The High Output Humbucker: Stronger and bigger sounding humbucker without being too dark. Works great with a coil-split, perfect for single notes with high gain. The High Output Humbucker is stronger, beefier, and thicker than our Modern P.A.F.
Get Aggressive, Get Loud.
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High Output FEATURES:
The High Output Humbucker has the thickest, fattest tone of all of our humbuckers. Perfect for high-gain playing, especially with single notes. Our High Output Humbucker is a thick-sounding humbucker that sounds great when split. It’s perfect for anyone looking for the beefiest tone possible. Wound with 43-gauge wire and AlNiCo V magnets, you’ll get a smooth grind, with a ton of output.
- Our Highest Output Humbucker – Strong, Dark, and Beefy
- Perfect for Coil Splitting
- Modified Gibson PAF® specifications with attention to increased output
- Darker and thicker tone. Smooth, Chainsaw grind and a medium attack
- USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
- Compensated Overwound Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
Our High Output Humbucker is the thickest and loudest Humbucker we make. It has a very aggressive and dark tone. It’s beefier and more aggressive than our Modern P.A.F. Expect a thick-sounding single-string note that’s quick to break up. Chords will sound full and crunchy with a good amount of soft-clip compression. The High Output Humbucker is best with distortion, especially with single-notes. The grind is thick and smooth, and single notes will sustain and sing. Because this humbucker is so strong, it’s ideal for coil-tapping. This will leave the single-coil pickup strong enough to play well with others. Best used in a bridge position, the High Output Humbucker will sound great and have a warm, round pick attack.
Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. High Output Humbuckers consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone.
We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.
|Estimated Neck Ohm Reading:||12K|
|Estimated Bridge Ohm Reading:||13.5K|
|Neck Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead|
|Bridge Polarity:||Reversible with 3-Conductor or 4-Conductor Lead|
|Cover & Baseplate Material:||Nickel Silver|
|Baseplate Leg Depth:||6mm|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 5|
|Wire:||USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K|
|Slug / Pole Piece Material:||Steel|
|Bobbin Material:||ABS Plastic|
Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.
Humbucker Lead Color Codes
See below for our Humbucker Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
High Output Questions And Answers:
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I have and PRS Tremonti SE that I'm handing down to my kid. Will these high-output pickups work with this type of PRS? also I don't know the spacing. Thank you!
Q I have and PRS Tremonti SE that I'm handing down to my kid. Will these high-output pickups work w...... Read moreA
Hey Carlito, yes, our pickups should drop in without issue. PRS has a unique spacing, with 50mm in the Bridge and 49.2mm in the Neck. You'll have to add them to cart separately. - Tyler
Hi! I have absolutely incredible TWANG MASTER (single coil in humbacker-case) on neck (PRS standart CE22), and I want to buy and install on bridge another Fralin's stuff - High Output. But, my volume pot already is 250K (recommended version for TWANGMASTER). For High Output pickup recommended 500K volume pot. Is it normal if I leave 250K with mixed configuration TWANGMASTER+High Output? Thank you
Q Hi! I have absolutely incredible TWANG MASTER (single coil in humbacker-case) on neck (PRS standa...... Read moreA
Hey Marat, I'd personally recommend the Modern PAF instead of the High Output if you're looking to get a strong tone and still sound good on 250K, or, you can use the Resistor modification and switch your master volume to a 500K pot. Use a 470K resistor on the switch to make the Twangmaster "see" a 250K pot. More information on that modification is here....Read more
Which is the better of the two combos High Output Bridge, Sunbucker Blues Neck or Modern/Neck, SunBucker Blues / Bridge? Being installed in a 1972 Les Paul
Q Which is the better of the two combos High Output Bridge, Sunbucker Blues Neck or Modern/Neck, Su...... Read moreA
Hey Gregg, you can go either way. The High Output bridge will be stronger and thicker-sounding than the Sunbucker Blues Bridge. A nice option would be a Modern PAF Bridge and a Sunbucker Blues Neck.
Are you able to do humbuckers with a plain cover? ( as in no screw holes)
Q Are you able to do humbuckers with a plain cover? ( as in no screw holes)A
Hey Micah, yes, we can possibly make a double slug bobbin and use one of our No-Hole covers (check out our Big Single for the look). This would be a custom pickup and ineligible for exchange.
Can you Coil Tap this model?
Q Can you Coil Tap this model?A
Yep! Choose 3-Conductor Lead and use our diagrams here. This model is strong enough to split as-is (no resistor needed).
What Lead should I choose?
Q What Lead should I choose?A If you have a Gibson style instrument with separate volume pots for each pickup, go with the Gibson Shielded Braided lead. Fender style instruments or players with coil-tapping or phase reversing needs, go with 3-Conductor. If you want the maximum options, go with 4-Conductor.
What Output should I choose?
Q What Output should I choose?A Our Stock Set of High Outputs reads 11.7K in the Neck and 13.7K in the Bridge. If you want a stronger and darker tone, go with a higher output. If you want a clearer and more open tone, go with a lower output.
What spacing should I choose?
Q What spacing should I choose?A Gibson style instruments are 49.2mm on the neck and bridge. Fender style instruments use a 50mm neck and a 52mm bridge.
What’s the difference between this model and the Modern P.A.F.?
Q What’s the difference between this model and the Modern P.A.F.?A The Modern P.A.F. has fewer turns per coil and uses a weaker magnet, giving this pickup a warmer and thicker tone than the Modern P.A.F. In a nutshell, this pickup is the highest output pickup we make, with lots of volume and thickness.
What Spacing should I choose?
Q What Spacing should I choose?A
It depends on your setup:
- Standard Gibson Spacing (Les Paul, SG) is 49.2mm
- Standard Fender Spacing (Telecaster, Stratocaster) is 50mm in the Neck and 52mm in the Bridge.
Unsure of what spacing your pickups are? Measure using our guide here.
Hi, i have a Kramer Baretta and the cavity of the humbucker is slanted, which spacing should i get?
Q Hi, i have a Kramer Baretta and the cavity of the humbucker is slanted, which spacing should i get?A Check out our article on measuring string spacing, here. Most likely you will need a F-Spaced spacing (50mm/52mm) as most tremolo bridges have a slightly wider spacing than the tune-o-matic bridges most commonly found on Gibsons.
hola tengo un jazz master y quiero un microfono humbucker para el bridge tienes alguno que me recomiendes ?
Q hola tengo un jazz master y quiero un microfono humbucker para el bridge tienes alguno que me rec...... Read moreA Hola, realmente depende de lo que estés buscando fuera de la posición de humbucker. Tenemos una amplia gama de opciones de humbucker. Nuestros productos más vendidos son Pure P.A.F. o nuestro Modern P.A.F.
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