Our Firebird Replacement Pickups are an authentic reproduction of the ’60’s Firebird®. Bright and clear. We have upgraded the materials for a warm, rich and dynamic smooth tone.
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Fralin Firebird pickups will breathe new life into your guitar: original or re-issue. Featuring a bouncy, rich, tone, you’re guaranteed great versatility. USA-Made Materials and hand-made quality makes our pickups an improvement over the original design.
- Snappy and Bright bridge pickup
- Warm, rich, and full-sounding neck pickup
- AlNiCo Bar Magnets for a smooth, full-range tone
- Built with USA-Made parts in Richmond, VA.
Our Stock Set utilizes a Stock-wound Neck and a +4% Bridge. This allows for complete and even volume across all positions. The +4% Bridge sounds snappy, bright, and is pretty quick to get dirty. In the Neck position, the Fralin Firebird sounds great clean or dirty. The lows are bouncy and rich, where the highs are round and clear. Our Firebird pickups are the perfect solution to get away from a shrill-sounding guitar. Ours sound full, with extended range and excellent articulation, clarity, and dynamics.
Wound with 42 & 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire and Alnico V and VI Bar Magnets. All USA-Made Baseplates and covers.
The Stock Neck will read about 6.5K, and the +8% Bridge will read about 10K.
Lead Color Codes
See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
Firebird Questions And Answers:
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I’m interested in putting a 4% overwound Firebird pickup in the bridge position of a korina Strat. Which model Strat pickups would you recommend for the neck and middle positions?
- Do your firebird pickups stop the squeal and feedback?
Q Do your firebird pickups stop the squeal and feedback?A
Hey Lou, all of our Firebird pickups are wax potted, and not microphonic. Some firebird pickups can be wound to 15 - 18K, where ours are a bit more tame and live in the 7K - 10K range, depending on the output. - Tyler
im doing a strat build and i want to put a single pickup in the bridge. i want something that can cover a lot of different ground. would the 4% overwind be the safest bet?
Q im doing a strat build and i want to put a single pickup in the bridge. i want something that can...... Read moreA
Hey Matt, yes - we'd recommend the +4% for the bridge if you're looking for a versatile pickup! - Tyler
Hi Lindy Firebird question here.. Got my 1st Gibson firebird, looking for a warmer tone from the stock bridge. Currently I have to turn guitar tone down to 4 or so. Very ice picky over 6. What do you suggest for a bridge output please ? Alnico 2 magnet for bridge ? Thanks , Clint (got my p90 set, love them)
Q Hi Lindy Firebird question here.. Got my 1st Gibson firebird, looking for a warmer tone from the ...... Read moreA
Hey Clint, we would probably suggest a Stock Neck and a +4% Bridge, with Alnico 6 (use the "notes" field to request on the checkout screen). This will warm the tone up.
Hello! Just got me a 2015 firebird and wanted both neck and bridge of your stock pickups. However, what’s the difference between the 2 types of leads? Thanks, Chris.
Q Hello! Just got me a 2015 firebird and wanted both neck and bridge of your stock pickups. However...... Read moreA
Hey Christian, our 2-Conductor Lead is useful for installing in a guitar with a blade switch, as well as any phase-reversing leads. Our Gibson lead is the standard lead choice and easy to install on Gibson-style guitars with 2 volumes and 2 tones.
I am wanting to get a firebird pickup to replace the p45 that is in my novo Serus t. The bridge pickup is a fralin tele bridge pickup. What specs should I get on the firebird to help it match the fralin bridge?
Q I am wanting to get a firebird pickup to replace the p45 that is in my novo Serus t. The bridge p...... Read moreA
Hey Ethan, I would recommend going with our Stock Output Firebird Neck to match.
If a stock neck reads 6.5k, what does the stock bridge read? What I’m after is a 7.5k neck and an 8.5k bridge. How much overwind do I need to achieve this output?
Q If a stock neck reads 6.5k, what does the stock bridge read? What I’m after is a 7.5k neck and an...... Read moreA
Hey Sam, our Firebird comes in three outputs: Stock (~6.8K), 4% Overwind (~9.5K), and 8% Overwind (~10.5K). Those readings go for both our Neck and Bridge. The closest thing to your desired outcome would be a Stock Neck and a 4% Overwind Bridge. You can also request your desired ohm readings in the "notes" field on the checkout screen and we'll do our best to match them. That said, our Stock / 4% overwind is a really good match.
Do these pickups include the steel plate that was found on vintage examples?
Q Do these pickups include the steel plate that was found on vintage examples?A
Hey Kyle, as it turns out, no. Lindy designed our Firebird without the steel plate as it caused hum and he liked the tone of the pickup without the Steel Plate. Great question!
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