Neck: 9.8K Magnet: Threaded Pole Lead: 4-Conductor Potted: Yes
Bridge: 10.7K Magnet: Threaded Pole Lead: 4-Conductor Potted: Yes
Most are not aware of the differences between the
original Wide Range humbucker from the 70's and the reissue version of
today. The main difference is the magnet structure. The original Wide
Range humbucker used actual threaded magnets straight through the
bobbins whereas the reissue version uses threaded steel poles that are
magnetized by a bar magnet across the bottom. The result of the reissue
Wide Range is a much darker sounding humbucker with less chime, focus and
clarity as compared to the original.
The Mojotone '72 Wide Range
clone humbucker completely captures that original sound with some
overall improvements from the original design like a slightly underwound
neck pickup for a more balanced neck to bridge pickup tone, and
4-conductor wiring for more tone options such as coil tapping and
series/parallel wiring. Fully vacuum potted. Available in Chrome only
with mounting hardware. 500k pots recommended. Does not fit standard humbucker routes because of the larger original size.
Name: Drew Calvetti Rating: 5
null Just had these installed in a MIM '72 tele deluxe reissue and the improvement is huge. Like lifting a blanket off of my amplifier. Balanced tonal response and much better clarity without being harsh or shrill. My least favorite guitar is now probably going to be my #1. A great value considering other brands of Wide Range Humbuckers cost almost twice as much. 2 enthusiastic thumbs up!
Name: Matthew Vandenbroek Rating: 5
Jagblaster! Just put a set of these in a Squier Classic Vibe Jaguar and could not be more thrilled. The neck is beefy but maintains that sweet fender jangle and the bridge has a midrange bite that sounds incredible with distortion (it especially interacts well with a Rat). The coil splitting function is a great added feature. Unlike a lot of humbuckers that sound weak when split, these have a Strat-like tone when split. I'll be putting these in future builds for sure!
Name: Robert B Rating: 5
null This review is long overdue. I had the 72 Clones installed in an American Vintage 72 Telecaster Thinline w/500 caps. Playing this yesterday in a set reminded me of why I chose these Mojotone pickups. Through a 57 Deluxe and a 65 Deluxe Reverb this pickup set perfectly belted out blues with great sustain and clarity. The balance between pickups made all three switch selections very usable. Absolutely magnificent tone and very sensitive to touch. David Shepherd was prompt in answering email questions. Mojotone is a great place to do business.
Name: Jimmy Rating: 5
null I picked these up some time ago and realized I never got around to leaving a review...probably because my tele never sounded better and I haven’t put it down since. These are superior quality, incredible clarity and tone and installed super easy. Truly turned a good guitar into my favorite to play. Thanks for the quality craftsmanship and superior customer service. You guys truly rock!
Name: Lisa Liu Rating: 5
null I Installed the "72 Clone" the neck position in my '72 Custom Reissue Telecaster (MIM). This pickup is awesome! It has so much more string clarity, bass response, chime, and all around brilliance compared to the stock humbucker. I was hesitant to change to 500k pots, but David at Mojotone answered all my questions, and I'm so glad I made that change too. I also have split coil functionality! Don't hesitate to make the upgrade to the "72 Clone"!
Name: Chase Anderson Rating: 5
null My expectations have been exceeded by these pickups! I can't describe how amazing they sound! I wanted them for a nice well rounded sound with gain, which they achieved, but they sound incredible clean as well! This might be my new number one in my guitar rotation.
Name: Bigjoedo Rating: 5
Joe WOW, WOW,WOW!! What a great upgrade for my Fender Reissue Starcaster.. So much more string definition than stock pickups. I like my neck pickup to push the amp so I installed 2 Bridge WRHB pickups, and they sound great, nice over drive for Blues or Classic Rock. Exact fit for my guitar
Name: James Review Date: 6/12/2016 4:08 pm Rating: 5
null I just had the '72 Clones put in my reissue Starcaster, and it's great, I can hardly put it down. My friendly neighborhood guitar tech used 500k pots, as recommended, and it's sweet and nuanced, articulate and very clear--even better than my hopes. Thank you Angie, for winding these wonderful pickups, you've turned my favorite guitar into my best guitar, hands down. I look forward to putting these pickups into my other reissues, and always getting my gear from Mojotone.
Name: john Alfieri Review Date: 3/4/2016 10:25 am Rating: 5
Founder of The Nightwork Band I have a MIM Fender 72 Tele Thine-line reissue. Sounded great and played great until after 6 months the Wide Range Humbuckers started making a crackling sound as if there was an electronic problem. Turns out they are very cheaply made and I just decided to order the Mojotone clones after doing a lot of research. I was a bit disappointed that they said it would take over two weeks, but when I found out it is because they are hand made, I just resigned myself to the fact that it would be worth the wait. To my surprise they got them to my Guitar Tech in 8 days and he installed them last night just in time for tonight's gig ! They sound phenomenal !! Crystal clear and balanced. Very pleased all the way around and the service obviously surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend Mojotone !!
null I had a guitar built by Peter Gebhardt with two of your 72 Clones and the 500K wiring harness. Absolutely amazing detail, clarity, and punch. So much better than any 72 deluxe tele I had ever played before.
Thanks for such an incredible and well built pickup!