We've got 85 definitions »

What does PAF stand for?  Page #3

What does PAF mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: PAF.

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory

Term

Definition

Rating

PAF

Personnel Action Forms

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Pilot Auction Facility

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Political Action Fund

Business » Funds -- and more...

Rate it:
PAF

Portland Air Freight

Governmental » Transportation

Rate it:
PAF

PostgreSQL Automatic Failover

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Preliminary Approval Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Presentation Application and Feedback

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Pretentious Art F***

Community » Art

Rate it:
PAF

Preventing Academic Failure

Academic & Science

Rate it:
PAF

Princess Alia Foundation

Miscellaneous » Foundations

Rate it:
PAF

Principal Ambassador Fellowship

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Problem Activity Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Process Analytics Factory

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Processing Acknowledgement Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Professional Activities Fund

Business » Funds

Rate it:
PAF

Progressive Autonomic Failure

Medical » British Medicine

Rate it:
PAF

Project Automation Framework

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Proposal Approval Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Pure Autonomic Failure

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

Rate it:
PAF

Pan Am Field

Sports

Rate it:
PAF

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Medical » British Medicine -- and more...

Rate it:
PAF

Payload Attach Fitting

Governmental » NASA

Rate it:
PAF

Peak Annual Funding

Governmental » NASA

Rate it:
PAF

Peer Advising Fellows

Academic & Science » Universities

Rate it:
PAF

Performing Arts Festival

Community » Performing Arts

Rate it:

What does PAF mean?

PAF
P.A.F. or just PAF is the world's second humbucker guitar pickup, invented by Seth Lover in 1955 as an engineer for Gibson and began use in mass production guitars in 1957. It is commonly mistaken for the first humbucker pickup due to Gibson's popularity and the earlier patent filing date. While the first humbucker pickup in use, and issued a patent, was actually the Gretsch Filter'Tron pickup prototypes, designed by Ray Butts in 1954 at the request of Chet Atkins for his Gretsch 6120. The strange name of the pickup was not intentional. Gibson and Seth Lover first filed a patent on the design on June 22, 1955. After that, Gibson Les Pauls were equipped with these new pickups, with a sticker on a bottom plate of a pickup that said Patent Applied For. A patent was eventually issued on July 28, 1959. Since it took more than four years to get a patent number, the unnamed pickup had been dubbed "PAF" by many guitarists during the period the application was pending, and this name continued even after the patent had been issued. PAF pickups can usually be identified by their look: they have two internal coil bobbins under a 1.5" x 2.75" metal cover with one bobbin having a row of six adjustable pole pieces, with the other bobbin having non-adjustable pole pieces. Standard PAF pickups had 5000 or so turns of wire on a bobbin and a DC resistance of 7.5 kΩ.

see more »

Discuss these PAF abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is PAF? Got another good explanation for PAF? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "PAF." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Jun 2021. <https://www.abbreviations.com/PAF>.

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    USA
    • A. United States of America
    • B. United States of Asia
    • C. United States of Antarctica
    • D. Union States of America

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Embed

    Share an image of PAF

    »

    Hearing impaired tip:

    Sign language

    How do you say PAF in ASL sign language fingerspelling?