I sent an old 70's, Japanese PAF copy to Dave a week or so ago for a rewind. I wanted a Seth like rewind...lower output, unpotted, unbalanced scatterwound coils. I received it back on Saturday. Dave did a "Ball of Yarn" scatter wind and replaced the old A2 mag with an A3.
I wired it up the other night and after a few adjustments for height and a few tweaks of the screw coils, I was rewarded with beautiful, sparking PAF tone. Very similar in scope to a Seth, but with much more clarity, articulation and single coilish spank.
It's very responsive to touch and has fantastic note bloom. I've mostly played it clean and with a wee bit of overdrive through a variety of tube & solid state amps and I'm very impressed with what I've heard so far. A great pickup for blues, jazz and rock.
Not only was Dave a joy to work with, he went far above the call of duty and basically wound me a new pickup since many of the old componets were shot.
If you're looking for a new pickup, set of pickups or a rewind, do yourself a favor and contact Dave. He'll treat you right!
I'm looking forward to spending more time with this pickup and ordering a few more sets before he becomes famous!