Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

(24 customer reviews)

$425.00$445.00

Our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard is the perfect product for anyone who wants the noiseless Strat tone, instantly. We use the finest materials available: from CTS® Pots, USA-Made Pickguards, and CRL® Switches. With easy installation, you can be sporting a new look and the best tone you can find – all with our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard.

 

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

Split Blade Radius * 

Most vintage-style guitars are using the Round radius. Modern guitars are usually using a Medium radius. Guitars with a very flat fingerboard or compound radius work best with the Flat radius.

Volume Pot Push-Pull Modifications

Add an extra dimension of tone by modifying your Volume Pot with a Push / Pull Pot. Please use the “Additional Information” field below to tell us how you want it to work. Choose between the Bright Switch and the Engage / Disengage Volume Kit.

Tone Pot 1 Push-Pull Mods

Add even further functionality to your guitar with a Tone Pot modification. Choose between the Bright Switch and Two-Tone Cap Mod.

Pickguard Add Ons

Choose a few add ons like our Volume Kitto add more functionality to your pickguard.

Tone Cap

Select your Tone Cap(s). Please be sure to let us know where each tone cap goes if selecting different values. If selecting higher output pickups, be advised the Magic Cap will not work normally.

Tremolo Cover

Include a matching Tremolo Cover? This Tremolo Cover is an American Standard version and features one large hole for strings to go through.

Include Plastic Knobs

These knobs work on Split Shaft Pots only.

Additional Info:

To speed up your pickguard, please include any additional information here. If you have selected more than one Tone Cap, let us know where each value goes.

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn More



Our Pickups, Your Personality, No Hum.

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Prewired Split Blade Pickguard FEATURES:

At Fralin Pickups, we’re always trying to make you sound better. With our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard, you can rest assured that you will have the best sounding pickups available, with the highest quality parts on the market.

Customize your pickguard exactly how you want it, and we’ll make it to your specifications. Don’t sweat about installation – it’s super easy to install. All you need to do is solder a few wires, screw it in, string it up, and you’re off rocking!

Look & Sound:

We use the finest-quality USA-made pickguards available. These are standard 11-hole Stratocaster pickguards. This model will fit most Mexican-Made and USA-Made Standard Stratocasters®. We have them available in the following styles and colors:

CHOOSE YOUR PICKUPS

With the Prewired Split Blade pickguard, you can choose any combination of pickups you would like, depending on what sound you are going after. Our most popular sets are calibrated sets – all three of the same output. However, if you wanted a higher-output bridge, you can do that too.

Vintage Output and High Output sounds best on 250K pots. Blues Output and Super High Output work best with 500K pots. We don’t necessarily recommend mixing Blues and Vintage – they will seem sound noticeably different. See below for a handy chart:

 

 


CHOOSE YOUR WIRING

You can customize your wiring as well!  Here are some popular combinations:

  • Master Tone with a Blender Pot
  • Neck & Middle Tone, with separate Bridge Tone
  • Master Tone 1 (.02 Cap) and Master Tone 2 (Magic Cap)

CHOOSE YOUR ADD-ONS

We have White, Parchment (Aged White), Mint Green, and Black Knobs available. Furthermore, we have Matching Backplates to complete your look of your Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

KNOBS:

Lindy Fralin Strat Knob Covers

Matching Backplates:

Fralin Pickups Matching Backplates

 

 

FAQs

  • How long will my Pickguard take? Since we’re building it from scratch, give us about one to two weeks to put it together. We will always try to get it out beforehand.
  • Can you wire it up without the Pickguard? As it turns out, No. Simply purchase an inexpensive pickguard, and you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own pickguard. It’s just too time-consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid pickguard holding everything together.
  • Can I return my Pickguard? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all pickguard sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  • What Pots should I use? Most of the time, 250K Split Shaft pots will work best for guitars with single-coil pickups and plastic knobs. With Vintage Output & High Output Split Blades, you may like 300K pots for additional brightness. If you have metal knobs at home, go with Solid Shaft Pots.
  • What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests. Use this field to describe how you want it wired as well if you want anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.
  • What does a Magic Cap do? Our Magic Cap is a very low capacitance tone cap. It doesn’t roll off highs as much as it seems to boost the mids. This really works well on the bridge pickup only.
  • What does a Blender Pot do? Our Blender Pot takes the place of Tone #2, and it allows you to blend between the Neck and Bridge. You can get all 3 pickups on with a Blender pot.
  • Why don’t I see Ground Jumper wires between all my parts? Our pickguards have a metal shielding that connects all of the metal parts together, thus we don’t need to use jumper wires.

Installation

Check out our installation guide below to put your new pickguard in! With 20 minutes a few easy steps, you can get your pickguard in your guitar and start rocking out with some of the best sounding pickups in the world! Also, download our installation guide here.

 

Prewired Split Blade Pickguard Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

1 Questions about Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

  1. Greetings from London! I’m interested in buying one of your prewired pick guards, as I’m not that confident with wiring! However, I have a Fender Cyclone 2 (basically a Mustang, but with the Jaguar 3 selector switch) – SSS pickups. Can you build a prewired harness with the “Jaguar” 3 switches, instead of the standard 5-way selector switch? (No need to worry about the pick guard fitting etc., I will disassemble/fit it to my own). Many thanks, Ben

    1. Hey Ben, as it turns out, we cannot do this – we only have Blade Switches available. Sorry for any inconvenience.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

24 reviews for Prewired Split Blade Pickguard

  1. Lawrence Haynes
    Verified Buyer

    very good! love the tone and sound but still a little noisy hum

  2. Ben Lerch

    Greetings from London! I’m interested in buying one of your prewired pick guards, as I’m not that confident with wiring! However, I have a Fender Cyclone 2 (basically a Mustang, but with the Jaguar 3 selector switch) – SSS pickups. Can you build a prewired harness with the “Jaguar” 3 switches, instead of the standard 5-way selector switch? (No need to worry about the pick guard fitting etc., I will disassemble/fit it to my own). Many thanks, Ben

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Ben, as it turns out, we cannot do this – we only have Blade Switches available. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  3. John Nelson
    Verified Buyer

    Best sounding pick-ups. What great pickups I purchased the split blade vintage pick up and everyone that has played the guitar loves the sound I compared it to a $3000 fender Stratocaster and my friend that owns the Stratocaster like the pickups in my guitar better and said that the Fraillan pickups were better sounding I had three guys at the guitar center not knowing what the guitar was made out of commented that the sound was the best they have heard. Thanks for the great pickups I will definitely be buying bass pickups from my next build

  4. Ian Brown
    Verified Buyer

    This is my second split blade set from Fralin and here is my very long winded review. I spent months experimenting with setup combinations on my Warmoth Strat build. If the guitar didn’t inspire me or sound quite right, I knew it was my set up and not the pick ups. When I finally found the “magic” combination of neck relief, action height, and saddle radius that matched my playing style, my pick ups didn’t lie. On a properly set up guitar, these pickups give clarity of note, “thwak” when you hit the guitar hard, punchy attack, glassy singing highs, and a velvet-like sustain with medium to high gain. Without touching my amp, I can channel Gilmore, play boot-scoot boogie, pretend I’m Clapton, rip some heavy blues, or clean it up for some Albert King riffing. All of this can be done with the controls on my guitar. The volume pot is extremely responsive over nearly the entire range. I can get “singing lady” sounds by dialing back my tone knob. Leave the tone knob at 10 and I can get some respectable Eddie Van Halen sounds from my bridge pick up. The Blender Pot is the most amazing tonal paintbrush I’ve ever experienced. With this mod, you will find your own tone that stands out from everyone else. It’s a secret sauce. Another secret weapon is the out-of-phase mod which uses a push-pull pot located in the tone position. Yeah, it’s good for funk…but, used in position 2, in conjunction with the blender pot, some gain, and dialing back the tone setting, the most incredible Hendrix-like tones are suddenly at hand. Again, without touching the amp. For Blues, dial back the volume pot to clean it up and suddenly you are cutting through the mix without an increase in volume or added harshness. I love the fact that these mods are hidden and there are no cheesy toggle switches. Get good with using the controls on your guitar and the tonal variety on tap will astound you (and mystify others!). Lindy and team, I really can’t thank you enough.

  5. Ian Brown
    Verified Buyer

    Everything I hoped for and more!
    Been playing for nearly forty years. Toured professionally in the 90’s. Been a Gibson player most of my life. During Covid, the fret wear on my Gibsons rendered them practically unplayable. I was depressed. There was a three month turnaround for a fret job. More depressed. Needing a playable guitar, I went on Reverb and bought an 80’s Japanese Strat and a Warmoth neck with stainless frets. Got it, plugged it into my Boogie, and the Fender Vintage 50’s pups in it stabbed me in my ear holes. I was even more depressed. I started researching loaded pick guards. There’s a few companies out there with large marketing budgets that offer decent loaded pick guards. The pictures of the product were fabulous but no matter how close I put my ears to my computer screen, I could not tell how they would sound in my guitar, through my rig, in my hands. There were soooooo many options that I became frozen with despair and thought about taking up Banjo. Alas, what to do…

    I studied the forums attempting to translate the English Language into audible guitar tones. Frustrating. Then I read a review from a Fralin client expressing his surprise that when he called the Fralin company, Legendary Lindy Fralin himself spoke with him, acting as his pickup spirit guide. I was impressed. So I called, not expecting to speak with Lindy and happy enough to speak with anyone that might help. Guess what…I’m transferred to Lindy and we have ourselves a solid “shop talk” convo. He intuitively understood my expectations and needs after explaining to him my gear and playing experience. I placed my order, the loaded pickgaurd arrived before expected, and I warmed up my soldering iron.

    What I experienced over the next month has changed my life. I am no longer depressed! My Strat sounds amazing. The Split Blade Humbuckers sing, have a harmonic warmth that is tight and focused. Somehow, the highs are still all there yet the sharpness is gone. There are countless players going for Stevie’s tone, Jimi’s tone, Clapton’s tone, Gilmore’s tone, etc, etc. These pickups will allow you to get all of those but most importantly, they allow me to get my OWN tone! The volume knob creates absolute magic with these pickups. The pickup blend circuit creates tones I could not have imagined. These pickups are a tonal canvass that has allowed me to paint whatever tone my imagination desires. Lindy and team, I am in your debt. Thank you for bring joy back into guitar journey.

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NOTES ON COLOR:
  • Please note that while we strive to provide the most accurate color representation possible, different computer monitors, manufacturer dye lots, and other circumstances may prevent the color from matching perfectly.
  • Since we cannot guarantee color matching, we cannot provide a return to you if you are unhappy with the color matching of our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard.
HARNESSES:
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired Split Blade Pickguard. Due to various guitar and instrument designs, we cannot guarantee that our parts will fit properly, and due to this, we do not offer Wiring Harnesses.
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