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.
Jump to Sound Clips and Product Info:
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
- 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:
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:
Have a question about our Split Steel Poled Tele? 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.
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?
Q Hi there, considering the split-steel pole bridge for my Esquire. Your description recommends 250...... Read moreA
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.
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
Q Hi, If one would combine a Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge pickup with a Big mini Humbucker or Fire...... Read moreA
I'd use the Stock Big Single 43 Neck output or a Stock Firebird Output for both models.
what pickup height do u recommend for this model as a starting point?
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
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)
Q Which strat pickup (true single or not) is a match with the split steel poled Tele bridge? (On st...... Read moreA
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
Will the split steel 90 work with a new reissue wide range humbucker?
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.
Note:Asking a question here will be public to all users of this site
Hey!Did you already ask a question on our Contact Us Form? Don't ask it again here. Please be patient while we get back to you.
GET IT PREWIRED
Go the extra mile and combine our Split Steel Poled Tele with a Telecaster Control Plate!:
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