Classic vintage tone
- a smooth, almost voice-like quality
- the PAF has that intangible swell to the notes after attack. It possesses vintage output and breathes freely with an open, warm character. Played flat-out through non-master volume tube amps, the PAF recreates the deep character of the great plug-in, turn-up, and wail school of tone. Modern potting techniques and tight, consistent winding eliminate squeal and microphonics, which are common to the originals. Here is solid tone for both neck and bridge positions. It balances well in the neck with hotter bridge humbuckers.Recommended for neck and bridge positions in all solid, semisolid, and hollowbody guitars.
Tech TalkThere are 2 basic types of vintage humbuckers: those that have a hotter tone and those that have a softer, aged sound. The Air Classic has the softer sound, and the PAF is a little tighter and tougher
- very useful for cleaning up muddy sounding neck positions. It's also good as a bridge pickup combined with neck and middle single-coils: not loud enough to overwhelm them, and bright enough to blend well.