AREA 59 PAFs (hysteric paf)

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  1. regu

    regu Member

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    someone tried it out yet? compared to CBs / throbak / WIZZ?

    THANKS!
     
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  2. regu

    regu Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZy-DacX5So]Vintage Replica PAF Pickup "HystericPAF" with Les Paul and Firebird - HystericBar - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  3. eddie_bowers

    eddie_bowers Senior Member

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    Those sound fantastic. The "Area" name is confusing because it implies its a dimarzio product. And that term is usually for single coil style with noise cancelling.
     
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    Really difficult to get a real idea of their sound from these low volume, web optimised clips. To me they don't sound dynamic enough compared to the vintage PAF's I've got, or my sets of OTP replicas - but this said it could be the gain on the amp, the player, the camera or the guitar. Not doing it for me I'm sorry to say... at least judging by this clip.

    Also, I couldn't help but be distracted by the players left hand thumb positioning. If I had a thumb hanging over the binding like that I'd be using it to frets me some notes! :)
     
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    gregggyf Senior Member

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    I am sorry, could someone please identify the pickups?
    They sound nice to me.
     
  6. gtr-tek

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    The recording is very compressed as you can hear the hiss ramp up in the quiet spots. I think the dynamics are being squished a lot here. This is all too frequent and it makes it difficult to really judge pickups by sound clips on the web.
     
  7. HopelessRomantics

    HopelessRomantics Senior Member

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    those pickups sounds good!
     
  8. pinodorato

    pinodorato Senior Member

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    Area59 PAF made for Crazy Parts. You can find them here: Crazy Parts
     
  9. Captain Howdy

    Captain Howdy Senior Member

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    And here

    croxguitars.com/pickups.htm
     
  10. sanitarium

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    A friend on another forum has tried hundreds of paf replicas...
    He gave me a set of this last year...he told me to keep the set because they are awesome!
     
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    Looks really good also...forgot to tell, awesome aging!
     
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    I put a double white set in my R8 and they sound great. The Neck is 7.4k and the bridge is 8.0k. The set came with roughcast A2's and I swapped the bridge for a roughcast A3. Very clear and woody sounding pickups. The midrange has a lot of clarity. I can play low notes on the neck pickup with zero mud. They have that growly harmonic added thing in the note that is hard to explain.

    Visually they are really close to a Wizz set that I had. Nice aging, butyrate bobbins and two strand braided shielding. Very nice pickups. I'll post a picture later.
     
  14. Marco78

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    So are Hysteric Paf (made in japan) and Area59 the same pickups?
     
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    Probably.. I don't know..
     

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