Tag: Guitar Pickups

PAF Archaeology: Digging up the History of Classic Humbucker Tone

Originally Published in our “American Guitars II” Issue By Dave Stephens You see these see 3 letters, “P-A-F,” put together in the context of guitar pickups, and you automatically think “humbucker.” Well, what does that actually mean? Gibson’s first humbuckers went into production without a finalized approved Patent number, so to protect their design in…