Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder - Jemsite
Pickups & wiring Discussion about pickup types, replacements, recomendations, switching, wiring diagrams and sustainer systems for ANY guitar, JEMs included.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 23
Thumbs up Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

I currently have a Tone Zone in the bridge of my alder Floyd guitar. Bass is not tight enough and there seems to be some "fake artifacts" of distortion in the background. Tough to describe. Sorry. Was thinking about a Super 3 but then i heard Breed was similar. Or maybe a PAF Pro but then i hear that's too bright! And what neck humbucker to pair this with? I play hair metal in a cover band and instrumental shred stuff at home in standard tuning. Help!
DrRGFever is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 11:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Valencia (Spain)
Posts: 41
Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

Hair Metal: Paf-Pros
Shred: Breeds

Both will do both jobs pretty good, though.
vyansal is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,267
Reviews: 120
Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

For starters adjust your tone Zone. Lower the pickup a bit, then increase the height of the bass side pole-pieces a bit. Lowering the pickup will reduce the low end, and raising the pole-pieces will tighten up and narrow the low end response. Balance the treble side by adjusting the height until the volume is even across strings.
LonePhantom is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 11:43 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 2,647
Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

the breed is my personal fav.

I have tried the super 3 and didn't care for it. It is super tight on the bass but still is a darker sounding pickup. It is smoother, and the highs are rounded out.

The paf pro, is ok. It is a little under powered IMO, great for classic rock and I like it in the neck position.

The breed is big, full and smooth with outstanding harmonics. It is really hard to get a shrill sound out of them. They do retain all their clarity which to me is almost

I had a tone zone for awhile. It is sort of a 1 trick pony to me. It has unique sound that can be hard to work around imo.
j.arledge is offline  

breed , hair metal , paf pro , shred , super 3

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTS- Blue F-Spaced Breed bridge + PAF Pro neck fluid1993 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 6 06-08-2011 10:43 PM
Breed Bridge, Air Norton in Alder Thrash Pickups & wiring 3 01-21-2007 11:35 AM
About to go (B) Breed, (N) PAF Pro BigShred Pickups & wiring 5 06-18-2006 06:01 PM
Neck Pickup: Evolution vs. Breed vs. PAF Pro vs. PAF Joe IronMaidenRocks Pickups & wiring 4 06-18-2006 06:01 PM
PAF Pro + Breed vs. Breed + Evo2 ? [email protected] Pickups & wiring 5 01-19-2006 03:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome