The original PAF humbuckers varied hugely due to several factors.
Secondly, the phase cancellation also cancelled some of the guitar’s high frequencies, whilst reinforcing the lower frequencies. Thick, rich, powerful guitar tone that has characterised the tone of Les Paul instruments ever since.
The PAF is no longer available, but Gibson has a far wider range of pickups that offer classic PAF tones and beyond.
With a valve amp set to crunch and the bridge pickup engaged, a big open A chord is all it takes for the LPJ to remind us that when it comes to rock humbucker tones, there's really no substitute for a genuine Gibson.
Page, Kossoff and Slash, through to more contemporary hard rock, punk and metal tones: it's all here, with absolute authority.
There are many varieties of Gibson humbucker available, each with their own character.
Here, we’ll take a tour of these, and explain the differences between them.Gibson pickups have arguably done more to change the direction of guitar development than any other.When the brand developed the first humbucker in 1955, it inadvertently provided music with a new, more raucous voice.It's even padded enough to act as a rudimentary duvet should your band's van break down at 3am on the way to the Travelodge.Unzipped, the LPJ's matt Cherry finish has a worn-in look and feel, and while it won't win any beauty contests, the genuine nitrocellulose lacquer - rare on a guitar under £600 - will impress the anoraks.You might have read on internet forums that Gibson's QC can be a little sketchy, but a cursory strum of the LPJ reveals that construction quality here is more than acceptable for the price.