High Output Strat

Strong, Powerful, Mean.


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

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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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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.

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

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

Tech Specs:

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

Neck Ohm Reading:9.1K 1
Middle Ohm Reading:9.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.2K 1
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 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.

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

Polarity Information:

Here's how we wind and magnetize our pickups:

Fralin Stratocaster Polarity Image

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

High Output Strat Dimensions:

Fralin Strat Sizing & Dimensions
Our Strat® replacements are standard Stratocaster sizing and spacing. All string spacings are 52mm.

High Output Strat FAQ's

General FAQs

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.

Pickup Pairing

Our High Output Strat pairs well with the following models:

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Customer Reviews

29 Genuine Reviews for High Output Strat

  1. John Garrels

    Verified Purchase

    The Best!

    Lindy’s pickups elevate the tone and range of any guitar. Most of us will never get our hands on a vintage Fender or Gibson, but we need not worry, so long as the Fralin masters are at work. BTW, this is my second set of pickups by this great artist!

  2. John C Garrels

    Verified Purchase

    The Fralin High Outputs represent the Holy Grail of pickups, combining the power of the modern era with the vintage vibe of the past. No other craftsman has accomplished this feat, not Lollar, Seymor Duncan, or Fender. Can’t wait for delivery!

  3. Joseph Gonzales

    Verified Purchase

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  4. Chris Moran

    Verified Purchase

    High Output Strat pickup install
    These are well worth the money, quick delivery for custom would pickups too. Will buy more Fralin’s for sure

  5. Steven Durantini

    Verified Purchase

    All I Ever Wanted
    Wanted to breathe some life into a Strat I’ve owned for some time. Mission accomplished! Mr. Fralin himself spoke with me on the phone to answer my questions. What other company owner does that? Could not be happier!

  6. Josh F.

    A fantastic set of pickups. The middle and neck are impossibly sweet and liquidy. The higher output doesn’t make them sound any less clear. They’re less clucky than classic Strat pickups, but no less pretty. The bridge pickup sounds a bit different from the other two, a little crunchier and more compressed, but still very agreeable. I loved the way the whole set fit together. My fave set of Strat pickups, and a great set for a Tele guy like me who expects a little more from his bridge pickup.

  7. Joseph Gonzalez

    Verified Purchase

    Absolutely awesome.

  8. Clinton Lamb

    Verified Purchase

    Exactly as described and what I was looking for

    I have a fender 62 AVRI hot rod. I love the way it sounds but the stock bridge was a little weak compared to the neck and middle, I messed around with height adjustment but just couldn’t get there. This pickup was the absolute solution. It removed the ice pickness the stock pickup had. I got this with the plate on the bottom and for clean sounds, it sends my guitar into big round Tele territory. Great pickup, probably my favorite bridge pickup and I have used many over the years.

  9. James Hinsdale

    Verified Purchase

    Just the ticket!
    These were just the ticket for my customer and he’s loving them in his Stratocaster. They blend well with the Hot Rail in the bridge and he couldn’t be happier. Me too. Thanks, Lindy

  10. Jack Brockman

    I wanted a single coil in the neck to match an aggressive humbucker in the bridge, and this does just that. This pickup provides everything from articulate jazz chords to the smoothest blues licks you’ve ever heard. While others have mentioned that these don’t do cleans very well, I must disagree. The high-output neck provides a very warm, yet still chimey, tone that works well for a myriad of applications.

    Bottom line, no complaints. 5/5 earned.

  11. Robert Lloyd

    Verified Purchase

    As usual, Fralin delivers.. Mixed with a bridge humbucker I have a super Tele sound. Articulate yet forgiving. Can handle the strongest pick attack and sings no matter what dynamic of picking is utilized. Truly an artful expressive tone machine as you can always expect from Lind Fralins outfit. Excellent investment for players loving the Tele/strat neck sounds but find it thin, annoying, and weak sounding during performance.

  12. Joseph Mele

    Verified Purchase

    Absolutely awesome! Buying more soon!

  13. D Richie

    I bought the a loaded pickguard with the high outout pickups and neck and middle and steel pole 42 in the bridge… What a great decision a made!
    I have a handmade stratocaster that naturally sounds bright and the high output have brought balance to the sound.
    The guitar now has all the tones that I dreamed about for so long. Their output can indeed go along with humbuckers easily, but the remarkable fact is that they sound very naturally single coil. They just have more guts and bites. I have that Hendrix/SRV sound that I love. Moreover when you turn down the volume a little they clean up great but they also sound like some strong alnico III/ vintage 54 single coils pickup. You can really get the dreamed strat tones out of these pickups.
    Lindy called me to go over my order to don’t make a mistake and understand what I wanted… Wow!!! He installed the blend pot for me (blending the neck and the bridge Pickups) and geee…. my strat sounds like a good all tele.
    The 42 pole is full of guts and has a vintage sound. It is great for solo, and rhythm too. The guitar sounds very versatile and cut through the mix perfectly in clean and dirty sound. The treble are very well defined and not ice picky at all.
    I have been playing them for a week and did 3 rehearsals and 4 gigs with them and honestly it’s a game changer.
    If I buy another strat I would not hesitate to buy the high output again, they sound wonderful.

  14. Michael Mason

    Verified Purchase


    I had always heard about “Fralin Quality” and had been wondering what the big deal was. With all the hype, I had high expectations for these pickups. After picking up a bunch of parts from the Fralin shop downtown, I went home to wire my pick guard. When everything was finally together, I plugged up to my amp and was absolutely amazed. Upon switching to the Fralin High Output single coils, I found that I was now able to create a sound that I once thought was unattainable. So clear, so sweet, but can also get heavy and lush if you need them to. These pickups were everything I could want and more. I think that it is so cool that a place in Richmond is known across the US for making some of the best pickups! I would HIGHLY recommend Fralin Pickups to anyone who is having a hard time deciding between another brand. 10/10. Major thanks to the whole Fralin team.

  15. Mark Long

    Verified Purchase

    Years ago, I got some blues specials from you and I loved them. Ended up with a strat a while back and needed some pickups. Got the high output set and couldn’t be happier. I like the sound of these even more. Lindy, you’ve got the ear for that strat sound.

  16. Jeffrey Bodak

    Verified Purchase

    Love Lindy Fralin pickups! I had Lindy Fralin High Output Strat pickups installed in a 1988 made in Japan Strat that sounded thin and week compared to my other Strats, one of which has Lindy Fralin Blues Specials. The High Output pickups replaced Fender Custom Shop Fat 50’s. What a difference. My Strat now has the power and distortion of my other Strats while maintaining that Strat sound. Very pleased!

  17. Paul Yeagle

    Verified Purchase

    I already had a set of Blues Specials, but I wanted to get more mids out of the bridge pickup. So, I installed the High Output along with the ‘magic’ cap. Much fuller sounding than before. Very pleased with the results.

  18. Gildo Rodrigues

    Verified Purchase

    The right thing. Just the right thing for soloing. But does work for rhythm.

  19. Brian Neuman

    Verified Purchase

    Just what I needed! Third time was a charm, for my project strat. Tried two other pickup sets for this guitar. Always too bright and not enough output! Finally dialed in, it keeps up with my les Paul and my tele w/ lil 59. No dropoff when I switch guitars! Nice warm tone and a playable bridge pickup! Love these pickups!!!!

  20. Chris Jennings

    This is the pickup I’ve been looking for years . A single coil that’s open and narley but not bell like and “polite” . Meaty and thick this pickup is for rock soloing and chunk chord work on the bridge . Tight lows and piercing midrange. The neck position I can’t put into words. Slow and wide clipping through any amp as the higher output overloads the power section and seems to make it work at optimum. Never wooly or loose it stays tight and deep on the lowest strings.If extra highs are needed , they are easily dialed in.I have a Suhr strat with the whole pickguard loaded . It is a super strat, no joke . If you play nice music don’t buy this pickup.

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