Split Blade For Mustang

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


Our Split Blade Mustang pickups offer noise-free vintage to modern tone. Custom-built for the Mustang, these pickups allow you to turn on high definition mode on your Mustang.



If you’re buying a Single, select this option so you can reverse the phase! (Not needed for sets)


Split Blade Mustang Pickups: The revolutionary design in single-coil sound, without the hum. This pickup is built with a 2-coil design using steel blades for the pole piece. Unlike most humbucking pickups, Split Blades are designed with a left and right coil design, offering a truer and more balanced single-coil tone. You can expect a traditional single-coil tone from Split Blades, except with a bit more fatness and warmth. Split Blades are perfect for those who love the tone of their Mustang, but want to rid themselves of the noise.

The Split Blades for Mustang give you 3-Wire Pickups for phase reversing, and a Left-Handed Bridge pickup.


  • Single-Coil tone, with no Hum
  • Fantastic string articulation, dynamics, and enhanced detail
  • Cloth leads for easy installation (installs like a regular Mustang pickup)
  • Overlapping pole pieces for even volume across all strings: even went bent


Lindy Fralin Split Blade Pickups are unique: they offer a single-coil sound, with no hum, whatsoever. You can expect fantastic warm, full-bodied tone with incredible string articulation and enhanced detail. Low strings sound clear and articulate, while the plain strings sound thicker than a single coil, but still sparkle. Also, adjusting the pickup on the Bass and Treble ends really allows the player to fine-tune the pickup to his or her needs.

Split Blade Pickups will not pull the strings out of tune – even if they get close to the strings. When playing with distortion, Split Blade Pickups sound thick and dynamically rich. Chords have a nice compression on them while single note lines have a much larger sonic footprint. Split Blades sound thicker than our Vintage Hots out of the box in our Vintage output option.

Split Blade Outputs


  1. What Output do I choose? Good question. Vintage and High Output models sound best with 250K pots. Blues and Super High Outputmodels sound best with 500K pots. Basically, if you have the right pot installed, Vintage and Blues outputs will sound the clearest and most “Fender-y”. Their higher-output counterparts will sound thicker and break up quicker.
  2. What Radius do I need?
    1. Round Radius: (7.25?-9?)
    2. Medium Radius: (9.5?-11?)
    3. Flat Radius: (12+” or Compound Radius)
  3. How will this pickup differ from a standard Strat pickup? The tone is very similar! Whenever you have two coils in series like a Split Blade, you’re going to lose a bit of that Fender “sparkle”, but we believe these are the closest you can get to the real thing.
  4. How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Split Blades like to be closer to the strings than a normal Strat Pickup. Check out this video here.
  5. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTechnical Info:

Split Blades are wound by hand with 43 Gauge SPN wire, with Ceramic magnets. 

Ohm Readings
Split Blades read a lot lower than most pickups due to them being so efficient. Don’t go by ohm readings – they won’t give you any accurate information. 

Sizing Information

Polarity Information
 Our Split Blades will “Meter Down”. They will match most everything that we make. If buying a single, request a “3-Wire”, where we separate the ground from the coil, allowing you to reverse the coil if need be. 


10 reviews for Split Blade For Mustang

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Morgan (verified owner)

    ‘65 Fender Mustang Split Blade Blues: This has to be the best pickup out there! The sound is clear and the blues sound is magnificent!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Burton Miller (verified owner)

    Amazing Sounds – No Hum
    Exactly what I was looking for! The Vintage Hot Splitblades I got to sound like hot mustang/strat pickups — with no hum.

    I’m going to try out some of the other variations (Blues, Vintage, Super Hot) in other guitars.

    Go, Lindy!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jay Domingo (verified owner)

    These pickups are awesome! I got a new American performer mustang with the Yosemite pickups which sounded great, but it buzzed a lot. I just wanted the same sound without the hum. What I got was more depth and tone too. Best sounding pickups around. I love my mustang even more now. Thanks Lindy!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Detlefs (verified owner)

    I put the split blades in a mint Japanese Mustang and changed the nut to bone and it is now a fantastic player grade guitar. If you are having any doubts as to whether you should switch out your old Mustang pickups with these split blades, don’t. Amazing pickups! They look great too.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Munns (verified owner)

    Just installed the vintage split blades into a squire vintage modified mustang. They are exactly what I was hoping for – very versatile. Playing through a fender supersonic and I can dial in the tone for most genres of music. Also very quiet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lee Nudelman (verified owner)

    “What a difference a blade makes”
    I purchased these to replace the pups in my duo sonic which I perform with, as it’s light and has a short scale. The white duo sonic pups really have no tone, so I purchased the black split rail blues model. I’m very pleased with the pickups, they sound great, have excellent control with the 500k pots. The black pickups look great on the orange guitar! Thanks, Lindy and company!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Campa (verified owner)

    These are great. I have them now on two guitars, and they sound tremendous! With these I can use one oickup, and not get noise of all sorts. Nice!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gene Kirschbaum

    I need short-scale guitars and liked the architecture and “feel” of the Fender Duo-Sonic but wasn’t happy at all with how it sounded. I just had these pickups installed and I’m very impressed! Wow! Incredibly quiet and such sweet tone! Makes this relatively “cheap” Duo-Sonic a viable and versatile instrument! Thanks much for a great product and for your help in selecting the right ones for me, Lindy!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laurent Bézert (verified owner)

    I can’t believe it ! How a guitar just bought for the short scale become this outstanding instrument because of your pickups ….( excuse my bad english…). Laurent Bézert.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Scott Simpson (verified owner)

    I purchased a set of the vintage output split blade Mustang pickups for my newly acquired 1994 Japanese reissue mustang. Been playing for 35 years, currently in a classic rock hard rock cover band. I own a 70’Les Paul custom and a ’79 strat. I previously owned a’ 66 Mustang before it was stolen from a gig in 1993. I loved the stock sound of my reissue mustang after some set up and bridge adjustment (just as good as I remember the old ’66) and wanted that exact tone but it made my rig buzz like a bee. So first I got the cavity professionally sheilded which only slightly helped the 60cycle hum. So I took the plunge with these split blades and man these are great.
    They sound better than the stock pups, just a hair more output (which is an improvement-basically up to the vintage stratocaster output level where the middle positions [in and out of phase] just start to break up with medium gain {2 O’clock on a real tube}) and a just trace more mids (also actually better) but still definitely jangly, chimey with great single coil twang and spank. The neck and bridge positions sound sooo great! And ZERO hum, even with gain after a compression booster in a room with a bunch of lights on dimmers. Highly recommend these. They look cool too, unique and cooler than stock. This axe can still do indy, alt, garage and/or grunge things but now it only makes the noise you want it to make, and now it’s also now great for classic rock and blues, better for soloing. These pickups have taken my Mustang to the next level from a niche guitar to a professional well rounded guitar while still retaining the Mustang niche and vibe.

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