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Sunbucker – Blues®

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$150.00$300.00

The Sunbucker Blues is perfect for those who want a traditional humbucking tone, except we magnetize one coil of the Sunbucker Blues stronger than the other coil to give this Humbucker a bright, scooped mid-range tone. This is great for those looking for a brighter, more single-coil sounding humbucker, with a perfect balance of traditional Humbucker tones.

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PERFECT FOR THE DARK-SOUNDING GUITAR.

The Lindy Fralin Sunbucker Blues is a cleaner-sounding humbucker with scooped mids. This pickup is based on the specifications of the original 50’s Gibson® P.A.F. pickups, with a few minor tweaks to give this pickup a unique sound. This pickup will give you a vintage, clean tone that’s more articulate than the Fralin Pure P.A.F., while leaning slightly to a Single Coil tone.

Lindy created this pickup to solve the problem created by a dark-sounding pickup in the neck position of a guitar. To give this pickup its unique tone, we magnetize the screw side of the pickup stronger than the slug side. This scoops some mids, and gives you a clearer, more articulate and cleaner tone than a traditional humbucker.

FEATURES:

  • Clear, Clean, Articulate
  • One coil magnetized stronger than the other, giving it a scooped midrange tone
  • Late, smooth breakup
  • Bright wound strings, pure-sounding plain strings
  • Made by hand, one at a time.

SOUND:

Clean, clear, and articulate. The Sunbucker Blues will stay clean as it won’t break up as early as modern humbuckers, and you’ll find that it has a tight bottom end and a shimmery top end. Built with AlNicCo V and 42-gauge plain enamel wire, the Bluesbucker is a the instant solution to a dark-sounding humbucker in the Neck position. When playing clean, you’ll find that this pickup sings what you put into it: it’s extremely dynamic, clear, and warm. With distortion, you’ll find that the breakup is smooth and late, with a pronounced pick attack and pure-sounding plain strings and bright wound strings. We find that you’ll be able to get some nice blues and clean tones out of this pickup. 


F.A.Q.’S:

  1. What’s the difference between this model and the Pure P.A.F.? The Sunbucker Blues is clearer and more articulate than the Pure P.A.F. You might find this model great in the neck, and a Pure P.A.F. in the bridge. 
  2. Can you Coil Tap this model? Yep! Choose 3-Conductor Lead and use our diagrams here. You may want to use a Partial Tap Resistor as this is a medium-output humbucker.
  3. What Lead should I choose? If you have a Gibson style instrument with separate volume pots for each pickup, go with the Gibson Shielded Braided lead. If you have a Fender style instrument or coil tapping or phase reversing needs, go with 3-Conductor. If you want the maximum options, go with 4-Conductor. 
  4. What Output should I choose? Our most popular set is our 8K neck and our 9K bridge. If you want a stronger and darker tone, go with a higher output. If you want a clearer and more open tone, go with a lower output.
  5. What Spacing should I choose? Gibson style instruments use 49.2mm on the neck and bridge. Fender style instruments use a 52mm Bridge and a 50mm neck.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Wound with 42-gauge plain enamel wire, and built with AlNiCo V magnets. Built by modifying the 50’s specs. We magnetize one coil stronger than the other to clean up the tone and scoop the mids. Options include a Zebra, Black, or Double White (50 & 52mm only).

CHOOSING THE SPACING:

  1. 49.2mm: Choose this for Gibson Standard Spacing
  2. 50mm: Fender Neck Spacing
  3. 52mm: Fender Bridge Spacing

Wiring Diagrams

Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Color

Zebra, Black, Double White (only for 50mm, 52mm)

Spacing

Gibson Spaced Set (49.2mm Neck & Bridge), F-Spaced Set (52 mm Bridge, 50mm Neck), Gibson Spacing: 49.2mm, Fender Bridge Spacing: 52mm, Fender Neck Spacing: 50mm

Type of Lead

Gibson® Braided Shield, 3 Conductor with Shield (If Buying A Single), 4 Conductor With Shield (If Buying A Single)

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Reviews

2 reviews for Sunbucker – Blues®

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Sweeney (verified owner)

    I have a Gibson SG 61 Reissue that had 57 Classics in it. These pickups just did not work in this guitar. It suffered from the dreaded “wet blanket” syndrome. The neck pickup was so muffled and boomy. I kept reaching to turn the tone knob up thinking it was turned way down but it was always on 10. I did everything to try and make that pickup sound better, but it couldn’t be done. I needed something brighter and clearer.

    This brought me to Lindy Fralin. The Bluesbucker was exactly what I was looking for in the neck. All the muddiness is gone. It’s crisp and clear just like a single coil but has a big full sound like a great humbucker. I paired it with an AlNICO 5 Pure PAF in the bridge and couldn’t be happier.

    Hats off to Lindy and his crew. Keep up the great work.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Markowitz (verified owner)

    I built a Paulowina tele with a SD SH-2 humbucker screwed into the body at the neck, but it was too dark and muddy. Just replaced with a Fralin Bluesbucker and it’s a huge improvement. Neck now sounds a bit like a chimey Strat neck PU, but with more girth. This pickup is as good or better as any I’ve owned (Bare Knuckle, Don Mare, Bill Lawrence, Seymour Duncan, Gibson, Epi, Fender, Ibanez, etc.). I’m really impressed with the voicing and will STRONGLY consider Fralins for any other replacement PUs. Already looking at my Strats and scratching my chin.

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