s passion for the sound of vintage 50’s humbuckers led us down the road to design and create the Pure P.A.F., and it’s easy to see why – this pickup sounds incredible.
Built with USA-Made AlNicCo II and 42-gauge Plain Enamel wire, the Fralin Pure P.A.F. pickup is a gateway to instant vintage tone. When playing without distortion, you’ll find that this pickup sings what you put into it: it’s dynamic and warm. Highs are accentuated with a medium attack. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is nice and smooth.
The Fralin manufacturing process allows them to achieve unparalleled quality control. When Lindy designed this pickup, he wanted it to be as close to the originals as possible. Pure P.A.F.’s consist of USA-Made Butyrate bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. Each pickup is wound by hand, one at a time, using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. Doing this gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone, reminiscent of the early Gibson Humbuckers/
Finally, we assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand, which allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.
Fralin Pure P.A.F Pickup Specifications:
- Lindy Fralin’s Best-Selling Humbucker – low output, vintage tone.
- Original Gibson PAF® specifications: low output, with modern clarity.
- Clean and clear, smooth grind and a sharp attack.
- USA-made Alnico 2 Magnets for vintage tonal balance and output.
- Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups.
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone.
- Hand-built for unrivaled quality control.
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects.
Fralin PAF Humbucker Covers
Nickel cover stock available. Other cover colours available on order. Cut off for these orders is the 13th of each month and dispatched from Tone Merchants in the first to second week of the new month. Once dispatched, you will receive notification with trekking details.
- Polished Nickel – Stock available..
- Raw Nickel Cover.
- Chrome Cover
- Black Chrome (+$10.00 NZD)
- Matte Black (+$10.00 NZD)
- Gold – Gold pole pieces included (+$20.00 NZD)
Lindy Fralin Custom Shop Options:
Fralin Pickups offer a wide range of custom options to find the tone you desire. We have the Stock Wind option available to purchase online, dispatched on a trek and trace courier to you. For custom wind options such increased outputs, bobbin colour or string spacing. Contact us to place an order for these to be made specifically for you.
If not held in stock, you can order now and it will arrive with our next incoming shipment from Fralin Pickups. We place orders on the 13th of each month and dispatched from Tone Merchants in the first to second week of the new month. Once dispatched, you will receive notification with trekking details.