Our Classic 59’s are a faithful recreation of the old late 50’s P.A.F style humbucker. With these I pay homage to the pickup that kickstarted a rock and roll revolution. The PAF lent itself well to all musical styles but has it roots in rock and blues. The Classic 59's are and amazing choice either way you look at it. These guys are guaranteed to bring you back to the very roots of the humbucker tone.
Bobbins are made from Butyrate to PAF design specs
Wound with 42awg Plain Enamel wire
Output: Neck 7.4k, Bridge 8.2k
Spacing: Neck 49.2mm, Bridge 49.2mm
Magnet: Alnico 2 in Bridge position Alnico 4 in Neck. This provides amazing tonal blend and clarity when used together. It also clears up the neck very nicely.
Wax potting is not done to these pickups. Screws and springs supplied with pickups.
IMPORTANT: These are period correct builds, the baseplates are long leg and may not fit in all guitars without some minor modification to the instrument. Please be aware of this before ordering.
Just installed a set of Classic 59’s into an Epiphone Sheraton ii. What an upgrade! These pickups look and sound incredible! When chording there is remarkable note clarity across all the strings and single notes sing and cut through the mix. They are also very pick sensitive and clean up nicely when the volume is rolled back. I’ve always liked this guitar but now I love it, it just sounds huge! Thanks Kris! Great communication, easy to order, amazing build quality and fast shipping! I feel like I will be ordering a Peg City strat set in the future!
Forget Seymour and forget Larry Dimarzio for a second. I've got Duncan '59s (that I love) sitting in their boxes in favour of these Classic '59s from Peg City. Incredible customization options that passed the wife's 'holy crap those look cool' test with flying colours. I bought a set of Peg City 2-Stroke humbuckers off Reverb a year or so ago and love them so much I wanted to try the '59s. Love those and have just ordered a set of Angry Widows to try. I'm sitting in a mound of world class pickups because I'm replacing everything I have with a variety of Peg City's offerings. My praise of any product doesn't get higher than that.
I picked these up in summer at quest musique and installed them in my Gibson Les Paul. I’ve owned hundreds of pickups over the years, and have never heard anything quite like these. You can feel the quality in your hands right out of the box and they absolutely nail all the classic rock les Paul sounds I’ve loved over the years. They can cover any style of music. The alnico 4 sounds like angels with violins
I look forward to trying the other sets out. Below is a recording of me using them on rhythm and lead tracks. The explorer was used for minor rhythm and to look cool here. It’s 80 percent the 59 set
Thanks for a great product and have a merry Christmas
Innstalled a set of 59's in a custom build. They sound amazing! Communication with Kris was great. Looking forward to ordering another pair in the future.
Had the classic 59’s installed and a set up and love what I hear. Beautiful tone and dynamics. Great looking too. Went with the original PAF covers. Highly recommend these pickups.