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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Hi... maybe a silly question but is there a recommended method or tool for installing threads to mount the humbucker? Not sure if I should try to find a 3-48 sheet metal screw?
Q Hi... maybe a silly question but is there a recommended method or tool for installing threads to ...... Read moreA
Hey Joseph, a tap and die set would be the correct tool for this job.
Are these threaded magnetic poles like the original Fender pickups, or do these have separate magnets?
Q Are these threaded magnetic poles like the original Fender pickups, or do these have separate mag...... Read moreA
Hey Jeff, our Wide Range Humbucker features threaded magnetic poles.
What tone cap value would you recommend for these pickups?
Q What tone cap value would you recommend for these pickups?A
Hey Stephen, we recommend 0.02 for a subtle tonal roll off, or 0.047 for a darker roll-off.
Is the wide range humbucker available in a standard humbucker size? If not, what standard size humbucker would be the most similar? I have a set of your wide ranges in a tele deluxe and love them—I’d love to try them in a few other guitars.
Q Is the wide range humbucker available in a standard humbucker size? If not, what standard size hu...... Read moreA Hey Nick, you may order a Wide Range Humbucker Set and use the "notes" field on the checkout screen to request a Standard PAF size. We'll make it custom for you!
Is it possible to make a split wiring or parallel wiring with these Wide Range Humbuckers?
Q Is it possible to make a split wiring or parallel wiring with these Wide Range Humbuckers?A
Hey Victor, yes, you can request either wiring in the "Notes" field on the checkout screen and I'll make it to order. - Tyler
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Go the extra mile and combine our Wide Range Humbucker with a Telecaster Control Plate!:
Simply the best pickups on earth! Best product. Best service. Period.
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)
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.
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?
My Telecaster Custom completely opened up in neck position. Love it. It replaced muddy WRH originally installed. It’s very clear with definition
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!
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.
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.”
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!
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.