Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

$100$110

  • Customizable
  • USA-Made
  • Easy Installation
( 147 genuine reviews)

Customize and upgrade your Telecaster, instantly with the Lindy Fralin Telecaster Control Plate. 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.

Options

Customize your Prewired Telecaster Control Plate:

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Add-Ons

Pre-install our Volume Kit for a few extra bucks. Add Resistors to optimize your tone if you have a Tele with a Humbucker or P90 in the Neck or Bridge. Only select the Resistor where the brighter pickup will be. For instance, if you have a Humbucker Neck, add a 500K resistor to your Bridge.

Volume Pot Push-Pull Mods

You can add functionality to your tone by adding a Push-Pull Pot on your Volume Pot. Choose between our Bright Switch, Engage / Disengage Volume Kit Mod, or a regular Coil Split if you have a Humbucker.

Tone Pot Push Pull Mods

Need even more functionality? Choose between the Bright Switch, Two-Tone Cap Mod, and Series Parallel Push-Pull Mod..

Tone Cap

If the Two-Tone Cap Push-Pull Mod is chosen, select two tone cap values and use the “Notes” field to let us which cap you want in the “up” or “down” position.

Output Jack *

Let us know what Output Jack to install. The Pure Tone Output Jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and the lowest possible noise.

Esquire Wiring

Wiring for an Esquire? Check the box below for Eldred Wiring. We use a Film & Oil .0047 cap for a unique tone. Note: This mod is for Single Pickup Guitars only.

Left Handed

We can make your control plate in a Left-Handed configuration. Please note that Push Pull Pot mods are unavailable in a Left-Handed configuration.

Additional Information:

To speed up your Control Plate, we need to know which tone cap goes where – please use this field to give us all information!

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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

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Features:

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

Look & Feel

We offer Chrome Telecaster Control Plates and Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plates. Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plates all have a unique patina to them to make them look slightly reliced and older. Due to the aging process, each Aged Nickel Telecaster Control Plate is unique, and no two are alike.

Orientation:

We can wire up your Tele Control Plate a couple of 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: With a Flipped Orientation, the Control Plate orients 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.

Lindy Fralin Pickups Normal Or Flipped Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiring

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 three pickups.

Pot value:

Choose 250K Pots if you have single-coil Telecaster pickups or pickups that are brighter. 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 excellent 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 low capacitance cap (.0015 mfd) and only works on the Bridge Pickup only. The effect is extremely subtle – not like a regular cap. It tends to make treble strings sound slightly fatter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

  • 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 Control Plate. It’s just too time-consuming and unsafe to ship without a solid control plate holding everything together.
  • 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.
  • What if I don’t see what I want? Please 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 wish to have anything customized. We’ll make it to your specs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sizing

Telecaster Control Plate Dimensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation

Installation is easy, and only takes  a few steps. Check out our in-depth Telecaster Control Plate Installation Guide Below:

Telecaster Control Plate Installation Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Reviews

147 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. Mark Mulholland

    Verified Purchase

    Lindy Fralin Prewired Telecaster Control Plate is Excellent and easy to work with and great tones. The Team at Fralin pickups was great to work with.
    Thanks again to Lindy and his Team!

  2. Jim E

    Verified Purchase

    Hey Lindy,
    When I was younger I could never afford to buy “sound”, and it’s been a dream to chase the sound all my life. Your pickups in my “real” American made Tele playing through a Mesa Boogie 25-5 have been a part of making my retired years enjoyment. The sounds is juicy like a steak, creamy as a malted milk shake and nasty as liver and onions. The make , description, customer service are all 5+ … Thank you so much !

  3. Casey Smith

    Verified Purchase

    I am a pretty simple player but could not resist getting a treble bleed with the push/pull in the volume and the bright switch in the tone (To remove volume and tone) and WOWZA am I glad I did it! Beautifully wired, top quality from top to bottom and paired with my new Vintage Hot Tele pickups….. My old #1 Telecaster is once again my new #1 and I have never loved it more! Thank you so much!

  4. Michael Kohls

    Verified Purchase

    I just received the reverse wired tele control plate. It only took about 35 minutes to install. (The plug in jack took the longest amount of time.) I just got done restringing it and putting it through the paces and I have to admit that I was very pleased with the way everything turned out. My hats off to Lindy and his team! Thanks!

  5. Eric D

    Verified Purchase

    My custom Tele control plate sounds great! The great people at the shop called me to clarify if I wanted 250 or 500k pots for the bridge pickup. I learned that 500k might sound better with humbuckers. They took the time to make sure my order was right!

  6. Jeff Bishop

    A+ customer service!

    I was excited to install the prewired tele control plate I ordered into my kit build. The plate control plate was well built and looked just right for the relic finish on my kit.

    I had a minor challenge when installing it in my guitar and called the company to see if they could point me to a video or reference to trouble shoot the issue. Derek was very helpful and asked for pictures to see if he could help me while we were already on the phone to figure out what I did wrong.

    Derek said everything looked correct and enlisted more help from someone else to see if they had any ideas. To my surprise Lindy Fralin himself joined the call and instantly spotted the problem by looking at the pictures I sent. My guitar was finished & back together with my new control plate within a minute.

    The huge improvement in tone was instantly noticeable!

    Thank you to Derek & Lindy for fantastic customer support and a killer product!

  7. Todd Rose

    Verified Purchase

    I haven’t installed the control panel yet, however, the build quality looks great. I will post an update once this project is complete.

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NOTES ON FINISH:
  • Aged Control Plates are aged by hand and feature slight defects and a raw look. We cannot guarantee that the plate you receive will look like our photos - they are all unique.
  • We cannot guarantee finish matching of the plate and knobs perfectly. Because of this, we cannot provide a return to you if you are unhappy with the finish matching of our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate.
HARNESSES:
  • Our parts and wire lengths are designed to work seamlessly with our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate. Due to various guitar and instrument designs, we cannot guarantee that our parts will fit properly, and due to this, we do not offer Wiring Harnesses.