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Pacific Alaska Freightways

Regional » Alaska

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Pacific Athletic Foundation

Sports » Athletics -- and more...

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Packaging Automation Forum

Community » Forums

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PAF abbreviation Define

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Pakistan Air Force

Governmental » Military

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Pakistani Armed Forces

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Pakuba, Uganda

Regional » Airport Codes

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Pan African

Business » London Stock Exchange

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Pan Am Field

Sports

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Paolo Antonello and Furio

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Paralegal Association Of Florida

Governmental » Law & Legal

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PARIS Audio Format

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Medical » British Medicine -- and more...

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Patent Applied For

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Patience And Fortitude

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Patient Accident and Fracture

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Patient Advocate Foundation

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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Patient Advocate Foundation's

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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Payload Attach Fitting

Governmental » NASA

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Payment Approval Form

Business » Accounting

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Payment Authorization Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Peak Annual Funding

Governmental » NASA

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Pearl Academy of Fashion

Community » Fashion & Beauty -- and more...

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Peer Advising Fellows

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Penning Automat Forening

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Performance Assessment Framework

Medical » British Medicine

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Performing Arts Festival

Community » Performing Arts

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Performing Arts Forum

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Permanent Air Flow

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Permanent Atrial Fibrillation

Medical » British Medicine

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Personal Ancestor File

Governmental » Law & Legal

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Personal Ancestral File

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Personal Ancestral Ftp

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Personal Ancestry File

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Personnel Action Form

Governmental » US Government

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Personnel Action Forms

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Personnel Authorization File

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Philippine Air Force

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Phineas And Ferb

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Phosphodiesterase-Activating Factor

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Pilot Auction Facility

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Plain Abdominal Field

Medical » British Medicine

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Plant Availability Factor

Miscellaneous » Construction

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Platelet Activating Factor

Medical » Physiology

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Platelet-Activating Factor

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Play among friends

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Point A Forward

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Policía del Aire y las Fronteras

International » Spanish

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Political Action Fund

Business » Funds -- and more...

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Population Attributable Fraction

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Portland Advertising Federation

Business » Advertising

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Portland Air Freight

Governmental » Transportation

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Postal Address File

Miscellaneous » USPS

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Postcode Address File

Computing » General Computing

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PostgreSQL Automatic Failover

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Potentially Affected Fraction

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Powder Actuated Fastener

Miscellaneous

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Powder Actuated Fasteners

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Power Actuated Fasteners

Academic & Science » Engineering

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Pregnancy Assistance Fund

Business » Funds

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Preliminary Approval Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Presentation Application and Feedback

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Presidential Administrative Fellowship

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Pretentious Art F***

Community » Art

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Pretoria Arms Factory

Governmental » Military

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Preventing Academic Failure

Academic & Science

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Princess Alia Foundation

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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Principal Ambassador Fellowship

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Printing Association of Florida

Community » Associations

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Problem Activity Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Process Analytics Factory

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Processing Acknowledgement Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Professional Activities Fund

Business » Funds

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Program Admission File

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Progressive Autonomic Failure

Medical » British Medicine

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Project AIR FORCE

Governmental » Air Force

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Project Automation Framework

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Proposal Approval Form

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Public Archaeology Facility

Academic & Science » Archaeology

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Public Audit Forum (!!!)

Medical » British Medicine

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Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

Medical » British Medicine

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Pure Autonomic Failure

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Purple Alien Frogs

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Purpose Audience and Format

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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The Pass Along Fanfic

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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.

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