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PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« on: December 28, 2008, 01:53:32 am »
I know that the 36th Anniversary PAF "replaced" the VPAF set, but to my ear it's a bit thicker and fatter; the thing I liked about the VPAF set is that it had a decent amount of brightness to it, yet still stayed fat, almost like a thicker Stratocaster pickup.

Post below if you'd like DiMarzio to bring back the Virtual PAF set!

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 12:10:10 pm »
As much as I like the Paf 36th, I do believe that they should bring back the VPaf and VHPaf pickups as well. I don't see why they can't just offer it as a custom ordered pickup. You're getting my vote on this. If I do make it to NAMM this January I'll definitely ask the guys at Dimarzio about it.
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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 12:39:09 pm »
You got my vote! The more pickups available the better IMO. I really like the idea of just making it available as a custom shop pickup.
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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 01:30:18 pm »
I'm in...the more options the better.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 02:06:44 pm »
 I agree with more is better providing there is a difference.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 03:25:30 pm »
+1 on that. I'm hoping that they'd re-release the Virtual Hot Paf more than the Virtual Paf though.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 10:48:24 pm »
+1 on that. I'm hoping that they'd re-release the Virtual Hot Paf more than the Virtual Paf though.

It's funny you mention that... I've always been more of a VPAF guy than VHPAF guy.

Although I will say, the VHPAF does offer some sweet bridge tones, for a PAF-style pickup.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 06:06:15 am »
Bump...

Bud, is there any way we can sticky this?

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 01:16:17 pm »
Bump...

Bud, is there any way we can sticky this?

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 12:59:24 pm »
Count me in.  I thought it was strange that Dimarzio discontinue what I thought was one of the best sounding PAFs on the market.  Bring back both the VPAF and VHPAF.    8)
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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 04:12:14 pm »
WHOEVER IS GOING TO NAMM NEXT WEEK! PLEASE BUG DIMARZIO ABOUT GETTING THE VPAF/VHPAF REINSTATED!

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 02:05:06 pm »
how about bring them back with A2 magnets instead of the A5???  I have swapped out the magnet in mine for an A2 and they sound great!!   to me it sounds as good if not better than the duncan 78 model imo which will cost you $160.00
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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 10:39:19 pm »
I actually like A5s. But once again, that's me.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009, 05:46:25 pm »
+1 for this newbie.  in fact, i'm having to special order a VHPAF right now (through Mikes Music Shop) because they were discontinued.

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Re: PETITION TO DIMARZIO: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIRTUAL PAF SET!
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 09:00:42 am »
Given that Dimarzio had been the pickups of choice for the Musicman Axis guitars for Van Halen, I find it interesting that there is now a new wolfgang guitar being released.  The clips that I have heard, it sounds very PAF-ish.  Could it be the VPaf and VHPaf are the new pups in the new wolfgang?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2k8bTa6jrs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwd7B16VjXw
My first aftermarket pickup was a Super Distortion back in the 70's.  I strayed and tried Rio Grandes, Duncans, and EMGs only to come back to Dimarzio.  Funny were life takes you.