Split Steel Pole Strat

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


Our Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge gives you clean P-90 aggression, in a Strat sized pickup – with no hum! Available in White and Black, these are a perfect compliment to anyone who uses their bridge a lot.



If buying a single, select this option. You’ll get 3 Wires – White and 2 Blacks. This allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup if need be.

Aggressive. Thick. Hum-Free.

Our brand-new Split Steel Poled Strat Bridge is a hum-cancelling Strat Bridge replacement. It features steel pole pieces, like our Steel Pole 42 and 43, but without the hum. This pickup has an aggressive and beefy midrange, and a nice attack, making it a nice bright pickup with a little more “grit”.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Steel Pole Pickups consist of a precision injection mold and USA-Made Steel Screws. We use aggressive USA-Made magnets to make this model scream. Each bobbin is carefully inspected and cleaned before winding.
We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonic.


  • Noiseless, Fat And Full Strat Bridge Tone
  • Fender Size, Original Lindy Fralin Design
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Ceramic Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Adjustable Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects


The emphasized midrange makes this pickup a perfect companion in your bridge position. Full and rich-sounding, this pickup still has a lot of clarity and brightness, sounding perfect on 250K pots. This pickup has more attack than most Strat pickups, with a “harder” top-end. It does not have traditional Fender “Sparkle”, instead, is more in-line with a P-90. It’s a lot cleaner and more articulate than our Hum-Cancelling P-90s. This pickup will still push your amp hard and break up easy!

Finally, Split Steel Pole Pickups are for those who need the most output out of their Strat, without the hum. If you’re looking for something different, these may be right for you. Also, if your current pickups are too bright or thin, you will love these. These tend to be thicker sounding, and very aggressive.

Take a listen here:


Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge


  1. Why is this pickup only offered in a Bridge Position? Bending on the G string will cause a drop in volume on the Neck and Middle, but not the Bridge. It makes it a perfect aggressive pickup for the bridge position.
  2. How will this pickup differ from a standard Strat pickup? Because of the Ceramic, the Steel Pole pickups have a harder and more aggressive treble than the softer, more sparkly treble of a normal Strat pickup with Alnico magnets. The Ceramic will cause this pickup to sound slightly more aggressive in the midrange, and will be darker.
  3. How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. Ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret. You can adjust the stagger from there with the pole pieces.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTechnical Info:


Split Steel Pole are wound by hand with 43 Gauge SPN wire. They are constructed with Ceramic magnets and a soft-steel screw pole pieces. 

Ohm Readings
Split Steel Pole Pickups read approximately 9.5K. 

Sizing Information

Polarity Information
 Our Split Steel Pole Pickup 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. 

7 reviews for Split Steel Pole Strat

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Alan Ward (verified owner)

    Highly recommended! Great pickup, a lot thicker sounding than a stock strat pickup and no hum.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eric Shonts

    I’ve been a traditional SSS strat player for many years and have tried many pickups, but recently started looking around to see what else was out there. Having had some recent experiences with string and pole piece misalignments as well as actually hearing volume drop-offs when bending strings for the first time ever on a particular guitar, I was determined to TRY some blade type pickups. I decided on the Fralin Split Blade strat pickup set, but then this Split Steel Pole bridge caught my eye. Having always wanted a HSS strat but really loving the look of traditions SSS strats, I decided to call Lindy and talk to him about this combo and he gave it the green light. Wow, it’s AMAZING. All 3 pickups sound amazing. This bridge pickup is the perfect solution if you want a strat to still sound and LOOK like a strat but give near humbucker sounds. And the split blades pair beautifully with it. Now I’m looking at all sorts of non-traditional designs for my other Fender projects. Why deal with hum when you can sound this amazing without it? I have several high end strats including one I built with Fender 69’s and an EJ strat, but by son’s MIM with these pickups is my favorite strat in the house. That guitar is just magic. Thanks Lindy!

  3. Sunnier Landreth

    Put a P-92 in my HSS Strat. Talked to Lindy about what Fralin’s to put in next. He said he could make SSPs sound right in the neck AND middle as long as I noted the P-92 output with my order. The Lindy Blender Bucker, Baby! Love it. Thanks, Fralin Pickups.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Lanham (verified owner)

    I put a split steel pole Strat bridge pickup into the neck position of my plain vanilla American Standard Strat, which I use exclusively for slide guitar: “telephone wire” 13-54 flat polished strings and just a slightly higher action (I fret behind the slide). The results? Greater separate string clarity, improved ability to adjust tone through my effects, including better sustain under various compression schemes, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL OVERTONES IN THE SUSTAIN/DECAY ON UPPER REGISTER NOTES. Yeah baby! That is SO bad ass.

    My luthier had some trouble with the first pickup I got, so I sent it back to Lindy, who CALLED me, worked with me over the phone, and sent me a NEW pickup even though there wasn’t proof positive that the pickup was actually the problem. That is stand up customer service.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Scott Naylor (verified owner)

    Strat bridge girth, and single-coil heaven
    Adding the Split Steel Pole in the bridge of my Strat gave it some girth and P-90 growl (which allows it cover a lot more rock territory) while still retaining single-coil clarity and classic Strat aesthetics. Along with Blues Specials in the neck and middle and a blender wiring harness, this is the most versatile single-coil guitar I’ve ever had. It’s just all there.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jørn Fodnestøl (verified owner)

    Best bridge coil I ever had.
    It makes its own rich full sound, without trying to copy humbuckersound, like the minihumbuckers or stacked pu’s are trying to acheive. I adjusted the poles down flat to the mic’s surface, and got rid of some unwanted middle frequencies.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Scott Muller (verified owner)

    This bridge pickup is fantastic – perfect for what I wanted. Had a set of Vintage Hots with the plate on the bridge pickup – all of which were great, albeit with the normal limitations of it being a Strat. But switching the V-Hot bridge for the split steel pole makes my Nash 57 Strat cover a LOT more ground (who needs an HSS Strat with one of these!), while retaining the clarity and tonal advantages of having high-end pickups like Fralins. I was concerned the split steel pole strat bridge might overpower the V-Hots in the neck and middle, but they balance perfectly. Lots more mid-range, but in exactly the way I wanted – sounds thick and natural, not over-compressed. Great clarity, articulation, and thickness – exactly what I needed. I can now get the Jimi-ish rhythm sounds out of the neck and middle pickups, and bluesier SRV and Ruffner sounds, plus the prettier in-between sounds – all the way through to screaming thick lead tones (who needs a humbucker!) and about as close to Malcolm and Angus rhythm sounds as I’ve ever heard out of a Strat. It sounds like a P90 without any of the downsides crossed with a great Strat bridge without the downsides of that – lots more mid-range

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