High Output Tele

  • Single Coil
  • Powerful & Aggressive
  • Traditional Appearance
  • High Output
(28 genuine customer reviews)

$110.00$220.00

High Output Tele Pickups are wound with more wire than the Stock Tele set for a lot more power and darker sound. Fralin High Outputs are perfect for those looking for more power than our Blues Specials. They are dark and thick, perfect for balancing a bright Telecaster or mixing with P90’s or Humbuckers.

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Specify if you want White Cloth String or Black Cloth String on your bridge. If no option is chosen, you will receive White String.

Nashville Tele Info:

Are you buying pickups for a Nashville Telecaster Setup? Make sure you check this box to let us know. Make sure you add a middle pickup as well. Our Nashville Polarity will cancel hum in positions 2 & 4, like a Strat.

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



Aggressive, Mean Tele Tone

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High Output Tele FEATURES:

  • Modified Fender specifications for boldest tone
  • Loudest and highest-output Telecaster replacement we make
  • High output so you can mix with P90s and Humbuckers
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

OVERVIEW

Are you looking for the thickest Telecaster Tone you can get with traditional looks? Lindy Fralin’s High Output Telecaster Pickups are for you. These pickups have the most output out of our Alnico Telecaster line. If you have a bright sounding guitar, this set will help balance the treble and emphasize the mids. Because Fralin High Outputs sound best with 500K Pots, this makes them an ideal choice if you plan to combine with a humbucker or P90. Here is a birds-eye view of the Fralin High Output Telecaster Pickups: 

Sound

How do they sound? Thick, dark, and quick to break up! Whether you play clean or dirty, you’ll be impressed by the massive midrange and smooth highs this set provides you. You’ll notice the compressed beefy tone and low-end growl, perfect for combining with other pickup designs, like a Humbucker or P90.

You can expect a less emphasized attack as the highs are smoother and darker than our Standard Tele sets, like our Blues Special, which features a more pronounced pick attack. Due to this set’s compressed, thick nature, you can expect to move away from the tone of the Telecaster. With distortion, you’ll notice a smooth grind that will transform your Tele into a real tonal powerhouse.

Are you looking for a Hum Cancelling Tele pickup that actually sounds like a Tele? Check out the High Output Model of our Split Blade Tele Pickups

It all starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our High Output Tele Pickups consist of locally-stamped fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets – in fact, 100% of the High Output Tele set is USA-Made, including every part.

We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, and wind each pickup using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and to preserve the pickup for years to come.

 


Tonal Graph for High Output Tele:

The tone graph below for our High Output Tele features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Video

 

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our High Output Tele.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:8.7K
Bridge Ohm Reading:10K
Neck Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 5
Recommended Pot Value:500K

FAQs

  1. What’s the difference between the Blues Special Tele and the High Output Tele? The Blues Special Tele will sound cleaner and more articulate – like a balance between the Stock and High Output. The High Output will sound great with 500K pots – thicker, darker, and way more aggressive.
  2. What Stagger do I choose? Ideally, we always recommend a Hybrid Neck (raised D). Choose Stock Bridge Stagger if you have a guitar with a round to medium fingerboard radius: 7.25? – 10?. Choose Hybrid if you have a flatter or compound-radius (11+”).
  3. How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. The ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

 

Sizing

Telecaster Bridge Mounting Hole Dimensions

High Output Tele Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about High Output Tele

  1. Hello. I have a tele with your modern paf in the neck position. I currently have a fender Texas special in the bridge. Looking for a tele split blade bridge pickup to match the paf. What would you recommend?

    1. Hey Rory,

      You could go in two different directions: you could go with a Single Coil pickup in the Bridge, for this, we’d recommend our High Output Tele Bridge. The High Output has a thicker tone that sounds great on 500K pots, making it a good companion to the Humbucker Neck. Or, you could go with a Hum Cancelling pickup, which would be our Split Blade Tele. We have two outputs available for this pickup depending on the tone you’re looking for. The Blues Output sounds like a traditional Tele Bridge on 500K pots, and the Super High Output sounds like a Humbucker in the bridge. I hope that helps!

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

28 Genuine Reviews for High Output Tele

  1. Marc Smith
    Verified Buyer

    I have a Nashville setup in my Tele with a P-90 in the neck position. Needed something that could keep up, and this did the trick.

  2. Rory Mccool

    Hello. I have a tele with your modern paf in the neck position. I currently have a fender Texas special in the bridge. Looking for a tele split blade bridge pickup to match the paf. What would you recommend?

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Rory,

      You could go in two different directions: you could go with a Single Coil pickup in the Bridge, for this, we’d recommend our High Output Tele Bridge. The High Output has a thicker tone that sounds great on 500K pots, making it a good companion to the Humbucker Neck. Or, you could go with a Hum Cancelling pickup, which would be our Split Blade Tele. We have two outputs available for this pickup depending on the tone you’re looking for. The Blues Output sounds like a traditional Tele Bridge on 500K pots, and the Super High Output sounds like a Humbucker in the bridge. I hope that helps!

  3. Mark Higginbottom
    Verified Buyer

    I was expecting them to sound good, but I didn’t think there would be as much of a difference as there was. It was significant. Really great.

  4. Michael Bostic
    Verified Buyer

    High Output Tele

    I put this pickup in a new custom build single bridge pickup Tele. This pickup is AWESOME! It growls when it needs to. It cleans up very nicely. It oozes tone. My guitar tech said it’s the absolute best pickup he’s ever heard, and he’s worked on and built hundreds of guitars over the years. Fantastic job! Fantastic service!

  5. Peter Theodore
    Verified Buyer

    Nice and full sound! Yet to play with a live band , but recordings are surely nice

  6. Kevin Lee
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  7. Jared Peterman
    Verified Buyer

    Ended my search for a clear, robust, tele pickup that does it all!

  8. Erik Fredericks
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent!!

  9. Craig Moorefield
    Verified Buyer

    Perfect with a Humbucker
    I bought a bridge pickup for my HS American Performer Telecaster. It’s a perfect match for the stock humbucker, which I really like. It still has some tele twang but loves distortion, too. I am very impressed with Fralin tele pickups after putting them in two guitars.

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