High Output Strat

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


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!





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Big, Bold Strat Tone.

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






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

Neck Ohm Reading:9.1K
Middle Ohm Reading:9.1K
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.2K
Neck & Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Reverse Middle Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North 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.

*You can use 250K with this pickup, if you want a darker sound.


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High Output Strat Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our High Output Strat? 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.

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    Hi. Looking to put a third, middle pickup on a Thinline Tele reissue w/ CuNiFe wide range humbuckers. Would one of these be a good match? Thanks!
  1. Q Hi. Looking to put a third, middle pickup on a Thinline Tele reissue w/ CuNiFe wide range humbuck...... Read more

    Hey Joe, as the CuNiFe models have a thicker tonality to them - I think the current product (High Output Strat) would be a perfect match - and would sound fantastic on 500K pots.

  2. I have an Ibanez RG570 H/S/H that I have a Fralin High Output humbuckers in the neck and bridge position & a Blues special in the middle. My Blues special has something wrong with it and I want to replace it with the high - output single coil. Any issues that I should consider? I am splitting the bridge pickup when I am on position 2.
  3. Q I have an Ibanez RG570 H/S/H that I have a Fralin High Output humbuckers in the neck and bridge p...... Read more

    Hey John, our High Output single coil is designed to work seamlessly with our High Output Humbuckers, so you won't have any issues just dropping one in.

  4. Are High-Output Strat neck pickup and middle pickup identical except that the middle is RWRP?
  5. Q Are High-Output Strat neck pickup and middle pickup identical except that the middle is RWRP?

    Hey Naoaki, yes - they are identical other than the middle being RW / RP.

  6. What K tone pot would you recommend for a high output strat pickup set? And would it fit into a vintage-routed stratocaster body? Thank you
  7. Q What K tone pot would you recommend for a high output strat pickup set? And would it fit into a v...... Read more

    Hey Tony, we'd recommend 500K pots for our High Outputs.

  8. I have a 2017 American pro strat with stock pickups. I’d like a higher output pickup in my bridge position. Is this the pickup you would recommend? Will this pickup be in “phase” with my stock middle and neck pickups? I play mostly blues and classic rock with my strat.
  9. Q I have a 2017 American pro strat with stock pickups. I’d like a higher output pickup in my bridge...... Read more
    A I would take a reading of your current Bridge pickup to get an idea of what you’re working with. This pickup will read about 10K in the bridge. If your bridge pickup reads somewhere in the 6K range, you might also like our Blues Special. Regarding the Polarity, we need to know what coil direction and magnet direction your current Bridge pickup is. https://www.fralinpickups.com/2020/04/10/how-to-reverse-pickup-phase/


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25 Genuine Reviews for High Output Strat

  1. J. Toogood
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  2. J Larres
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  3. Brett Netson
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  4. Paul Davis

    Great pickup!

    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!

  5. Bruno Simoes

    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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