High Output Strat
Are you looking for a stronger single-coil tone for your Strat, or are you combining a Strat pickup with a P90 or Humbucker? Our High Outputs provide you with enough output to push your amp hard and keep up with higher-output pickup designs. High Outputs are darker, thicker, and louder than our Blues Specials, and will give you more crunch and “oomph.” Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin Pickups High Output Strat Set!
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High Output Strat FEATURES:
High Output Single Coil Pickups are for players that use the Hum-Single-Single or Hum-Single-Hum variation on their guitars. Our High Output Pickups are thick, strong, and dark. If you have a bright-sounding guitar, you will love the sound of High Output Single Coil pickups. High Output Pickups are perfect for any musician trying to balance the tonal aspects and the output of a humbucker with their single coils.
High Outputs are wound with 5% more coil than Blues Specials, which means 5% more output than our Blues Special pickups. 5% more coil also means more mid-range and less treble than our Blues Special Pickups.
- Modified Fender specifications for the boldest tone possible
- Loudest and highest-output Strat replacement we make
- RW/RP Middle Pickup for Hum-Cancelling in positions 2 & 4
- Compensated Bridge output for even volume across all pickups
- USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
- Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
- Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
How do they sound? Thick, dark, and quick to break up! Whether you play clean or dirty, you’ll be impressed by the massive midrange and smooth highs this set provides you. You’ll notice the compressed beefy tone and low-end growl, perfect for combining with other pickup designs, like a Humbucker or P90.
You can expect a less emphasized attack as the highs are smoother and darker than our Standard Strat sets, like our Blues Special, which features a more pronounced pick attack. Due to this set’s compressed, thick nature, you can expect to move away from the tone of the Stratocaster. With distortion, you’ll notice a smooth grind that will transform your Strat into a real tonal powerhouse.
Are you looking for a Hum Cancelling Strat pickup that actually sounds like a Strat? Check out the High Output Model of our Split Blade Strat Pickups
It all starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our High Output Strat Pickups consist of locally-stamped fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets.
We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, and wind each pickup using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and to preserve the pickup for years to come.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||9.1K|
|Middle Ohm Reading:||9.1K|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||10.2K|
|Neck & Bridge Polarity:||Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings|
|Reverse Middle Polarity:||Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings|
|Wire:||USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 5|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K*|
*You can use 250K with this pickup, if you want a darker sound.
High Output Strat Questions And Answers:
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What K tone pot would you recommend for a high output strat pickup set? And would it fit into a vintage-routed stratocaster body? Thank you
Q What K tone pot would you recommend for a high output strat pickup set? And would it fit into a v...... Read moreA
Hey Tony, we'd recommend 500K pots for our High Outputs.
I have a 2017 American pro strat with stock pickups. I’d like a higher output pickup in my bridge position. Is this the pickup you would recommend? Will this pickup be in “phase” with my stock middle and neck pickups? I play mostly blues and classic rock with my strat.
Q I have a 2017 American pro strat with stock pickups. I’d like a higher output pickup in my bridge...... Read moreA I would take a reading of your current Bridge pickup to get an idea of what you’re working with. This pickup will read about 10K in the bridge. If your bridge pickup reads somewhere in the 6K range, you might also like our Blues Special. Regarding the Polarity, we need to know what coil direction and magnet direction your current Bridge pickup is. https://www.fralinpickups.com/2020/04/10/how-to-reverse-pickup-phase/
I have a 1990 MIM Strat with Fralin pickups (installed about that same year) I want to get a darker thicker sound so I’m thinking this would be a good choice. I want to put it in the bridge position, but am curious about adding a base plate does to the pickup.
Q I have a 1990 MIM Strat with Fralin pickups (installed about that same year) I want to get a dark...... Read moreA The Baseplate will give the High Output a touch more power and punch. It’s a removable mod, so I would go for it! You can always remove it if you don’t like it.
What’s the difference between High Outputs and Steel Pole 42s?
Q What’s the difference between High Outputs and Steel Pole 42s?A High Outputs will sound more like a normal strat pickup on 500K pots. They might be too dark on 250K pots. Steel Pole pickups have a slightly stiffer treble than the High Outputs. The High Outputs will breathe a little more because of the Alnico.
What Magnet Stagger Do I Use?
Q What Magnet Stagger Do I Use?A This all depends on your fingerboard radius. If you have a 7.25? – 10? Radius, we recommend going with Stock Stagger. If you have a flatter or compound radius, go with the Hybrid stagger.
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