High Output

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Powerful & Aggressive
  • Traditional Appearance
  • High Output
(23 genuine reviews)


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.

Gold Screws

Check here if you want to include Gold Pole Pieces & Mounting Screws for your pickups. Not necessary if buying gold covers.


Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:


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 About Lead Choice


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.

Get Aggressive, Get Loud.

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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


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.


Tech Specs





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

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
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.


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:


Have a question about our High Output? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    I have a Gibson 335…semi hollow body. Would there be any issues using these high outputs in that type of guitar?
  1. Q I have a Gibson 335…semi hollow body. Would there be any issues using these high outputs in that ...... Read more

    Hey Eric, no not at all 335's are particularly brighter-sounding guitars (on average). If you're looking for the thickest, most powerful humbucker tone while still retaining a touch of vintage and classic tone, these pickups will sound great.

  2. Ok. So is there a fralin humbucker that compares to the SD Distortion?
  3. Q Ok. So is there a fralin humbucker that compares to the SD Distortion?

    Hey David, not really - we stay in the Vintage-voiced realm of pickups and don't offer any super-distortion or super high-output models. That said, our High Output will get you close. It will sound a bit better clean as well.

  4. Is the high output hum bucker similar to the Seymour Duncan distortion hum bucker?
  5. Q Is the high output hum bucker similar to the Seymour Duncan distortion hum bucker?

    Hey David, it has a similar output, but will sound a bit more traditional and vintage than the Seymour Duncan model, which will sound way more aggressive.

  6. will these pickups fit a Godin Radiator (newer model)
  7. Q will these pickups fit a Godin Radiator (newer model)

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

  8. 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.
  9. 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.


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23 Genuine Reviews for High Output

  1. Julien
    Verified Buyer

    Bought mine a while ago. Genuinely great tone, and even better, the customer service is amazing.

    I initially believed a mistake was made with my order, I was wrong. Even so, I spoke with Lindy and he was super polite, friendly, and beyond helpful.

    Tone is subjective, but care for your customers is objectively great.

  2. Jon Clark
    Verified Buyer

    The amount of clarity you get compared with the amount of grind on these pickups is unmatched. This is the way high gain should sound. I love them on my Gibson Hawk and Les Paul so much that I’m getting Fralin single coils for all my Fenders!

  3. James Preacher
    Verified Buyer

    Incredible humbucker!
    I am now installing these on all of my guitars!
    Can’t live without the high output Fralins!
    They F…….Rock!

  4. Hideaki

    I use it in combination with the Blues Special. It is high-powered but well balanced and sounds great. The coil split is perfect and it’s my favorite in recent years.

  5. Thaddeus Cabon
    Verified Buyer

    Installed a HO humbucker in my 1988 V90 flying V single. Very pleased with the look of the zebra bobbins, and the tone is incredible!

    Thanks for the tone guys!

  6. Bruno Simoes

    Incredible pickup! I bought a HSS set with High output bridge humbucker and High output single coils to my American made Charvel So Cal. All I can say is that these pickups blew me away. PERFECT HSS set.
    Very well balanced and amazing tone in every position. And don’t let the “high output” thing fool you. They are very responsive pickups with great dinamics.

  7. Timothy Linneman
    Verified Buyer

    Have several Gibsons with your pick ups they are great sounding. I really like the new Alnico V magnet in the High Output models your now making. I do have a set of pure PAF in my Flying V . Im just now having a set to have my neck out of phase ive had the bobbin flipped already. I dig how it looks & will like it even more once its really out of phase. Timothy Linneman

  8. Philippe Lafrance
    Verified Buyer

    I like them. I had to drill and enlarge the hole between the pickup cavity and the back cavity to let both 4-wire cables through. They sound good and it’s pretty cool to be able to split coils or switch to parallel.

  9. shiva krishnan
    Verified Buyer

    I just got the Fralin HO humbucker with AL2 customized for my PRS SAS. They are exactly what I was looking for. A very thick beefy sounding pickup with a lot of overtones. I am finally using my bridge HB more as it is less twangy and less glassy. I am very happy with these pickups.

  10. Ben Murphy
    Verified Buyer

    I am more than pleased by the character and versatility of those pickups.

    My high expectations were shattered when I heard those pickups in my guitar for the first time.

    My guitar is now distinctly alive in all 6 configurations.

    Congratulations to Lindy!

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