Tokai 57 PAF pickups

J-Dizzle

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I pulled these from my 1983 LS 80 a while back. Zebras with the decal on the baseplate. The attached pic isn't mine but mine are exactly the same.

Mine read 8.21 and 8.15 resistance on the multimeter.

I had a love/hate relationship with the 57 PAFs. In the end I replaced them with some Manlius pups which are excellent.

I'm wondering what magnets the 57 PAFs have, and could they be improved with a magnet swap? Has anyone swapped magnets in theirs?

If they can be improved I'd be keen to drop them into an LS 50 project I've been working on.
 

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Is it the same as the ES100s from that era? (ie. There were Jazz and Rock versions of the HBs).

I would try a degaussed A3 in the neck and an A2 in the bridge.
 

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Not sure the pickups in my ‘81 ES-100 were ‘57 PAF. No labels. They have white hookup wire.
Tried swapping whatever was in there with UOA5. It was an improvement, but still not to my liking. Too thin and bright. Swapped them for Throbak ER Customs.
 

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Not sure what pups are in the ES100s. All Tokai 57 PAFs definitely came with the decal as far as i know.
 

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My LS70F has the MK2 PAF's i think they sound pretty damn good, not as articulate as the unpotted custom buckets in my R8 but they are great for rock etc.. i read the MK2's have ceramic magnets..
 


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