Mustang

True Fender Single Coil Tone

$99$198

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output

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( 42 genuine reviews)

The perfect drop-in replacement for your Mustang or Duosonic guitar! Our Mustang replacement pickups come in the same familiar styles as our Strat® replacement pickups.  If you want staggered pole pieces in your Mustang, please call the shop for some custom ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

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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Features:

Lindy Fralin Mustang Pickups: it’s like putting on glasses for the first time. Musicians looking for a sparkling, bright, and open sound will love the sound of our replacement pickups. Our Mustang pickups offer a few outputs to fine-tune your instrument’s own voice. The sizing is consistent with all Fender guitars, so you can easily drop them in your Fender Mustang or Duosonic. We took our formula for our famous Vintage Hots, Blues Specials, and High Outputs, and we applied them to these amazing-sounding Mustang pickups.

We also make this model in our Split Blade version: Split Blade for Mustang.

Features:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW / RP Neck Pickup for Hum-Cancelling in the middle position
  • Two magnet staggers are available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

 

 

 

Sound

We have 3 outputs available: Vintage, Blues, and High Output. We use our same formula and amount of turns as we do on our Vintage Hots, Blues Specials, and High Output Strat pickups.

Vintage:

The Vintage Output will sound the cleanest. They are the truest to the original Vintage Mustangs. Vintage Output Mustangs sound best with 250K pots. The Vintage Output Mustang will sparkle and sound very clear. Don’t expect it to sound “tinny” or glassy – these are still warm and full-bodied. They sound big and wide, with an even balance of Bass, Middle, and Treble. Expect a dynamic and thick buttery grind with distortion. Also, you’ll notice a clear low-end and a sharp attack. Single notes cut through with ease while chords have an excellent string-to-string definition.

Blues Special:

When playing clean, Blues Specials sound thick and rich, especially in the lows and mids. Additionally, Blues Specials sound very open and clear without sounding too compressed. The 5% overwound coil gives the player 5% less highs and 5% more mids than the Vintage Output Mustang. Expect a medium attack, low-end growl, and a compressed grind with distortion. These, like the Vintage output, sound best with 250K pots.

High Output:

When playing clean, High Output Mustang Pickups sound very thick and dark, simply because of the increased mids and lows, and less highs.  Additionally, High Outputs have a nice compressed, beefy sound. With distortion, the tone remains thick and fat while being slightly compressed and thick with a low-end growl and a medium attack. You can expect 10% less highs and 10% more mids and power than a vintage-sounding pickup. The High Output Mustang Replacements will give you a lot more power than most pickups and will break up a lot quicker than lower output replacements. You’ll want 500K pots for this pickup.

Sound Samples for Mustang:
Compare Outputs

We have 3 outputs of our Mustang. Compare them below.

About these Sound Clips:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

These soundclips are recorded on a Strat, but you can get the idea of the tone as the pickups are nearly identical. All models have the same bobbins, wire, and amount of turns as our Strat lineup, except they have flush-top bobbins with no stagger.

Tonal Graph For Mustang:

The tonal graph below for our Mustang features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

Vintage Output:
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Blues Output:
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT
High Output:
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Mustang.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6K 1
Neck Ohm Reading (Blues Special):6.3K 1
Neck Ohm Reading (High Output):9.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6.6K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Blues Special):7.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (High Output):10.2K 1
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire (Vintage Hot):USA-Made 42-Gauge Formvar
Wire (Blues Special):USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Wire (High Output):USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:250K (Vintage & Blues) 500K (High Output)
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Neck Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 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.


Mustang Dimensions:

Mustang Dimensions

Mustang FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Mustang have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Mustangs to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

42 Genuine Reviews for Mustang

  1. Chris

    Verified Purchase

    They phenomenal! I plan to buy other more Fralin pickups in the future!

  2. Buck Bard

    Verified Purchase

    I have a 1966 Mustang and have been avoiding touching anything since it is 100% original. Eventually the switches broke and I started to take a hard look at this instrument. The sound seemed a bit dull, and I really wanted to enjoy playing it again. It’s not worth what an original strat or tele would be so I decided to upgrade it. Fralin has a great reputation on the web so I got a pair of the blues Mustang pickups. I am MORE than happy with the way my Mustang sounds now. The sound is rich. I wish I had donbe this years ago. I’ll never use any pickups that aren’t Fralin.

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