Doyle Coils promises "Les Paul's dream guitar sound" with its Tru-Clones PAF pickups

(Image credit: courtesy of Doyle Coils)

Tom Doyle, who worked with Les Paul as his personal guitar tech, co-inventor and soundman for more than 45 years, has introduced the Doyle Coils Tru-Clones PAF humbucker pickups for electric guitars.

The new pickups, according to Doyle, are the culmination of a project that he says Paul was working on in the last years of his life – to create a better-sounding humbucker boasting clarity and articulation but without the muddiness associated with the design.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.