Fralin’Tron

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(3 genuine reviews)

$165$346

It’s finally here – our brand-new 2022 Fralin’Tron! Experience exceptional clarity and articulation in a Filter’Tron format with Lindy’s unique Fralin’Tron design. Featuring a focused single-coil vibe with a rich, warm midrange and crisp attack, you’ll wonder where this pickup has been all your life.

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

Recommendation

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 About Lead Choice


Filter'Tron Looks, Real Fralin Tone

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Fralin’Tron FEATURES:

Lindy’s Fralin’Tron improves on models like our Sunbucker Blues, which features more of a “single-coil” clarity while keeping it 100% hum canceling. As a result, this model provides a tone with a focused wound string and a rounder treble string suitable for all music styles. In addition, our Fralin’Tron features a medium output – not too clean, not too hot, versatile, and will inspire you for decades to come.

Fralin’Tron Features:

  • Lindy Fralin Unique Design, with medium output and a clearer tone.
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Hum Cancelling in both positions for dead-quiet performance
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets and wire for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-free 30-day exchange policy

Sound

When Lindy started designing the Fralin’Tron, he did so with a particular goal: to get as much clarity and articulation as possible out of this design.

We’re thrilled with the result! Our Fralin’Tron features a scooped midrange and defined bass and highs. In addition, you can expect more nuance out of the wound strings, unlike the original design. Furthermore, the treble strings have a round, warm quality, making our Fralin’Tron perfect for all styles of music – from clean to dirty. Lastly, this pickup features a dynamic and punchy attack that gives you back what you put into it.

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Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Fralin’Trons consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique, which gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone.

Lastly, we assemble each pickup one at a time by hand, giving us unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


Tonal Graph for Fralin’Tron:

The tone graph below for our Fralin’Tron features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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MIDS
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OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Fralin'Tron.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.6K
Magnet Wire Material:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Cover & Basplate Material:USA Made Nickel Silver
Polarity:Reversible with included 2-Conductor Lead
Recommended Pot Value:500K

Sizing

Mounting

Important:

It is important to check your pickup’s cavity before ordering a replacement pickup. Doing so will help you understand what mounting option works best for you.


Mounting Options:

We have three mounting options to install your new Fralin’Tron:

Standard Mounting

Standard Mounting involves screwing your Fralin’Tron directly to the guitar’s body using wood screws. These wood screws and springs are how the pickup both mounts and height adjusts.

Fralin'Tron Mounting Standard

Humbucker Mounting

Humbucker Mounting mounts the Fralin’Tron to a mounting ring using the installed mounting plate. Note: 1″ of clearance is needed under the pickup as the plate mounting screws extend about 1/2″ under the pickup.

Fralin'Tron Humbucker Mounting

Gretsch® Mounting

Gretsch® Mounting mounts the Fralin’Tron to a mounting ring with two height adjustment screws on the bass side and one height adjustment screw on the treble side. Note: 1″ of clearance is needed under the pickup as the plate mounting screws extend about 1/2″ under the pickup.

Fralin'Tron Gretsch Mounting


One More Mounting Type:

There is one more mounting option that can be a bit confusing. Some import guitars now feature a mounting bracket underneath the pickup. The pickup mounts to this plate. Then, the plate & pickup get installed into a mounting ring for height adjustment.

This mounting method is a bit more involved but is still simple to achieve. If you have this mounting plate underneath your pickup, re-use your existing mounting screws, springs, and mounting plate. Start by mounting the pickup to the plate first, then mount the plate to the pickup bezel or mounting ring. Import Fralin'Tron Mounting

Fralin'Tron Questions And Answers:

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    I’m considering using a Fralin’tron in the bridge and pairing it with your split blade Strat in the neck position of a Tele. What output should I choose for the split blade in the neck to best match the volume of Fralin’tron in the bridge? Thanks, Darrin.
  1. Q I’m considering using a Fralin’tron in the bridge and pairing it with your split blade Strat in t...... Read more
    A

    Hey Darrin, I'd recommend a Blues Output Split Blade and 500K pots on the guitar. They will match really nicely!

  2. Can the Fralin'Tron pickups be provided with wiring to allow coil tapping?
  3. Q Can the Fralin'Tron pickups be provided with wiring to allow coil tapping?
    A

    Hey Paul, we can do that - just note that the single coil would be pretty low output (4.5K on the neck, 5K on the Bridge). If you want that, just let me know in the notes field. Just note that customized pickups are ineligible for exchange or return but do still come with a 10-year warranty.

  4. On the pickup dimensions schematic there's a " FRALIN EST. 1989" stamp visible which I think is a lot cooler than the classic patent number. It also seems more fitting as these pickups seem to be very much their own thing and not just a copy of the classic Filtertron. Is there any chance to get pickups / covers bearing the Fralin-stamp?
  5. Q On the pickup dimensions schematic there's a " FRALIN EST. 1989" stamp visible which I think is a...... Read more
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    Hey Giacun, stay tuned - we have them ordered, and are just waiting for them to come in! Check back within a month or two.

  6. I have a G&L TRIBUTE HUMBUCKER IN THE NECK AND SINGLE IN THE BRIDGE TELE TYPE and WAS THINKING ABOUT USING A FRALIN’TRON IN NECK BUT WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IN THE BRIDGE POSITION CALL ME IF YOU HAVE TIME cell 641-328-4142 John
  7. Q I have a G&L TRIBUTE HUMBUCKER IN THE NECK AND SINGLE IN THE BRIDGE TELE TYPE and WAS THINKIN...... Read more
    A

    Hey John, we would probably recommend a Super High Output Tele Bridge to pair with our Fralin'Tron in the Neck. Another option would be a Split Steel Pole Bridge, but it will be a bit bright on 500K pots.

  8. If I want to mount this to a '72 thinline tele pickguard cut for filtertrons, should I order the humbucker mount and just drill 2 holes in the pickguard for each pickup?
  9. Q If I want to mount this to a '72 thinline tele pickguard cut for filtertrons, should I order the ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Alex, Humbucker Mounting sounds like a good option - be sure to check under your pickguard that you have clearance underneath your pickguard where the mounting holes would go. Otherwise, the Standard mount would work best.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

3 Genuine Reviews for Fralin’Tron

  1. M. Nelson
    Verified Buyer

    Lindy Fralin rocks. I have more guitars than one man deserves and typically lean heavily towards single coils..

    I own three boutique Hahn telecaster style guitars (one with Fralin blues specials, one with vintage hots, and just installed Fralintrons in the third (chambered mahogany))

    I have always enjoyed the growl and the thickness of filtertrons but always gravitated back to my single coil Fralins. The single coils are just more versatile..and there is nothing like the sound/tone of a Fralin single coil. I prefer Fralin pickups to anything Fender (and I have two masterbuilts) or TV Jones or Lollar.

    But again it is my ear.

    And what do I hear in these Fralintrons? Every thing you what in a “tron” but the personality and versatility of a slightly heavier and thicker single coil.

    I have a new go to guitar often, but it is always one of the Fralin pickup guitars. Right now it is the Fralintron. Going to use this guitar at our next show. These pickups rock!

    Love Fralins…

    In fact I just ordered another set of Vintage Hots to replace the pickup’s in one of my masterbuilts, which is economic sacrilege. But the quest for tone always trumps $$$.

    M

  2. Brent Daniel
    Verified Buyer

    My Fralin Trons are loaded in to a 1997 Gibson Les Paul Double Cut. On a good old rosewood neck, these pickups are the perfect level of bright, each string balanced, touch sensitive, focused articulation abounds. With only a clean boost (Greer Light Speed) and a Boss EQ to warm up my Princeton, I’ve found that the pickups shine best without any tone altering overdrive. This to me, is always a good sign for tone directly from the guitar, no ‘help’ required. I use Fralin Blues Specials in my T-Styles, and Fralin P-92s in another guitar. I love the company and its products and felt zero risk in trying a new product. You can hear the Fralin Trons in the tag of ‘Hello Friend’ and a track releasing soon called ‘True Life’ on http://www.reverbnation.com/brentdanielmusic as well as many future upcoming releases I’m sure. Well done Fralin! Love you guys – Brent.

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