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Steel Pole 43 – Strat

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$100.00$300.00

Steel Pole 43’s give you 75% P90 tone in a single coil size. Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces and Ceramic Magnets give this pickup an aggressive tone. This model is the highest-output Strat pickups we make.

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EVEN MORE P-90 AGGRESSION WITH A SINGLE COIL BITE.

Steel Pole 43 Strat Pickups are the highest-output Strat pickups we make. These pickups feature more output than our Steel Pole 42’s, and more midrange. The Steel Pole 43 leans towards the tone of a traditional P90, only in a Strat size. These pickups are wound with 43-gauge wire, and feature ceramic bar magnets. This combination sounds more aggressive than Strat pickups. The Steel Pole 43 Pickups are beefier than the Blues Specials and Steel Pole 42’s. They sound best with 500K pots.


FeaturesFEATURES:

  • P-90 Tone in a single coil spacing
  • Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces for fine-tuning string response
  • Huge mid-range tone with a Ceramic bite. This equals more growl and aggression
  • Features a Ceramic Bar Magnet
  • Steel Pole 43’s come with your choice of White, Black, Yellow (Aged White), or Green covers.

SoundSound:

Expect rich, low midrange when playing clean, and chainsaw when playing dirty. Steel Pole 43’s have a light compression that allows the pickup to break up quicker. Steel Pole 43’s sound thicker in the midrange with more of a “chainsaw” grind, not like Alnico. They will hit the front-end of your amp hard, and break up quick.


FAQFAQ’S:

  1. How will this pickup differ from a standard Strat pickup? Because of the Ceramic, the Steel Pole pickups have a harder and more aggressive treble than the softer, more sparkly treble of a normal Strat pickup with Alnico magnets. The Ceramic will cause this pickup to sound slightly more aggressive in the midrange, and will be darker.
  2. What’s the difference between the Steel Pole 43 and 42? The Steel Pole 43 leans more towards a P90 tone. It requires 500K pots, just like a P90.
  3. How far away do the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. Ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret. You can adjust the stagger from there with the pole pieces.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Materials

Ohm Readings

Sizing Information

Polarity Information

Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Middle, Neck

Pickup Cover Color

White, Yellow (Aged-White), Black, Green

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Reviews

7 reviews for Steel Pole 43 – Strat

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary

    Very beefy sound I play a lot of heavier blues and these sound just stellar. These are not for the traditional old strat sound but if your looking for something for heavy blues and rock look no further.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick B

    I had the fine folks at Fralin build me an SP43 for an American Deluxe strat that always sounded too bright and thin, but played like a dream. For the first time in 15 years, I can use the bridge position! In fact, I’m using the bridge most often now! It jangles, its warm, it bites. Beautiful on an amp on the verge of breakup. It also plays really nicely with SP42s in the neck and middle, ESPECIALLY with a blender pot.

    Thanks to everyone at Fralin for completing my strat. I can’t put it down. And quick shipping too! 3 days all the way to my doorstep in western Canada!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    wonin94 (verified owner)

    Really rich tone in single coil pick up I ever heard, Put in my strat bride position feels like really p-90 ! powerful gain,warm and less treble
    more useful for various music style than normal bridge single type!
    Thanks for made it.

    also quick shipping too!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sacha Crow (verified owner)

    I got the steel pole 43 to replace an ice pick bridge pickup and WOW it sounds so fantastic, big and mean with serious bite. Paired with my vox ac10 It put an immediate smile on my face. High praise to Lindy Fralin

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Krause (verified owner)

    Steel Pole SP43 for strat – My fave strat bridge p.u. ever; on my third! Plus Lindy & co’s service is always way above and beyond. We’re lucky to have them!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fortino Guerrero (verified owner)

    SP43 Strat Bridge – Great pickup, great service,great company!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Ceparano (verified owner)

    Everything I had hoped for!
    My main guitar is 1967 Gibson Firebird non reverse with 3 vintage p90 pickups. I love the sound of that guitar but I recently acquired a Paisley Fender Stratocaster which plays awesome. I just needed to make it sound as good to my ears as the Firebird. The Fralin SP43 I dropped in exceeded my best expectations. The SP43 has the all the bite and mid range growl of my vintage p90s but with just a tad more clarity, which sounds just perfect to me. Next I’m gonna drop in the other 2 SP43s and make that Strat really scream! 🙂

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