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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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PAF Joe In USA Strat

Recently I started using my USA strat into a Fender amp with my band, but missed the humbucker sound, so I decided I wanted to put something in that wouldn't be superhigh output, and would have vintage character.

I had a PAF Joe sitting in my pickup box, and figured, Hell, it's a vintage voiced PAF with an EQ slided up towards top end.. This is bound to sound good in the bridge with 250k pots...

I wasn't wrong. This is now quite possibly my favourite bridge pickup sound. Note separation is **** on and every note in a chord is audible. Cleans up beautifully when you roll the volume down, and has great lead. EQ is exactly where I want it for this guitar.

Position 2 with Humbucker and Stock Single still sounds very authentic, maintaing the classic quack (my main worry when installing a humbucker)

All in all, I would be very quick to recommend this to anyone who wants a pickup that is going to respond well to a 250k HSS setup, whilst preserving 50's PAF Tone. - The EQ is still slightly shifted to the top end, but is a great mix with the singles.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: PAF Joe In USA Strat

I got the PAF Joe in the neck (where it's supposed to be ) of my Ibanez and it's a really good pickup. Nice to hear it works in the bridge as well!
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