Split Steel Pole Strat

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(21 genuine reviews)


Instantly transform your Strat into a P90 powerhouse with Lindy Fralin’s Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge. Featuring a high-output coil design and an aggressive magnet structure, this is as close to the famous P90 tone as we can get on a Strat, with no hum! Don’t be afraid to get dirty – experience the expertly-crafted blend of P90 and Strat pickups, and discover what you’ve been missing. Available in a Bridge Position only.




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


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 About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

Noiseless P90 Tone For A Strat Bridge.

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Split Steel Pole Strat FEATURES:

Transform your wimpy Strat Bridge pickup into something that will inspire you for years to come with Lindy Fralin’s Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge. This noiseless Strat Bridge replacement features steel pole pieces, like our Steel Pole 42 and 43, but its unique design eliminates hum entirely.

Our Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge pickup features an aggressive and snarly midrange and attack, making it a brighter pickup with a little more “grit.” Whether you play clean or dirty, we guarantee the unique tone of this pickup will inspire you.


  • Unique two-coil design for 100% noiseless operation
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole Pieces for a blend of P90 tone, and fine-tuning string balance
  • Fender Size, Original Lindy Fralin Design
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Ceramic Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. This Split Steel Pole Pickup consists of a precision injection mold that is carefully inspected and cleaned before winding. We use USA-Made Steel Screws and aggressive USA-Made magnets to make this model scream.

Furthermore, we wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.



How does it sound? Powerful! The emphasized midrange on our Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge makes this pickup a perfect companion in your bridge position. You can expect a full and rich midrange, with plenty of clarity and brightness, sounding perfect on 250K pots. You can also expect a more potent attack and a stiffer treble tone than traditional Strat pickups.

It does not have traditional Fender “Sparkle”; instead, it is more in-line with a P-90. Being a lower-output pickup, it’s cleaner and more articulate than our Hum-Cancelling P-90s, but this pickup will still push your amp hard and break up easily! Whether you have an overly bright guitar, need more output, hate the hum, or are just looking for something different, the Split Steel Pole Strat Bridge will inspire you.



Tonal Graph for Split Steel Pole Strat:

The tone graph below for our Split Steel Pole Strat features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Tech Specs



See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Steel Pole Strat.

Stock Ohm Reading:9.5K*
-5% Ohm Reading:9K*
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnets:USA-Made Ceramic
Pole Pieces:USA-Made Steel Screws
Design:Hum Cancelling
Polarity:Hum Cancelling, Use 3 Wires for Phase Matching
Recommended Pot Value:250K**
Recommended Cap Value**:0.02mfd

**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.

* Due to the unique design of this pickup, Ohm readings are not useful when comparing to different models | **Experiment with different pot values for a different tone



Split Steel Pole Strat Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our Split Steel Pole Strat? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Do you have a noiseless neck pick up that you’d match with the split steel pole? I’m looking for a noiseless set to put in a mustang. Thanks
  1. Q Do you have a noiseless neck pick up that you’d match with the split steel pole? I’m looking for ...... Read more

    Hey Bob, yes we recommend our Split Blade in the Vintage Output to match nicely with the Split Steel Pole Strat. It's also important to give us a note that this set is going in a Mustang so we give you the right length leads.

  2. Is it possible to buy the Split Steel Pole Strat pickup in Mint Green color? Also, do you offer "aging" of the pickup to look vintage?
  3. Q Is it possible to buy the Split Steel Pole Strat pickup in Mint Green color? Also, do you offer "...... Read more

    Hey Mark, as it turns out, we don't have a Mint Green, only Parchment and Black. We do not perform any aging techniques here - I apologize for the inconvenience.

  4. I just purchased a Split steel pole strat pickup as a replacement pickup for a Fender FS-52 lap steel guitar. I noticed the pickup comes with a white lead wire, a black ground and a long blue wire attached to a metal base plate. I assume the base plate needs grounding also, but why is so long a blue wire? Would it be simpler to ground the base plate to the pickups ground pole just 2 mm away? or should I ground the baseplate elsewhere? Note this p... Read more
  5. Q I just purchased a Split steel pole strat pickup as a replacement pickup for a Fender FS-52 lap s...... Read more

    Hey Michael, we give you a slightly longer blue lead just in case you need it. Simply ground it to the closest spot!

  6. I have a 3 pickup guitar that has a humbucker bridge and a lipstick neck, both great sounding. The middle pup is a steel pole pup in strat form and is too bright and noisy as all heck. would this one work as a replacement for that? it has a master volume and master tone and 500k pots. I know it says bridge, but since none of the pickups are the same, maybe it would work... ??? thanks Lindy!
  7. Q I have a 3 pickup guitar that has a humbucker bridge and a lipstick neck, both great sounding. Th...... Read more

    Hey Teddy, as it turns out, this pickup is only good for a bridge position because if you try to bend the D, G, or B string, you'll notice a drop in volume. In the Bridge position, you don't notice it. I would suggest looking at our Split Blades, as they are 100% quiet and available in all three positions.

  8. I have a 96 Am.Std. and never loved the bridge pickup alone, too shrill. I've tried different height adjustments, tone caps, and for a while I added a metal plate under it. Just haven't been able to get it where solo bridge is pleasing my ear. So I'm thinking the split pole steel strat bridge will be a big improvement. Questions: is there any trade-off in getting the 3 wire option? The other pickups are Fender stock so can I assume the default co... Read more
  9. Q I have a 96 Am.Std. and never loved the bridge pickup alone, too shrill. I've tried different hei...... Read more

    Hey Mike, I would absolutely recommend purchasing the pickup with the 3 wire option. If you're combining our pickup with any other manufacturer, there's always a chance that you'll experience phase issues. The 3-Wire option helps reverse the phase if you do. Otherwise, it doesn't affect the tone at all, or allow for coil splitting. This pickup cannot be coil split.


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21 Genuine Reviews for Split Steel Pole Strat

  1. Michael Baker
    Verified Buyer

    The Strat split steel pole pickup are great replacements for my early model Fender lap steel. I understand a telecaster split steel pole could work even better but I did not want to route out my Fender lap steel and the Strat split steel poles do the job very well.
    Original lap steel pickups were under powered and too bright . Now with pickup height and tone control adjustments can go from single coil fender tones to more full body p90 tones easily.
    Thanks for helping me with my questions before buying. My goals achieved.

    The advice is just as good

  2. Timothy Heywood

    Awesome pickup. Lots of growl and no hum. I’m going to get one for my Tele as well.

  3. Andrea Di Nicolantonio
    Verified Buyer

    Powerful bass, pronounced mids and just the right amount of high frequencies. I used to play my Strat with a mini humbucker at the bridge, but the sound was too different from my single coils in the neck and middle, too muffled. The Split Steel Pole Strat works very well with other pickups, just remember to use your Strat’s tone pots wisely! One more to say: It’s super quiet!!!

  4. Vince R
    Verified Buyer

    I own a 1995 MIM Strat. I like playing on the bridge pickup, but the Strat stock bridge pickup always sounded shrill and anemic, especially when playing with medium to high gain. I recently added the Split Steel Pole Strat to my guitar and couldn’t be happier. It’s what I’ve always wanted my guitar to sound like. The tone I get is thicker, more pronounced, and handles medium to high overdrive well. I also routed one of the tone knobs to the bridge for more tone sculpting capability. I keep the tone high for more traditional Strat sounds, and turn it down for a sound that’s closer to a p90. And not having 60 cycle hum is a cherry on top. My only regret is not buying this pickup years ago.

  5. Jon

    I purchased this pickup (Strat Split Steel Pole) as a replacement in my Lap Steel. It sounds absolutely amazing with both Clean tones and through a Tube Screamer. I highly recommend this pickup for your Lap Steel project! Jon.

  6. Sam Dick
    Verified Buyer

    I installed the SSP strat pickup today and I have to say it is very much the sound I was hoping for in the bridge position. I haven’t played it much yet, but the Fralin pickups I’ve installed all seem to grow on me more the more I hear and play them. Thanks for the good products you make. I now have Fralins in four guitars. SAM D.

  7. SAM D.
    Verified Buyer

    Installed in the bridge position of a shorter scale “strat” style (Warmoth 7/8S) and to me the sound definitely approaches P90 for the bridge position. It’s what I was looking for and I can’t think of anything different I would prefer, so 5 stars it is. The output sounds full and hot without the sharpness of typical Strat bridge pickups. I set the height to about 1/16″ on the first string and about 1/8″ on the 6th string. The balance seems good, but I may back it down a turn or two once I’ve had time to get used to it. I really don’t like giving 5 star reviews, but my experiences dealing with Fralin Pickups (nine pickups and counting) have been nothing but stellar.

  8. Andrew Gleason
    Verified Buyer

    Wow! This thing is really cool. For years I had grown frustrated with my Strat pickups. My strat is a Fender American Standard 1986 Stratocaster. I’ve had this thing forever and I love it, but over time I realized that it didn’t really cut through compared to my telecaster or my bandmates’ other guitars (Jazzmasters, Firebirds, etc.) I had tried different pickups in the bridge, noiseless and traditional, all voiced more or less like a Strat pickup, and never found what I was looking for. I also am not a fan of traditional PAF-style humbuckers, nor the super high output aggressive monsters that hard rockers seem to like so much. So I tried this instead. When I first played it, I almost couldn’t believe the difference, it made me think that it wasn’t even the same guitar! This is way more of a ripping, rocking pickup than any typical strat pickup. I felt like I was playing an old Les Paul with P-90s (think early Neil Young circa 1970). Thick and meaty without being dull or overly dark, it has that extra life in the high end that P-90s have. This is definitely not your normal Strat tone, but if you find strat pickups to be too thin and want to experiment and try something new this is totally worth it.

  9. Rene Burkard

    Received a Split Pole Tele and one Split Pole Strat bridge pickup from Lindy. Bridge pickups in a Strat can be a real nightmare. While I own two nice pre CBS Strats that sound awesome in the bridge position with their original pickups, my newer Fenders, Suhr or Xotics left me unimpressed with the bridge pickup sounds. Tried lots of different brands plus full size humbuckers only to find out that, while sounding fuller and warmer, they did really not match well with the mid and neck pickups. Tried mini humbuckers from ZEXCoil and Seymour Duncan as well but they didn’t do it for me either. Too compressed and alien to a Strat. The Fralin Steele Pole 43 was nice, but the cycle hum was annoying and it lacked a tad of treble response. The Split Pole however is a perfect pickup for the bridge position. Sounds very P90ish with just enough treble and matches perfectly with my low wound mid and neck single coils. No noise!!! In between position of mid and bridge is also great and not compromised IMO. Can’t praise Lindy enough. These pickups are the holy grail for Strats and maybe Teles in the bridge position. You can get kind of humbucker/P90 thickness and drive if needed. With the mid and neck position you still maintain your Strat sound.

  10. Greg Heintzleman
    Verified Buyer

    Installed mine in the bridge position/ replaced the vintage split blade….Adds just enough body for me to use as a stand-alone pickup for more aggresive lead tones….Balances and blends well in the 2 position to retain a good fender surf sound and the blender does not overpower the neck pickup….Very happy with this set up

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