Neck: 7.4K Magnet: Alnico 4 Lead: Vintage 1-Conductor Potted: No
Bridge: 8.2K Magnet: Alnico 4 Lead: Vintage 1-Conductor Potted: No
"...if you want to get as close as possible to vintage Gibson humbucker tone, the ’59 PAF Clones are a great way to go." -Guitar Player Magazine, May 2014
59' "Patent Applied For" Clones are for the tone purist. Authentic to every detail using
all American made parts. 1959 spec butyrate bobbins, 1959 spec long leg
frame, custom vintage spec plain enamel wire, custom alnico 4 cast
magnets, maple spacer, vintage spec screws, and vintage spec slugs.
These are very clear and warm with lots of single note articulation. The upper
frequency range has exceptional bloom and lots of airy tone with the
un-potted coils. We meticulously wound each coil with our own pattern
and offset to represent what we believe to be the best vintage P.A.F. examples out there.
Stock with vintage single conductor external braided leads and 49.2mm string spacing just like the originals. Un-potted coils.
Name: John Rating: 5
null Haven't had the chance to play on a real - mean's vintage - '59 Les Paul, especially on a young one. As most of us don't. But this humbuckers draw this special never ending smile on your face. No matter that I put the 59 clones in new LP, they produce this old smooth sound we know from this old vinyl records. I own a few vintage guitars, none has this transparent vively sound. To my ears those PAFs are the best I ever heard and played on a contemporary and most of the vintage instruments I ever had the chance to play on.
Name: Tom Rating: 5
Wow! I just installed a new set of 59 clones in my PRS Tremonti SE along with Emerson pots and bumblebees. I wanted a cheaper guitar to gig with rather than my R9. I cannot tell the difference in tone between them now. I am impresssed!
Name: Brian Rating: 5
null I just had a set of the 59 clones put into my Les Paul. These are incredible! They are crystal clear. Even when dirty every note rings true. Could not be happier!
Name: M Rating: 5
null I was about to get rid of my 1996 Epiphone DOT 335 that I haven't been using for about a decade. The stock pu's were useless and I swapped them for cheap P-90's. I decided recently to try the 59 clone bridge humbucker (alnico 4, no wax)
WOW. It sounds so good in my VOX AC15. It is crisp, clear and responsive. I removed the tone pot, the neck pickup and the switch. The signal passes through the volume pot straight to the amp. I can't stop playing ! I feel that, at this price, it is a great bargain. Knowing it sounded that good, I would have paid twice the price. I gotta go back playing now !!
Name:T Mishaw Rating:5
Very Very Nice First of all I'm a PAF nut. I own several vintage Gibsons with real PAFs and I have bought/traded just about every PAF "flavor of the month" out there. I have no idea how Mojotone does it but these sound far better than other PAF clones I've tried and they are built with insanely high quality parts and craftsmanship. The touch sensitivity, sustain, and clarity is to die for! Now that I've got these (which I won't ever get rid of) I can't justify paying these high prices some of these builders are getting for their repro PAF's ever again. I can't believe these aren't getting rave reviews on the forums everywhere! I guess they have to be expensive to be any good for some of those people I don't know. Anyway, happy camper here!
Almost Perfect I purchased the '59 clone humbucker set (standard version, Alnico 4 magnets, chrome covers) from Mojotone last Summer. I put them in a Les Paul Custom clone (Mahogany body and neck, Maple top and Ebony fretboard).
I had them lightly wax potted.
These humbuckers are really good. Vintage tones. Sound great through a number of amps. They take pedals really well. Very even response with the Alnico 4 magnets.
I am only giving them 4 stars. My only gripe with them is that they had smooth, polished magnets. As much as I tried, I could not get rid of the harsh treble aftertone that both the neck and bridge pickups made.
I switched magnets and purchased a pair of rough cast Alnico 4. Supposedly, the late 50's PAF's had rough cast (sand cast) and not smooth magnets.
Once the magnets were switched, the high end treble aftertone was gone. These pickups really shine. Great wind and airy response.
If Mojotone would switch magnets from smooth to rough cast, these would be some of the finest humbuckers in existence.