PURE SINGLE-COIL TONE IN A HUMBUCKER COVER.
The Twangmaster® is an electric guitar pickup perfect for anyone who wants a Single Coil tone in their humbucker-routed guitar, but hates hum. The Fralin Twangmaster is a Split-Single Humbucker-sized Hum-Cancelling guitar pickup. We use a Left-Right coil design to make sure that there’s no hum at all. Our Twangmaster® uses AlNiCo V magnets and sounds clean, bright, and smooth. This pickup is the clearest and cleanest humbucker we make – clearer than our Big Single, and cleaner than our Fralin P-92.
- Single Coil sound in a Humbucker cover
- Clean, articulate, and expressive.
- Late, smooth breakup
- Bright wound strings, pure-sounding plain strings
- Made by hand, one at a time.
Clean and bright, articulate and expressive. The Fralin Twangmaster® is slow to break up, but you’ll find that it’s loud and dynamic. For those who love the sound of Single Coil pickups, now you can fit them into the humbucker routed guitar. Built with AlNicCo V magnets, we use 42-gauge or 43 gauge wire depending on the strength you need. When playing clean, you’ll find that this pickup has a clean, snappy tone. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is smoother than our Standard Humbucker. These electric guitar pickups will bring a nice airy, traditional Fender tone – without the pesky hum.
Choosing The Output:
The 8,000 / 8,800 Turn Set will give you the approximate output of our Vintage Hot Guitar Pickups – Clear, Clean, Versatile.
For More of an edge, choose our 8,400 / 9,400 Turn Set – this will approximate the tone of our Blues Special Guitar Pickups – Fatter, beefier, quicker to break up.
CHOOSING THE LEAD:
- Gibson® Braided Shielded: Most popular. Use this if you have no special requirements (Coil tapping, Phase Reverse or Series / Parallel). Do not use this lead if you have a shielded cavity, like a Telecaster.
- 2-Conductor With Shield: Use this if you have Phase-Matching needs. If buying a single guitar pickup, choose this lead. Use this lead on all Fender-Style instruments.
CHOOSING COLOR AND COVER OPTIONS:
The Twangmaster requires a cover: please choose below.
- Raw Nickel
- Black ($2 Ea)
- Gold ($6 Ea)
The Twangmaster is wound with either 42 or 43-gauge wire, and built with AlNiCo V magnets. We recommend 250K Pots with this model, as these guitar pickups are bright and snappy. Options include a Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold or Black cover. We wind these pickups by number of turns, rather than Ohm output. The more turns we put on a pickup, the stronger and dirtier the pickup will get. The best selling set is an 8,400 (~7K) in the neck and a 9,400 (~8K) bridge.
At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want!