Mustang

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output
(30 genuine customer reviews)

$99.00$198.00

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.

 

 

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

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The Ultimate Mustang® Replacement Pickups

Want to learn more about our Mustang? Here's all the information you'll need:

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 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

 

 

Overview

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Tech Specs

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

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6K
Neck Ohm Reading (Blues Special):6.3K
Neck Ohm Reading (High Output):9.1K
Bridge Ohm Reading (Vintage Hot):6.6K
Bridge Ohm Reading (Blues Special):7.1K
Bridge Ohm Reading (High Output):10.2K
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

Sizing

 

 

Mustang Questions And Answers:

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3 Questions about Mustang

  1. Good Day! I have some quetions about Lindy Fralin Mustang Hot Vintage (neck, black). I want to order this one for my lovely 1978 Fender Musicmaster. Unfortunately, I’ve got this guitar without the original pickup, and mini-humbucker (SD Little ’59) on it has a strong effect on the sound and adds too much bass. Now I want to achieve more authentic original guitar sound of my Musicmaster – I’m playing only with clean sound in something jazz-like retro manner and I’m thinking about ordering Lindy Fralin Mustang Hot Vintage neck. 1. Do you think this is a good choice for ’78 Musicmaster? 2. Does this pickup installing on the pickguard as on Mustangs or Strats? 3. Do you ship orders to Moscow (Russian Federation) and ho long does it take for delivery? Thank you!

    1. Hello Viktor, the Vintage output Mustang sounds to be exactly what you’re looking for. I would strongly recommend going with the complete set to avoid polarity and output issues when combining with other pickups. We absolutely ship to Moscow – the delivery will take approximately 1-2 weeks after the package has shipped due to customs.

  2. Hi Fralin! Can you tell me the difference between a strat pickup and a mustang pickup? peace, pog

    1. Hey Pog, the prices are the same between the two individual pickups ($99 each). However, Mustang sets are less due to having two pickups instead of three.

  3. Howdy, I’m looking to get a spicier, more rich tone with higher output from my MIJ ‘65 RI Fender Mustang. I’m not sure whether to order the high output or vintage hot. Will the pickups fit under the stock pickup covers? Also I was thinking about buying a Strat base plate for the bridge pickup. I’m wondering will it fit or will it require some routing of the body? Do you think it’s even necessary or will swapping pickups alone get me there? Thanks a lot, Jacob


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

30 Genuine Reviews for Mustang

  1. Viktor Buslov

    Good Day! I have some quetions about Lindy Fralin Mustang Hot Vintage (neck, black). I want to order this one for my lovely 1978 Fender Musicmaster. Unfortunately, I’ve got this guitar without the original pickup, and mini-humbucker (SD Little ’59) on it has a strong effect on the sound and adds too much bass. Now I want to achieve more authentic original guitar sound of my Musicmaster – I’m playing only with clean sound in something jazz-like retro manner and I’m thinking about ordering Lindy Fralin Mustang Hot Vintage neck. 1. Do you think this is a good choice for ’78 Musicmaster? 2. Does this pickup installing on the pickguard as on Mustangs or Strats? 3. Do you ship orders to Moscow (Russian Federation) and ho long does it take for delivery? Thank you!

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hello Viktor, the Vintage output Mustang sounds to be exactly what you’re looking for. I would strongly recommend going with the complete set to avoid polarity and output issues when combining with other pickups. We absolutely ship to Moscow – the delivery will take approximately 1-2 weeks after the package has shipped due to customs.

  2. Joshua Hughes
    Verified Buyer

    I got the blues version to replace the stock strat pickups in my Squier 65 reissue Mustang and, unsurprisingly, they were an immediate and massive upgrade. I’ve had my Mustang rewired with a stereo jack, so each pickup goes to its own amp, neck to a solid state Sunn Beta Lead 2×12 combo and bridge to a 70s Burman 2×12 tube combo. I didn’t change any settings on either amp or my pedals after I dropped in the new pickups and the difference was profound. Higher output, better articulation, crisp and bright but still plenty of heft without the mud. I even got a complement on the improved sound from my drummer, maybe the only time ever!

  3. Chris Baker
    Verified Buyer

    Thank you Lindy and team from across “The Pond”. Did my research for a restoration project and thought a pair of Mustang pickups was what I needed but your help and expertise were invaluable. I am l, as we say in England, chuffed” (means very happy!) with my pickups. High quality craftsmanship and presentation – and they were with me pretty damn quick!

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