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I bought a set of the Rewind Electric Low Output PAF pickups.
I am totally blown away how good these Pickups sound. Probably one of the best sets of Pickups I have personally owned, definitely in the top 3. Over the years, I have gone through many pickups including the usual suspects of Seymour Duncans, Dimarzio, Lindy Fralin, Lollar and a few other smaller name winders.....
Initially, I was hesitant to try the Low Output pickups but I am so glad that I did, they are so aggressive and retain clarity and chirpiness, to be honest, I wasn't expecting those characteristics to be so prominent, I played-through a Friedman Mini Dirty Shirley accompanied by my 2001 Heritage H150cm....
I really couldn't be any happier!!!


Vintage Style Humbuckers

All ReWind humbuckers are machine wound, unpotted, use rough cast AlNiCo magnets, 42 AWG plain enamel wire, vintage correct braided shield push back hook up leads, butyrate bobbins, maple spacers, period-correct alloy metals, the most authentic machined steel keeper bars, threaded baseplates and other materials. Many parts are proudly made in-house at ReWind. All parts are 100% American made. Covers are included with all pickups.


Low Output PAF Set
Recently refined to be exact clones of an early 1960's AlNiCo II PAF set, the version 2 Low Output PAFs truly capture the well known and classic sound of the last-of-the-run PAFs at the end of Kalamazoo’s glory days. With custom wire sizes for each of the four coils, chemically identical steel alloys, eight hole keeper bars, and custom cast magnets to match chemical makeup and grain size both, this set is truly a remarkable representation of the originals in every way. Bright overall, but full and balanced, with the very characteristic metallic chirp in the upper-mids and lower-treble that has defined the PAF voice on so many classic recordings. These custom brighter-sounding American AlNiCo II magnets, made exclusively for ReWind, have a prominent midrange with a slight compression and a very sweet singing treble with excellent sustain on single notes, exactly like the vintage originals which were partially destroyed in the research process for these pickups. The Low Output PAFs are extremely articulate with some of the best note separation ever heard in humbuckers and a voice that is likely the most widely associated with “vintage PAFs.” These truly represent the crisper, chirpy PAFs of the early 1960’s both in construction and in voice. A better representation is not likely to be found.

DCR:
About 7.3k / 7.6k Ohms

Coil Offset:
Minimal

Magnets:
Custom AlNiCo II


 

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Have you tried similar low output pickups in comparison?

I have a set of duncan 59's in one of my main guitars, curious about the Alnico Pro II's. I imagine these would be in a similar category.
 

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Have you tried similar low output pickups in comparison?

I have a set of duncan 59's in one of my main guitars, curious about the Alnico Pro II's. I imagine these would be in a similar category.
Ironically, my Heritage H150cm came with 59's...I thought they were excellent but I always like to try other pups!
 

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Ironically, my Heritage H150cm came with 59's...I thought they were excellent but I always like to try other pups!
The Rewind Pickups are custom winds and the owner (James) puts a ton of effort to figure out what tone you are trying to get. I was very impressed with his efforts.,
 

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I like my tone, I'm just wondering if there's any improvements that would make me fall in love all over again, inspire me to get better kind of thing. I would also expect any boutique pickup builder (or custom shop of popular brands) to work with me in choosing the right pickup for the application :)
 
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