P.A.F. Humbucker Buyers Guide

tyson tone paf coil winding machine

Tyson Tone Lab offers a unique range of PAFs – from clear and biting “Blackguard Tele on Steriods” to fat and honking. All different flavors that can be found in original examples, all with exceptional dynamics and clarity. Our humbuckers are wound on vintage auto traverse coil winding machines – just as the originals were at Gibson in Kalamazoo.

Extensive time effort and resources were put into vintage coil winding machine research along with R & D with great sounding original examples and the time consuming and painstaking process of sussing out all the fine details that go into not just great sounding, but great feeling replicas of  vintage humbucker pickups.

Development and prototyping of each model involved extensive head to head comparisons with exceptional sounding vintage pickups.

Tyson Tone ‘Precious and Grace’ set in a vintage 1958 Les Paul Custom:

All pickups come with a 30 day no hassle exchange. Email me if you need help choosing the best pickups for your guitar and playing style.



The Preachers Set
Used by Gino Matteo
Clear and bell-like neck humbucker, bridge pickup has classic PAF bite and  balanced mids. Works great in Les Pauls, SGs and ES-335s, VERY versatile.
ALNICO 2 Bridge &
7.4k Neck – Low Output
8k Bridge – Med Output

Precious & Grace Set
Used by Charlie Starr,
Blackberry Smoke
Iconic ’59 Les Paul Burst Tone – dry, woody and dynamic.
ALNICO 4 Bridge &

7.5k Neck – Med Output
8.1k Bridge – Med/High Output

Bright and clear neck pickup, bridge humbucker does the “tele on steriods” thing to a tee – sweet and aggressive treble.
ALNICO 2 Bridge &

7.4k Neck – Low Output
7.6k Bridge -Med/Low Output

Preacher’s Daughters
Medium output with dry-woody tone with treble chirp. Very musical and dynamic.
ALNICO 4 Bridge &

7.4k Neck – Low/Med
7.6K Bridge – Med Output

Custom Humbucker Pickups
Custom, and modified sets and single pickups are available.
Your Choice of Magnets.
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