Wide Range Humbucker
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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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.
- 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.
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.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Wide Range Humbucker.
|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|
|Baseplate Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Cover Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Recommend Pot Value:||300K | 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.
300K pots will give this pickup a slightly darker and warmer tone.
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:
Wide Range Humbucker Questions And Answers:
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Hello- I’m considering installing a set of these into a Telecaster with a swimming pool route. This would involve mounting them on to a custom made pick guard. 1) For the proper placement these pickups on to the pick guard, should there be a distance measurement from for example, the nut to the center point of each pickup? 2) Will WRHBs be comparable with wiring on to one of your Tele style pre wired control plates (as I’ve only seen them in ...
Q Hello- I’m considering installing a set of these into a Telecaster with a swimming pool route. Th...... Read moreA
Hey Paul, thanks for your question. Regarding the pickup placement, I would consult someone like Pickguardian for a custom pickguard to fit your needs. As for the Tele Control Plate, you'll have no issues wiring if you select the 2-Conductor with Shield Lead. Any other Lead will be difficult to work with.
On your wide range pickup do they like 250k pots or 500 better. I’m looking to pair a wide range neck with a tele bridge pickup.
Q On your wide range pickup do they like 250k pots or 500 better. I’m looking to pair a wide range ...... Read moreA
Hey Nick, great question. The Wide Range Humbuckers sound good on both. On 250K, they are a bit warmer and have a jazzy tone. On 500K, they get a lot more top-end and sparkle. It really depends on the tone you're going for, but you can't go wrong either way. - Tyler
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...
Q I would like to request a quote on a matching 3-pickup set of the wide range humbuckers? I am ope...... Read moreA
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.
hi, can your wide range hum buckers be coil split? also, can the pole pieces be black?
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.
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
Q Hi, Do you sell pickup covers, only? I'm looking for a pair of polished nickel Wide-Range pickup ...... Read moreA
Hey Mark, as it turns out, we do not - our covers are reserved for our pickups. We recommend checking out Philadelphia Luthier Tools.
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Go the extra mile and combine our Wide Range Humbucker with a Telecaster Control Plate!:
Made a “72 Fender Telecaster custom” partscaster and wanted a wide range neck pickup that would pair well with a Joe Barden bridge pickup and after doing some research I opted for the Fralin and I was not disappointed! But be warned this is a very high output pickup. Take that into consideration with what you are pairing it with.
It has a brighter tone than the original CuNiFe pickups, which for me was a good thing.
Great pickups. Looks cool and sounds great. My guitar has been reborn.
Beautiful pickup. Paired with a Split Steel Poled Tele pickup. Sounds amazing. Set the heights on you pickups, it will open them up!
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.
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!
Amazing! Unbelievable clarity. Rich and “chimey” yet warm and smooth at the same time. Couldn’t be happier!
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.