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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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+”).
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- Wiring Diagrams? Here!