High Output Tele

  • Single Coil
  • Powerful & Aggressive
  • Traditional Appearance
  • High Output
(37 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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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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 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.

Aggressive, Mean Tele Tone

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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


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.


Tech Specs

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

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
Recommended Cap Value**:0.02mfd

**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.


Telecaster Bridge Mounting Hole Dimensions

High Output Tele Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our High Output Tele? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    I want to pair the High Output Bridge w/ a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover HB neck in a Telecaster. Which output will better compliment the SH-55, +5% or stock winding?
  1. Q I want to pair the High Output Bridge w/ a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover HB neck in a Telecaster. Whi...... Read more

    Hey John, I'd recommend going with our Stock output.

  2. how many ohms
  3. Q how many ohms
    A Hey Dwayne, 8.7K in the Neck, 10K in the Bridge.
  4. Hi, I’m building a tele with a Fender cunife in the neck and I’m looking for a well matched bridge. Fender is pairing this pickup with their custom shop Texas Special. What would be your recommendation from your products? Thanks
  5. Q Hi, I’m building a tele with a Fender cunife in the neck and I’m looking for a well matched bridg...... Read more

    Hey David, you hit the nail on the head - our High Output Tele is what we'd recommend to pair with the Fender Wide Range Humbucker.

  6. Hello, I'm looking to pair my Twangmaster neck pickup on my Telecaster with another Fralin Tele bridge hot pickup. Please advise what would be my best option. Thanks AD
  7. Q Hello, I'm looking to pair my Twangmaster neck pickup on my Telecaster with another Fralin Tele b...... Read more

    Hey A, this would be a great combination if you're looking for a clean, clear neck position and a fatter, more aggressive bridge position.

  8. I have a good p-90 in my tele neck position, I don’t know what my bridge pickup is but when the switch is in the middle the volume and tone drops out drastically. I read that the pickups are “out of phase”. I love my fralin blues special set I have in my other tele and thought this high output bridge pickup would pair nicely with the p-90. Would you recommend 500k pots for both the tone and volume? I obviously don’t know very much about w... Read more
  9. Q I have a good p-90 in my tele neck position, I don’t know what my bridge pickup is but when the s...... Read more

    Hey Jordan, take a look at our article here regarding how to identify your pickup's phase. We can make our Tele Bridge Pickup's coil reversible. What we can't tell is the magnetic polarity. If you have a compass you can tell your Neck P90 magnetic polarity and we can make ours reversed.


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37 Genuine Reviews for High Output Tele

  1. Howard Reitzes
    Verified Buyer

    Best single coils around. I have more than a dozen sets of Fralin pickups and each one works perfectly in my guitars and clients guitars. Keep up the great work

  2. John Raquepau
    Verified Buyer

    Outstanding tone!
    I was in the market to change pickups on my Tele. I heard a friend’s Tele with Fralin pickups and they sounded great, so I went with them, the High Output. I play blues, not country, so I need more output to drive the pedals and amp. They work well!

  3. George Judge
    Verified Buyer

    Great! This is the Tele bridge sound I have been searching for. Great twang without so much brightness.

  4. Almir Dervisevic
    Verified Buyer

    High Output Telecaster
    My ’72 reissue Telecaster opened up. Just enough mids/bass for the bridge position. Love it. Soon ordering Fralin WRH for the same guitar neck position. Way to go guys. Thanks.

  5. Donald Meyer
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  6. Craig Comeaux
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  7. Mark Stallard
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  8. ready2click
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  9. Jeff Strozza
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  10. 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!!!

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