Lindy Fralin Modern P.A.F. Pickup Set Raw Nickel

$340.00 USD

Maker: Fralin Pickups

Model: Modern P.A.F., Gibson Spaced, stock output, 4 conductor

Condition: New




The Modern P.A.F. is our Pure P.A.F. on steroids. It’s great for more modern styles of music that need a little more output and power. The Modern P.A.F. features a thicker midrange with a quick and even breakup.


The Fralin Modern P.A.F. is the second best-selling humbucker we make. We took the specifications of the 50’s Gibson® P.A.F. pickups and added more power and output. We designed the Modern P.A.F. as a stronger, thicker, and warmer version of our Pure P.A.F. This pickup is for those looking for traditional tone only a little thicker and darker. With more turns and stronger magnets, the Modern P.A.F. will break up sooner and sound warmer and beefier than our Pure P.A.F.

  • Our Second-Best-Selling Humbucker – low output, vintage tone
  • Thick, strong while still bright. Features an early, smooth breakup
  • Modernized Gibson PAF® specifications: medium output, with modern clarity and power
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for vintage tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Modern P.A.F.’s consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone.

We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. Making pickups this way allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Modern P.A.F..

Neck Ohm Reading (Stock): 8K
Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock): 9K
Neck Polarity: Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead
Bridge Polarity: Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead
Magnet: USA-Made Alnico 4
Wire: USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel
Cover Material: Nickel Silver
Baseplate Material: Nickel Silver
Baseplate Leg Depth: 6mm
Slug / Pole Piece Material: Steel
Bobbin Material: ABS Plastic
Recommended Pot Value: 500K
Recommended Cap Value**: 0.02mfd