Split Blade For Mustang

(21 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.

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Split Blade For Mustang Questions And Answers:

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4 Questions about Split Blade For Mustang

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 reviews for Split Blade For Mustang

  1. Jason Donahue
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the best

    If you have a Mustang and you need it to ROCK these are simply the best pickups in class.

  2. Burton Miller
    Verified Buyer

    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. Jay Domingo
    Verified Buyer

    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. Ryan Detlefs
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing
    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. Kevin Munns
    Verified Buyer

    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. Lee Nudelman
    Verified Buyer

    “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. Carlos Campa
    Verified Buyer

    Loving!!!
    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. 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. Laurent Bézert
    Verified Buyer

    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. Scott Simpson
    Verified Buyer

    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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