PAF 59 Set

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Offline DarthPhineas

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PAF 59 Set
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:53:19 PM »
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Saw something about these coming out of NAMM. Sounds like they should be out around April.

Called in today to ask about them and they should have butyrate bobbins and alnico 5 with little/no potting and based off Larry's 59 Lester.

Looking forward to checking these out.
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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 10:59:24 AM »
I'm a little confused. Isn't the 36th anniversary PAF set based on Larry's late 50s Les Paul too? Are we referring to the same or different guitar in this case?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 09:11:22 AM by KH Guitar Freak »

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 04:28:00 AM »
That's what I remembered as well. But the 36th looks like a typical DiMarzio so maybe they wanted to add something to the line that looks vintage original.

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 11:38:55 AM »
looks interesting.
wondering whether they also went with "vintage authentic" route for creating the sounds too or only the appearance.
well I mean, DiMarzio usually came with their own modern method in creating instead of try to be as close as possible to how it was made in the old days.

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 06:02:28 PM »
I'm a little confused. Isn't the 36th anniversary PAF set based on Larry's late 50s Les Paul too? Are we referring to the same or different guitar in this case?


He said it was Larry's 59. No idea if he has more than one.

Supposed to be more vintage correct. The A5 seems interesting. Not sure the gauss level on it. Doesn't the plain 36th have a bit of "air" tech going on.

I'd like to see something like a quintessential airy chimey sweet bright open-sounding 59 PAF in a production setting. Hope they pull it off.
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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 01:20:19 PM »
I have left a Les Paul sitting with empty pickup cavities for a couple of weeks because I want to know more about these before I buy something else. I wish they would hurry up with the specs on them. I was about to buy a Set of Gibson Burstbucker 1&2. I have always liked Seymour Duncan's take on the 59 PAF, but with those, the neck pickup can be a bit bass heavy, and the bridge can be a bit brittle on high notes. They work better in an SG than a Les Paul.

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 05:35:04 PM »
Talked to them again today and apparently it still might be another few weeks.

He did confirm long legs and vintage braid wiring and available only in double creme.
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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 10:49:39 PM »
I have left a Les Paul sitting with empty pickup cavities for a couple of weeks because I want to know more about these before I buy something else. I wish they would hurry up with the specs on them. I was about to buy a Set of Gibson Burstbucker 1&2. I have always liked Seymour Duncan's take on the 59 PAF, but with those, the neck pickup can be a bit bass heavy, and the bridge can be a bit brittle on high notes. They work better in an SG than a Les Paul.

IMO, if you enjoy very polite sounding humbuckers for the lack of better words, Burstbucker 1 & 2 combo on a guitar works well. I need to try a Burstbucker 2 & 3 combo someday. Also, these pickups are not wax potted. Something you may want to consider

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 10:27:51 PM »
no news about this one?

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 02:25:33 PM »
no news about this one?

I've been calling them about every month. The answer is generally that it's getting final tweaks from Larry's ears.

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 02:56:32 AM »
LarryDiMarzio25 minutes agoHighlighted reply
Hi, Thanks for your interest. The Satchtur8 is finished (Joe's been touring with it) and I'll probably release it by the end of Aug. I'm still refining the PAF 59 but it is out on the road this summer with several artists.
Hope that helps,
Larry DiMarzio

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 10:34:40 PM »

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 05:11:27 PM »
Arrived today.  Installed today. 

Going to put them through the paces.
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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 04:43:03 PM »
You're killing us Darth, first impressions please  :o ??? :-\ 8)

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Re: PAF 59 Set
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 06:41:34 PM »
You're killing us Darth, first impressions please  :o ??? :-\ 8)

Come on daddy-o. It's only been a day.
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