Musicians looking for a thick, warm sound will love the sound of these pickups. Blues Specials are wound with 5% more coil than Fralin's Vintage Hots, making them sound 5% hotter and thicker. This model can help you balance out a bright guitar by adding thickness to the tone.
Fralin's manufacturing process allows them to achieve unparalleled quality control. Blues Specials consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. They wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using their proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, they wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and to prevent microphonics.
When playing clean, Blues Specials sound thick and rich, especially in the lows and mids. Additionally, they sound very open and clear without sounding too compressed. The 5% overwound coil gives the player 5% less highs and 5% more mids than typical vintage-spec pickups. Expect the tone to have a light compression with distortion. You’ll notice a thick high-end with a low-end growl and a medium attack. Single notes sound thick and round, while chords have a full tone with an early breakup. This pickup sounds powerful and bold – a great way to take your guitar’s tone to the next level.
Finally, Blues Special Pickups are for those who need more output from their stock pickups. If your current pickups are too bright, you might love these. These tend to be warmer-sounding, but not aggressive. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.
• 5% more coil than Fralin's Vintage Hots: 5% more output and mids, 5% less highs
• Modified Fender specifications, with more output and thicker tone
• Higher output, but still has Fender sparkle
• Compensated bridge for even volume across all pickups
• RWRP middle pickup provides hum-canceling in positions 2 & 4
• USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
• Hand-wound with Fralin's “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
• Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
• 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
|Pickup Position||Bridge, Middle, Neck|
|Pickup Trade Name||Vintage Hot|
|UPC||does not apply|