Fender AFM61



The AFM61 was developed with the help of Peter Olofsson of Sweden as a direct replacement for the Fender FM61 semi hollow mandolin. Please note, these pickups are physically larger than the "vintage" style pickup so are not suitable for the Mandstrat.

The adjustable pole piece spacing is 11mm and the AFM61L delivers a more balanced tone and string to string response to compensate for the "weak E" commonly found where non-adjustable AlNiCo rod based pickups are used.

DC resistance is typically 5.6kOhms and is resin potted to reduce feedback. With a similar wind and magnet system, the AFM61L is effectively the same as the popular Mandobird 8L.

The FMC4 is a higher output version of the AFM61L. With a nominal D.C resistance of 8.2kOhms and larger N42 grade magnets, this pickup provides greater "drive" and has been designed with blues, rock and jazz styles in mind.


“I just installed the AFM61L in a FM988 i.e. 8 strings. The output is very even between the A and E strings playing for example the same g on both string. You receive the same distortion/overdrive from the amplifier for both strings. I guess that goes for all strings but I was focusing on top two. From a tone/timbre perspective my first impression is that it is neutral. And from my limited experience I believe that neutral is particulary well suited for 8 strings.
As I mentioned I have a FM984 as well. So I am looking forward to your introduction of the hotter pick up as you mentioned in your message. Regards, Anders W”

Anders W, Stockholm, Sweden.
















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Download technical .pdf here (416kb) for dimensioned drawings and wiring details.