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DiMarzio DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary Humbucker Pickup - Black And Cream Zebra

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  • All of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers.

  • For all positions

  • Re-engineered the PAF® using Larry DiMarzio’s own 1959 cherry sunburst Gibson® Les Paul®

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Here are the characteristics that make a great vintage humbucker: a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity, the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone.

For the PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck DiMarzio wanted to continue in the path of pioneers such as Seth Lover (designer of the original Patent Applied For humbucker) and create pickups that combine all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers. These pickups are not merely clones. They re-engineered the PAF® using the patented technology and Larry DiMarzio’s own 1959 cherry sunburst Gibson® Les Paul® as the reference.

Larry’s Gibson® Les Paul® has a uniquely amazing sound and it’s not only due to the pickups — it’s the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined: almost like a single-coil. DiMarzio duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer, as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. They use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire, achieving the exact frequency response we want. Then it’s dipped in a custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics. The cover is made from nickel-silver and a new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did.  

Recommended For - All positions


  • Wiring: 4 Conductor (1 Conductor optional) 
  • Magnet: Alnico 5 
  • Output mV: 250 
  • DC Resistance: 7.31 Kohm 
  • Year of Introduction: 2008 


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Manufacturer DiMarzio
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Product Condition New
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We aim to ship all orders received before 2:00PM on the same day. Orders received later in the day or at the weekend will ship on the next working day. All orders over £100 ship with free next working day delivery with a one hour delivery window.

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