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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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
- 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:
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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.
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
Q I have Split Steel Pole Tele in my main Tele (LOVE it). I’d like to add a Humbucker size neck pic...... Read moreA
Hey Mike, the Big Single 43 will be the perfect match for this pickup.
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 ?
Q Hi, I currently have the SP43 pickup set in my Tele. Would this work with my neck SP43 ? Also wou...... Read moreA
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.
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This pickup is truly unbelievable. It’s fat, mean, thick and still Tele. How’s that possible??!!
Sounds Great! Really nice blend of power, clarity and definition, with punchy mids and highs that aren’t at all harsh. Still retains that distinct Tele sound.
I have an ASAT Bluesboy; I put a Split Steel Pole in the bridge position, a stock wound Twangmaster in the neck position, with a 300k volume pot and a blender pot instead of a tone control. My mind is blown; I can’t stop smiling when I play it.
I like this pickup, it sounds killer. My only complaint is the plastic mold around the top mounting screw seperated at the middle during installation. I have never had this problem before until I worked with this plastic. Perhaps it was my inexperence but a little shocked to see this none the less. The protective tape surrounding the windings also moved slightly exposing it. I used a small washer to force the plastic to stay level with the screw installed to the bridge plate. Pickup still works and sounds great so it still deserves 5 stars.
Awesome! I do like this pickup! Just what I was looking for. Nice punch. Yet holds it’s throaty integrity like a Tele should. Thanks for a great buying experience…looking forward to the next one, Best Regards Rick.
I have a G&L Bluesboy Tele with a Gibson BurstBucker 1 in the neck. It was muddy sounding and bothersome in an otherwise fantastic guitar. The fix for my problem was changing to 500 k pots and throwing the stock split steel pole in the bridge. I believe it’s the Bluesboy perfected- great neck, bridge and middle position sounds. And hum free in all positions! Truly an amazing pickup. I also fitted a Fralin magic cap and am pleased with the results. Thanks Lindy for taking time to talk about my options. And your staff is awesome.
I play a Grosh Chambered Tele Classic with the Split Steel Poled bridge and the Twangmaster Neck pups. The combination is absolutely fantastic. What I like best about these two pickups is the articulation of each strings tone, whether clean or gritty. I have the luxury of comparing the Fralin pups with other designs in my other tele’s, and this Grosh is quickly becoming my go-to performance guitar because of the sweet articulation of these pickups. Even in driven mode they are sooooo compatible. The only problem is that the more I play these pickups, the less I play my other guitars. Really impressed.
Perfect match! I bought the high output version for a Tele project and matched it with one of Lindy’s Pure P.A.F. pickups in the neck position. Great tone within it’s own personality and a perfect match with the other great pickup. Very pleased! Thank you guys.
Couldn’t be happier! Massive tone that completely complements the Blues Special I have in the neck. Perfectly matched in volume. It’s Neil and the Horse all over again…
I’m using this in the bridge of my Crook T-Style, with 250k pots. It replaced a Florance NoCaster. I originally ordered the guitar with 2 humbuckers, but changed my order to the tele bridge when I started listening to more Brad Paisley. My band doesn’t play country, so I’m really not sure what I was thinking!? (I also replaced the humbucker in the neck with a Fralin Twangmaster, in order to get a single coil sound; I don’t really have an explanation….) The NoCaster was “tele” but beefy, this SSP is “P90.” Huge midrange. No hum at all. It’s detailed, complex, and articulate, while shaving a bit of the “tele” off the top to fit multiple styles a little better.
The best way to describe the pickup is super fat tele, without the tele signature bite. It has top end bite, but not that specific tele bite. This is exactly what I wanted, I needed a bit more versatility, and I’m using a Tone King Majesty, which has plenty of top end itself!
Lindy called me and suggested this when I submitted my original order for a Split Blade. I’m so glad he did, because I’ve been wildly happy with this pickup.