High Output Strat
Strong, Powerful, Mean.
$99 – $297
Are you looking for a stronger single-coil tone for your Strat, or are you combining a Strat pickup with a P90 or Humbucker? Our High Outputs provide you with enough output to push your amp hard and keep up with higher-output pickup designs. High Outputs are darker, thicker, and louder than our Blues Specials, and will give you more crunch and “oomph.” Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin Pickups High Output Strat Set!
Big, Bold Strat Tone.
Want to learn more about our High Output Strat? Here's all the information you'll need:
High Output Strat FEATURES:
High Output Single Coil Pickups are for players that use the Hum-Single-Single or Hum-Single-Hum variation on their guitars. Our High Output Pickups are thick, strong, and dark. If you have a bright-sounding guitar, you will love the sound of High Output Single Coil pickups. High Output Pickups are perfect for any musician trying to balance the tonal aspects and the output of a humbucker with their single coils.
High Outputs are wound with 5% more coil than Blues Specials, which means 5% more output than our Blues Special pickups. 5% more coil also means more mid-range and less treble than our Blues Special Pickups.
- Modified Fender specifications for the boldest tone possible
- Loudest and highest-output Strat replacement we make
- RW/RP Middle Pickup for Hum-Cancelling in positions 2 & 4
- Compensated Bridge output 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
- Backed by our 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 Strat 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 Stratocaster. With distortion, you’ll notice a smooth grind that will transform your Strat into a real tonal powerhouse.
Are you looking for a Hum Cancelling Strat pickup that actually sounds like a Strat? Check out the High Output Model of our Split Blade Strat Pickups
It all starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our High Output Strat Pickups consist of locally-stamped fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets.
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 Strat:
The tonal graph below for our High Output Strat features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.
Attack: Dynamic & Full
Sound Samples for High Output Strat:
About this Sound Clip:
All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our High Output Strat.
|Neck Ohm Reading:
|Middle Ohm Reading:
|Bridge Ohm Reading:
|Neck & Bridge Polarity:
|Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
|Reverse Middle Polarity:
|Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
|USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
|USA-Made Alnico 5
|Recommended Pot Value:
|Recommended Cap Value:
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.
*You can use 250K with this pickup, if you want a darker sound.
High Output Strat Dimensions:
High Output Strat FAQ's
Here are quick answers to common questions we get:
What Ohm Readings does your High Output Strat 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 Strats 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.
Our High Output Strat pairs well with the following models:
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28 Genuine Reviews for High Output Strat
Just what I was looking for! The Hot Strat sets my custom strat apart from the others. Amazing clarity and every string is present. I have four other strats, all with different pickup choices. The Fralin Hot Strat pickups are the complete package, simply amazing tones! Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their stratocaster sound.
Ordered a Custom Bridge Strat Pickup!
High Out Model w/ Custom EQ & w/ 11k Ohms
Sounds Epic! Just What I Needed to Make That Stock Wimpy Bridge
To Sound Like Train w/ Balls Hitting You! w/ Some Jazz Fusion Sounds!
Super Satisfied! Great Build! LINDY ROCKS!
Huge upgrade for my guitar. My guitar tech was very impressed with the build and quality, and the guitar sounds great.
Had an old guitar with HS pickups that I decided to gut and totally rebuild. This was the perfect neck pickup, along with high output humbucker in the bridge. Great tone, and nice balance with the humbucker.
Just the right bridge pickup!
I’ve had a standard Vintage Hot set for years. Very happy, but always thinking the bridge could be a little meatier. So, I installed a Blues Special with Base Plate. Fine, a lot better, but I was still craving for a tad darker and fuller sound. Enter High Output, also with the Base Plate (did the installation myself). And yes… this is it. Now the bridge ‘speaks’ to me and the position 2 (my favourite) is still great. Thank you Lindy & Co for the great work you do!
I installed this on an 81 “the Strat”
and had one huge problem…..
It made the other pickups sound like absolute shit!
Best pickups ever. Seriously.
I wanted a high output pickup for the bridge of an awesome Stratocaster, to give a push for lead, and to darken the bridge position.
Add, the fact this is a hand wound pickup…. And wow! Exactly what I was looking for. Sounds awesome!
Incredible pickup! I bought a HSS set with High output bridge humbucker and High output single coils to my American made Charvel So Cal. All I can say is that these pickups blew me away. PERFECT HSS set.
Very well balanced and amazing tone in every position. And don’t let the “high output” thing fool you. They are very responsive pickups with great dinamics.
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