The solderless connector setup includes a circuit board loaded with all the favourite USA grade electronics (Switchcraft jack, Switchcraft switch, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitor). This circuit board simply drops into your Gibson style control layout, then you plug in the connectors we've added to the end of the pickup leads into the circuit board. The humbucker setup comes with default 500k potentiometers, 3 way toggle switch and 0.022uf capacitors.
These are available in both import (long shaft pots, short frame switch), USA (long shaft pots, long frame switch), or right angle (short shaft pots, right angle toggle switch) formats. (ONLY) Gibson Les Pauls will use USA. Epiphones and other import models will use the import format. SGs and similar will use the right angle format. Import models Les Pauls typically use short shaft potentiometers, but we've found through experimentation that due to the nature of the way that the pots are seated at different heights in the cavity, short shaft pots will not work effectively. Long shaft pots are used by shimming the shaft to the correct length with the second nut inside the cavity.
No soldering is required at all, making the installation job take about 10 minutes in total!
The bridge is everything that a high quality PAF should be; bright, snappy and very organic. To keep the wind from being overly harsh in the treble end of the spectrum, the coils are matched on the bridge, this is still faithful to the original PAF's - some came out the way they were intended to! The touch responsivity is of vital importance to a PAF bridge, and this one is calibrated to maximise the responsivity of the pickup to the picking attack. But it has enough output to allow it to really growl when the dirt is turned up.
Resistance (ohms): 7.6k/8.3k
Magnet: alnico 2
Lead wire: braided single conductor
Baseplate: short legged nickel silver
Supplied with mounting screws & springs.