Every now and then I'll get someone who'll send me a sound clip of someone's hand wound "PAF" repros. They never sound right and I try to explain that PAF's aren't warm fuzzy things they think they are, and they especially were never hand wound. So I ran into some great YouTube videos that really points out very well the true nature of real PAF humbuckers. First of all here is a video of Gary Moore playing Peter Green's guitar. Nice tones, pretty warm dontcha think? Still sounds like PAF's.......Now note this is from a commercial video done for sale to the public, so you got studio engineers doing tons of tweaking to what we're hearing from Gary' guitar. So you'd think Peter Green's pickup sure were nice and warm darkish pickups right? Wrong, you're hearing a studio fabricated tone. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcRzKHlPhk]YouTube - ‪Gary Moore - Driftin'‬‏[/ame] So, well wait a minute, now, here's Larry Corsa playing the same guitar at a show, no studio engineers, just raw video cam, say those pickups sound kinda bright? Listen at the very end for the bridge and neck pickup: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQXw9Ir5Iwc]YouTube - ‪Playing the REAL Peter Green Les Paul‬‏[/ame] Hmmmm, so what are we really hearing, whats up with these PAF pickups anyway? Here's Gary showing what real PAF's are all about, not to mention playing like a true guitar God that he was, this is THE SAME GUITAR: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBkZG7H2BLg]YouTube - ‪GARY MOORE [ THE MESSIAH WILL COME AGAIN ] LIVE.‬‏[/ame] Wow, those things are really bright and metallic, whats up with THAT? Its what PAF's REALLY ARE That is Peter Green's guitar BTW, same pickups, less studio gimmickry. I love this video, its just the real deal and what the PAF's I own sound like, metally and biting at their best! Notice the neck is nice and bright as well.... Another great video, crappy phone camera, 1959 Les Paul, room volume no cranked distortionitis: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4JosVMPFEg]YouTube - ‪1959 Les Paul Standard - ORIGINAL‬‏[/ame] I have a friend in the UK who owns at least three 59 Les Pauls, they all pretty much sound the same as that one. This to me is the beauty of real PAF's, they are bright and open sounding, can be piercing but never shrill, its a great place to start your tone chain, there is plenty of room to make them sound warm if you want or not, with a dark warm pickup you can't go back and add all this chime and edge, you can't put back something that was never there Hope this will show readers why I love these pickups and why I go to extremes to copy them accurately, enjoy!