High Output Tele

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


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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A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

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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.


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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.


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 About Lead Choice

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Aggressive, Mean Tele Tone

Want to learn more about our High Output Tele? Here's all the information you'll need:

High Output Tele FEATURES:

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:


  • 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


Tonal Graph for High Output Tele:

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



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.



Telecaster Bridge Mounting Hole Dimensions

Tech Specs

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

Neck Ohm Reading:8.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.

High Output Tele FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your High Output Tele have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your High Output Teles to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.


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39 Genuine Reviews for High Output Tele

  1. Andrew Wright
    Verified Buyer

    Ordered a set for my Fender American Telecaster Elite to replace the stock noiseless pickups that came with the guitar. This is one of the fatter sounding guitars in my collection and I was hoping to find a high output pickup option that wasn’t just hot – but, had some vintage characteristics and personality in the mid/treble register. This pickup combination does that in spades and sounds fantastic in all pickup positions both clean and dirty. Also, I appreciate the time Lindy spent answering my spec questions before placing my order. Great experience. Thanks again!

  2. Douglas Patterson
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased a set of high output telecaster pickups. I had the bridge over wound to tame some of the high end. I installed these in a parts caster that I built. The set is just what I was looking for. They are a bit darker than the blue’s special set. This set is simply amazing in my new build. Can’t praise them enough. If you are looking for a set to breathe new life into a standard sounding telecaster this set is for you. Very fast turnaround and very helpful during the purchasing process. This set will play country to hard rock. Thank you for building great sounding pickups. I’ll be back for more soon.

  3. Jonathan Calhoun
    Verified Buyer

    This is a fantastic pickup and is just what I was looking for to combine with a new Fender USA CuNiFe Wide Range Humbucker in a Vintera 70s Telecaster custom. The stock bridge pickup sounded great in its own for a traditional Tele sound, but it sounded a bit thin in comparison to the Wide Range and the middle position sound wasn’t what I was looking for exactly. The High Output Tele bridge pickup works perfectly. It is thicker, fuller sound while still having enough bite and twang to sound like a Tele. I couldn’t recommend this pickup enough. Also, installation was a breeze after Lindy spoke to me himself prior to shipping my pickup to make sure there would be no polarity or phasing issues. Overall it was a fantastic experience.

  4. Don
    Verified Buyer

    A good sounding and looking pickup that performs as advertised.

  5. Robert Vincent
    Verified Buyer

    This is my second set of pickups from Lindy. Nothing compares… this set went into my 1969 telecaster, nothing less than perfection. Love them…

  6. Bill B

    So got the High Output set today and put them in, took about an hour to do all including new strings and pu height adjustment. Am very happy with these, the neck and middle position have way more beef, and the 10k bridge will still twang. Kick in an od and it really sings. I have the Broadcaster or hybrid almost flat pole pieces and have them set high close to strings, just below where it would feed back. Uncovered neck so up close too, but not where there is “stratitis”. Very powerful like I prefer my teles. Great communication and fast delivery as always, I’ve probably had 20 Fralin Pickups over the years, in strats and teles. These have replaced (for now) a set of blues specials that are also great pickups.

  7. Bryne Blonski
    Verified Buyer

    No doubt that Lindy Fralin is the best to deal with. From inquiring on pickups to control plate configuration to payment, very easy to deal with . Great customer service. I wanted something unique for my new old Tele. I decided to go with high output humbucker in the neck and and high output Tele in the bridge. Took them to my guitar tech and after installing them he was blown away how good they sounded , which made me even more excited about getting the guitar back. And he wasn’t kidding. My new go to !!!! Thank you Mr Fralin for your expertise. By the way you now turned my guitar guy from a Seymour fan to a Lindy fanatic.

  8. Ed
    Verified Buyer

    Frist off Fralin has about the best customer service I have received from any company.

    As far the the product goes, I really think he has something special with these Hight Output Tele pickups. I have a T-style guitar with a PAF style humbucker in the neck position and was having a hard time finding a bridge pickup that worked well in the guitar. Lower output pickups sounded good by themselves, but the drop in output and fullness going between the neck and bridge was so stark it was difficult to dial an amp in to sound good with both positions. I tried several other companies high output pickups, and while they solved the drop in output and fullness problem, they ended up lacking the classic Tele twang and chime I really love. These Fralin High Output pickups are different. They somehow have enough output, bass and mids to keep up with the neck humbucker, but still have all the tele twang and snap I could ask for. They sound so good I am even considering putting a pair in my traditional tele with a single coil neck pickup. I definitely recommend checking them out.

  9. Paul Armstrong
    Verified Buyer

    I can’t say enough about the great customer service I received from Lindy and his wife with my order. I’m getting amazing tones, both clean and dirty, from this bridge pickup and have it paired with Lindy’s Pure PAF in the neck. It’s a great match for the music I play.

    I can’t wait to get my next set of pickups from this crew, amazing work!

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