There are a lot of PAF replicas on the market. each of which clones the originals in different ways. When it comes to overall authenticity, Wizz ranks high.
As a result of tests in a lab on original examples, Wizz specified the ratio of Nickel/Silver to match those found in Gibson’s 1958 base plates. Wizz now makes their own vintage correct base plates. But unlike the originals, their production is more consistent.
The tools they use to make the pickups had to be vintage correct. That’s right, even the parts you don’t buy, or ever see!
This leads to the lathe markings on the slugs being matched perfectly, the colour of the bobbins, and even the mould marks and numbers inside the bobbins being replicated.
The list goes on and on but we think you get the idea, among a small number of other makers, Wizz pickups are as close as it gets to the real thing. Each component works towards an authentic classic PAF tone.
|Alloy Type||Sand Cast Alnico 4|
|Wire Type||AWG 42|
|Signal Leads||Vintage Correct Braided Shield|
|Insulation Type||Plain Enamel|
|Based on an era?||'50s|
|Based on famous model?||1959 Gibson PAF Pickups|