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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

Man I almost ditched this pickup 'cause of low output but man I put a ceramic in there and whoa, she's a keeper sounds like a "baby EVO"
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

For the bridge position I have always found the Paf Pro lacking in output as well. While I really dig the feel and EQ of the pickup it's always stopped me from considering it a viable option. This may be worth looking into. Care to share more specific information? What type of magnet, where from, setup, etc?

One option that I have considered for my mohagany RG is a Duncan Custom to get a brighter and cleaner sound. Anyone with any info on that pickup can feel free to chime in if they would.


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

The ceramic magnet was pulled from my Artcore's ACH-2 ceramicb bridge humbucker. Simple magnet swap.though a tight fit had to file it a tiny bit from one side.. the guitar is a Hollowed out Warmoth Strat(birdseye Poplar w/ Flamed maple top maple neck . Amp is a JSX in the Ultra channel.
It is a different humbucker now. It was super bright, now its a tad darker and has more mids and gain. Maybe like a Breed/Evo combo. Comparable to a Duncan Custom but darker with a modern sounding upper mid. squeels like a pig(LOL)
On the Duncan custom-I had one in my LesPaul studio a few years back- being a compulsive tweeker I pulled the alnico magnet from the stock gibsons and swapped out the ceramic magnet from the custom effectively making a Custom 5 (SH14) that was a nice humbucker with a scooped mid and a great lead tone and rhythm tone. also made the cleans really nice as well.
Stock I didn't like the custom too much as it was a cold humbucker. I'd say go for the Custom 5 in mahogany.

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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

Heres another PafPro ceramic video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM6ZKF7fPzE
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

hm, so on average how does swapping the magnet to ceramic change the tone? hotter and darker? i don't know much about pickups, but if that is the case i would want to do that to my sd jb...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2008, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

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hm, so on average how does swapping the magnet to ceramic change the tone? hotter and darker? i don't know much about pickups, but if that is the case i would want to do that to my sd jb...
this would make it akin to a SD Distortion imho, not exactly but similar
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

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this would make it akin to a SD Distortion imho, not exactly but similar
The SD Distortion Bridge and the SD JD are exactly the same pickup excep for the magnet. So if you put a ceramic magnet to a JB you'll get a Distortion Bridge.
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Re: Paf-Pro with ceramic magnet swap

Dragging up an old thread, but I just tried this last night. I used the ceramic pickup out of an old INF2 pickup, and I got a bit more distortion, and the pickup was a little darker, but still had the PAF Pro over all tone.

Biggest impact I noticed was the split coil with the middle single was a lot lower in volume, and had far more treble.

I'm actually going to order what is hopefully a stronger ceramic magnet tonight and try again when it arrives. Hopefully a little more gain, which is what I want from the PAF Pro.
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