Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

$100$110

  • Customizable
  • USA-Made
  • Easy Installation
( 146 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

146 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. Scott Coney

    Verified Purchase

    Wow! This is a great mod if you really want to add another sound to your Tele. I paired the setup with a pair of Analogman Big T Fralin wound pickups. It was very easy to install, even as a novice solderer. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy the same setup again! Very pleased!

  2. Greg Seigmund

    Verified Purchase

    Exceptional. Your Pre-Wired Tele Control Plate, along with Your High Output, Hybrid 5% Tele set are Outstanding. Both the neck and bridge have all the grit, spank and sustain you could ever hope for and clean up wonderfully when you back off on the volume or pick lighter.

  3. Bryce Lewis

    High quality build. Top quality pre-wired control plate! This was done so professionally and helped me finish my guitar build quickly and easily.

  4. James Grantham

    Verified Purchase

    Great change! Love the reverse layout. I no longer need to worry about accidentally hitting the switch while playing and the series/parallel choice really adds a new tool.

  5. Gary Cox

    Verified Purchase

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

  6. Jimmie Mize

    Verified Purchase

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

  7. Norman Trahan

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  8. Anthony Brown

    Verified Purchase

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  9. Joseph Amodeo

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  10. Will Johnson

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  11. Alvin Norman

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  12. Dustin Janik

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  13. Craig Steitz

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    Nice! Good Stuff A1

  14. Sean Yurick

    Verified Purchase

    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 ???

  15. Richard Tassano

    Verified Purchase

    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

  16. Mark DeLucia

    Verified Purchase

    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

  17. Ralph Fulvio

    Verified Purchase

    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..

  18. Mark Kroll

    Verified Purchase

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  19. John Kleopfer

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  20. David Kell

    Verified Purchase

    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.

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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.