The Lindy Fralin Unbucker gives you great split-coil and humbucking tones – all in one. The unbalanced Unbucker’s coils give you a stronger single coil tone when split.
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Unique Humbucker Design For Coil Splitting
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The Lindy Fralin Unbucker is one of our best-selling pickups. We’re known all over the world for incredible-sounding Single-Coil and Humbucker pickups. Why not combine them both and get the best of both worlds? The Unbucker provides fantastic Humbucker tones as well as Single-Coil tones. We purposely unbalance the coils to give you a stronger coil when the Unbucker is Split.
Our Stock Set includes a 7.5K Neck and 8.5K Bridge.
- Unbalanced coil turns for a stronger single-coil tone (Screw Coil)
- Scooped midrange with an emphasis on top-end clarity
- AlNiCo IV Magnets for a smooth, rich sound
- Fits any Standard Humbucker or F-Spaced Humbucker routing
- Assembled by hand, one at a time, for impeccable attention to detail
- Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
Bright and clear, with just the right amount of chime and an open midrange. Our Unbucker features a stronger wound screw coil that gives this pickup a unique tone. Our Unbucker has a similar vibe to our Pure P.A.F. with a more open and airy midrange and top end. Expect outstanding clarity and articulation. When you tap the slug coil, you still achieve a robust single-coil tone. When playing dirty, you’ll get a nice, sharp pick attack and excellent clarity, and a tight and punchy low end. Due to the unbalanced coils, Unbuckers won’t be 100% hum-canceling.
Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. Doing this gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. Hand assembling pickups allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.
The Neck pickup is comprised of a 4.5K and 3K coil, and the Bridge pickup is comprised of 5K and 3.5K coils. The outputs are compensated and all sets have matched volume.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Unbucker.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||7.5K|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||8.5K|
|Neck Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor Lead|
|Bridge Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor Lead|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 4|
|Wire:||USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Baseplate Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Cover Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Pole Piece Material:||USA-Made Steel|
|Bobbin Material:||ABS Plastic|
|Baseplate Leg Depth:||6mm|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**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.
Humbucker Lead Color Codes
See below for our Humbucker Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
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Unbucker Questions And Answers:
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I have a new Fender Meteora (made in Mexico). I play lead in a mostly rock blues cover band, so I need both single coil and humbucker. Which is best suited, sunbucker, or unbucker? Would the sizing and rings work with the Meteora?
Q I have a new Fender Meteora (made in Mexico). I play lead in a mostly rock blues cover band, so I...... Read moreA
Hey Terry, this is a good question. There are many options, and we'd love to discuss them with you. Can you call us at the shop when convenient? - Tyler
Do your pickups come with mounting rings? Do you have humbucker mounting rings for Fender spacing (52mm)?
Q Do your pickups come with mounting rings? Do you have humbucker mounting rings for Fender spacing...... Read moreA
Hey Don, we have a few rings in stock for no additional charge. You can request them in the notes field on the checkout screen. Availability is limited to the actual stock we have at the moment. - Tyler
Would you happen to know the string spacing/humbucker size for PRS guitars? I think they use Fender specs but not ? sure. I have a CE24 and an S2 Standard 24 that I would love to install unbuckers in to coil split. Any help or recommendations are much appreciated.
Q Would you happen to know the string spacing/humbucker size for PRS guitars? I think they use Fend...... Read moreA
I believe a 50mm Bridge and a 49.2mm Neck will work perfectly for your situation.
Hi, I have a Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special with Enforcer pickups. These are pretty high output humbuckers, but when I dial it down to a Single coil, the sound is too thin and uninteresting. I was hoping to get some chimey strat-like tones out of it. (A bit Hendrix/Frusciante style, with a Jaguar twist!) Wondering if the Unbucker is compatible with this guitar, and whether u would recommend it. Also, is it available in off white colour (not...
Q Hi, I have a Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special with Enforcer pickups. These are pretty high ou...... Read moreA
Hey Nick, we'd recommend any of our humbucker models, but with our Partial Split Resistor. This will allow you to get a stronger coil split-tone when split.
Hey! I'm having a fully hollow body guitar made for me and am opting for a HSH setup. I really want a pair of humbuckers that do the single coil sound and the Unbuckers appear to do the trick. What middle pickup single coil will complement a pair of Unbuckers? When in single coil mode, I want to get as close to Strat-like clean tones. Can these, and the other single coil, be wired for an out of phase sound, as well?
Q Hey! I'm having a fully hollow body guitar made for me and am opting for a HSH setup. I really wa...... Read moreA
Hey Chase, I would recommend the High Output Strat for matching with the Unbuckers. You can absolutely wire them out of phase, just select 3-conductor lead.
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The Unbuckers are great! Thank you Lindy and crew. It was wonderful working with you guys.
Wow!! The pickup I’ve been looking for forever. The unbucker has the most clarity of any modern humbucker I’ve tried. No muddiness at all. But the real reason I gave it a try was to see if I could get a little more of a strat “quack” tone in position 4 on an HHS guitar with the coils split. I’ve tried everything from different pickups to obsessing over pickup height and nothing was really close. But as soon as I installed this and plugged in it was exactly what I was hoping! It’s amazing! The single coil and humbucker tones are fantastic. And the output between humbucker and split is so consistent. Almost no volume difference when switching between the two, just a tone change. I installed this in an old PRS EGII (with the old Fralin Domino single coils in the neck and middle) and it sounds incredible. Now I may need to buy a couple more for my other guitars!
Installed these in a new LP Standard 60s specifically to complement the infamous Jimmy Page wiring ‘nest’. The humbuckers are noticeably higher in output than the stock PAFs, neck is nice and warm while bridge has plenty of brightness and bite. The split tones are excellent, though the volume drop is slightly more noticeable with the 500K pots. While I was not surprised by the exceptional quality of the pickups (also have a beautiful high output split blade bridge pup in my tele), I was pleasantly surprised by the extremely fast turnaround of my order (ordered 12/13 and received 12/22).