Wide Range Humbucker

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(22 genuine reviews)

$185.00$370.00

The Fralin Wide Range Humbucker is a cleaner and more articulate version of the original, with all the clarity and definition you’ve come to expect with Fralin Pickups. Made with USA-Made parts and wound by hand, this will give you an amazing, sweet era-authentic tone!

 

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

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn More



True '70s Wide-Range Tone

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Wide Range Humbucker FEATURES:

Our Wide Range Humbucker is a modern take on the original classic. Originally built and designed by Seth Lover for Fender, this was the answer to Gibson’s darker-sounding humbuckers. Today, Lindy Fralin took his idea a little further, by making this pickup sweet, articulate, and clear and clean. Our Wide Range humbuckers will drop right in to your guitar, as they are the same fit and finish as the factory ones. This pickup will sound reminiscent of our P-92’s – Bold, but clear and articulate.

Features:

  • Loud, bright, articulate clean tones and smooth, slightly crunchy distortion tones.
  • Same size as the original Wide Range Humbuckers
  • Threaded Alnico 5 Pole Pieces and for top-end sparkle
  • Traditional humbucker design and looks
  • USA-Made Parts, and Wound to spec, one at a time.

Sound

The Fralin Wide Range Humbucker is Clean, articulate, and bright. If you have a darker or dull-sounding guitar, these will breathe new life into it. Lows are big, bouncy and clear like most Fender humbucker designs. The Mids are slightly scooped with an emphasis on the high mids. This pickup is sure to cut through the mix, without sounding brittle, shrill or thin. Playing dirty, this pickup won’t break up as early as traditional humbuckers. It will still sound thick in the low mids and smooth on the top-end. As with all our pickups, we take care to make sure we wind it to your specifications. Want it to sound a little fatter and darker? No problem – we’ll wind it to spec, free of charge.

 

 


Tonal Graph for Wide Range Humbucker:

The tone graph below for our Wide Range Humbucker features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Wide Range Humbucker.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:9K
Bridge Ohm Reading:9.7K
Neck Polarity:Reversible With 2-Conductor Lead
Bridge Polarity:Reversible With 2-Conductor Lead
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Bobbin Material:Nylon
Baseplate Material:USA-Made Nickel Silver
Cover Material:USA-Made Nickel Silver
String Spacing:54mm
Recommend Pot Value:300K | 500K*

300K pots will give this pickup a slightly darker and warmer tone.

Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.

Sizing

Wide Range Humbucker Dimensions

 

Lead Color Codes

See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.

Gibson Braided Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Wide Range Humbucker Questions And Answers:

    Hey guys! I hope you are healthy soon and able to get back to it. Sorry to see you are closed in starting the new year. I need some guidance on the wide range pickups. 1) Just got a MIM Thinline and I am aiming for a MIC Starcaster shortly too. I understand the pickups for a Starcaster should be a little less hot. Help. I know everyone's tastes are different, but I would like to learn about this as I prepare to move forward. 2) Can you use Fender... Read more
  1. Q Hey guys! I hope you are healthy soon and able to get back to it. Sorry to see you are closed in ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Steve, upon researching the specs of the Starcaster's humbuckers, I have found that they are in fact overwound from ours. Ours come in at ~9K in the Neck and ~10K in the bridge. They are coming in more like 11K and 12K. Ours should be a bit cleaner sounding with more of a "Fender" alnico tone. 2.) at this time, we cannot purchase these covers. If you want to use your covers, we can do that, but there's a chance everything might not fit 100... Read more

  2. Hi, I´m thinking about putting the pick ups on a Epiphone SG guitar with regular humbuckers. Will it fit? Is it possible? Do I need any adapters?
  3. Q Hi, I´m thinking about putting the pick ups on a Epiphone SG guitar with regular humbuckers. Will...... Read more
    A

    Wide Range Humbuckers will NOT fit - they are significantly larger than standard humbuckers. That said, we can make this model in a standard PAF size. Order the Wide Range Humbucker and request "Standard Humbucker Size" in the "Notes" field on the checkout screen.

     

  4. I'm looking for a tradition tele deluxe wiring scheme, 2 wide range, 2 tone, 2 volume. Not sure which type of lead I should choose. I'm guessing 2 conductor with shield? Thanks!
  5. Q I'm looking for a tradition tele deluxe wiring scheme, 2 wide range, 2 tone, 2 volume. Not sure w...... Read more
    A

    Hey Marcus, if you're wiring into a Gibson-style wiring with 2 Volume pots and 2 Tone Pots, you can go with Gibson Lead for the easiest installation.

     

  6. If I use this in the neck of a sh tele, what would you recommend for the single coil bridge?
  7. Q If I use this in the neck of a sh tele, what would you recommend for the single coil bridge?
    A

    Hey Frank, we'd recommend the Blues Output Split Blade, or our High Output Tele pickup!

     

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Wide Range Humbucker Questions And Answers:

Our Wide Range Humbucker is a modern take on the original classic. Originally built and designed by Seth Lover for Fender, this was the answer to Gibson’s darker-sounding humbuckers. Today, Lindy Fralin took his idea a little further, by making this pickup sweet, articulate, and clear and clean. Our Wide Range humbuckers will drop right in to your guitar, as they are the same fit and finish as the factory ones. This pickup will sound reminiscent of our P-92’s – Bold, but clear and articulate.

Features:

  • Loud, bright, articulate clean tones and smooth, slightly crunchy distortion tones.
  • Same size as the original Wide Range Humbuckers
  • Threaded Alnico 5 Pole Pieces and for top-end sparkle
  • Traditional humbucker design and looks
  • USA-Made Parts, and Wound to spec, one at a time.

GET IT PREWIRED:

Go the extra mile and combine our Wide Range Humbucker with a Telecaster Control Plate!:

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

22 Genuine Reviews for Wide Range Humbucker

  1. Tom Coplen
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing! Unbelievable clarity. Rich and “chimey” yet warm and smooth at the same time. Couldn’t be happier!

  2. Eric Graham

    Fralin knocks it out of the park. These are the best Wide Range pickups ever made. While Fender dithered for 40 years waiting for a new source of CUNIFE magnets Lindy said ‘Hold my beer’ and got it done.

    Lindy took industry standard materials and crafted a clear, clean, articulate, and exquisitely loud wide range humbucker. The sound of these is true to the original. While sound can become a bit subjective, sustainability and cost is not. Lindy used industry standard parts easily sourced from USA manufacturers to build a boutique quality pickup at a lower cost.

    Do you want to pay less for a wide range humbucker that sounds better than the original? My answer was yes.

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