Split Blade Strat

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(72 genuine customer reviews)

$125.00$375.00

Split Blade Strat Pickups: a Lindy Fralin original! Designed as a fully noise-cancelling replacement for Strat-style pickups with all the high-end clarity you expect from a traditional single coil. As always, Lindy Fralin Guitar Pickups will give you the most clarity, articulation, and string definition you can get – period.

 

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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Buying A Single?

Select this “3-Wire” box so you can reverse the phase!

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 More



All Strat, No Hum.

Want to learn more about our Split Blade Strat? Here's all the information you'll need:

Split Blade Strat FEATURES:

  • A Lindy Fralin Original Design!
  • An interesting and unique look
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • Traditional Fender tone, with no noise
  • USA-made Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Three Blade heights available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

OVERVIEW

Are you searching for an authentic Fender Strat sound, but hate hum? We have the solution for you: Split Blade Stratocaster Pickups – The revolutionary design in single-coil sound, without the annoying 60-cycle hum. We’ve built this pickup with a 2-coil design using steel blades for the pole piece. Unlike most humbucking pickups, Split Blades are designed with a left and right coil design, offering a more accurate and more balanced single-coil tone. You can expect a traditional single-coil tone from Split Blades, except with more fatness and warmth. Split Blades are perfect for those who love their guitar’s tone, but want to rid themselves of the noise.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Split Blades consist of a precision injection mold and USA-Made Steel Blades. We use a variety of USA-Made magnets to make this model loud and efficient. Each bobbin is carefully inspected and cleaned before winding.

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.

Sound

Lindy Fralin Split Blade Pickups are unique: they offer a single-coil sound, with no hum, whatsoever. You can expect a fantastic warm, full-bodied tone with incredible string articulation and enhanced detail. Low strings sound clear and articulate, while the plain strings sound thicker than a single-coil, but still sparkle. Also, adjusting the pickup on the Bass and Treble ends allows the player to fine-tune the pickup to their needs.

Split Blade Pickups will not pull strings out of tune – even if they get close. When playing with distortion, Split Blade Pickups sound thick and dynamically creamy. Chords have excellent compression, and single notes have a much broader sonic footprint. Split Blades sound thicker than our Vintage Hots in our Vintage output option.

 

 

Split Blade Outputs

 

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Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Blade Strat.

Since we have a few different outputs for Split Blade, we've grouped them by their recommended Pot Value:

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Vintage Output Ohm Readings:4.7K Neck / 4.7K Middle / 5K Bridge*
Vintage Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
High Output Ohm Readings:5.3K Neck / 5.3K Middle / 6.7K Bridge*
High Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
Blues Output Ohm Readings:5K Neck / 5K Middle / 5.8K Bridge*
Blues Output Recommended Pot Value:500K
Super High Output Ohm Readings:7.2 Neck / 7.2K Middle / 9.5K Bridge*
Super High Output Recommended Pot Value:500K
Wire:USA-Made 42 / 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon, Depending On Model
Magnet:Ceramic
Polarity:Hum Cancelling, Request 3 Wire If Buying Single
Pole Pieces:Steel

* Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings aren't very helpful. Our Vintage Output is close to the a Vintage Strat Pickup output.

FAQs

  • What Output do I choose? Good question
    • Vintage and High Output models sound best with 250K or 300K pots.
    • Blues and Super High Output models sound best with 500K pots. If you have the right pot installed, Vintage and Blues outputs will sound the clearest and most “Fender-y.” Their higher-output counterparts will sound thicker and break up quicker.
  • What Radius do I need?
    • Round Radius: (7.25″-9″)
    • Medium Radius: (9.5″-11″)
    • Flat Radius: (12+” or Compound Radius)
  • How will this pickup differ from a standard Strat pickup? The tone is very similar! Whenever you have two coils in series like a Split Blade, you’re going to lose a bit of that Fender “sparkle,” but we believe these are the closest you can get to the real thing.
  • How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Split Blades like to be closer to the strings than a traditional Strat pickup. Check out this video here.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

 

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

72 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Strat

  1. Michael Jiaras
    Verified Buyer

    Great way to get that strat sound with no hum.
    Replaced the original single coils on my strat – they were so noisy in that could not use them other than out of phase – now I have the whole strat palette and love these PUPs. Put the high output in the bridge with vintage in mid/neck- and it’s perfect. Umph in the bridge, quack in the middle positions.

  2. Ted Mau
    Verified Buyer

    Great sound, the split blades sparkle really sparkle!

  3. Kevin Witt
    Verified Buyer

    Rating: Superb

    I am custom building, and I put these pickups into one of my builds that has a the Gibson 24.625 scale with neck and bridge positions – not replacements on a Strat – Sacrilege, I know. (I left out the middle position pickup and now have a spare.) I was not prepared for the amazing sound. Clear, articulate, balanced, with a bright attack that caught my full attention immediately. Definitely a blues-derived sound with rich bass and mids, and clear highs that remain balanced when played in the clear channel, or awesome grunt with overdrive. To my ear this hit the blues/rock target spot on. If this is the sound you like, then these are the pickups that best deliver it that I have ever found. Cannot say enough about them. And to top it off, the customer service was just right. When I received the pickups, one was defective – no output. I asked about a return and right away a replacement was dispatched with a request to return the defective unit. Fast, friendly, and no one made it my problem. Another mark of an excellent product and company.

  4. Ray Rossi
    Verified Buyer

    Just A Split Blade Away

    Lindy, you knocked the ball completely into Tomorrowland with your Split Blades!!! After installation, just a few adjustments brought the sound quality of the century to my ears. The fullness of sound sets my soul on fire. Being mostly a slide guitar player I crave that rich bottom end, healthy mids and that sweetness of the upper end. You nailed it a thousand fold. There is no loss of articulation when playing that full Delta style. None of the notes interfere with each other. I’m now craving to outfit my other slide guitars and finally my stand tuned guitars…one step at a time.
    Thanks Lindy, from the depths of the Delta to the tops of the highest mountains, you make the sound of a dream come true!!! Sincere Respect, Ray

  5. Victory Mori
    Verified Buyer

    The pickups produce an amazing clean tone and are totally without any hum or noise. The construction is and finish is excellent. Thank you!

  6. Donny Lovette
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the BEST!
    I had heard how great these pickups were…and man are they AWESOME! Just the right amount of breakup and growl…Put them in a new Players Series Strat mim…and lately I’ve been avoiding all my other guitars…

  7. Michael Murphy
    Verified Buyer

    2 Vintage Hot and 1 High Output – Excellent combo.

    At the recommendation of Lindy, I used Vintage Hot in Neck and Middle and High Output on the bridge. I wanted to be able to solo or use High gain with the bridge w/o using a Humbucker. But the Vintage hots do a very good job of handling Gain and Overdrive as well! Still get the Position 2 and 4 Strat quack which is awesome. The tone is clean with rich string resonance and harmonic overtones. Exactly what I was looking for. Using an Orange Pro Combo and Ritchie Kotzen OMG pedal, I get just what I need. From clean to some fairly heavy OD. Next Lindy was gracious to talk to me and we had a nice chat at the shop the I picked them up as well. These are the real deal. They have very low magnetism so you can place them near the strings, and they follow your neck radius as well. Built them in a couple of days too. Highly recommended. Fralin is the place to look!

  8. David Simpson
    Verified Buyer

    Journey Complete.

    I’ve gone through every blade style noiseless single coil pickup out there and this is hands down the best sounding pickup that retains the single coil feel and vibe. Sounds great through clean and high gain settings.

  9. Mark Wheeler
    Verified Buyer

    Quiet vintage mojo. Friggin’ awesome tone and articulation. Well worth the money.

  10. Pierre Yves Migneron
    Verified Buyer

    Totally noiseless great chime and well focused.

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