Monday, May 21, 2012
Joe Bonamassa PAF Pickups
In collaboration with Seymour Duncan, Joe Bonnamassa has endorsed some pretty hot new pickups. The pickups are modeled after Joe's 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard and are called Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Signature pickups. I've tested these pickups on my Les Paul that utilizes vintage cloth wiring, CTS pots, and Bumble bee capacitors and I tell you they sound sweet. I used the following amplification: Marshall 2203, Mesa Boogie Mark I, Mesa Boogie Lone Star special and a VHT Special 6. Unfortunately, I don't have adequate audio equipment that could provide evidence of the miraculous change in tone. Besides tone, these pickups are signed by Seymour Duncan and Joe Bonamassa - nice addition!
CTS pots, vintage wire, and Bumble bee capacitors. Use eye protection while soldering and work in a well ventilated area.