Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

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

$100$110

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.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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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 More

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



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Want to learn more about our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate? Here's all the information you'll need:

Prewired Telecaster Control Plate FEATURES:

Our Pre-Wired Telecaster Control Plate is designed by you and built by us. Chrome and Aged Chrome 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mods

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

The 2-Tone Cap Modification allows you to have two-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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prewired Telecaster Control Plate Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate? 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.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Hey folks, I’m assembling a telecaster with a filtertron at the neck and a p90 at the bridge. I’d like to purchase one of your preassemble control plates. I’ve been advised to use a 250k pot as I’m looking for a bit jazzier tone - not traditional Tele bright. Probably a std. .02 cap as well. That’s the context. My question is: do you have a 4 position switch option - I only saw 3 and 5. I’m thinking of trying the series/parallel thing... Read more
  1. Q Hey folks, I’m assembling a telecaster with a filtertron at the neck and a p90 at the bridge. I’d...... Read more
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    Hey Robert, under the "Options & Upgrades" menu, there is a Push Pull Modification called "Series / Parallel Push-Pull Mod (4-Way Switching) (+$18.00) ". You can select this on either the Volume Pot or the Tone Pot, and it will give you series / parallel switching. More information on this modification is here - Read more

  2. Is it possible to buy a gold or black prewired control plate fot telecaster?
  3. Q Is it possible to buy a gold or black prewired control plate fot telecaster?
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    Hey Lena, as it turns out, we do not stock these finishes. That said, you can always purchase a prewired Control Plate from us and transfer the knobs / control plate to a different plate! - Tyler

  4. I got an squire afinity series and want to upgrade both the pickups and control plate. Can I buy the blues pickups and the prewired control plate and swap the parts? Or do I need to use some of the originals? Both pickups are single coils. I also like the idea of series tone
  5. Q I got an squire afinity series and want to upgrade both the pickups and control plate. Can I buy ...... Read more
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    Hey Jorge, our Prewired Telecaster Control Plate and Blues Specials will be a drop-in replacement for what you have. Simply take out the old pickups and electronics, and replace them with ours! Should be very quick and easy to install. - Tyler

  6. Can you please do the elred mod so I can simply solder my pickup and jack in to make my tele a esquire?
  7. Q Can you please do the elred mod so I can simply solder my pickup and jack in to make my tele a es...... Read more
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    Hey Stephen, yes, our Eldred Mod will allow you to simply solder 1-2 wires.

  8. Hello, I have a no hum p90 humbucker I am planning on putting on my tele at the neck position, then buying the Split Steel Tele for the bridge. In the descriptions, you recommend 500k pots for the no hum P90 Humbucker and 250k pots for the Split Steel Tele bridge. How should I order the prewired control plate? Thank you
  9. Q Hello, I have a no hum p90 humbucker I am planning on putting on my tele at the neck position, th...... Read more
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    Hey Anthony, all we need to do is use 500K pots and use a 500K resistor on the Bridge position, like this wiring diagram here. Just use the "Notes" field on the checkout screen to request it, and we'll take care of it at no additional cost!

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

122 Genuine Reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. Louis Larios
    Verified Buyer

    Control Plate functions well and the volume is easily controlled with pinky swells. Will be upgrading my Squire Tele with Frailin in the near future.

  2. Lane
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely amazing components, craftsmanship and quality. If any of you are on the fence about this control plate or anything Fralin offers, jump off and into the arms of superior tone that Fralin can offer. Wiring was easy and only took about 40 minutes! Made a mistake on my order and my boy Jon helped me out. So, amazing customer service as well. My Fat Nashville Tele (Frank) is singin’ loud and clear thanks to Fralin. 10/10 highly recommend and will buy again. Thank you!

  3. Patrick Haverty…Ryan West Band ,Leesburg Ga.
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely perfect…and the customer service was equal to product!!! I recommend and will continue to support these products!!!!

  4. John DeBrincat
    Verified Buyer

    Man, Fralin knocked it out of the park with this loaded control plate! Super easy to install and my thinline sounds 1000% better.

  5. Nigel Williams
    Verified Buyer

    Great product! The pots and switch are excellent quality and stay in place. No accidently volume/tone changes by brushing up against the knob and switch.

  6. robert anderson
    Verified Buyer

    my fralin products have surpassed all expectations. following the advise f my friend kenny vaughan I am sooooo happy. now if I could get a set of superlatones!! please!!!

  7. Greg
    Verified Buyer

    Customer service is excellent. They answer your questions perfectly so you know exactly what your getting. The workmanship is perfect. This will be my go to for wiring of anything electrical. My next project will be a Strat. This is the place I’ll get a prewired pickguard

  8. Mark Ramsay
    Verified Buyer

    Talk about customer service, these guys were right on it. I had made a mistake when I ordered my custom pre-wired control plate. They called me to insure that I was getting what I wanted. When I received it and was installing the control plate I had a wiring question, I called and talk to Tyler who had built it for me. He walked me right through everything. These guys are great and their pickups and their pre-wired control plates are the best. I will be a customer for life. Thanks Fralin crew

  9. Kevin

    I have yet to receive my control plate yet, but I have to say that when you have a question as I did (what configuration of pots and capacitors would work best with a set of TV Jones pickups?) and Lindy picks up the phone and walks you through the options… well, that’s pretty darn cool. Can’t wait for my order!

  10. Perry
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent product – love the feel of the pots & switch!

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