Fralin’Tron

Filter'tron Looks, Real Fralin Tone

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

( 9 genuine reviews)

$165$346

It’s finally here – our brand-new 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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Notice

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

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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.

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

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Sound Samples for Fralin’Tron:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

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

Tech Specs

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

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:9.7K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.6K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.


Fralin’Tron FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Fralin’Tron have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Fralin’Trons to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

9 Genuine Reviews for Fralin’Tron

  1. Moritz
    Verified Buyer

    I was searching for a detailed, smooth and slightly hot sounding pickup. And I had no idea what would happen with these pickups. I admit, that it is my first time buying PUs in that range of price. But I would and will do it again.
    My Guitar tech (@nazarholikov) put them in my Flying V with only very little shaping of the pickguard. They work perfectly with the 500k knobs and sound detailed and clear and smooth that I‘ve Never heard before.
    Thanks to the Fralin-Team! Great Job!

  2. John Machen
    Verified Buyer

    I have really enjoyed the Fralin-trons in my Gretsch Jet. I spoke with Tyler about customizing my set to sound more in line with Fralin Modern PAFs and couldn’t be happier with the tone of the pickups. Thanks again!

  3. Vincent Nichols
    Verified Buyer

    I had great expectations and they were exceeded! Clear, full bodied sound with fantastic note definition and presence, all without hum! Can’t say enough good things about these pickups, they’re definitely worth a try!

  4. dan f
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic! I wanted to convert my line6 variax 700 into normal guitar. First decided I wanted filtertron-style sound, then after much searching chose Fralin’Trons. Absolutely wonderful. Bright, punchy, very versatile sounds, wide range of tones. Especially w tone knob where w bridge I can be vintage 60s-sounding bright or a little more subdued on the treble but still cut through. Really glad I chose these. I play w some folks that do a wide variety of covers and this can cover it all. Great w pedals. One song it’s rockabilly and the next it’s blasting away w a fuzz pedal.

  5. Bryne Blonski
    Verified Buyer

    I came across a body for a Tele thinline build that was very inexpensive and since my nephew was gaga over mine i did the build for him . The body was routed for a filtertron in the neck position and standard tele for the bridge . Since most of my Tele’s have Fralin’s in them ,of course this was my choice .Fralin tron in the neck , Split steel poled tele in the bridge after a recommendation from the Fralin team and i couldn’t be happier . This guitar just screams tone ……and absolutely no hum . I played it straight into my amp with no pedals , big and fat was the sound , a very versatile combination , and if you wanted to still get some of that Tele twang it was there .Thank you Lindy Fralin for being innovative !!!!

  6. Charles Palia
    Verified Buyer

    The Fralin’Tron pickups make a huge difference in my Gretsch double jet! I’ve owned several double jets over the years and always sold them because the sound was weak. When I saw the Fralin’Tron ad, I bought another double jet and installed the pickups. The sound is amazing! The pickups have their own voice – not a repeat – and really stand out. Crisp, clean, and yet punchy depending upon how you dig in to the strings, make this a definite gig worthy guitar now! I have Fralins in a Tele and a Nashville Tele. Lindy called me to dial in the right pickups for the Nashville! Great customer service!

  7. 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

  8. Jeffrey Duncan
    Verified Buyer

    Man Lindy and his team have really outdone themselves this time. The Fralintron is better than I expected and I had pretty high expectations. The pickup has great definition, presence and has just the right amount of low end. The fralintron would seriously be the perfect pickup for a one pickup guitar. I have this pickup in the bridge of a 1966 Fender Coronado (hollow body) and it is special. I have the Fralin noiseless alnico p90 in the neck and they are a great pair. Fralin’s customer service is second to none.

  9. 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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