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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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.
- 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
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.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Fralin'Tron.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||9.7K|
|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|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**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.
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.
We have three mounting options to install your new Fralin’Tron:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fralin'Tron Questions And Answers:
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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?
Q If I want to mount this to a '72 thinline tele pickguard cut for filtertrons, should I order the ...... Read moreA
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.
Been using your pickups for years- the absolute best! I have a British made Telecaster that I want to use as a secondary guitar for a crunchier classic rock sound. Looking at swapping the stock pickups with the Fralin'trons, complete set. Would that be your recommendation? Thanks
Q Been using your pickups for years- the absolute best! I have a British made Telecaster that I wan...... Read moreA
Hey Mike, we have our Stock Fralin'Trons in a Telecaster at the shop and they are perfect for that tone! All you need to know is what mounting you want.
Which guitars do you imagine the Franlin'tron are most suitable for. I play a fender American ultra Telecaster.
Q Which guitars do you imagine the Franlin'tron are most suitable for. I play a fender American ult...... Read moreA
Hey Michael, Any guitar that is routed for the Fralin'Tron will work really well! You can direct mount or use our humbucker mounting adaptor (use the notes field to request). Tonally speaking, you'll get a humbucker tone with a bit more clarity out of the Fralin'Tron.
Are these pickups drop in replacements for humbuckers style routs?
Q Are these pickups drop in replacements for humbuckers style routs?A
Hey Sam, we are working on the humbucker-style mount. We have mounting brackets that will provide mounting for a single height adjustment screw on either side of the pickup. Please note we don't have Humbucker mounting rings for this pickup yet. Hopefully, we should have everything needed by the end of the month. - Tyler
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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!
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 $$$.
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.
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.