• Fralin Stock Tele Set
  • Fralin Stock Tele Neck
  • Fralin Telecaster Bridge
  • Stock Telecaster Neck

Stock – Tele

Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$100.00$200.00

The Fralin Stock Tele set is our best selling Telecaster set. This set has the twang and sparkle of the best vintage Telecasters, with a modern twist of USA-Made parts, amazing clarity, articulation, and definition.

Clear

Neck Cover Type

Bridge Options

Specify if you want White Cloth String or Black Cloth String on your bridge. If no option is chosen, you will receive White String.

STOCK TELE: THE ULTIMATE REPLACEMENT PICKUPS FOR TELECASTER.

Stock Tele Pickups: our best selling Tele set. Musicians looking for a sparkling, bright, and open sound will love the sound of Stock Tele pickups. These pickups offer a 50’s era-authentic sound, for direct replacement in a Fender® Telecaster® or other single-coil equipped guitar. Stock Tele’s are our most authentic sounding Tele pickup: clear and bright, but not as dark as our Blues Specials. Wound with 42-gauge Plain Enamel wire and AlNiCo V magnets,our Stock Tele set sounds smooth, balanced, and beautiful.

FEATURES:

  • 42 Gauge Plain Enamel Wire, With Beveled Magnets
  • Direct replacement for Fender® Telecaster®
  • Clear bass strings with a nice airy treble strings
  • Full sound without sounding overly harsh or bright
  • Our Stock set features a 5% overwound Bridge to match the output of the Neck
  • Made by hand, one at a time with USA-Made parts

SOUND:

When playing clean, the Stock Tele set sparkles and sounds very open and clear without sounding “tinny” or glassy. These pickups sound big and wide, with an even balance of Bass, Middle, and Treble. With distortion, the tone cuts through and while still remaining very dynamic and thick with a clear low-end and a sharp attack. Single notes cut through with ease, while chords have excellent string-to-string definition. Players can expect wonderful clarity, and string definition with our Stock Tele pickups: a truly versatile pickup.


CHOOSING THE PICKUP:

Our Complete Set is our best-selling option. It has a slightly hotter bridge to compensate for the brightness near the bridge. If you’re buying a single pickup, please see the box below describing the information we need to get you the correct polarity information, and read this important article: “What’s The Deal With Polarity?”

CHOOSING THE MAGNET STAGGER:

Our Stock Tele Pickups come in two Magnet Stagger(?) options: Stock(?) and Hybrid (?).

 Stock Tele Staggers

TECHNICAL INFORMATION & OPTIONS:

Hand wound with 42 gauge Plain Enamel wire, beveled AlNiCo V magnets and cloth leads. We recommend using 250K pots with Stock Tele Pickups. Stock Pickups are based on a average 50’s specifications. The Bridge pickup is just hot enough to have the same output as the neck and middle pickups. The Neck pickup comes with your choice of a Polished Nickel, Raw Nickel, or Gold cover. The Stock Tele Set will read approximately 7.4K in the Neck and 6.9K in the Bridge. The Neck reads higher because we use 43 Gauge wire, which has more resistance. The outputs are compensated and this set has matched volume.

CUSTOM REQUIREMENTS:

At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want!

 

Wiring Diagrams

Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Magnet Stagger

Stock, Hybrid

Output

Stock, +2%, +5%

Pickup Orientation

Right Handed, Left Handed

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Reviews

7 reviews for Stock – Tele

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have installed the “Stock Set” on many T-Style guitars with about every combination wood for fretboards and bodies. In all instances they have a brite tone that is very suitable for country music. I tell customers it is a “Bakersfield” tone and captures that sound very well. Yet the “Stock Set” does have the ability to tone down with the rich yes even lush neck pickup tones. Great for Blues and even Jazz. Then there is the take it to the bank chime produced by both pickups. This nails the vintage tone that so many players aren’t finding with their factory wound instruments. They might have more than you expect but that is why the tone knob is there. I nearly forgot Rock,,,,,,how many of the oldies were recorded on the Tele? Funny how the new ones don’t sound like that anymore but Fralin has the fix. So if you want that fabulous vintage tone or wonder how those guys in Nashville are getting that tone, here it is. Try them with a rosewood fretboard. You can spend more but you’ll never find a better pickup than Fralin.
    Bob Coleman
    Coleman Custom Guitars

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Imagine what a great Tele pickup should sound like. That’s what Lindy Fralin pickups sound like.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered a 2%+ overwound stock neck pickup. It arrived within days. It sounds exactly like it did in Lindy’s demo video. Pure Tele with some grit when you dig in. The pickup is very responsive to the manner in which you cause the string to vibrate. It is often said that tone really comes from your fingers (or pick). This is even more true if you have a pickup that can capture even the most subtle of those nuances. I can go from clean to chime to dirty-sweet simply by varying my pick attack, but it’s all pure classic Tele. Totally perfect for my jazz-blues style.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve had a custom telecaster for about 10 years that I’ve been almost thrilled with. The sound was missing something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. What the guitar was missing was the 2% overwound tele pickups you sent me. ( These replaced pickups made by another well-known “boutique” pickup source.) Huge improvement, they opened up the sound of the instrument. Now it sounds exactly as I’ve been wanting it to.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have several tele’s with one that was a problem child since i bought it thirty years ago. Nice sunburst custom with a ’67 neck MIJ body, plays nice but never really loved the sound. Finally thought I was ready to sell it, and as a last resort, ordered a set of stock +2% pickups, which have completely transformed the guitar. It now has the snap, chime, bite, and honk I’ve been looking for! Harmonics throughout the neck are rich, and very balanced neck and bridge volume, very responsive to pick attack. Thanks for saving me from a bad decision to sell one of my favorite guitars- should have done this years ago!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These are the guitar tones that I’ve been hearing in my head but couldn’t find until now. Thanks!

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Sounds amazing! I’ve been playing 32 years, these are the real deal. But for some reason the tape that goes around the bridge pickup coil is rather frayed. Only the appearance is affected, but it’s right there on the bass side of the pickup where I can see it & have to look at it. I would have given 5 stars otherwise.

    • Hey Steve,

      We’re sorry about that frayed cloth wire. There should be enough wax on it that you can simply push it in and it will stay!

      Tyler

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