• Fralin Pickups Blues Special / High Output Tele
  • Lindy Fralin Stock Telecaster Bridge

High Output – Tele

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$100.00$200.00

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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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.

Aggressive, STRONG AND DARK.

High Output Telecaster Pickups are for those who want a thick, dark tone out of their Telecaster. These pickups have the most output out of our Alnico Telecaster line. If you have a bright sounding guitar, this set will help balance out the treble and emphasize the mids. Fralin High Outputs sound best with 500K Pots. This makes them ideal for those combining a humbucker or P90 with a single coil.


FeaturesFEATURES:

  • 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

SoundSound:

High Output Pickups sound very thick and dark when playing clean. The feature a massive midrange and darker and smoother highs. Additionally, High Output Tele Pickups have a nice compressed, beefy sound. The tone is thick and fat while having a light compression and thick with a low-end growl and a medium attack. Expect 10% less highs and 10% more mids and power than a vintage-sounding pickup. Our High Output Tele Pickups will break up a lot quicker than lower output replacements. Chords sound crunchy and thick, and single notes sound fat and rich.

It all starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. These High Output Tele Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonics.


FAQFAQ’S:

  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. Can I get a Cover on the Neck? We really don’t recommend it – the cover makes the pickup darker, and these are already pretty dark. We can do a Blues Special Neck, and recommend 500K pots if you want to do this.
  4. How far away do 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. 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.
  5. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Materials
High Output Telecaster Sets are wound with 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire in the Bridge and Neck. They use USA-Made Alnico V Magnets. 500K Pots Recommended. 

Ohm Readings
High Outputs will read approximately 8K in the Neck and 9.7K in the Bridge. The outputs are compensated and this set has matched volume.

Sizing Information

Polarity Information

Our Telecaster Necks are wound Counter Clockwise from Ground to Hot, and are Magnetized North to Strings. Our Bridges are RW/RP: Clockwise, South to Strings.


Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Magnet Stagger

Stock, Hybrid

Output

Stock, +5% Overwind

Pickup Orientation

Right Handed, Left Handed

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Reviews

6 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.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Comeaux (verified owner)

    An outstanding pickup that does exactly what I needed it to do. The pickup is described as high output, with 10%-15% higher output than typical Telecaster pickups. I have a ’74 Telecaster custom that required a replacement bridge pickup. I usually play overdriven tones though higher gain amplifiers (Marshall, Soldano) and needed a pickup that would fit nicely in that environment. I love the sound of a Tele single coil overdriven, as the string definition is much clearer than a humbucker, to my ear. The high output tele pickup is outstanding in my Tele custom., and is exactly what I was looking for. I had actually tried another boutique pickup manufacturer and had bad luck with their version. Live and learn. I am a Lindy Fralin fan now, and I will use them as my go-to resource for all my replacement pickups. Thanks guys!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald Meyer (verified owner)

    Absolutely Fantastic! Amazing tone, better than I imagined. Thank you Luke for deciphering my cryptic note with the order and walking me through the wiring options I was looking for. I paired a four wire Pure P.A.F. in the neck, with an overwound High Output Telecaster bridge pickup in a semi-hollow Thinline body. I wired them up with a 5 way “super switch” (thanks again Luke) with 500K Ohm pots and a .02 Capacitor. First off the full neck pickup sings with a clean sustain that puts my Gibsons to shame. Next position is the screw coil alone and it’s sweet and smooth. The middle position is both pickups full on and the added bite of the overwound bridge pickup makes solos cut through even the thickest live mixes. The next position is the screw coil and the bridge pickup out of phase but hum canceling for a super usable tone. Not quite the Peter Green tone but still super pleasing. And the coup de grace, the bridge pickup alone, absolutely killer rock and blues tone for days! This was my second set of Fralin pickups. I got started on a Blues Special Telecaster replacement set, I’ll never put another brand of pickups in a guitar. Thanks again!

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