High Output Tele

Loud, Mean, and Aggressive


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

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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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If performing a 4-Way Switching Mod, please select this box below:

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.

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.


Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:

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

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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.

Sound Samples for High Output Tele:
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All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For High Output Tele:

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


Attack: Dynamic & Full

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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:250K | 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.

* 250K Pots will make this pickup sound a bit more mellow, 500K pots will make the pickup sound brighter.

Polarity Information:

Here's how we wind and magnetize our pickups:

Fralin Telecaster Polarity

Note: All of our coil directions are depicted from Ground (Black Wire, or Start Wire) to Hot (White Wire, or Finish Wire).

High Output Tele Dimensions:

Telecaster Dimensions - Fralin
All dimensions include a covered Neck pickup to account for the slight increased size from the cover.

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Customer Reviews

41 Genuine Reviews for High Output Tele

  1. Ed Johnson

    Verified Purchase

    This is my second set of Fralin’s and I love them. Combined with the 4 way mod it’s a different guitar.

  2. Andrew Wright

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  3. Douglas Patterson

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  4. Jonathan Calhoun

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  5. Don

    Verified Purchase

    A good sounding and looking pickup that performs as advertised.

  6. Robert Vincent

    Verified Purchase

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

  7. 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.

  8. Bryne Blonski

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  9. Ed

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  10. Paul Armstrong

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  11. James Combs

    Verified Purchase

    Sound is fantastic, present and cuts through. I have not explored all, but I very satisfied..

  12. John Faser

    Verified Purchase

    This pickup gave me exactly what I wanted: aggressive Tele tone. Not a humbucker. Not a P90. Although it might fool some people’s ears! I’ve been shying away from overdrive pedals lately, leaning toward amp-only distortion. That said, I wanted my Esquire-converted Tele (pine body, maple neck/fingerboard, standard volume/tone + treble bleed) to clean up for a punchy Stones-like rhythm tone when I rolled back the volume. What I didn’t want to lose was the classic Tele twang (it’s still there, trust me). The vintage stagger design lets every chord tone ring out loud and clear. Think Brad Paisley meets AC/DC. (Note: I purchased this pickup with a 5% overwind).

  13. Marc Smith

    Verified Purchase

    I have a Nashville setup in my Tele with a P-90 in the neck position. Needed something that could keep up, and this did the trick.

  14. Mark Higginbottom

    Verified Purchase

    I was expecting them to sound good, but I didn’t think there would be as much of a difference as there was. It was significant. Really great.

  15. Michael Bostic

    Verified Purchase

    High Output Tele

    I put this pickup in a new custom build single bridge pickup Tele. This pickup is AWESOME! It growls when it needs to. It cleans up very nicely. It oozes tone. My guitar tech said it’s the absolute best pickup he’s ever heard, and he’s worked on and built hundreds of guitars over the years. Fantastic job! Fantastic service!

  16. Peter Theodore

    Verified Purchase

    Nice and full sound! Yet to play with a live band , but recordings are surely nice

  17. Kevin Lee

    Verified Purchase

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  18. Jared Peterman

    Verified Purchase

    Ended my search for a clear, robust, tele pickup that does it all!

  19. Erik Fredericks

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  20. Craig Moorefield

    Verified Purchase

    Perfect with a Humbucker
    I bought a bridge pickup for my HS American Performer Telecaster. It’s a perfect match for the stock humbucker, which I really like. It still has some tele twang but loves distortion, too. I am very impressed with Fralin tele pickups after putting them in two guitars.

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