High Output – Tele

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Fralin High Output Tele Pickups are wound with 10% more wire than the Stock Tele set for more power and a little darker sound. High Output Tele Pickups are perfect for those looking for more power than our Blues Specials, or to darken a bright Telecaster.


Bridge Options

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

High Output Tele Pickups. STRONG AND DARK.

High Output Telecaster Pickups are for players that want a thick, dark tone out of their Telecaster. These pickups have the most output out of our Telecaster line. If you have a bright sounding guitar, this set will help balance out some of the harshness. High Output Tele Pickups are also perfect for any player trying to balance the tonal aspects and the output of a humbucker or P-90 with their single coils. These pickups are wound with 5 or 10% more coil than Blues Specials, which means 5 or 10% more output than our Blues Special pickups. 5% more coil also means more mid-range and less treble than our Blues Specials.


  • Direct replacement for Fender® Telecaster®, or other single-coil equipped guitars
  • Thick, full sound with low-end growl and warm treble strings
  • Our Stock set features a 5% overwound bridge
  • Perfect for combining with Humbuckers or P-90’s
  • All USA-Made parts


When playing clean, High Output Tele Pickups sound thick, dark, and beefy. Single notes will have a lot more “thickness” to them, and chords will come out compressed and crunchy. These pickups will definitely break up earlier than our Stock Tele or Blues Special Tele pickups, and are a little darker and smoother and more “fender-y” sounding than our Steel Pole 43’s. If you are looking for even more output, choose the +15%, which is 15% stronger and darker than our Stock Tele set.


Our Complete Set is our best-selling option. It has a slightly hotter bridge to compensate for the brightness near the bridge. If you’re buying a single pickup, please see the box below describing the information we need to get you the correct polarity information, and read this important article: “What’s The Deal With Polarity?”


Our High Output Telecaster Pickups come in two Magnet Stagger(?) options: Stock(?) and Hybrid (?).

Tele Staggers High output


Hand wound with 43 gauge Single Poly Nylon wire, beveled AlNiCo V magnets and cloth leads. The neck and middle pickups are modified 50’s specs, and the bridge pickup is just hot enough to have the same output as the neck and middle pickups.  The High Output Tele Neck will read approximately 8K, and the Bridge will read approximately 9.7K.


At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want!


Wiring Diagrams


Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Magnet Stagger

Stock, Hybrid


10%, 15%

Pickup Orientation

Right Handed, Left Handed

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4 reviews for High Output – Tele

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trond Arne Nilssen

    Very pleased with my new pickups,
    crisp and clear sound.
    Thanks for the advice to buy a complete
    set of pickups, front and rear.
    It really did work!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Strozza (verified owner)

    Just an amazing level of service and support! The pick-up is an overwound, vintage staggered Tele bridge that is just completely endemic of a vintage telecaster. It replaced a Lollar in a Nash Tele and the only downside is that 60 cycle hum, but that’s the gig. The service level from Lindy Fralin and team is absolutely worth getting their pickups!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    ready2click (verified owner)

    Many, many thanks and appreciation to Lindy Fralin and Co. on my crazy good, amazing new Tele High Output Pickups (OW10%) and all the support. They far exceeded my expectations. Buying these pickups is where my quest successfully ended to give my favorite Telecaster (50’s style MIM) the high end professional-level tone that I was longing for. Specifically, I wanted to keep that classic Tele sound, but my guitar sounded too thin and shrill. So I wanted to round off the jagged edges, beef up the mids and highs and add some “snarl”. My journey started out when I bought a competitor’s “Vintage Broadcaster” set. Then I replaced all the cheap stock Chinese electronics with upgraded vintage style electronics and wiring. After all this, she still sounded too thin and shrill – Ugh! Then my guitar teacher, a seasoned professional musician, suggested I try “Fralin Pickups”. So the quest continued. Along the way, I received personalized guidance from Lindy and members of his team to help make my specific selection (e.g., Blues Specials, HO10% or HO15%?) . For my guitar we landed on the 10%’s and they were SPOT on! Now I am thrilled and proud of how my Telecaster sounds. I think she would shine on any stage (haha – that is if someone good like my guitar teacher was player her!). Thanks again Lindy and Co.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Stallard (verified owner)

    Wow, bought the 10% high output pickups for the bridge in my 1972 Tele and it absolutely took my favorite guitar to a new level. Thanks Lindy Fralin for making such an awesome product. I will likely be buying some Fralin pickups for my Jazzmaster next.

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