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Wolfetone Pickups at Mass Street Music


The staff here at Mass Street is always on the look out for the latest gear, repair techniques and technology to help improve everything about your musical experience. We take this same sort of care and research with every product that comes through the door, whether it's the latest boutique acoustic guitar, or a customers very first instrument. We know first hand how important quality construction is to the enjoyment of learning, playing and making music.

Enter the later addition to our product lineup, Wolfetone Pickups.

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New Pickup Test Drive: Fralin Twangmaster with Vintage Hots


Pickup Test Drive guitar with Fralin Twangmaster

The Pickup Test Drive was born out of our deep knowledge of pickups and installations, plus our penchant for experimenting. We like to give our customers a chance to try out various pickup combinations in a variety of guitars, so every few months we'll grab one of the staff's own guitars and load it with a different pickup combo for you to try.

Our latest Pickup Test Drive guitar is ready! If you'd like to get a taste of a seriously great Fralin pickup combination, stop by and try out luthier Matt Harmon's own guitar, loaded with 3 Fralin pickups. He's stocked this one with two Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot single coil pickups in the neck and middle, with a 9200k Fralin Twangmaster in the bridge position - a spectacular combo. The guitar will be hanging up in the front room of the store for a few weeks, for locals who want to check out the pickups for themselves. Stop by and give it a go.

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Pickup Test Drive: Fralin Blues Special & 8k Humbucker


Pickup Test Drive Guitar at Mass Street MusicWe do a lot of pickup installations for folks and we love offering different pickup combinations for you to try out (and our luthiers always come up with killer pairings). This used Epiphone G-400 arrived and our luthier Matt H. jumped at the chance to mod it with some new pickups (Fralins) - it's a great, inexpensive way to change up a guitar. He ended up switching out not only the pickups, but the electronics as well, and added a Bigsby to this one. Eric P gives it a quick spin this Pickup Test Drive video.

Wanting to try a single coil with a humbucker in a guitar you don’t normally see that with, Matt chose a Fralin Blues Special for the neck here (cream). It actually has a dummy coil below (black), to utilize space left by the original. He’s got the Blues Special wired to new 250k Volume and Tone pots with a Big Disc Ceramic capacitor.

For the bridge position, he chose a Fralin 8k Humbucker and wired it to 500k Volume and Tone pots with an Orange Drop capacitor, upgraded with a Switchcraft 3-way switch and jack. Sweet. Additionally, he added a Bigsby B5 with a Vibramate adapter kit (allowing installation with no drilling). Not only is it cool and opens up playing possibilities, but the Bigbsy helps offset the weight of the guitar and keeps the neck from falling down when used with a strap. Ingenious. Stop by, plug it in and try out the Fralins (sorry friends, the guitar is not for sale). Questions about these or other pickups? Want some ideas for modding possibilities on a guitar of yours? Just give us a call at 800-747-9980 or Email us at info@massstreetmusic.com

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