NPD: WIZZ with orig. PAF Magnets, plus WIZZ Parts (heavy pic - adults only!)

d1m1

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hi folks

so here is the deal. i asked alex if he could wind a set of his paf replicas with a pair of real long rough sandcast paf magnets i had (obviously A5 from 1959 or 1960). of course it was not a problem.
he wound them a little hotter, neck 8.2k and bridge 8.6k and he did his magic again, so those paf´s sound simply ridiculous!:wow: killer killer killer tone! still recognisable wizzies with all real paf goodness is connected with (transparent, open, clear, smooth, whistling high end complexity, string atriculation, dynamic, clean up, compression, character etc) but a bit more snotty and edgy and...i dont know, i can´t describe it.. but i just love them!
he also wrote a nice certificate that he custom wound that set on real paf magnets. nice nice. thans again alex!

i installed them in my all time nr.1, a 94 R9. she was till before couple months all original but then i decided that life is too short to dont enjoy gear at his best so i broke the solder joints. she was the best sounding lp i ever had and one of the 3 best i ever played. her wood has so much soul, complexity and mojo:eek: with those wizz paf´s she sounds just like a real burst...a good real burst. it was defenitely the right decision. to the heck with collectibility and mind queens. tone wins!

i also ordered some wizz parts. as well killer! replicated by using vintage correct materials and specs etc.

here is how alex makes his parts:
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/263699-my-wizz-replica-guitar-builds-6.html#post5460306
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/263699-my-wizz-replica-guitar-builds-5.html#post5436830

also i changed the electronics. i used crazyparts cts tvt pots (30% curve, closest thing to 50´s centralabs) with values 2x 526K for volume and 2x 520K for tone. also nos military spec k40y-9b special issue pio caps.

enjoy:

the magnets
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the pickups
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the geetar
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the parts
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pots and caps
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I think that's awesome!! I love 8k plus pickups. Got me thinking............
 

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Looks excellent! If there's a chance of just a tiny tone sample, now that would be creme on top ...
 

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thanks guys!
i dont want to annoy you but i dont have any recodring equipment here. even not a trivial mic. i tried many times in the past few months to record with my mobile phone but the tone sucks completely. low and highs get cut, ballsiness and mojo disappear at all. it´s like i put a pillow in front of the speaker. it´s just not justifying so i gave up. but i´ll try to find a solution. the thing is that i´m not home at the moment. particulary i´m in a different country for one year. end of september i´ll be home again were i have accsess to those things.

rock on!
 

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I think that's awesome!! I love 8k plus pickups. Got me thinking............

i actually prefer lower winds but on those 50´s A5 magnets, 8k plus really makes sense. they couldnt sound better.
 

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real long rough sandcast paf magnets i had (obviously A5 from 1959 or 1960)

May I ask you how you know those mags are what you say they are, if you don't mind?

Not trying to be dense or anything, mind you; I'm just curious.
 

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May I ask you how you know those mags are what you say they are, if you don't mind?

Not trying to be dense or anything, mind you; I'm just curious.

ok they are long rough sandcast magnets, no doubt. i bought them as late 50´s A5´s and i also asked alex what he thinks w/o telling him any info and he told me that they could be A5´s removed from a 59 to 60 P90. of course w/o liability. that´s why i wrote "obviously". in the end of the day those WIZZies sound just like the real deal and that matters.
 

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May I ask you how you know those mags are what you say they are, if you don't mind?

Not trying to be dense or anything, mind you; I'm just curious.

hey mate, this pics i took don't do justice color of magnets, in real life magnets are darker and have same pull like my A5 magnets. here is one pic of magnets from seller of magnets where Dimi bought magnets :thumb:

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just put a 50's mag in my wizz neck pu too, never got on with the a2 it came with, not sure what it is but sounds great and matches up with the bridge a bit nicer too.:)
 

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just put a 50's mag in my wizz neck pu too, never got on with the a2 it came with, not sure what it is but sounds great and matches up with the bridge a bit nicer too.:)

was it a custom order with A2? i really dig A4 in them. compared to the vintage A5´s the A4 wizzies are more airy and woody while the A5´s are have a higer compression and are more [email protected] i love em both and it´s nice to have em both for every purpose and style.
 

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Got a really low wind... 6.5 ish for neck so alex suggested A2, 7.3 and A4 bridge, but the bridge always sounded closer to what I wanted from PU's and the neck sounded a bit too full and round for me... Like the hallow low OP A4 tone!:dude:
 

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I have vintage A4's that look just like that, and the gauss on them fully charged would make you think they are an A5.
 

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I have vintage A4's that look just like that, and the gauss on them fully charged would make you think they are an A5.

it sounds to me more like an A5 but who knows who knows.. if it´s still fully charged after all those years then it could be also an A4.
 

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