Q pickup paf’s, any one tried a set?

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Seem to hit the specs desired, have a set inbound, full fat cream, no covers. Will keep y’all informed. Part of my slowly collecting bits for my first build, it’s getting expensive.
 

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Never tried but been reading more about them. If i ever want to try other pickups in my nrfb i going for Q pickups too i think. Read a lot of good feedback and they look good value for money.
 

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I’ll let you know what they sound like compared to my wizz and my unpotted custom buckers. If they are close enough I will order another 2 sets.
 

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They arrived, fitting today, measured dc resistance, because it’s the only thing I can lol. Bridge is 7.3 and the neck is interesting indeed, at 6.9. I read recently that the original paf’s are sometimes lower than modern paf clones, but this is lower than any reading I have read about, so curious as to how they sound.
 

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I fitted them and had a quick play yesterday. The specs are A4 roughcast mags. The individual bobbin winds are deliberately mismatched. What first struck me was they are louder than the wizz beano bridge (8.0/.2) previously installed, but the bridge Q measures 7.3, which I guess evidences what cooljuk has educated us on. Played clean they are nice and clear, the high freqs are much smoother sounding than the beano, which with poor technique get a bit 'shrieky', which happens a lot when I play. but high gain not such a good story. very muddled sounding, will spend some time messing with pickup/pole heights. The beano scores best for high gain, really smooth creamy high freqs. They just sound right. When I picked up my R9 to play straight after, there was a stark contrast, the unpotted custom buckers sounded way more fuller, and a lot less bright. I never noticed such a marked difference when switching between those two guitars previously when the beanos were in the R0 and custom buckers in the R9. so will report back in a week. The colour of the bobbins is very close to the gibson rings, which many feel have to much tint. A few pics:

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