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. James Combs
    Verified Buyer

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

  2. John Faser
    Verified Buyer

    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).

  3. Marc Smith
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  4. Mark Higginbottom
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  5. Michael Bostic
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  6. Peter Theodore
    Verified Buyer

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

  7. Kevin Lee
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  8. Jared Peterman
    Verified Buyer

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

  9. Erik Fredericks
    Verified Buyer


  10. Craig Moorefield
    Verified Buyer

    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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