Split Steel Poled Tele

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(55 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.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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Add Ons:

3-Wire

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.

String (Optional)

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 About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 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.

Want to learn more about our Split Steel Poled Tele? Here's all the information you'll need:

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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    I'm interested in putting the Split Steel Pole in my tele (bridge pos). What hum cancelling neck pick up would you recommend to pair with it?
  1. Q I'm interested in putting the Split Steel Pole in my tele (bridge pos). What hum cancelling neck ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Chad, you can't go wrong with a Vintage-Output Split Blade!

  2. Hi, I would like to pair this Split steel pole with a noiseless p90 with alnico rod (in the neck position). I see your previous answer says these two pick ups are good match. I play a lot of clean rhythm in the middle position. Given this, would you recommend the 5% underwind output option? And with that 5% underwind output, would the match would still be good with the neck noiseless p90 alnico rod? Last question, can I still call on a bit of sna... Read more
  3. Q Hi, I would like to pair this Split steel pole with a noiseless p90 with alnico rod (in the neck ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Doug, good question - I would recommend the Stock Output as the Split Steel Pole isn't a "high output" pickup - it has plenty of clarity. Furthermore, if you use 500K pots, you'll get even more clarity, and will produce more snarl.

  4. I have Split Steel Pole Tele in my main Tele (LOVE it). I’d like to add a Humbucker size neck pickup and was thinking the Big Single would be a good fit, but what would you recommend? Typically using lots of fuzz / gain, so clarity and mid-presence are most important
  5. Q I have Split Steel Pole Tele in my main Tele (LOVE it). I’d like to add a Humbucker size neck pic...... Read more
    A

    Hey Mike, the Big Single 43 will be the perfect match for this pickup.

  6. Hi, I currently have the SP43 pickup set in my Tele. Would this work with my neck SP43 ? Also would it be possible to get white wire with a smooth (no ridge on top) bobbin exactly like my current SP43 Bridge Pup ?
  7. Q Hi, I currently have the SP43 pickup set in my Tele. Would this work with my neck SP43 ? Also wou...... Read more
    A

    Hey Eddie, this pickup would be slightly lower output than your current Steel Pole 43 Tele Bridge. That said, it won't be a huge difference. We can absolutely wrap the bridge in White String, just use the "notes" field to request it. We cannot make a Split Steel Pole without the center cut on the top of the bobbin.

  8. Hi there, considering the split-steel pole bridge for my Esquire. Your description recommends 250k pots in spite of the high output - that's great news as I would rather not change pots. However my guitar is wired to "Eldred" specs with .047 caps. Would those make the pickup objectively muddy/too dark?
  9. Q Hi there, considering the split-steel pole bridge for my Esquire. Your description recommends 250...... Read more
    A

    Hey Volcan, it going through the 0.047 might be a touch dark, but I'd say that you'd be happy with the tone, for sure. It's worth an experiment. The worst case scenario is you change your volume pot to a 300K or 500K. All that's needed is to change one pot, not all of them.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

55 Genuine Reviews for Split Steel Poled Tele

  1. Rick Wilson
    Verified Buyer

    This pickup wasn’t what I was expecting (but it turns out well 🙂 It wasn’t a high output, in your face type pickup. Not sure it was working right I called and spoke with Lindy. He helped me understand what this pick up is, so I made some changes to my guitar. Put in a stock output neck pickup and switched to 500k pots. Knowing that if I ever want to hear 250K, I can just turn my tone knob to around 7. And when I did these changes, and lost my expectations, it turned into a very incredible pickup. Throaty, gorgeous, thick mids. And all the high you would want without too much. Out of all my guitars, I go to this bridge and never put it down. And to top it off…silent!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMEqKB-LlGo&list=PLxs4gXnHGPs8jHTcuH3IxBt8VJlV9zaIr&index=1

  2. Mike Johnson
    Verified Buyer

    This is my all time favorite pickup. Absolutely kills.

  3. Earl

    This is one of my favorite pickups ever. I’m a massive fan of P-90s and this definitely fits the bill. I have a fender esquire that I replaced the original pickup with this and it’s fantastic. The wide range of tones I experience from this esquire with this pickup is just what I wanted in an electric guitar. I 100% recommend it!

  4. Grant Caruthers
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic pickup. Lifelong humbucker player wanting to see what tele fuss was about. Std tele pickups all sounded weak and thin. The Split Steel Pole was the sound I was looking for in a tele. Clarity, grit, punch, thickness, touch sensitivity, and output to keep up with my humbuckers and P90s. And it’s quiet, which is a bonus. This pickup is the real deal, couldn’t be happier.

  5. Bryan
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely killer pickup. Has that nice p90 grit, but still retains some of that nice tele brightness. Plus no hum, so it is like the perfect pickup. I love the tele single coil sound but wanted a little more grit for punk and heavier rock, and now I have the best of both worlds.

    Replaced the vmod II in my Am Pro II Tele for reference

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