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Offline H.O.T.S.

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Identify first Demarzio PAF
« on: September 13, 2008, 02:21:12 am »
New guy here but an old smoker. Back in the early? 70's when the first PAFs came out I put one on my '65 SG and it's still there today.

Everyone that hear's it goes nuts. Yesterday I bought a Marshall 2 x 12 combo 100 watt and when the guy brought it over and I cranked 'er up, he was fliipin out. 

Of course that's why I've kept that pickup - it sounds really great. He asked me, and my feeble brain couldn't remember the exact name of the pickup.

Can someone tell me what these were called originally? All I remember is they were called PAF's. But the more I thought about it I'm wondering if it had a name besides being called a PAF.

 Guitar is signed by the Reverend  Billy T. Gibbons.

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Re: Identify first Demarzio PAF
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 10:12:58 am »
Hey man, welcome to the forums.

Chances are, if it's from the 70s and it's got the screw coil, it's a DiMarzio DP103 PAF, which was a staple of their line until they updated it this past year with the DP103 36th Anniversary PAF.

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Re: Identify first Demarzio PAF
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 12:25:03 am »
That 103 number sounds familiar.......

thanks!

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Re: Identify first Demarzio PAF
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 03:06:53 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum :) That definitely looks like an original DiMarzio PAF since it was the only double cream humbucker with a set of slug and screw poles.
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