Wide Range Humbucker

(15 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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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

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 & Wiring Diagrams

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.

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

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Sizing

Wide Range Humbucker Dimensions

Wide Range Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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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
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 & Wiring Diagrams

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.

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

We do not offer installation help or guidance, but we do have easy-to-follow, beautiful Wiring Diagrams! Click below:

Sizing

Wide Range Humbucker Dimensions

Q&A (0)

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

15 reviews for Wide Range Humbucker

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  1. Mike Passaro

    I own a dark sounding alder bodied HS Telecaster that I was trying to brighten up, especially in the neck position. I have a sound in my head for a neck humbucker and no one seems to make it. Every neck humbucker I play sounds very muffled and dark, like it has a sock over the pickup. The neck humbucker sound I have in my head has tight lows and very bright highs, with even or even slightly boosted mids; no “woof” in the low strings with a lot of shimmer on top that gets hairy quickly.

    Anyways, I called Fralin’s phone number and got to talk to an actual human being (um, wow!) named Luke who gave great recommendations. After discussion, they custom made me the Wide Range in traditional humbucker housing. I have to admit, I was not crazy about the sound of this pickup at first. It was pretty “woofy” on the low strings and the highs were muted, but it was very clear and articulate. I didn’t dislike the overall tone profile but the woof had to go and I needed more breakup. I really had to play around with the pickup height and pole pieces. The good news is that you can get a lot of very different tones out of this pickup if you tweak it.

    I ended up setting the pickup height very low (almost flat with the pickguard) then turning the treble side up about two turns. This cleared up the pickup and eliminated the “woof” but in exchange I lost a lot of power. The gain level between the neck and bridge was too intense. When I flipped to the bridge (a Fralin Blues Special Tele) it was like turning up the gain on my amp 3-4 notches. Maybe some players like this but I was going for more balance. I was pretty frustrated but decided to play with the pole pieces. I raised the pole pieces 2-3 turns on the high E, B, and G, 2 turns on the D, and 1 turn on the A and low E. This gave me some of the power back while keeping the “woof” in check. Overall I’m pretty satisfied now. The balance is pretty good. I still wish the pickup had tighter lows, was a smidge brighter and maybe had just a little more output.

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