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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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
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    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
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    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. Brian Biddick
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the best pickups on earth! Best product. Best service. Period.

  2. Andy Hidber
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic Tones!

    These pickups sound excellent, it seems that all frequencies are equally displayed, very round, warm and still tight basses, sparkling highs, and a good amount of mid range. This is sonic heaven! (Build into a Tele with maple neck, maple fretboard, swamp ash body, tune-o-matic roller bridge and bigsby)

  3. Matt Roberts
    Verified Buyer

    JAZZBLASTER
    I put a set of these into my jazzmaster (had to route out the body) and they’ve blown me away. Thick and big sounding but also plenty of that fendery bite. I don’t know why you’d put anything else in a Jazzmaster at this point. Also these are the quietest pickups I’ve ever had. LINDY 4 LYFE.

  4. Lukas Schulz
    Verified Buyer

    I’m in love!
    Spoiler alert: these pickups are sounding awesome. I use them in my aqua flake Tele Deluxe for Emo/Post Rock and it’s total fun, I already played some shows with them. Especially I Like the Neck Pickup, deep, clear and detailed clean sounds that will make you become an addict. The middle position gives you nice, twangy tones, love it. I use the bridge pickup mostly for overdriven sounds and it has a nice bite and punch, great string definition, too. Much love from Hamburg, Germany?

  5. Almir Dervisevic
    Verified Buyer

    My Telecaster Custom completely opened up in neck position. Love it. It replaced muddy WRH originally installed. It’s very clear with definition

  6. Corey Lien
    Verified Buyer

    Crystal clear
    I replaced the stock WRHB (neck) in my ‘72 Tele Custom reissue with the Fralin WRHB, and it made a world of difference. The muddy, dull sound is now bright, clear, and articulate while still maintaining a thick quality. Love this pickup!

  7. andreazanolini
    Verified Buyer

    I installed this pickup in the neck position of my Fender Telecaster Custom 72 Reissue. The stock pickup was muddy and laking of mids and definition. This pickup has both a clearer and richer sound associated with a great dynamic. The pick up is “percussive” and the attack is great.
    This pickup changed my guitar and brought it to a new life.

  8. Jabe Beyer

    Lindy was kind enough to custom wind me a set of mid-range humbuckers for my Tele Deluxe, with just a touch lower output. Perfect tone, exactly what I was hoping for, and quick turnaround. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

  9. Matt Pethel
    Verified Buyer

    Brings life to MIM reissues!
    I dropped these bad boys into my 72 Tele Deluxe reissue, and I was blown away. First, it eliminated the notorious hum that comes with the stock wide ranges. It brings out the transients for a more defined, pronounced attack. It also scoops out a lot of the mud and my guitar has never cut through the mix so well! It’s seriously like a brand new guitar, and I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended!

  10. Ben T
    Verified Buyer

    Thanks for the Wide Range Humbuckers and the personal call, Lindy. They fit the bill nicely. They are clearer and less congested than the stock wide range humbuckers. Your description of them is spot on, as being clear and articulate with a little push, and wide on the bottom and smooth on top.

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