High Output

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  • High Output
(22 genuine reviews)

$160$320

The High Output Humbucker: Stronger and bigger sounding humbucker without being too dark. Works great with a coil-split, perfect for single notes with high gain. The High Output Humbucker is stronger, beefier, and thicker than our Modern P.A.F.

 

 

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Humbucker Cover

Further customize the look of your pickups by adding a USA-Made Nickel Silver cover.

Lead Length

You may need long leads if you have an Archtop guitar, like an ES-335. Check this box below, and we’ll give you some extra lead length.

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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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While we do our best to match double-white bobbins, there may be subtle differences in color due to different dye lots from the manufacturer.

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.


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High Output FEATURES:

The High Output Humbucker has the thickest, fattest tone of all of our humbuckers. Perfect for high-gain playing, especially with single notes. Our High Output Humbucker is a thick-sounding humbucker that sounds great when split. It’s perfect for anyone looking for the beefiest tone possible. Wound with 43-gauge wire and AlNiCo V magnets, you’ll get a smooth grind, with a ton of output.

  • Our Highest Output Humbucker – Strong, Dark, and Beefy
  • Perfect for Coil Splitting
  • Modified Gibson PAF® specifications with attention to increased output
  • Darker and thicker tone. Smooth, Chainsaw grind and a medium attack
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

Our High Output Humbucker is the thickest and loudest Humbucker we make. It has a very aggressive and dark tone. It’s beefier and more aggressive than our Modern P.A.F. Expect a thick-sounding single-string note that’s quick to break up. Chords will sound full and crunchy with a good amount of soft-clip compression. The High Output Humbucker is best with distortion, especially with single-notes. The grind is thick and smooth, and single notes will sustain and sing. Because this humbucker is so strong, it’s ideal for coil-tapping. This will leave the single-coil pickup strong enough to play well with others. Best used in a bridge position, the High Output Humbucker will sound great and have a warm, round pick attack.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. High Output Humbuckers 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. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone.

We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


Tonal Graph for High Output:

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

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

 

 

 

 

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our High Output.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Estimated Neck Ohm Reading:12K
Estimated Bridge Ohm Reading:13.5K
Neck Polarity:Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead
Bridge Polarity:Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead
Cover & Baseplate Material:Nickel Silver
Baseplate Leg Depth:6mm
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:500K
Slug / Pole Piece Material:Steel
Bobbin Material:ABS Plastic

Sizing

Humbucker Dimensions

 

 

 

Humbucker Lead Color Codes

See below for our Humbucker 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.

3-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
3-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch, need coil-splitting, or if buying a single pickup. This lead allows you to reverse the phase and coil split.

4-Conductor Lead

2-Conductor With Shield
4-Conductor Lead - Only select this lead if you need Series / Parallel wiring. This lead allows you to reverse the phase, wire in series / parallel, and coil split.

High Output Questions And Answers:

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    will these pickups fit a Godin Radiator (newer model)
  1. Q will these pickups fit a Godin Radiator (newer model)
    A

    Hey William, if you have standard-sized humbuckers, these will drop right in.

  2. I’m looking for a gold humbucker cover for the High Output humbucker but in the covers section of the website it is empty but you have the option to purchase a cover with the pickup itself, where can I buy a gold cover by itself. Thanks.
  3. Q I’m looking for a gold humbucker cover for the High Output humbucker but in the covers section of...... Read more
    A Hey Weston, we no longer sell them by themselves. You can, however, purchase one here: https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/humbucker/ They use the same covers as we do.
  4. I currently have a 498T in the bridge of my LP studio… the mid-range punch is great for Led Zep tones, but the bottom end is wooly and it lacks crisp articulation in the upper mids and high frequencies that the burstbuckers in my 335 have… would the high output humbucker solve my problem? If not could you recommend a pickup that would?
  5. Q I currently have a 498T in the bridge of my LP studio… the mid-range punch is great for Led Zep t...... Read more
    A

    Hey Luke, I wouldn't consider the High Output if I were you as the High Output will also provide more of a "wooly" response and thickness. Instead, I'd recommend something like our Sunbucker Blues, which has a modern output but provides a lot more clarity than your standard humbucker design.

  6. I have and PRS Tremonti SE that I'm handing down to my kid. Will these high-output pickups work with this type of PRS? also I don't know the spacing. Thank you!
  7. Q I have and PRS Tremonti SE that I'm handing down to my kid. Will these high-output pickups work w...... Read more
    A

    Hey Carlito, yes, our pickups should drop in without issue. PRS has a unique spacing, with 50mm in the Bridge and 49.2mm in the Neck. You'll have to add them to cart separately. - Tyler

  8. Hi! I have absolutely incredible TWANG MASTER (single coil in humbacker-case) on neck (PRS standart CE22), and I want to buy and install on bridge another Fralin's stuff - High Output. But, my volume pot already is 250K (recommended version for TWANGMASTER). For High Output pickup recommended 500K volume pot. Is it normal if I leave 250K with mixed configuration TWANGMASTER+High Output? Thank you
  9. Q Hi! I have absolutely incredible TWANG MASTER (single coil in humbacker-case) on neck (PRS standa...... Read more
    A

    Hey Marat, I'd personally recommend the Modern PAF instead of the High Output if you're looking to get a strong tone and still sound good on 250K, or, you can use the Resistor modification and switch your master volume to a 500K pot. Use a 470K resistor on the switch to make the Twangmaster "see" a 250K pot. More information on that modification is here.

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22 Genuine Reviews for High Output

  1. David
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely the best bridge pickup I have ever played, installed in a Gibson SG. Huge crunch, nice top end that stays clear but isn’t icepicky, and great note separation, especially for a high output pickup.

  2. Jason Revis

    I put a set of high output Fralin in a 1998 Les Paul classic. These are a drastic improvement over the 490/498 Gibson pickups. The Fralin are really defined and tight sounding without any of the muddy flub. They break up pretty quickly but backing off the volume knob allows complete clean up without a noticeable loss of volume. The sound is a harmonic crunchy growl that just sounds perfect for anything with gain from mild to high. I was able to get these to sound pretty close to Allman Bros, Skynard, Clutch, Masters of Reality, Opeth (clean & dirty), Tool, & Slayer. They don’t twang, but it’s a humbucker in a Gibson, none of them really twang. They sound perfect for any type of rock, especially the Marshall or Mesa Boogie types.

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