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Early 80's Heritage Spec Reproductions

The early 80's saw some of the first reproduction PAF style pickup come to market, with Greco offering Dry Z model pickups in higher end LP copies out of Japan and Gibson offering Tim Shaw designed reproduction pickups for various Heritage models as the T-Top was slowly transitioned out.  The Mixtape is a reinterpretation of these first run reproductions.

Built with a blend of PAF and T-Top materials: PAF style long bar AlNiCo II magnets and PAF type outputs coupled with era abundant T-Top style SPN magnet wire.  The final tone profile is a bit of T-Top bite with classic PAF dynamics.  

Punchy top end with great overall dynamics and a classic vintage versatility, the Mixtape captures a nascent era of vintage reproductions.

Built by hand in Syracuse NY, the Mixtape features classic Manlius design elements, including hand scatter-winding, american sourced magnets, vintage steel alloy parts, universal depth base-plate legs, maple spacers, and light wax potting for consistent performance.


General Specs

  • Baseplates - pure nickel silver with universal depth legs
  • Magnets - AlNiCo II Rough Long Bar
  • Wire - Vintage SPN
  • Covers - pure nickel silver, plated or unplated, if desired
  • Bobbins - high sheen and field polished, various colors
  • Spacing - Standard and wide F spacing available on all models
  • Conductor - vintage braid two conductor or low impedance 4 conductor
  • Winding - scatter-wound with mismatched vintage style  coils
  • Aging - available at no additional cost
  • DC 7.5k neck ; 8.0k bridge

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