Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

(102 customer reviews)

$100.00$110.00

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.

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Add-Ons

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

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

We will hook you up with 2 tone caps if you choose two tone pots. Please use the “Additional Information” field below to tell us which tone cap goes where. If the Two-Tone Cap Push Pull Pot is chosen, select two tone cap values and let us know how you would like it to work.

Esquire Wiring

Wiring for an Esquire? Check the box below for Eldred Wiring.

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!

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

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



Our Wiring Skills, Your Personality.

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® 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.

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

  • How long will my Control Plate take? Please give us five days to build and assemble your Control Plate. All orders are made to order and wired by hand.
  • 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.
  • Do you offer different knobs and plates? We can special-order these – please add 2 -3 weeks to your order.

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? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

6 Questions about Prewired Telecaster Control Plate


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

102 reviews for Prewired Telecaster Control Plate

  1. David Hodge

    Hi I recently wrote I am looking for a 4 or 5 way switch. I have a humbucker in the neck and a single coil in the bridge telecaster . So I want ..Neck hum Full / Neck Hum split to north coil only /Neck Hum Split to North coil and bridge / Neck Hum Full and Bridge/ Bridge Single coil. Can you build this. I am not sure about the caps or there resistance choice.

  2. Dan DeRosa
    Verified Buyer

    Totally Worth It

    Normally when I change pickups I just wire everything up myself but glad I decided to go with the pre-wired control plate and very happy with it. Easiest and fastest pickup change ever. Seem to be top quality parts and it works great.

  3. Dorin Stefanescu
    Verified Buyer

    More than perfect. Incredible quality and outstanding sound!

  4. Randy Carson
    Verified Buyer

    Wonderful! This was a custom wire job that turned out great I’ll be ordering another soon! I used to do all my own wiring but not anymore! Thanks again!

  5. Parker Brown
    Verified Buyer

    I bought a Prewired Tele Control Plate as an upgrade for my partscaster. Standard configuration, chrome finish. The quality is excellent. Outstanding looks and performance. Thank you!

  6. Heath Marks
    Verified Buyer

    The Fralin Team makes this an easy process with emailed instruction and soldered wires that tell you how to connect your pickups. Works like a charm.

  7. Franz Norbert Grosse Allermann
    Verified Buyer

    It’s not the first time (or the last) that I use your pickups in a telecaster, because they’re simply the best.

  8. Richard Connor
    Verified Buyer

    Good show. Very well made and fairly priced. It was easy to install and worked well with my Fralin pickups. I appreciate the “marker leads” to indicate exactly where to connect the pickup leads; very thoughtful.

  9. Zack Norton
    Verified Buyer

    High Output Esquire

    I paired this control plate with the Fralin High Output humbucker, wired to turn the 3-way switch into a coil tap and the push/pull 2 tone cap mod. Installation was a breeze, all of the included parts are high quality, and the entire setup is extremely versatile.

  10. Fred Pflaum
    Verified Buyer

    Perfecto!

    Built my first guitar and decided to go with first class electronics. For a rookie like me the prewired control plate was an easy choice. Good instructions made the job simple. I also used a set of Fralin Blues sprecial pickups which I’m in love with. Great service. Will use again for sure. Thanks

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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.
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