Prepped Baseplate

4.90 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


Installing a Baseplate on your guitar will increase the power and bass of your Strat’s bridge pickup. We do all the work for you, all you have to do is follow some simple instructions below for installation.

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The Lindy Fralin Prepped Baseplate adds more power to your Strat’s bridge pickup. The Prepped Baseplate installs on the bridge pickup with only a few tools and steps. Expect a slight Bridge pickup boost when installed. You’ll notice a slight increase in volume, and low-mid frequencies. We prep our Baseplate by soldering on a lead for grounding, which you’ll need a soldering iron for. The Prepped Baseplate also comes coated in wax to prevent metal to metal vibration.

The Fralin Prepped Baseplate can install on most Fender-style Strat Pickups. It will not work on pickups with bar magnets, or steel screws.


  1. High-Powered Soldering Pencil
  2. Masking Tape
  3. Knife
  4. Wire Cutter

Lindy Fralin Baseplate Instructions


10 reviews for Prepped Baseplate

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Walter Oltmanns (verified owner):

    Well made.
    My favorite Fender single-coil pickup is the bridge PU in my 2011 American Standard Tele. I’d love to have an equivalent-sounding pickup in my Strat. I’m looking to put a thin copper bar under the Fralin baseplate in my Strat to emulate my Tele.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alan E.:

    Makes a more than subtle improvement…you will not be disappointed!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Domenic Musumeci (verified owner):

    Adds bottom to the bridge tone similar to a Telecaster. I can hear a noticeable difference.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Strauser (verified owner):

    It is as advertised. Adds a little thickness to the bridge pickup and gives it a little more punch. Not like a Tele but the bridge is a more useful pickup.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Charles Stewart (verified owner):

    I don’t know the physics behind this but they are part of the pickups i absolutely am gaga over; so, they get my endorsement!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chuck (verified owner):

    Easy to install and makes your bridge pickup less shrill up high and more musical in the mids. Not quite like a Tele pickup, but maybe 75% of the way there. The “quack” position with the middle pickup is super spanky, too! Thank you Mr. Fralin and Co. for making this product!

  7. 5 out of 5

    JP Romano:

    The Fender Stratocaster is my favorite electric guitar. I play Blues, Funk, Disco and Rock & Roll. I always hated the bridge pickup on a Stratocaster, it was thin, shrill, toneless.. I basically never used it. Sometimes even tried HSS strat configuration. Then finally tried out the base plate on my SSS strat and voilà! The tone I always had in my mind but never had. Its got sparkle, body and best of all balls. I now spend most of the time on the bridge position where before I spent most of my time on the neck. It really makes a HUGE difference and the installation is pretty simple. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Frank Accurso (verified owner):

    As advertised. Installs easily. Seems to add a bit of brightness and snap to a Strat bridge p/u that the Tele bridge p/u has.
    I used mine on a DiMarzio FS-1, so the difference might not be as great as you’ll get with a standard Fender p/u.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Paul Watson (verified owner):

    I have two Fender Strats; one has the Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot Strat pickups, and the other Fender Noiseless Pickups. The Fender Noiseless are actually stacked humbuckers. My problem with the Fender Noiseless was the output of the bridge pickup, which I would describe as “vintage light”. Unlike the Fralin Strat pickups, the Fender Noiseless neck and middle pickups are the same, (which makes no sense to me). Adding this Baseplate boosted the output of the Noiseless bridge pickup, especially the mid range, which is exactly what I was hoping for. It lets you drive the bridge and still enjoy the noiseless characteristics of the stacked humbucker.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Delsack:

    Do you love the Sound of your Stratocaster but always feel like the Bridge pickup is weak and thin??

    I know I have always felt this way, and have spent A LOT of money and TIME swapping out Humbuckers, Single Coil Sized Humbuckers, and Stacked Single Coils. I always had the same reaction- I Loved the extra Output and power but I lost the amazing Sparkle Bell Like Quality that Single Coil Guitars and Stratocasters are known for.

    As soon as I wired up this Lindy Fralin Baseplate to my Stratocaster and plugged it in. I Literally had this Boy like/ Grinch Stole Christmas Style Smile! That’s it!!! That’s the Sound I was looking for!!! Why has no one told me about this easy mod Before??!!

    Here is the best Part!… It only cost me $10 (plus Shipping).

    If you are reading this review and are toying with the idea of buying another Humbucker style pickup to beef up your Stratocaster or try out this Baseplate. Save yourself the time, money, and heartache of not being content and purchase this product!!!

    Andrew Bullard – Austin Texas- BreLynn Guitars

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