Anthem Humbucker

Our take on vintage PAF

Anthem PAF Humbucker

Vintage Tone for Vintage Junkies! All custom options for the Anthems are available at no extra charge (except for relic covers)

The Anthems are our take and tribute to the classic original humbucker design. It’s said that no two PAF’s are the same, and with the Anthems, we’ve put in several elements that have been found in our favorite PAF’s. The end result is a pickup that is balanced well and responds to pick attack, and your playing. The Anthems have plenty of rich harmonic clarity to spare and a killer vintage translation of your playing style.

Our standard wind and specs for the Anthems, and the one we feel represents them well is in the 7-8k range (bridge and neck) and both pickups with AlNiCo V magnets. During our development we tested Anthems with these specs against several vintage PAF’s in order to find the right inspiration for their design.

The Porter Anthem PAF Humbuckers make new guitars sound like old guitars, and give you the vintage tones you hear on the old recordings. They accurately translate your playing and respond well to different guitar, amp, and effect types without losing their clarity and punch.

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Style Suggestions: Classic Rock, Blues, rock, slide, clean chords
Buy these if…


  • You have been chasing the PAF tone and need
  • You need more 3d tone and bloom from your notes.
  • You need to cover jazz, blues and clean chords, but like to rock out with vintage style amps
  • you need a classic rock recording tone, or for a cover band to nail that tone
  • you have a muddy mahogany based guitar that needs some livening up
Spec info:


  • Scatter wound with a proprietary pattern
  • Black or Zebra Butyrate Bobbins 49.2mm string spacing
  • Metal Braided Hookup Wire, long leg baseplates (Unless otherwise noted)
  • AlNiCo V Magnets
  • Wax Potted (Standard) (Un-potted available‚
  • Maple Spacer
  • Neck is a low 7k wind stock and bridge is high 7k or right at 8. We feel this best represents the PAF tone we like most.
Try these in:  LP style guitars, hollow bodies or jazz boxes.
Wiring information coming soon. We will tailor these diagrams to metal braided wire, but we can point you to the 4-conductor diagrams if you order the anthems with that.
These options are available for the order, but you must email us at the time of purchase/after checkout:

  • f-spaced bridge
  • Overwind or hot wind bridge
  • Choice of other magnets than the standard A5-A5 Combo. Please ask if you have a favorite for your PAF
  • Relic covers (Nickel Only)
Position/Set Color/Cover SKU UPC
Neck NIckel ANTNNI 856724008330
Neck Chrome ANTNCR 856724008354
Neck Raw Nickel ANTNRN 856724008651
Neck Gold ANTNGD
Neck Zebra ANTNZB
Neck White ANTNWH
Neck Black ANTNBLK
Neck Aged White ANTNAW
Middle NIckel ANTMNI
Middle Chrome ANTMCR
Middle Raw Nickel ANTMRN
Middle Gold ANTMGD
Middle Zebra ANTMZB
Middle White ANTMWH
Middle Black ANTMBLK
Middle Aged White ANTMAW
Bridge NIckel ANTBNI 856724008347
Bridge Chrome ANTBCR 856724008361
Bridge Raw Nickel ANTBRN 856724008668
Bridge Gold ANTBGD
Bridge Zebra ANTBZB
Bridge White ANTBWH
Bridge Black ANTBBLK
Bridge Aged White ANTBAW
Set of 2 NIckel ANTSNI 856724008040
Set of 2 Chrome ANTSCR 856724008057
Set of 2 Raw Nickel ANTSRN 856724008675
Set of 2 Gold ANTSGD
Set of 2 Zebra ANTSZB
Set of 2 White ANTSWH
Set of 2 Black ANTSBLK
Set of 2 Aged White ANTSAW