Jaguar Pickups by Lindy Fralin give you the sound of surf, in high definition. Fat, beefy, and warm, these pickups are hotter and thicker-sounding than most of our Strat replacements.
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- Modified Fender specifications, with more output and thicker tone
- High output, but still has Fender sparkle
- Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
Our Jaguar Pickups are some of the highest-end, boutique Jaguar Pickups around. Built and wound by hand from the ground up, we choose the highest-quality magnets and wire we can find. We made sure that these Jaguar replacements are hot and beefy enough to sound great with 1 Meg pots, like the standard factory Jaguars. Carve into your tone even further with 3 output choices as well.
It starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Jaguar Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. 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. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.
These pickups are loud! We designed our Jaguar pickups to be pretty high output (6.3K Neck, 7K Bridge) so they’ll sound great with a factory-installed 1Meg volume pot. Our Jaguars are louder and thicker-sounding than our Blues Specials for Strat. On clean, the neck pickup sounds bouncy and rich. Lots of warm low-mids and fat treble strings. The bridge pickup will be just hot enough to play nicely with the neck, while still bring bright and snappy. Both pickups will sound clear and articulate with a 1Meg volume pot, but you can always darken your tone for a jazzier vibe with a 500K pot.
With some overdrive or distortion, expect a lot of “cream” as these Jaguar replacements break up nicely and evenly. The Sound Sample below features our Stock Set. We also offer a +5% Set and a +10% Set. Adding more turns will make this pickup thicker and darker – and louder.
Wound with 42 Gauge SPN wire, and built on USA-Made Fiberboard with USA -Made Alnico V magnets. Our Stock Neck reads about 6.3K, our Stock Bridge reads about 7K.
Jaguar Necks are wound Top to Winder, or Clockwise from Ground to Hot, and magnetized South to Strings. Jaguar Bridges are wound bottom to Winder and magnetized North to Strings.
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Hi, I have a Jaguar AV65 with the pure vintage 65 pickups. Neck is a lil too dark and bridge too thin, its hard to balance. Do u think your standard neck with a 5% or 10% bridge pickup would suit my needs? I like slight amount of crunch on my cleans and play 50:50 clean/overdrive. Thanks
Q Hi, I have a Jaguar AV65 with the pure vintage 65 pickups. Neck is a lil too dark and bridge too ...... Read moreA
Hey Chris, thanks for your question! Our Bridge is already overwound by 5% by default, so I wouldn't recommend 10% - I would recommend 5%, so you would have a stock neck and a +10% bridge (+5% by default, +5% additional turns). This will give you balance while allowing you to get some additional crunch from the bridge pickup.
I own a Johnny Marr Jag with the stock Barenuckle Pickups. There are a lot of things I like about the guitar, but it can often sound too "plinky." Great for a lot of music, but lacks the bite of a tele bridge or strat neck. I'm considering replacing the Barenuckles with LFs or even selling the guitar. Would you recommend LF 5% overwinds? 10%? I love the Jag chime, but it often pales next to a strat or tele. Please advise. Thanks!
Q I own a Johnny Marr Jag with the stock Barenuckle Pickups. There are a lot of things I like about...... Read moreA
Hey Doug, can you reply back with the ohm readings of your current pickups? That will help me advise on the output I recommend.
Hiya, what is the distance between the outermost pickup poles please?
Q Hiya, what is the distance between the outermost pickup poles please?A
Hey Alex, Sorry for the delayed response. 52mm.
I bought these pickups, and they have very good tones. But I wonder, should the highest magnetic column of the neck pickup be on the G string? Should the highest magnetic column of the bridge pickup be on the D string?
Q I bought these pickups, and they have very good tones. But I wonder, should the highest magnetic ...... Read moreA Hey Nick, the tallest magnet should be under the D string.
Do you Jaguar pickups come in hum canceling when both are engaged? Also... when both are engaged can a switch be installed that would allow for both series and parallel? If so, would they still be hum canceling in both positions?
Q Do you Jaguar pickups come in hum canceling when both are engaged? Also... when both are engaged ...... Read moreA
Hey Dan, our Jaguar pickups are RW / RP and hum canceling in the middle position regardless of if you wire them in series or parallel. - Tyler
These pickups are loud and clear. A very pleasant change from the awful factory ones. Makes the instrument sound as good as it looks now.
Very happy with these
I purchased the +5% overwinds for a Jaguar build (60’s body, newer neck / other parts )… they sound great, both clean, when overdriven through through my amp, and when pushed through various pedals. Easy to go from surf to heavy. Awesome job guys. Did I mention I got these in record time?
Just what I was looking for
I was looking for a high output thick tone for my 68’ jag. I’m super happy with the 10% overwound pickups I received from Lindy. Nice warmth, almost strat like.. but they can also be very glassy on the lead circuit for that classic jag sound with even more presence. I play in a cover band so I wanted the versatility and these pickups are up for the task and do not disappoint!
Great customer Service
I originally intended on replacing the pickups in my 65 Jaguar; but after speaking to Lindy on the phone, he suggested I try salvaging the original pickups first. As it turned out, Lindy and his team were able to repair both pickups without having to rewind, and they now sound great. So I can’t comment on how Fralin Jaguar pickups sound, but the service I received from Lindy and his team was fantastic.
First time building a guitar, first time wiring one didn’t know what to expect but it sounds amazing. I’m very glad I got these pickups.
Another Bass VI user here. After putting a Fralin Jazzmaster pickup in the bridge of my Pawn Shop Series VI, I decided to go with a Jaguar bridge pickup for the Squier that I use as my backup/alternate tuning VI (I play Bass VI exclusively in my duo Bark).
Got the 5% overwind option and have been blown away from the get-go. Fantastic sounding pickup that really makes this thing come to life: plenty of twang but no shortage of growl either.
Couldn’t ask for any more!
They’re in and sound great. I am having an issue, though, because the high E and B strings are not as loud as the others. This was the reason I put the new pickups in the first place. So, it isn’t the pickups causing this. Any thoughts on what might be causing this?
Most of these issues can be caused by Pickup Height, which should be set properly. I would recommend measuring 1/16″ from the top of the pole piece to the string, when that string is pressed down at the highest fret.
If that doesn’t solve it, this problem could be caused by a few things. I would start at your strings first, then the saddle, and the nut.
1.) If you play light strings, like 9’s, I would recommend going up a gauge or two to add some mass.
2.) Consider upgrading your guitar’s saddles to something with more mass to them. This can help make strings vibrate more efficiently.
3.) Check your nut to make sure that the string slots are not cut too low.
Lastly, I would also check your action – If your action is too low, it causes the strings to not vibrate fully – causing volume issues.
I hope that helps!
Perfect Pickups for Bass VI
Came into the shop with a loose idea of what I wanted for my Squier Bass VI and ended up with pickups/customizations that made it my ideal primary instrument. Excellent experience, excellent products, beautiful results.
Jaguar + 7.5 wind = Divine
Absolutely love my custom wound Jaguar Bridge Pickup. Had it done +7.5 hotter, and it’s exceeded expectations. On top of that, Lindy and his team were fantastic to work with. Great communication. Great people.
5% Jaguar Set Exceeded Expectations
I was looking for a Jaguar pickup set that would convert my Johnny Marr Jaguar into a more versatile guitar. I liked the original Marr pickups, but I could not cover all of the ground I wanted to, and would have to switch guitars for certain songs. The 5% Fralins are the perfect solution. With volume control I still have the nice chimey tone of an original Jaguar, but can also get a great Strat-like solo tone ala Comfortably Numb etc. when needed.