Wide Range Humbucker

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(21 customer 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:

  • 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.

Overview

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.

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

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

FAQs

  1. What type of lead should I choose? Since Fender debuted this pickup, 2-Conductor is so much easier to work with on Fender-style instruments. It also allows you to reverse the phase, if you end up swapping the pickup into another guitar, down the road.
  2. What cover options do you have? At this time, we only offer the Wide Range in Polished and Raw Nickel.
  3. What is the Spacing? 52mm.

Tech Specs

Our Wide Range Humbucker is wound with 42-gauge wire, we can put any number of turns on this to suit your needs. Stock Set: -2% Neck and +3% overwound bridge from the original. This equates to an 8.2K Neck and a 9K Bridge. This gives our pickup a slightly darker and fatter bridge, and a clearer and more articulate neck. Need something custom? No problem. We can wind it to meet your tonal desire. Pole pieces are threaded AlNiCo magnets

 

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.

Humbucker Lead Color Codes

See below for our Humbucker 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.

3-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
3-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch, need coil-splitting, or if buying a single pickup. This lead allows you to reverse the phase and coil split.

4-Conductor Lead

2-Conductor With Shield
4-Conductor Lead - Only select this lead if you need Series / Parallel wiring. This lead allows you to reverse the phase, wire in series / parallel, and coil split.

Wide Range Humbucker Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Wide Range Humbucker? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

2 Questions about Wide Range Humbucker

  1. Early this year I bought a new Fender Am. Orig. 70’s Custom tele with the new Seth Lover CuNiFe neck pickup…which–even after a pro setup–has WAAY more hum than: 1) the single coil neck pickup on the guitar; and 2) both the neck or bridge pickups on my other tele (a 2015 MIM Special Edition)…with everything else being exactly the same–amp, volumes, cables, plugs, etc. I’m a relative newcomer to the electric world; but don’t think this is right. (And the luthier–well-versed in electrics–said ‘well, it’s just a really hot pickup.’) Still, a humbucker shouldn’t be so much more noticeably humming. So I’m thinking about replacing it with a new WRHB like yours, and have two main questions: 1) it should fit right into the slot of the Fender, right? (I think so, but wanted to verify.) and 2) will a new pickup probably take care of the problem? Very interested in hearing back from you–even if you ask more questions than have answers. As I said, I’m kind of new with the electric world, so I’m not afraid to say I don’t know what I don’t know. Thanks!

    1. Hey George, regarding your first question, our pickup should drop in without any issues at all. Regarding the hum, it depends if the hum is 60-cycle hum or ground interference. If it’s 60-cycle hum, you can turn the guitar all the way up while plugged into an amp and “swivel” around the room, pointing the guitar’s face in different directions. You would notice the hum get louder and quieter. If it is 60-cycle hum, then our pickup is 100% hum-canceling and would solve this problem. If it is ground interference, you would know by touching the cover with your finger. If the buzz significantly increases when you touch the metal parts of the guitar, that would indicate a grounding issue and you would need a second set of eyes on the wiring.

  2. Hello, I love your pickups. They sound clear and fine. This time I bought a Wide Range Humbucker through a Japanese dealer. I intend to replace the original pickup of my Les Paul with Wide Range Humbucker. But I can’t put them in the original Mounting Holes. Would you please tell me how to put them in? Do I have to prepare new Mounting Holes for them.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

21 reviews for Wide Range Humbucker

  1. 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.

  2. George Berger

    Early this year I bought a new Fender Am. Orig. 70’s Custom tele with the new Seth Lover CuNiFe neck pickup…which–even after a pro setup–has WAAY more hum than: 1) the single coil neck pickup on the guitar; and 2) both the neck or bridge pickups on my other tele (a 2015 MIM Special Edition)…with everything else being exactly the same–amp, volumes, cables, plugs, etc. I’m a relative newcomer to the electric world; but don’t think this is right. (And the luthier–well-versed in electrics–said ‘well, it’s just a really hot pickup.’) Still, a humbucker shouldn’t be so much more noticeably humming. So I’m thinking about replacing it with a new WRHB like yours, and have two main questions: 1) it should fit right into the slot of the Fender, right? (I think so, but wanted to verify.) and 2) will a new pickup probably take care of the problem? Very interested in hearing back from you–even if you ask more questions than have answers. As I said, I’m kind of new with the electric world, so I’m not afraid to say I don’t know what I don’t know. Thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey George, regarding your first question, our pickup should drop in without any issues at all. Regarding the hum, it depends if the hum is 60-cycle hum or ground interference. If it’s 60-cycle hum, you can turn the guitar all the way up while plugged into an amp and “swivel” around the room, pointing the guitar’s face in different directions. You would notice the hum get louder and quieter. If it is 60-cycle hum, then our pickup is 100% hum-canceling and would solve this problem. If it is ground interference, you would know by touching the cover with your finger. If the buzz significantly increases when you touch the metal parts of the guitar, that would indicate a grounding issue and you would need a second set of eyes on the wiring.

  3. DAVID LEE
    Verified Buyer

    Just what the doctor ordered for my latest build. Perfect fit and awesome range

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