Twangmaster

(26 customer reviews)

$160.00$320.00

A humbucker in size and shape, The Twangmaster features open, airy and pure single coil tone. The Twangmaster is a clean, clear, articulate but very warm Single-Coil Sounding Humbucker. The Bridge is bright and snappy, while the Neck sounds like a Fender Strat Neck pickup.

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Twangmaster FEATURES:

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design
  • Clean Fender Tone in a Humbucker Cover
  • Hum-Cancelling Design with hum-free operation
  • 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
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Overview

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.

Sound

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 Alnico V magnets, we use 42-gauge or 43 gauge wire depending on the strength you need. The Twangmaster has no hum and gives you a traditional Fender tone. Expect a clean, snappy tone when playing clean. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is smoother than our P-92.

Players who want a more aggressive tone should look at our P92’s, as our P-92’s sound more like a Gibson. Expect a more sparkly treble and a dynamic attack.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Twangmasters consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. 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. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonics.

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FAQs

  • Which Output do I choose? 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.
  • What lead do I choose? This depends on your guitar and a few other things. Gibson Lead: Go with this if installing a set into a Gibson-style instrument, where each pickup has its respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  • What’s the tonal difference between the Twangmaster and the P-92? The P-92 is a lot more aggressive, with a bigger midrange, and a harder and stiffer treble.
  • What Pot do I use? 250K.

Tech Specs

Wound with 42  & 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire and Alnico 5 Slug Magnets. 250K Pots are recommended with this pickup.

The best selling set is an 8,400 (~7K) in the neck and a 9,400 (~8K) bridge.

Sizing & Wiring Diagrams

Humbucker Dimensions

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

We do not offer installation help or guidance, but we do have easy-to-follow, beautiful Wiring Diagrams! Click below:

FEATURES:
  • Lindy Fralin Original Design
  • Clean Fender Tone in a Humbucker Cover
  • Hum-Cancelling Design with hum-free operation
  • 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
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
Overview

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.

Sound

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 Alnico V magnets, we use 42-gauge or 43 gauge wire depending on the strength you need. The Twangmaster has no hum and gives you a traditional Fender tone. Expect a clean, snappy tone when playing clean. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is smoother than our P-92.

Players who want a more aggressive tone should look at our P92’s, as our P-92’s sound more like a Gibson. Expect a more sparkly treble and a dynamic attack.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Twangmasters consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. 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. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonics.

Video

FAQs
  • Which Output do I choose? 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.
  • What lead do I choose? This depends on your guitar and a few other things. Gibson Lead: Go with this if installing a set into a Gibson-style instrument, where each pickup has its respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  • What’s the tonal difference between the Twangmaster and the P-92? The P-92 is a lot more aggressive, with a bigger midrange, and a harder and stiffer treble.
  • What Pot do I use? 250K.
Tech Specs

Wound with 42  & 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire and Alnico 5 Slug Magnets. 250K Pots are recommended with this pickup.

The best selling set is an 8,400 (~7K) in the neck and a 9,400 (~8K) bridge.

Sizing & Wiring Diagrams

Humbucker Dimensions

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

We do not offer installation help or guidance, but we do have easy-to-follow, beautiful Wiring Diagrams! Click below:


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

26 reviews for Twangmaster

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  1. Christopher Hoole (verified owner)

    Twangmaster in my ‘08 SG Std (Neck)

    This pickup did EXACTLY what I wanted which was to bring a more touch-sensitive, delicate/intricate/complex, single-coil, Fender-y tone to the neck position of my Gibson SG Std. Now it’s Fender in the front, Gibson in the back; chimey cleans to driving leads. Love it!! The only reason why I am giving 4 stars is that the volume roll-off also rolls off a bit of top-end like a humbucker, but maybe that is to be expected in these noise-canceling single coils/p90s. Either way, I still HIGHLY recommend this product!!

  2. Chris H. (verified owner)

    This pickup did EXACTLY what I wanted which was to bring a more touch sensitive, delicate/intricate/complex, single-coil, Fender-y tone to the neck position of my Gibson SG Std. Now it’s Fender in the front, Gibson in the back; chimey cleans to driving leads. Love it!!

    The only reason why I am giving 4 stars is because the volume roll-off also rolls off a bit of top end like a humbucker, but maybe that is to be expected in these noise-cancelling single coils/p90s. Either way, I still HIGHLY recommend this product!!

  3. Adam Nixon (verified owner)

    Great tone, but really bright
    The pickup sounds amazing, like a fat Tele bridge pickup! It has tons of bite and a tight low-end snarl for snappy chicken picking and it soars with overdrive or distortion applied. My only issue is when installed in my Ibanez Roadstar II (model RS335BK), the single-coil in the neck was not bright enough to compete with the high end this pickup produces. If I set my amp so that the neck pickup sings clearly (which it did with the stock humbucker installed), the Twangmaster has too much high end, and if I dial the amp in for the Twangmaster, the neck single-coil is too wooly. After messing with pickup height, angle and tilt (the Ibanez Super 6 single coil has a 3 screw adjustment so you can tilt it towards the bridge or the neck) to balance them to no avail, I’ve decided that since the Super 6 is very warm on its own I’m going to have the tone pot wired to only the Twangmaster in the bridge. Then I can get the fat, warm sound of the neck pickup straight through with no tone control, and adjust the tone pot hooked to the bridge to taste. Once I do that, I believe this will be a very versatile guitar! Fat, warm Strat-like tones from the neck, fat and biting Tele-type tones from the bridge, and a sweet, snappy tone in the middle. Overall it’s a great pickup, and if I find a guitar that needs the bite of this pickup more I may swap it into that guitar and have a P-92 or Big Single installed in this guitar.

  4. Leon van Geest (verified owner)

    Great bright & fat pickup
    I’ve had the set in a twenty test old PRS CE 22 mahogany which is a great player, but had terrible pickups. I’ve had some PAF style pickups in it, but the output was still too much for my small tweed amps. Ik was looking for a more spanking sound and found the Twangmasters (regular wound). The neck pickup sounds like a fat strat, parallel in between sound is Tele like and the bridge pickup sounds like something fatter (like a brighter really low wound PAF). With a push-pull tone pot, I can switch the pickups in series which is a great sound with slightly more output.

    Having a fat single-coil sound without noise feels a bit weird, but it’s great to have this. Cuts great in the band mix, more than enough sustain. I use low wind P90s in my other two guitars, and it’s great not to have to change amp and pedal settings and be able to use this guitar instantly.
    I’ve rated it four stars because I haven’t compared it to regular single coils and I think they are quite clear, especially when ordering from Europe. Great recommendable pickup if you need to brighten up a humbucker-equipped guitar and if you’re sure you’re done with humbucker sound.

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