Split Steel Poled Tele

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(66 genuine reviews)


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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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.

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Add Ons:


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.


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


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

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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


Tonal Graph for Split Steel Poled Tele:

The tone graph below for our Split Steel Poled Tele features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.



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:



Split Steel Poled Bridge Size

Tech Specs

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
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*
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

2 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 FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Split Steel Poled Tele have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Split Steel Poled Teles to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) 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.


Our Split Steel Poled Tele pairs well with the following models:

Fralin Split Blade Tele in Black

Split Blade Tele - Neck


Starting At: $129

Choose Vintage Output for a traditional Telecaster Tone with no hum.

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Lindy Fralin P-92 - Raw Nickel

P-92 - Neck


Starting At: $165

For clean, noiseless P90 tones out of a humbucker-equipped Tele

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Chrome Open Top Cover

Steel Pole 42 Tele - Neck


Starting At: $115

For cleaner P90 tones for your Traditional Tele

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Go the extra mile and combine our Split Steel Poled Tele with a Telecaster Control Plate!:

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66 Genuine Reviews for Split Steel Poled Tele

  1. Kelly-Charles Pidgeon
    Verified Buyer


    I just purchased and installed the split steel poled tele pickup and I just wanted to say I have not been able to put the guitar down! Truly amazing tone. It’s still got the spank you might expect from a stock tele bridge pickup, but the p90 warmth and grunt and absolutely no 60cycle hum. Amazing design! I thought i’d give this a try because I already have a stock 71 tele and the fender pickups that I bought for this one were ridiculously microphonic and made the guitar unusable for a gig. I could talk to truckers on I-95 with my guitar!! (not really) Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks.

  2. Robert
    Verified Buyer

    This pickup is a great option for achieving hum cancelling, traditional appearance, and the spit and bite of a P90. Highly adjustable with lots of warm clarity and air, unlike many stacked, single-coil-sized humbuckers that sound plugged up with an ice pick top edge. Highly recommended!

  3. Gary Clinton
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased a SPLIT STEEL POLED TELE pickup to To complement a JBE Danny Gatton neck pickup on my project custom built Tele and “wow” man it sound great !!! The sound I was totally what I was looking for….
    A warm ,fat & punchy but still retaining some top end sparkle that really cuts through the mix …
    Thank you ! Lindy Fralin ,
    for a great pickup and steering me in the right direction for the sound I was looking for.

  4. Ed Maier
    Verified Buyer

    I installed the normal-wind pickup in a swamp ash Telecaster with 500k pots. There is plenty of clarity and articulation, just no shrillness. It can produce a really pretty and round clean sound but there’s enough snap and attack to still do Tele things.

  5. Yuri Nixon
    Verified Buyer

    Perfect Fit

    I put my split steel pole in my Esquire copy; man, it just sings now. Playing clean, it’s just crisp and clear as a bell. Turn on some dirt or overdrive and this thing snarls with the perfect amount of midrange. It’s a beautiful thing. Just recently I plugged my Esquire into an octave up fuzz that I was about to give up on, but the split steel pole through a fuzz box is the creamiest, most perfect fuzz I’ve ever heard. This pickup has made my Esquire sound exactly how I’ve envisioned it should. Absolutely brilliant.

  6. Tim Wallace
    Verified Buyer

    This pickup adds the extra beef that a traditional single-coil lacks, as I am a humbucker player. This comes close to the body of a P90 and is aggressive with a ton of attack. I highly recommend it.

  7. Roy Zartman
    Verified Buyer

    Split Steel is it

    This pickup is an absolute gem. I play many styles and it’s as versatile as it gets. Totally quiet at any volume setting. From hi-gain to the hi plains it does it all. Thank you Lindy you have a winner, as usual!

  8. Kevin Constantine
    Verified Buyer

    Split Steel Pole Tele – Stock wind – Great pick up for giving your telecaster some Gibson midrange flavor. The pickup has great top-end clarity as described. The pickup is super sensitive to picking attack and can almost sound like the volume knob is slightly turned down when attack is light. Lean in hard and it hits the front end of the amp providing great growl and medium break up. Awesome control. It works great with overdrive and distortion pedals. And best of all its quiet:-)

  9. Dan Santaniello
    Verified Buyer

    100% Satisfaction

    I converted a Tele to an Esquire with the Split Steel Poled Bridge Pickup. It turned a well-made but uninspiring guitar into a lifetime keeper. Amazing tone and clarify. I’ll be upgrading another similar one as soon as the rewind shop opens back up!

  10. Michael Subrizi
    Verified Buyer

    Balanced, sweet, and no hum!

    I was building a custom Tele and wanted a sweet-sounding Tele bridge pickup that would match well with a CuNiFe wide-range humbucker in the neck position. Lindley suggested the Split Steel Pole pup and WOW was he spot on. Now, one of my favorite pickups.

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