Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge Pickup


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | February 16, 2017
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Pearly Gates

Have you ever wanted a P.A.F. pickup with extra midrange sizzle? If you have, then you’re looking for a Pearly Gates bridge pickup!

The Pearly Gates bridge captures all the mojo of the original bridge pickup from Billy Gibbons’ 1959 Les Paul. Seymour discovered the pickup had slightly more output than most P.A.F.s! This extra output helped to give it the extra drive that makes this pickup so special. The Alnico 2 bar magnet keeps the high end sounding airy but focused, and the midrange emphasis gives it a unique Texas sizzle. Pinch harmonics really sing with this pickup too. It really has a growl all its own and will help to bring any humbucker-style instrument to life, but it’s also great for adding some growl to a Stratocaster. Match with the Pearly Gates neck model for the full Texas experience.

The Alnico 2 bar magnet keeps the high end sounding airy but focused. In addition, the midrange emphasis gives it a unique Texas sizzle. Pinch harmonics really sing with this pickup too. It has a growl all its own and will help to bring any humbucker-style instrument to life. But it’s also great for adding some growl to a Stratocaster. Match with the Pearly Gates neck model for the full Texas experience.

Hand built in Santa Barbara, the Pearly Gates uses an alnico 2 bar magnet with a nickel silver bottom plate. It has a 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.  As with all Seymour Duncan P.A.F. style humbuckers, every Pearly Gates is wound on Seymour’s original Leesona winding machine.

The winding machine is from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is because of this machine that the Pearly Gates offer that unmistakable vintage mojo.

So if you’re looking to breathe new life into an old guitar, look no further than the Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickup.

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