Split Steel Poled Tele

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(51 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 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.

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:

Have a question about our Split Steel Poled Tele? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible.

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    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?
  1. 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.

  2. Hi, If one would combine a Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge pickup with a Big mini Humbucker or Firebird humbucker in the neck position, in an Alder body maple fretboard and maple neck. What would be advise for winding and combinations of these? Best regards, Jacques
  3. Q Hi, If one would combine a Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge pickup with a Big mini Humbucker or Fire...... Read more
    A

    Hey Jacques,

    I'd use the Stock Big Single 43 Neck output or a Stock Firebird Output for both models.

    Tyler

  4. what pickup height do u recommend for this model as a starting point?
  5. Q what pickup height do u recommend for this model as a starting point?
    A

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

    Here's an article for more information: Pickup Height

  6. Which strat pickup (true single or not) is a match with the split steel poled Tele bridge? (On stock tele's I personally think the volume is too low, a not even volume level) (Second, in parallel optimum quack, more than neck pup solo)
  7. Q Which strat pickup (true single or not) is a match with the split steel poled Tele bridge? (On st...... Read more
    A

    Hello, I'm a bit confused by your question as you're referring to Strat pickups and Tele pickups. Are you combining Strat and Tele pickups together? If you're just looking to match the output, I'd recommend the Blues Specials if you're looking for traditional Strat tone, or the Steel Pole 42s if you're looking for a P90 vibe. - Tyler

  8. Will the split steel 90 work with a new reissue wide range humbucker?
  9. Q Will the split steel 90 work with a new reissue wide range humbucker?
    A

    Hey Victor, yes! Make sure you select "3-wire" so you can reverse the phase if you experience any phasing issues.

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51 Genuine Reviews for Split Steel Poled Tele

  1. 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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