From MrLeft–(at)–rimeNet.com Wed Jan 18 07:46:29 CST 1995
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From: MrLeft–(at)–rimeNet.com (Scott Jennings)
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Subject: Re: ES-335 GIBSON question
Date: 18 Jan 1995 09:00:12 GMT
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In article , highnot–(at)–skimo.com (Allen Kaatz) wrote:

> Jonathan.D.Baumgartne–(at)–nh.edu (Jonathan Baumgartner) writes:
>
> >In article , colemam–(at)–ston.ac.uk
(M.D.COLEMAN) wrote:
>
> >>Why buy a new one? it would not sound as good as his ’65. I would guess it
>
> >Why wouldn’t it sound as good as the ’65? Hell, it might even sound
> >better. Just because it’s an older instrument doesn’t mean it will
> >automatically sound better than a newer version of that instrument. I
>
> Since it is a ’65 I would agree with you… an early ’60’s model with
> PAFs would be another story, however, that would be hard to top.
>

Here’s some perspective on the PAF myth…

In 1959 the pickups were changed – smaller magnets were used from a
different Alnico (ALuminum, NIckel, CObalt) compound. In late 1964 the
wrap wire was changed to a less expensive variety. Therefore any pickup
>from 1960 to 1964 will be basically the same, although after late 1962
they will have the ‘Patent Number’ sticker instead of the coveted ‘Patent
Applied For’. The true PAF TONE that people seek like the Grail is the
1957 to’59 version. (ala Allman, Clapton, Bloomfield, Carlton, etc…)

Thought you’d like to know…

Scott


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