Wide Range Humbucker

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

$185$370

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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Notice

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

Recommendation

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



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

Attack: Dynamic & Full

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:

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    I would like to request a quote on a matching 3-pickup set of the wide range humbuckers? I am open to suggestions or opinions on the wind/overwind for each. I have have owned 2 sets of these and I love them, and I have a new guitar that is a 3 humbucker guitar I am considering it for. For Context here is the proposed setup: Baritone Jazzmaster, 3 WR Humbuckers, 1 Volume. I was thinking maybe a slight overwind would play well with the lower voicin... Read more
  1. Q I would like to request a quote on a matching 3-pickup set of the wide range humbuckers? I am ope...... Read more
    A

    Hey David,

    Thanks for your question. We can certainly supply a Wide Range Humbucker in a set of 3. Simply order one complete set, and one additional Neck output. The additional Neck will be used as a Middle pickup. You won't have any phasing issues as all of our pickups will work together seamlessly. Regarding the pole pieces, as it turns out, we are unable to provide custom-finished pole pieces.

  2. hi, can your wide range hum buckers be coil split? also, can the pole pieces be black?
  3. Q hi, can your wide range hum buckers be coil split? also, can the pole pieces be black?
    A

    Hey Zack, we cannot make our pole pieces black - only nickel. We can make our Wide Range humbucker splittable, just let us know in the "notes" field.

  4. Hi, Do you sell pickup covers, only? I'm looking for a pair of polished nickel Wide-Range pickup covers to replace the Fender Chrome ones on the Fender Wide-Range PUs that I just ordered. No logo is needed. I'm just trying to make them match the nickel hardware on my guitar. If yes, how much? Thanks, Mark Noble
  5. Q Hi, Do you sell pickup covers, only? I'm looking for a pair of polished nickel Wide-Range pickup ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Mark, as it turns out, we do not - our covers are reserved for our pickups. We recommend checking out Philadelphia Luthier Tools.

  6. Hey there- I have a tele with a blues special in the bridge. I’m interested in replacing the re-issue WRHB with yours, but I’m worried about the neck being louder than the bridge (this is an issue currently). Would this be an issue, and if so, is there anything that can be done to compensate? Thanks in advance!
  7. Q Hey there- I have a tele with a blues special in the bridge. I’m interested in replacing the re-i...... Read more
    A

    Hey Will, this will always be an issue, really. The design of both pickups are so different, there's really no way to get around this situation. We could underwind our Wide Range Humbucker a bit, but it will still have more output than the Blues Special.

  8. Hello, how do these compare to the twangmasters?
  9. Q Hello, how do these compare to the twangmasters?
    A

    Wide Range Humbuckers sound a bit thicker and have a warmer tone in general, while Twangmasters sound like Strat or Telecaster pickups.

  10. Have client w Starcaster looking for upgrade. Starcaster has tune o matic and Gibson pole spacing despite having the wider pickups and mount. Can I order a set with G spacing on poles but the larger shell/mounting so they will fit both mount and string spread?
  11. Q Have client w Starcaster looking for upgrade. Starcaster has tune o matic and Gibson pole spacing...... Read more
    A

    Hey Chance, as it turns out, we do not. We only have the standard 54mm string spacing parts available.

     

  12. 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
  13. 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

  14. 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?
  15. 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.

     

  16. 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!
  17. 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.

     

  18. If I use this in the neck of a sh tele, what would you recommend for the single coil bridge?
  19. 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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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

25 Genuine Reviews for Wide Range Humbucker

  1. ben
    Verified Buyer

    Beautiful pickup. Paired with a Split Steel Poled Tele pickup. Sounds amazing. Set the heights on you pickups, it will open them up!

  2. Daniel Meyer

    There are two Fralin Wide Range Humbuckers on my Deimel Firestar and i love it. They are clear, have a beautiful texture and it is pure joy to play them.

  3. Karl Maciag
    Verified Buyer

    Wow what a difference! My 72′ Tele Deluxe RI was a gift from my wife, but I found myself playing it less and less as it sounded dull and muddy compared to my other guitars that had either nice vintage pickups, or modern boutique pickups. After putting in the Fralin Wide Range pickups, it’s like having an entirely different guitar. The bridge pickup is full, with a bright top end that isn’t ice-picky. The mid range has a texture I’ve never heard out of this guitar, and the bottom end has all the growl I want. The neck pickup is warm, smooth, and has amazing clarity. I’m amazed at how much I’m playing the neck pickup now in this guitar. These pickups took an old favorite guitar and gave it new life! If you have one of the reissue guitars with the wide-range pickups, don’t think any more about it, buy them and get them in ASAP!

  4. Tom Coplen
    Verified Buyer

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

  5. 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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