Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbucker Pickups - Keepers of the Flame - That Vintage PAF Sound can be yours! Tom Doyle Pickups



Suffice it to say that no expenses were spared, no corners were cut, nothing was left out with regard to the quality and wind spec of these beautiful, handmade, boutique PAF Humbucker pickups that Tom has made as an homage to his close friend and mentor, Mr. Les Paul. Made with the strictest adherence to vintage detail and era correctness... Every part, piece, magnet, screw and wire, etc. is the "REAL DEAL".  Nickel Silver base plates, butyrate bobbins, maple spacers, proper alloy slugs and fillister pole screws, long cast magnets that are gaussed by us, proper 42 gauge enamel coated wire, American made Vintage covers by the same manufacturer as the originals... you get the picture! Its all there...

Now we're not going to spell out our wind technique, or our specific manufacturing spec, and all of that... no more than Coca Cola would tell you how they make that brown fizzy drink, that's proprietary. But what we can tell you is that Les was working tirelessly in the last 5 or 6 years of his life to create the cleanest, clearest humbucker he could, and we have all of his experimental winds, all of his notes, labels, parts, etc... piles and piles of the stuff. Tom and Max pored over all of Les' notes, analyzed all the different experiments, measured the readings on all the prototypes, and kept chugging along in the direction Les was headed until old age finally got the better of him. You see, Les felt that if there was obviously going to be humbuckers in the famous guitar that bore his name, then by God, he wanted them to have clarity, sharpness, and sparkle... and not have that muddy bottom end that so many double coil high-impedance humbuckers have.  Tom recalls the 27 years of driving Les into New York City in Les' old Lincoln for their well-known shows at Fat Tuesdays and then of course, The Iridium. Those long afternoon drives from rural upstate New Jersey into Manhattan with Les in the passenger seat were filled with conversations about what Tom was doing, what Les was doing... comparing notes, and Les grilling Tom about how the hell was Tom getting those crystal clear bell-like tones! Call it a friendly rivalry if you will... it used to drive Les crazy!

What are the DC Ohms Resistance?

We get asked about DC Ohms (resistance) quite often and not sure why there is so much emphasis put on that one reading - DC Ohms Resistance is in no way tied to a pickup’s sound, harmonic resonance, magnetic induction, henries, sustain, overall output, or general sound quality and articulate nature. DC Ohms resistance is not the proper indicator on what the output of a pickup would be (nor what they will sound like)… We’re not exactly sure who started that misconception. The proper indicators are Q-Value, frequency response, resonant peak, henries, efficiency of the magnetic coil overall, inductance values, responsiveness, hysteresis… and ultimately amplitude and actual voltage output. But most importantly is the sound and controllability that we are so proud to offer the guitarist of today with our very fine pickups. 

A Pickup Primer:
Resistance, Impedance & Inductance
great article on the subject -
by Dave Hunter of
Here’s an Oscilloscopic Spectrum Analysis reading of a side by side comparison of Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES and a very well-known top seller. Our pickups are represented as the gray line and the “other pickups” by the blue line. The difference is nothing less than HUGE…

Each set of Doyle Coils TRU-CLONE PAF Humbuckers comes in its own wooden collector's box, velvet pouches, wood excelsior packing, and brochure with signed Authentication Certificate

Tom Doyle was Les Paul's personal guitar tech, luthier, co-inventor, soundman, confidant, and "fixer" for 45 years... right up until the time of Les' passing. Suffice it to say that all that time at the side of "The Master" has given Tom the experience and know how that no one else on the entire planet can possibly have. He and Les Paul worked together refining and redefining what an electric guitar could and should sound like... a true labor of love that still lasts till this day. Now you can have a piece of that history. Many have come along and attempted to recreate the sound, look, feel, and tone of the famous '57 PAF Humbucker that is "the sound" in every tone chasers head throughout the world... and some have come close, others not so close. However, none have had the first hand knowledge, the actual day-to-day first person experience and the hands on background that Tom Doyle has. Tom is nothing less than a walking, talking historical encyclopedia of all things Les Paul, guitars, electronics, sound, and musical history from the last 50+ years... from the artists to the instruments, to the gear they were using, to the experiments they tried, and everything in between!  Tom has been called "The Luthier to the Stars".

As close to THE REAL PAF you can get without spending thousands of dollars!



These pickups are hand made, one at a time in the USA with the very best & highest quality vintage correct components available. Get yours now... Supplies will be limited.



When you get a set of these Limited Edition Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF '57 Humbuckers... Your Tone Quest just might be over!

These Vintage '57 PAF Humbucker Pickups are spot on Vintage recreations of the originals... Undeniable '57 PAF reproductions in every single way. Cosmetically of course – with all the proper Vintage components, electronics, all of it... The vintage 42 gauge wire, the butyrate bobbins, the nickel silver base plates, the maple spacers, the degaussed long cast magnets, the proper vintage screws, the unpotted nickel covers, etc, etc... and with all the punch, bloom, articulation, tone, and control that the original late 50's Kalamazoo pickups had in those famous Les Paul Bursts... and maybe just a little more!





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