• Lindy Fralin Prewired Telecaster Control Plate
  • Lindy Fralin Aged Telecaster Control Plate

Pre-Wired Customizable Telecaster® Control Plate

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

$85.00$95.00

Customize and upgrade your Telecaster, instantly. With over 150 combinations available, you can select your options, and we’ll wire it up just how you like it. Installation involves soldering a few wires into place. As always, we only use the finest-quality USA-Made parts we can find.

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Add-Ons

We can wire up an output jack, or pre-install our Volume Kit for a few extra bucks!

Push-Pull Modifications

For a small up-charge, you can really improve your tone and functionality of your Tele® with our Push-Pull Mods!

Max-Out Your Telecaster. Instantly.

Our Pre-Wired Telecaster Control Plates are designed by you, and built by us. Our Chrome Prewired Control Plates come loaded with the highest quality materials available – from CRL® and Oak-Grigsby® Switches, to CTS® Pots. Of course, all our parts are made in the USA and are assembled and wired by hand in Richmond, VA.


Orientation:

We can wire up your Tele Control Plate a couple different ways: Normal Orientation and Flipped Orientation.

  • Normal Orientation:  With a Normal Orientation Telecaster Control Plate, your switch is closest to the headstock.
  • Flipped Orientation: This Control Plate is oriented with the Switch closest to the Output Jack, and the Volume Pot closest to the headstock. This is great for those who love to utilize volume swells.

Fralin Telecaster Control Orientations


Switch Type:

We can wire up your switch a couple of different ways – here are your options:

  • 3-Way CRL: This will give you normal Telecaster functionality – Bridge Only / Bridge – Neck / Neck Only.
  • 5-Way CRL: This is perfect for Nashville Telecasters, with 3 pickups.

Pot value:

Choose 250K Pots if you have single coil Telecaster pickups, or pickups that are brighter in nature. 250K pots will make darker sounding pickups too dark and muddy.

Choose 500K Pots if you have Humbuckers, P-90’s, or other dark-sounding pickups. 500K pots will make single coil Telecaster pickups sound too shrill.


Tone Cap Value:

Read up on our Tone Caps here.

  • .02 mfd sounds great on most Fender guitars, and will give you a medium roll-off in tone.
  • .05 mfd will offer a much deeper and darker roll-off than .02.
  • Magic Cap: This is a very low capacitance cap (.0015 mfd) and really only works on the Bridge Pickup only. The effect is extremely subtle – not like a normal cap. It tends to make treble strings sound slightly fatter.

Modifications:

We can add on some cool push-pull modifications to your control plate to make your tone unique. For an explanation of the Bright Switch, click here.

The 2-Tone Cap Modification allows you to have 2 tone caps on your guitar at the same time. If you want this, please let us know in the “Order Notes” field on the checkout screen which cap you want when pushed down, and what cap you want when pulled up.


FAQFAQ’S:

  1. How long will my Control Plate take? Please give us 5 days to build and assemble your Control Plate. All orders are built to order and wired by hand.
  2. Can you wire it up without the Chrome Plate? As it turns out, No. If this matters to you, you can pull out all the wiring once you receive it to put it in your own Control Plate. It’s just too time consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid control plate holding everything together.
  3. Can I return my Control Plate? No. Since these are so custom and made to order, all Telecaster Control Plate sales are final, and not available for exchange or return.
  4. What if I don’t see exactly what I want? Use the “Notes” field on the checkout screen to type in any special requests. Use this field to describe how you want it wired as well, if you want anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.
  5. Do you offer different knobs and plates? We can special order these – please add 2 -3 weeks to your order.

Technical InfoInstallation:

Check out our downloadable installation guide here, with all variations explained.

Orientation

Normal Control Orientation (Switch First), Flipped Control Orientation (Volume Pot First)

Switch Type

3-Way CRL® Switch, 5-Way CRL® Switch (For Nashville Guitars)

Pot Value

250K Pots (For Single Coil Pickups), 500K Pots (For Darker-Sounding Pickups)

Tone Cap Value

.02 mfd (Standard Fender), .05 mfd (Standard Gibson), Fralin Magic Cap (For Brighter Pickups)

Style

Aged, Chrome


Reviews

16 reviews for Pre-Wired Customizable Telecaster® Control Plate

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Kell (verified owner)

    Ordered and received within two weeks from USA to Northern Ireland. So pleased that I spoke to Lindy, and took his advice. The reversed orientation and 4 way switch has transformed by G&L ASAT. Also bought the BS Tele pickups and they are incredible compared to the stock MFD G&L pickups that the guitar came with.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Kleopfer (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Kroll (verified owner)

    This Customer added no additional comments.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ralph Fulvio (verified owner)

    Love it, I just put it in my left handed Tele and now my volume knobs work properly ( They don’t do lefty audio tapers at the factory..The just switch lugs on a righty tapers..Because of cost?) and sounds better! (Maybe it’s just me)

    Doing surgery on your best girl might turn you off, but actually it’s no problem. I made better, more solid connections then they did at the factory and you can too! BTW ..The wiring you get with your control plate is such clean work, and just made it easy to add pickup, output and ground wiring.

    Few tips for ya,

    1. Get a 40 watt soldering iron, it’s easier to solder on to the pot this way. a 25 may not get hot enough and you might fry your pots.
    2. The plate supplied may not fit exactly (We are talking less then millimeters here), so use your old plate. The one supplied was off just a little and I just transferred it all to the old plate…No biggie!
    3. Protect your guitar, I didn’t have anything, so I taped some 3/5 cards around the control plate hole. Blue painters tape will work almost as good….Uhhmmm…That was a joke..
    4. Make sure a drink is nearby…Especially if this is your first time!

    Haha…Anyway, my Tele sounds sweet and I’m glad I did this mod..

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark DeLucia (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my new control plate. I wasn’t sure exactly what would work best but after talking over with Lindy, I made my decision and it was perfect. Great quality parts and super fast shipping Thank you Lindy !!!! Mark D

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Tassano (verified owner)

    Good product and service. The product is well put together. The reverse order allows ease of access to volume which I find a priority. WELL DONE

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean Yurick (verified owner)

    Awesome!
    Really well made! Top quality switch and the pots are smooth with not much resistance. The wiring and soldering is superiorly done, and it saved me time! I highly recommend ???

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Steitz (verified owner)

    Nice! Good Stuff A1+++++

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dustin Janik (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alvin Norman (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Johnson (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Amodeo (verified owner)

    Lots of Control! This control plate adds a temendous amount of range of tone control over the standard setup which yields three distinct voices. This set up adds an extra dimension of control over the sound you are looking for. It fills in the gaps the standard setup provides and the transitions from one setting to the next are very smooth. Well worth the cost.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony Brown (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Norman Trahan (verified owner)

    Love the tonal options with the 4-way switch. The push pull tone mod is nice but it turns very easy, I wish it was a bit harder to turn. Also when the switch is in the neck position it is right up against the tone knob, so when you reach for it from the top on the fly you’ll tend to bump it and roll the tone towards zero when switching to bridge position. So I started to reach for the switch from the bottom, that way when you bump the tone knob it will roll towards 10. Besides those couple of minor things Lindy and his guys are great to deal with!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimmie Mize (verified owner)

    Solid wiring, well prepped, easy install for great sound. Thank you Lindy for your personal guidance on gaining the sound I strived to achieve.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Cox (verified owner)

    Great customer service! It is great to talk to people that know what they’re doing.

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