The Radioshop PAF


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Our best selling Humbucker by far. With as close a tone as possible that we can get to that hallowed ’58 Les Paul PAF tone, ‘The Radioshop PAF’ with its Alnico IV magnets and unbalanced coils lets in that perfect P90-like growl for fat blues licks whilst retaining beautiful tone and character. The neck position gives that wonderful ‘woman tone’ that we all seek whilst the bridge is toneful but snarling. This set has standard output but will naturally overdrive your amp even at low volumes due to our unique handwinding process. Turn the volume knobs down a little and it’ll clean up nicely for rhythm work. Everything from smoking blues licks to screaming classic rock solos can be achieved here.



  • Alnico IV Bar Magnets
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Vintage Spec Output: 7.7k (N), 7.9k (B)
  • Vintage Braided Wire
  • Choice of pickup covers – Nickel (Gloss), Gold, Chrome, Raw Nickel or Uncovered (see ‘Pickup Cover Choice’ menu below)
  • Unpotted like Vintage PAFs to retain full expression and dynamics (wax potting available on request, add ‘Wax Potted’ to the ‘Notes’ when ordering)


Watch: Guitarist Jack Fossett puts our Radioshop PAF Set through its paces in this video. Enjoy!

Delivery By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch. How long will it take to make? As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.