Imagine a P.A.F. with extra midrange sizzle that’s been dipped in Texas hot sauce. That’s the Pearly Gates.
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, which 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.
built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Pearly Gates model humbucker
uses an alnico 2 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor
lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for
squeal-free performance. As with all of our P.A.F. style humbuckers,
every Pearly Gates is wound on Seymours original Leesona winding machine
from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan for that
unmistakable vintage mojo.
- Magnet:Alnico 2
- Cable:4c Shielded