Split Steel Poled Tele

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(47 genuine reviews)

$129

Noiseless P90 Tone in a Tele Bridge Position? Yep – we got that! Enter the Fralin Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge: a Noiseless P90 for Telecaster. This pickup features a fat, thick midrange and aggressive highs. It’s a perfect drop-in replacement for any Fender Telecaster Bridge pickup and for those looking for that versatile, unique P90 tone for their Tele. Get inspired and discover what you’ve been missing.

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For a more traditional look, we can wrap this pickup in String like traditional Tele bridges. If no option is chosen, you will receive no string.

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 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.



P90 Tone, Zero Hum.

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Split Steel Poled Tele FEATURES:

The Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge provides an authentic P90 tone without the noise. If you’re not happy with your bright, noisy bridge pickup, we invite you to check this pickup out. Featuring adjustable USA-Made Pole pieces and a thick, dynamic midrange, you will be amazed at the clarity, versatility, and articulation coming from your Tele’s bridge position.

Based on his Split Blade design, Lindy created this pickup to get more aggression out of the bridge position while still canceling out hum. Installation is a breeze, as this pickup will drop right into your Telecaster with no modifications necessary

Features:

  • Noiseless, Fat And Full Tele Bridge Tone
  • Huge P-90 Midrange and Thickness
  • Direct Replacement For Tele Bridge
  • Two outputs for fine-tuning your unique tone
  • Unique left-right coil design for 100% noiseless operation
  • Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • USA-Made Precision Injection Mold, and USA-Made Ceramic Magnets and Wire
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-free 30-day exchange policy

Sound

Are you seeking something unique for your Tele’s Bridge position? Are you looking for a “secret weapon” in your guitar’s arsenal? Look no further than our Split Steel Pole Bridge. With a unique design comes a familiar (yet unique) tone. This pickup features a thick, bold midrange, a percussive treble, and a familiar P90 growl.

Wound strings are crystal-clear yet loud, and Treble strings have the Tele Twang, but with a rounder quality. With an accentuated midrange and warmer highs, this Bridge pickup is perfect for those trying to tame a twangy Tele bridge.

Whether you play with distortion or not, you’ll undoubtedly cut through in the mix with our Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge.

OPTIONS:

Choose Stock Output: If you want the thickest, beefiest tone. The midrange will be loud and full. Highs will be slightly darker.

Choose -5% Output: If you want a little clearer tone and more articulation. Highs will be more present, mids slightly scooped.

Take a listen to our friend Mike Hermans use our Split Steel Pole Tele in the Bridge position of his Tele:

 


Tonal Graph for Split Steel Poled Tele:

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

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Steel Poled Tele.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Ohm Reading:9.8K (Stock)
Polarity:This pickup's polarity is reversible with 3-Wire configuration
Magnets:USA-Made Ceramic
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Bobbins:USA-Made Precision Injection Mold
Baseplate:USA-Made Nickel Silver
Recommended Pot Value:250K*

* 500K Pots will provide a clearer, brighter tone

Sizing

Split Steel Poled Bridge Size

Split Steel Poled Tele Questions And Answers:

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    Hello, What are your recommended string heights with the Split Steel Poled Tele? I know I’ll need to make adjustments to really dial in the sweet spot, but I’m looking for the right starting point. Thanks!
  1. Q Hello, What are your recommended string heights with the Split Steel Poled Tele? I know I’ll need...... Read more
    There are no answers for this question yet.
  2. Above you suggested "You're best off going with our Split Blade and Vintage Output (300K Volume Pot) for the perfect tonal companion to this pickup." I'm not sure I'm finding that product here. Can you send/post a link to the specific neck pickup so I'm sure to get the right one?
  3. Q Above you suggested "You're best off going with our Split Blade and Vintage Output (300K Volume P...... Read more
    A

    Sure thing - take a look at our Split Blade Tele here. Under "Output", select Vintage.

  4. Does the wiring diagram for the Neck Position P90 and Tele bridge apply to the noiseless versions also? I want to install the noiseless p90 with alnico rods in the neck position and the split steel pole Tele bridge. I will use the pre-wired control plate that I purchased from you recently so let me know if that is compatible also..
  5. Q Does the wiring diagram for the Neck Position P90 and Tele bridge apply to the noiseless versions...... Read more
    A

    Hey Martin, yes it does, simply follow that diagram and you'll have no issues.

  6. would it be possible to have this pickup made for the neck position, or am I doomed to 60hz hum if I want p90 sounds from my tele's neck pickup?
  7. Q would it be possible to have this pickup made for the neck position, or am I doomed to 60hz hum i...... Read more
    A

    Hey Ash, as it turns out, we cannot make this model in a Neck position. Your best off going with our Split Blade and Vintage Output (300K Volume Pot) for the perfect tonal companion to this pickup.

  8. On at tele-strat that S-S-T What split blade strat pickups for neck and middle would you recommend to pair with your tele bridge Split Steel Pole pickup? Or any other suggestion you may have.. It is a blank slate, there is no hardware on this guitar at all
  9. Q On at tele-strat that S-S-T What split blade strat pickups for neck and middle would you recommen...... Read more
    A

    Hey Brian, Vintage Output would give you the best balance here, and possibly a 300K Volume Pot.

  10. My original tele bridge pickup has only 2 wires. The order page suggest I get one with 3 wires. Where would the 3rd wire go? It’s a 76 tele custom with the hum bucket neck pickup. Thanks
  11. Q My original tele bridge pickup has only 2 wires. The order page suggest I get one with 3 wires. W...... Read more
  12. Hi I just changed my bridge on my tele and the grey/blue wire was disconnected. I’ve got a 4 way switch and I can’t figure out where to wire disconnected from. Could u please send diagram?
  13. Q Hi I just changed my bridge on my tele and the grey/blue wire was disconnected. I’ve got a 4 way ...... Read more
    A

    If the wire is Blue, that wire would go directly to ground. You could solder it on the casing of the volume pot.

     

  14. Is the Split Steel Poled fit with no matter any polarity of my neck pickup? If I want they sound in phase and hum-cancelling. Thx~
  15. Q Is the Split Steel Poled fit with no matter any polarity of my neck pickup? If I want they sound ...... Read more
    A

    Just make sure you select 3-wire as the wiring option. This will allow you to reverse the phase if need be.

     

  16. What is a good humbucker-sized neck pickup to match the split steel pole bridge? Looking at P-92, Big Single, and Twangmaster.
  17. Q What is a good humbucker-sized neck pickup to match the split steel pole bridge? Looking at P-92,...... Read more
    A The P-92 (Stock Output) will match perfectly. That’s truly a matched pair.
  18. Hi, I am building a hybrid Strat/Tele guitar using Tele body with a universal route under the pickguard. I am thinking of using a SD Little 59 in the neck and a SD Duckbucker in the middle as I already have those pickups sitting in a drawer collecting dust. As I recall, they give a nice versatile tone, thick neck tone, stratty out-of-phase tone in positions 2 and 4, and a glassy strat tone in positions 3. Their outputs are as follows, Little 59 ... Read more
  19. Q Hi, I am building a hybrid Strat/Tele guitar using Tele body with a universal route under the pic...... Read more
    A There is really no way to compare these pickups as they have different pickup designs, and their ohm readings are not useful. I can guarantee that if you get the 3 Wire Option, you won’t have any polarity issues. I would imagine that you wouldn’t have any issues with output as this pickup has enough output to play with medium – high output pickups.
  20. Greetings, I bought this pickup for an esquire build. I like a nice fat sound but I don’t want it to be muddy. Do you recommend 500k pots for the split steel pole? Also what value cap? .022 or .047? Thanks for the help.
  21. Q Greetings, I bought this pickup for an esquire build. I like a nice fat sound but I don’t want it...... Read more
    A We would recommend 250K pots for this pickup for the thickest tone. Tone caps are a personal choice, but we recommend 0.022 as a really versatile cap that is not too dark.
  22. Hello, I’m thinking of using this pickup in a Tele that currently has DiMarzio Area T humbucking Tele pickups. I would replace the bridge with this one. Using my “little magnet in a clear plastic tube” device, I see that the DiMarzio’s have a “south up” magnet orientation. Since I’m keeping the DiMarzio in the neck, will I be OK regarding polarity combining the DiMarzio neck and Fralin bridge? BTW, I will order the three-wire config... Read more
  23. Q Hello, I’m thinking of using this pickup in a Tele that currently has DiMarzio Area T humbucking ...... Read more
    A Yes, since both of these pickups are hum cancelling, polarity simply comes down to coil direction. Select the 3-Wire wiring option, and we’ll make the pickup reversible for you.
  24. Is it possible to wire each half of the pickup with its own tone control so that there are separate tone controls for the three low strings and three high strings?
  25. Q Is it possible to wire each half of the pickup with its own tone control so that there are separa...... Read more
    A As it turns out, it is not possible to achieve this – we apologize for the inconvenience.
  26. Hello, because I’m a big fan of your `51 Split P-Bass Pickup, I bought 2 other LF pickups for my telecaster. A P90 humbucker-sized neck ( Gibson lead) and the split steel pole for the bridge( black &white wire) Now the bridge pickup seems to sound rather thin. I used 2 500k pots for volume and tone. And wired them as in the wiring diagram. The neck seems to sound ok, the bridge is rather thin. What could I have possibly done wrong? change both ... Read more
  27. Q Hello, because I’m a big fan of your `51 Split P-Bass Pickup, I bought 2 other LF pickups for my ...... Read more
    A We actually recommend using 250K pots for this pickup (you can try to replace only the Volume Pot first – if it’s still too bright, replace the Tone pot as well) as it’s a little on the bright side. Also, don’t be afraid to get the pickup closer to the strings as the pole pieces will not pull the strings out of tune. This should thicken the pickup up nicely! Let us know how it turns out.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

47 Genuine Reviews for Split Steel Poled Tele

  1. Aaron Langier
    Verified Buyer

    Killer sounding pickup. I got stock output and it has the tone and grind I was after, very P90 and quiet. I replaced a Fralin vintage hot with 2% overwind with this, as it sounded too ‘thick’ for me. I am now very pleased.

  2. Doug Collings
    Verified Buyer

    Split Steel Poled Tele Pickup. Pickup is great, service was great, and the information provided by the company to help me install was awesome. Thank you!

  3. Paul Goldbach
    Verified Buyer

    Love it. Brought my 1974 Tele custom back to life. Incredible crisp thick bridge tone, and zero noise. I’ve started putting all of Lindy‘s pick ups and my guitars. ??

  4. Geo Jacopec

    After trying at least 4 different after-market pickups in my Tele, searching for “my” tone, I finally came to the realization that the best is right in my own back-yard (I live in the Richmond area).
    The split P-90 is one of the most remarkable pickups I’ve ever played. It snarls, it twangs, it can be smooth as silk if you want it to be. Responds perfectly to vol. and tone controls. AND, it is dead-nuts quiet. It is simply the most expressive and satisfying Tele pickup I’ve ever heard.

    Lindy and crew are *always* helpful and fun to talk with, and he is more than happy to discuss any questions one might have regarding installation and optimal set-up. I could not possibly be happier with my decision to finally buy the best. Thank you, Lindy, and the entire crew at Fralin Pickups!

  5. Marc DeGeorge
    Verified Buyer

    My telecaster has never been more silent! I was hoping to maintain the clarity of a single coil while using my mahogany-bodied tele for more high-gain tones, and this pickup really did the trick. Powerful and warm without losing definition. I also appreciated all of the installation tips provided via email, as I learned something about pickups I didn’t know before!

  6. Matte Henderson

    brilliant pickup. handles everything from hyper clean to ott post metal, seamlessly.

  7. Rick Hudson
    Verified Buyer

    This pickup sounds and looks great and is everything it is described as being. Blended perfectly with the tele’s neck pickup. Nice, warm but open and articulate sound that lacks nothing. Absolutely no 60 Hz hum. Amazing pickup!

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