Re: BEST ?? PAF clone ????
The Classics are production models, in other words they are made in the thousands on automated machines and are made to make a profit, so they tend to be more shrill than the Burstbuckers which are a more upscale version of the classics. I know the classics were designed by Tom Holmes but have heard they didn't follow all his advice. When you have shrill pickups the middle positions usually sounds really sweet.
Nugget, actually I've not seen a set of '63 patents in person, I read that in the Brosnac book and then ran across some guy's website where he rewound a set of '63s and found black wire in them. What year did they start using the poly wire?