Split Steel Poled Tele
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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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
- 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
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.
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.
Attack: Stiff & Percussive
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Steel Poled Tele.
|Ohm Reading:||9.8K (Stock)|
|Polarity:||This pickup's polarity is reversible with 3-Wire configuration|
|Wire:||USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Bobbins:||USA-Made Precision Injection Mold|
|Baseplate:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|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.
* 500K Pots will provide a clearer, brighter tone
Split Steel Poled Tele Questions And Answers:
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Hi Lindy, I'm putting a Tele together using a P-92 in the neck position. Thinking about your using your Split Steel Pole 43 at the bridge spot. What value tone pot should I go with for optimum tonal balance...250k or 500k or possibly a TBX? I've TBX's used in Strats when outfitted with Humbkrs w/ good results, even though most players don't favor them. And, is shielding necessary?
Q Hi Lindy, I'm putting a Tele together using a P-92 in the neck position. Thinking about your usin...... Read moreThere are no answers for this question yet.
Hi, I have a Tele with Fender Ultra Vintage Noiseless pickups, I read the Split Steel Poled could be a good match to a noiseless Vintage Output, does the Fender UVN neck pickups could be a good match for the Split Steel Poled? or do you recommend other neck pickup (split blade, p90 noiseless, mini HB, HB or single HB) I would like versatility from little breakup tones to distortion and lead tones, thanks.
Q Hi, I have a Tele with Fender Ultra Vintage Noiseless pickups, I read the Split Steel Poled could...... Read moreA
It's tough to say as we haven't heard the UVN neck before, but it's worth a shot! The Split Steel Pole is pretty powerful, so it should be able to match up nicely with the UVN pickup, based on the specs. The only thing to keep in mind is the polarity - so make sure you select "3-wire" when you purchase it so you can reverse the phase if you need to.
I have a 2022 American Fender Tele Pro II, I like the way it sounds. I just purchased a road worn made in Mexico Brad Paisley silver sparkle Tele. Bridge pickup is just so so, but when you switch to neck pickup, it’s not great at all. What should I be replacing it with? A couple of guys I see In Nashville have your blues pickups. I don’t want to get a buzz from bar neon lights. Thanks!
Q I have a 2022 American Fender Tele Pro II, I like the way it sounds. I just purchased a road worn...... Read moreA
Hey Milt, a big hit in the Nashville circuit is our Blues Special Tele Pickups. That said, they are single coils and will pick up hum. If you wanted a hum-cancelling version of them, our Split Blades are great too - I recommend the Blues Output Split Blades with a 500K volume pot.
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?
Q I'm interested in putting the Split Steel Pole in my tele (bridge pos). What hum cancelling neck ...... Read moreA
Hey Chad, you can't go wrong with a Vintage-Output Split Blade!
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...
Q Hi, I would like to pair this Split steel pole with a noiseless p90 with alnico rod (in the neck ...... Read moreA
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.
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Yeah the pickup is just not like your standard tele bridge pickup, its smooth yet has the perfect volume. I like that its not too bright or sparkley yet has the punch to cut thru with clarity its a nice pair with my blues special neck pickup. I have a few telecasters & this may be my favorite pickup, TY
It sounds fantastic. I put it in the bridge position of an electrified dobro I play. Bridge Tele pickups have the widest pole spacing of any standard sized pickups. Even f-spacing is a little narrow for dobro. It’s very spanky. It can do classic country twang or shreddy leads. It’s got nice attack and a high end that is present without being harsh.
Best sounding pick up I have ever heard. The versatility is amazing. This one was used in a customer’s build but I will be using these in my own personal guitars as well.
This is my go to Tele bridge pickup. I pair it with Lindy’s Pure PAF in the neck. I have this combo in three Teles , different neck , fingerboard, and body woods. I use 500k pots to add a little of the Tele high end back into the bridge pickup. For me this is the ultimate Tele combo, from clean tones to full hard rocking crunch, it’s all there…………….and no hum. I wanted a Tele bridge pickup which would pair well with my favorite PAF and this is it. I can plug straight into my Tweed Champ and it works great or plug into my pedal board which runs into a 18 watt Marshall / Orange Rocker 15 wet/dry setup and it really works. The harmonics and touch sensitivity is special, which is what I love most about Lindy’s pickups.
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!
This is my all time favorite pickup. Absolutely kills.
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!
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.
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