Firebird

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(18 genuine reviews)

$160.00$320.00

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.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

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Firebird Surrounds

Surround your pickup with a classy look. Check Dimensions here.

Convert Mini To Soapbar

Convert your Mini Humbucker to work in a Soapbar rout. We will build your Mini into a Soapbar ring. To speed up your order, Please check out the spacing diagram and let us know how you want it mounted in the “Order Notes” field on the checkout screen to proceed.

Select how your current pickups are mounted to the cavity.

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn More



Firebird INFO:

Want to learn more about our Firebird? Here's all the information you'll need:

Firebird FEATURES:

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.

Sound

Our Stock Set utilizes a Stock-wound Neck and a +8% Bridge. This allows for complete and even volume across all positions. The +8% 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.


Tonal Graph for Firebird:

The tone graph below for our Firebird features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

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.

Sizing

Mini Humbucker Soapbar Conversion Mod Dimensions

Mini Humbucker Mounting Plate Dimensions

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:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Firebird Questions And Answers:

    Do these pickups include the steel plate that was found on vintage examples?
  1. 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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Firebird Questions And Answers:

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.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

18 Genuine Reviews for Firebird

  1. Lenny Kushnir
    Verified Buyer

    I received my Firebird set (Stock A5 neck; 4% over A6 bridge) and man, what a difference compared to the stock Gibsons! Especially the neck pickup sound so much sweeter and clearer. Almost like a single coil, just like Lindy described it on the phone.

    Thanks!

  2. Robert Alfieri
    Verified Buyer

    Definitely sounds clearer across the board. I had previously purchased an FB pickup clone from Eastern Europe. It was very good. This one is clearer. Wish I had purchased this one first. That said, it’s not night and day, just better.

  3. Gregory Pisel
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  4. Alex
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent pickup! 10/10 would buy again. Purchased an overwound bridge pickup for an Epiphone firebird. Swapped the pickups out and the guitar really sings. The highs are a lot more articulate and the notes really hold together a lot better. Definitely going to be buying a few more in the future!

  5. Todd Heininger
    Verified Buyer

    Always the best pickups ever.

    I built a Tele hybrid Firebird bridge and a p90 noiseless neck. This is wired straight to the vol knob only out to amp. This is a very interesting combo Everyone wants that Neil young guitar thing but its hard to do. I will say this combo surprised me in a weird way what I like about it is you get a Tele bridge sound from the bridge clean firebird which is way more treble oriented and on the neck pickup is very typical midrange p90 the cool thing was on each pickup you get what you would expect. But blended together I got an Amazing weird combo that is very different and I loved it. They complement each other clean and dirty with a unique sound.

  6. George Wilson
    Verified Buyer

    These Pickups Rock!

    I absolutely love these pickups! They really rock with distortion and sound amazing clean. I’m glad I went with Lindy Fralin

  7. Phil

    I had a pair of these put in my 2016 Firebird and the improvement over the stock pickups was huge! Both pickups are more articulate, snappier and brighter – like if a humbucker and a Tele pickup had a baby. They cut through wonderfully in a band mix. My search for the right pickup ended once I found these.

  8. eugene

    Jay Moss and vincent allen kirk Hollo! Can you record some video with little review of this pickup’s and sent a link? i want to hear how this pickups sound like, becouse i can’t find any reviewor demo of this set anywhere. thanks a lot!

  9. Jay Moss

    These pickups are great! I’m a single coil guy but these Firebirds are a joy to play. They have the sparkle and clarity I love but with a lovely fullness underneath. The neck pickup is especially gorgeous clean. It is plucky and juicy. I’m looking forward to playing them more!

  10. vincent allen kirk

    This will be my first Fralin pickup. Although I’ve heard friends that sound great! It’s going in a Neil Young “old Black” replica guitar.

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