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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Hi Lindy, looking to match your firebird neck pickup (stock) and one your tele bridge pickups,
Q Hi Lindy, looking to match your firebird neck pickup (stock) and one your tele bridge pickups,A
You have a lot of options here! Please give us a call when convenient for you, and we can help talk you through your options. - Tyler
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.
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