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RS Fralins (originals) - still do it for me after 6 years!

sickboy79

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These are hands down the BEST PAF style pickups I've played. I bought them from Roy when they first came out at the Chicago guitar show 6 years ago. I installed them in my 95 Custom Shop LP Custom 6 years ago:

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She's a COOL black LP with dark blue sparkle "hot rod ghost flames." She looks pure black from 3 feet away. One of my favorites. Middle pickup is still a 57 Classic.

Anyway - playing her all night. They still do it! All that "PAF" like magic is still there - just amazing tone. Clear and punchy with a bright snappy tone in this guitar - but, still warm and creamy where I need it! The Neck pickup is just SO clear and bell like. It just RINGS!

I hear the "True 60s" are amazing but - NO reason to change these ever, and I would HANDS down by another set if I needed pure PAF tone for another LP!

Any other fans!
 

Shane McCrae

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I use the True 60's myself. They are also great pickups. I won't say they sound sound just like PAFs, because I don't believe there is anything such thing as a definitive PAF that one could duplicate, but, they sound very vintage like and incredible standing on their own merits.
I am very happy that you are also pleased with you RS pickups.
Have fun!
Shane
 
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kt66

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True 60's devotee here. Best PAF style replica's I've had the pleasure of playing.
 

Señor Verde

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I'm not a fan of 100% PAF tones or a 100% high output, modern tone for what I am currently doing. The regular Fralin PAF gives me more body than a true PAF clone but the output of one. I like them best of all PAF types I've had in my Les Pauls. Now if only I still had a Les Paul...
 

DiamondDaveWV

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The Psychebillies are Alnico 2; the "regular" RS/Fralins are Alnico 4. I think the True 60s are Alnico 2 as well.
 

dtw576

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A set of True 60's in my Historic LP/SG. That guitar sings now like it didn't before. My favorite pickups are the True 60's, Holmes 450/455, and Throback SLE101 Ltd's. Got one or the other in my SG, V, and LP and would load my ES355 if I wasn't so adverse to the hassle factor.
 
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