Split Blade For Mustang

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(21 genuine customer reviews)

$125.00$250.00

Our Split Blades for Mustang offers noise-free tone, in many different outputs. Custom-built for the Mustang model, these pickups allow you to turn on high definition mode on your guitar.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

3-Wire?

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

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



Split Blade For Mustang INFO:

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Split Blade For Mustang FEATURES:

  • 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

Overview

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 reverse and a Left-Handed Bridge pickup.

Sound

Lindy Fralin Split Blade Pickups are unique: they offer a single-coil sound, with no hum, whatsoever. You can expect a 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

FAQs

  • 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.
  • What Radius do I need?
    • Round Radius: (7.25?-9?)
    • Medium Radius: (9.5?-11?)
    • Flat Radius: (12+” or Compound Radius)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

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

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

Split Blade For Mustang Questions And Answers:

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5 Questions about Split Blade For Mustang

  1. Hello, I also have the Fender Performer Mustang with Yosemite pickups. I’m finding that in addition to badly needing hum-cancelling, I also would like a pickup with a little more output and more sparkle/chime on the highs. The Yosemite sound pretty flat and lower output compared to what I’m used to in my Strats. Would the Vintage Output give me that or should I try something else? I guess I’m looking for something that would do everything from a nice & bright, spanky, clean Funk (Nile Rodgers/Cory Wong) to mid-gain Vox/Marshall (Pop/Country/Rock) tone for a wedding band. Thanks!

    1. Hey John, we would recommend the Vintage Outputs on 300K pots for what you’re looking for!

  2. Hello. I have a 2010 Japanese Fender Mustang. What radius do I get for the split blades? I also have phase switches and am buying a set. Will I need to add the 3 wire option? Thank you

    1. Hey Ryan, I would recommend the Medium Radius for this guitar. You would certainly need the 3 wire configuration if you’re looking for Phase Switching.

  3. I’m looking into a set for a mustang and was looking for recommendations. I play a lot of punk, grungy type but also like a solid clean tone. Which pickups do you suggest?

    1. Hey Kris,

      I would recommend the High Output Split Blades for Mustang. They sound great on 250K pots, clean up nice, and get thick and dirty on overdrive!

  4. Hi! I too have a 2021 Mustang American Performer with the stock Yosemite pickups. Can you suggest which split blade pickup set will get me closest to a clean Hendrix/SRV/Mayer tone? Many thanks!

    1. Hey Andy, I would recommend our Blues Output Split Blades with 500K pots for that tone!

  5. Aloha: I have a 2021 Mustang American Performer with the stock Yosemite pickups. I shielded all the internet cavities and entire back of pickguard which helped lower background noise in bridge and neck positions, but still too much electromagnetic radiation buzz/hum that is dependent on the position of the actual guitar. It seems 2k-4k in terms of the hum/buzz that is present. The stock Yosemite pickups have RWRP for one of the pickups so the middle switch position with both pickups active is hum cancelling, and this basically removes the noise, but the sound is not so great tonally speaking. Are your split blade mustang pickups also RWRP for one of them, or is that not needed because the pickup themselves are hum cancelling? Thanks! -Charles

    1. Hey Charles,

      They are Hum Cancelling Pickups, so they cancel hum in all positions. Neck and Bridge, plus Middle. Our pickups will certainly solve the issue you are having!


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

21 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade For Mustang

  1. John McC.

    Hello, I also have the Fender Performer Mustang with Yosemite pickups. I’m finding that in addition to badly needing hum-cancelling, I also would like a pickup with a little more output and more sparkle/chime on the highs. The Yosemite sound pretty flat and lower output compared to what I’m used to in my Strats. Would the Vintage Output give me that or should I try something else? I guess I’m looking for something that would do everything from a nice & bright, spanky, clean Funk (Nile Rodgers/Cory Wong) to mid-gain Vox/Marshall (Pop/Country/Rock) tone for a wedding band. Thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey John, we would recommend the Vintage Outputs on 300K pots for what you’re looking for!

  2. Ryan

    Hello. I have a 2010 Japanese Fender Mustang. What radius do I get for the split blades? I also have phase switches and am buying a set. Will I need to add the 3 wire option? Thank you

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Ryan, I would recommend the Medium Radius for this guitar. You would certainly need the 3 wire configuration if you’re looking for Phase Switching.

  3. Kris

    I’m looking into a set for a mustang and was looking for recommendations. I play a lot of punk, grungy type but also like a solid clean tone. Which pickups do you suggest?

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Kris,

      I would recommend the High Output Split Blades for Mustang. They sound great on 250K pots, clean up nice, and get thick and dirty on overdrive!

  4. Andy
    Verified Buyer

    Bought the split blades with blues output with 500k volume pots and put them on an American Professional Mustang because I prefer a short scale but love the strat tone. I’m blown away at how good it sounds. Such a nice, thick, and creamy tone that’s perfect for the music I like to play (Hendrix, SRV, etc). Handles overdrive and fuzz beautifully (no hum either!).

  5. Tony Rolph
    Verified Buyer

    yeah baby yeah

    Put these in my 2019 Swinger and it is now a beast. The stock pups weren’t too bad but these are much better, high output spec, really nice clear voicing but take dirt very well. they look cool too.

  6. Andy

    Hi! I too have a 2021 Mustang American Performer with the stock Yosemite pickups. Can you suggest which split blade pickup set will get me closest to a clean Hendrix/SRV/Mayer tone? Many thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Andy, I would recommend our Blues Output Split Blades with 500K pots for that tone!

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