There was no such thing as a "neck" or "bridge" humbucker in the 1950s, but
there was a wide range of performance between individual pickups which made some
better suited to one position. Some of the old pickups had a lot of wire on the
coils, which created more power and a warmer tone. We've used new technology to
duplicate these qualities - without sacrificing the presence and open sound of
the best vintage humbuckers - to bring you the PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge
Model, a hotter version of our new PAF® 36th Anniversary. Not just for set-neck
24-3/4" scale guitars, this is also an excellent bridge pickup for trem-equipped
bolt-ons. Want to go totally retro? The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge Model in
standard spacing is also available with authentic vintage bobbins in glossy
black, glossy double cream or glossy black & cream zebra; vintage "Patent
Applied For" long-legged nickel-silver base, 1-conductor cable and your choice
of polished and plated or vintage worn cover.
Recommended For: Bridge
position, can also be used in neck position with hotter bridge models.
Talk: The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge model has the best qualities of the
Virtual PAF® bridge and Virtual Hot PAF® pickups and then some. It’s as loud as
the VHPAF™, but has as much low-end and midrange definition as the VPAF™ bridge
model. The highs are actually bigger and smoother than either model. The
4-conductor version also splits very well. Single-coil mode is bright, but not
at all sterile-sounding.