"Nothing says Legend like the kings of the past and this is our homage to the sounds of vintage music"
Progenitor - "A person or thing that first indicates a direction, originates something, or serves as a model; predecessor; precursor."
The Progenitor line is a departure from the traditional (pardon the pun) structure of Legendary Pickups model designs. Each format of pickup pays homage to the vintage pickups of the chosen era rather than carry one design philosophy. Vintage single coils. Unobtainable t-type tones. The gargantuan: The P.A.F. Nothing says Legend like the kings of the past and this is our homage to the sounds of vintage music.
P.A.F. Humbucker - Original spec P.A.F. style 50's Humbucker
P.A.F.+ Humbucker - Hotter P.A.F. style humbucker with modern aesthetics and hardware.
The Progenitor PAF is Legendary Pickups homage to the Original P.A.F. humbucker. Whilst not a reproduction, the PAF is constructed with more vintage specs and options, perfect for those looking for tone similar to those from the past. Plain enamel wire, vintage formula nickel pole screws, vintage alloy keeper bars, rough cast AlNiCo magnets, German nickel baseplates in 49.2mm spacing and old school butyrate bobbins assist in recreating the visual and functional design of this pickup. Top it off with vintage braided wire and you have a pickup that aims to capture the vibe of the one that started it all.
Wound hotter than our PAF model (to be announced) as well as sporting a pair of high output Alnico 5 magnets it's a more modern voicing compared to the PAF. Constructed with more modern materials and winding techniques, the PAF+ offers significantly more flexibility in designing the visual aesthetic.