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Stock – Tele

4.96 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(25 customer reviews)

$100.00$200.00

The Fralin Stock Tele set is our second best-selling Telecaster set. These pickups feature the clarity, twang and sparkle of the best vintage Telecasters.

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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.

THE ULTIMATE REPLACEMENT PICKUPS FOR TELECASTER.

Stock Tele Pickups: our second best selling Tele set. If you’re looking for the cleanest and clearest tone, look no further. This set features a bright, clean tone that allows your Tele to sparkle. Wound by hand to 50’s specs with 42-gauge Plain Enamel wire. Hand-built bobbins feature AlNiCo V magnets. These pickups offer 50’s tone. Expect clear and clean tone with a chime and bell-like quality.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. These Telecaster pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonics.


FeaturesFEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

SoundSOUND:

The Stock Tele set sparkles and sounds very open and clear without sounding harsh or tinny. These pickups sound big and wide, with an even balance of bass, middle, and treble. Expect a clear low-end and sharp attack with distortion, and excellent dynamics. The break-up is smooth and late, ideal for cleaner players. These vintage-voiced pickups offer wonderful clarity and all-around definition.

Finally, Stock Tele Pickups are for those who need the most traditional Vintage Telecaster tone. If your current pickups are too dark, you might love these. These tend to be cleaner-sounding, and not aggressive. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.

 

 


FAQFAQ’s:

  1. What’s the difference between the Stock Tele and the Blues Special Tele? The Stock Tele is more true to Vintage Specs, and thus will sound brighter, clearer, and more open. The Blues Special Tele will sound thicker, darker, and more powerful. Stock Tele is for those who want the most twang out of their guitar.
  2. What Stagger do I choose? Choose Stock Bridge Stagger if you have a guitar with a round to medium fingerboard radius: 7.25″ – 10″. Choose Hybrid if you have a flatter or compound radius (11+”).
  3. How far away from 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.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

 

Technical InfoTECHNICAL INFO:

Materials
Stock Telecaster Sets are wound with 42-Gauge Plain Enamel Wire in the Bridge and 43 Gauge Plain Enamel Wire in the Neck. They use USA-Made Alnico V Magnets. 250K Pots Recommended. 

Ohm Readings
Stock Tele’s 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.

Sizing Information

Polarity Information

Our Stock Tele Bridge is Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings. The Neck is RW/RP, Counter Clockwise, North to Strings.


25 reviews for Stock – Tele

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Paul Hogan (verified owner):

    In a word – outstanding! Everything I heard about Lindy’s pickups was true. My guitar tech who installed them at first thought they might be noiseless – they are quiet. He also mentioned that they are a top quality build.

    I highly recommend these – full stop. Don’t hesitate – take the plunge! You’ll be glad you did.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert Fosse-Previs (verified owner):

    These pickups sound great … clear and articulate. I always assumed I needed something overwound in the bridge but it turns out I was wrong. The bridge still sounds full and loud and pairs well with the stock neck.

  3. 5 out of 5

    John Fitch (verified owner):

    1968 Tele pickup replacement.
    Depreciated an original 1968 Telecaster by replacing original pickups, too microphonic for gain/volume. Ordered the 2% overwound. Took a tad of the high-end harshness off, but still bright. Very clear and articulate, notes stand out, also good with gain! Not exactly like original but more versatile, usable, and still has distinctive recognizable Tele sound! Love them, very happy with the purchase!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Peter Zarkadas (verified owner):

    Stock + 2%
    Replaced Seymour Duncan Broadcasters in an 81 ash Tokai Telecaster. The Duncan’s were great except when full bore on the bridge pickup it would decapitate anyone nearby from its excessive harsh high end. I’m very happy with the Fralins. Super transparent and twangy but never harsh like the Duncan’s. I also have a Fano SP6 with Fralin blues special in the bridge and it’s much hotter and thicker sounding. So now the Tele is my go to guitar for country twang and the Fano is the machine for rock. I installed the pickups myself and called the shop with questions that were always happily answered. Super impressed the Fralin business, web site and you tube vids. If you are looking for authentic old school Tele tone ( open, transparent and twangy ) Fralin stock is a great choice and the 2% over wind is just the right amount of “extra” to fatten the mids and push your country into blues country.

  5. 5 out of 5

    andreazanolini (verified owner):

    I bought a +2% Overwound Bridge Pickup for my Telecaster Custom 72 Reissue and the guitar was brought to a new life. The sound is richer: the classical telecaster twang is mixed with improved mids enriching the paste of the sound to a higher quality level.
    Fantastic pickup.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Grant Hedgepeth (verified owner):

    I have a Fender Tex Mex Nashville Tele. Great playing guitar, but I didn’t really like it through my Vox AC15. It sounded anemic. I upgraded to the Fralin Vintage Tele pickups with a Fralin Strat 54 in the middle. The difference is amazing. I love how the pickups interact with the dynamics of the Vox. It has all the spank and chime you can ask for played clean and plenty of grind when you push it. This the most versatile setup I’ve played, and I’ve been playing for over 40 years with lots of years of gigging. I play country, modern country, blues and classic rock. This rig will do it all and do it well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marco Escudero (verified owner):

    Great tone! These pickups sound very open/woody and have great response when using different picking dynamics.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wayne Mrdjenovich (verified owner):

    Stock Telecaster + 5%
    Lindy,
    These pickups have the wonderful tone of a 50’s era telecaster! They have just the amount of edge that suits my desired tone and playing style. Best to you! Wayne Mrdjenovich

  9. 5 out of 5

    Justin Coleman (verified owner):

    Great Classic Tele Sound! I’m very happy with these. They sound awesome. Best option for classic Tele tone! Now I want Fralins in my other guitars. And I’ll probably get them sooner or later! I’ll definitely buy more Fralins in the future.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jimmie Mize (verified owner):

    Pure sound. Easy install for the sound I described to Lindy. Thank you Lindy for your personal guidance gaining the sound I strived to achieve.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Curtis “Buck” Stetka (verified owner):

    I just put my new Fralin “Stock Tele” pickups in my part-o-caster last night. Wow! What a revelation. The contrast between the Fralins and the stock Fender pickups was quite remarkable. I felt inspired to play guitar – which is really what it’s all about, right? One of the unexpected changes was that I found myself using the volume and tone controls much more. Previously, I’d typically just kept them wide open all the time. But with the Fralin pickups I found that there were pleasant, different sounds available throughout the range of the controls. Even if I rolled the tone all the way down it didn’t sound like mud. Thanks, Mr. Fralin!

  12. 5 out of 5

    J Coleman (verified owner):

    I put the stock tele set in my USA Fender Nashville B-Bender with a Vintage Hot Strat RW in the middle position. They sound so good! These are my first Fralins. I have pickups from one of the big pickup brands in most of my other guitars and they’re good, but I think these Fralins are the best pickups I own. Also, their service is great. Even though I wasn’t getting a custom order, Fralin makes it feel like they’re giving you custom care. I requested a RW middle pickup and they put all three in a package together like it was a custom set. And they shipped quickly. I will definitely buy more Fralin pickups in the future!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Steven Plaxco (verified owner):

    What a Tele Sounds like in my head. I’ve come to believe Fralin is what a Tele sounds like— I’ve used other “vintage style” pups and they always left me wanting. Little output, overly dark or overly light…. I like the slightly extra output a Fralin gives, but a nice balanced pickup. This is my 3rd set and it took a fantastic boutique guitar OVER THE TOP! The Standard Tele with a 2% overwind is my favorite, with my second favorite being the Jim Weider wind. Get them!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alvin Norman (verified owner):

    Excellent sounding pickups. Also purchased a set of Vintage Hot Strat pickups that sound excellent also

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gerald Sing (verified owner):

    These pickups sing beautifully! An immense improvement over the Tex Mex pickups that I had.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Mansell (verified owner):

    The best – I can’t imagine any tele pickups sounding better than this. With this set, the bridge pickup does everything I expected, but the neck pickup also provides a really usable tone. The combined sound is just a magnificent creamy tone that I can’t stop using.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dan Cambern:

    I love these stock tele pickups from Fralin. I have several teles with different brands of custom pickups and these are my favorite for country, blues, and Southern rock tones.

  18. 5 out of 5

    James Ryan (verified owner):

    When I was a child I remember hearing my dad play his 1961 Supro Coronado. The pickups of that era had a sounds that I have never heard in a modern pickup until now. I bought a Fralin stock Tele for the bridge and a Pure PAF for the neck in my Tele project. The second I heard those pickups ring out I felt like I was listening to my dad play when I was a child. Now I realize the pickups in his guitar were vastly different than the ones I bought from Fralin, but that feeling was there. That clear airy sound of a vintage pickup. So open, so round and organic. I’ve never heard any modern pickup come close to what Fralin has accomplished. I’m so pleasantly surprised that I feel like a kid at Christmas!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mitch Gittelman (verified owner):

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

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Towers (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!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Marc Frazer (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.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mitch Stephensen (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.

  23. 5 out of 5

    James Willaman (verified owner):

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

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bob Coleman:

    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

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