Split Blade Strat

Pure Strat® Tone, No Noise


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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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( 101 genuine reviews)

Split Blade Strat Pickups: a Lindy Fralin original! Designed as a fully noise-canceling 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.



Customize your Split Blade Strat:

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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.


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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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All Strat, No Hum.

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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.

  • 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

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.




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.

Pot Value:

Vintage and High Output Split Blades sound great on 250K Pots or 300K pots. We sell 300K Pots here if you need one!

Sound Samples for Split Blade Strat:
Compare Outputs

We have 2 outputs of our Split Blade Strat. Compare them below.

About these Sound Clips:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For Split Blade Strat:

The tonal graph below for our Split Blade Strat features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

Vintage Output (250K / 300K Pots:

Attack: Dynamic & Full

High Output (250K / 300K Pots):

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Blues Output (500K Pots):

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Super High Output (500K pots):

Attack: Dynamic & Full

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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:

Vintage Output Ohm Readings:4.7K Neck / 4.7K Middle / 5K Bridge* 1
Vintage Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
High Output Ohm Readings:5.3K Neck / 5.3K Middle / 6.7K Bridge* 1
High Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
Blues Output Ohm Readings:5K Neck / 5K Middle / 5.8K Bridge* 1
Blues Output Recommended Pot Value:500K
Super High Output Ohm Readings:5.8K Neck / 5.8K Middle / 9.5K Bridge* 1
Super High Output Recommended Pot Value:500K
Wire:USA-Made 42 / 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon, Depending On Model
Polarity:Hum Cancelling, Request 3 Wire If Buying Single
Pole Pieces:Steel
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

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.

* 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.

Polarity Information:

Here's how we wind and magnetize our pickups:

This is a Hum Cancelling Pickup.

If you're buying a set from us, all pickups will work together seamlessly. If you're buying a single pickup, all you need to worry about is Coil Direction.

To ensure your pickup will work, make sure you select multiple leads (2-conductor with shield), or the 3-Wire modification so you can reverse the coil direction, if need be.

Split Blade Strat Dimensions:

Split Blade Strat Dimensions

Split Blade Strat FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Split Blade Strat 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 3-4 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.

Product FAQ's

These are frequently asked questions about our Split Blade Strat. If you have a question that you don't see listed here, click "Ask A Question" in the Quick Links section above.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Split Blades to?

    Split Blades sound best a little closer to the strings than a standard Strat or Telecaster pickup. Split Blades don’t pull your strings out of tune like a normal pickup will, either. Feel free to get our Split Blades pretty close to the strings – you’ll love the tone of them when you do!

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Customer Reviews

101 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Strat

  1. Dino

    Verified Purchase

    Very very good set of pickups. Very silent indeed even with high gain.
    I installed them on a Musicman Cutlass HSS on the neck and middle position along with a Modern Paf a previously had. It’s wired for me to have neck and bridge together with a push pull. The guitar is Very versatile. It took me a couple of months to get use to them. The neck can be warm thick and very jazzy but as well bright and spanky depending on the height you set them up. Also the EQ of your amp or EQ pedal it will change the sound of it. I play Jazz songs on the guitar as well as churchy clean songs and Blues songs. The neck is thick to my ear and sounds a bit like a humbucker with an overdrive, but again with right EQ it can be a strat neck sound.
    I recommend them, they are worth it. Silent and versatile.

  2. Brent

    Verified Purchase

    Got the middle position Split Blade Blues Output to pair with a Steel Pole 42 in the neck and Steel Pole 43 in the bridge. This was based on the recommendation I was given when I called in to ask what would work best with what I have and what I’m looking for and it matches great. Mostly wanted the Split Blade pickup to give me more of a Strat tone option and to be noiseless when I use distortion and other pedals. It does exactly that. I love Fralin pickups!

  3. david

    Verified Purchase

    I installed the high output Split Blade Strat pickup in the bridge position, for my early Reverend Avenger GT which also had a Dimarzio in the neck as well as a Joe Barden in the middle. I really just needed a double coil pickup with some oomph. I wanted it a little darker for a harder dbl coil sound. I was surprised how much musical presence it has. I did a gig with immediately after installing it. I wired it white to the switch and black to ground. It turned out to be out of phase with the other pickups. It still sounded great in solo mode but also interesting for some tanky Jimmy Page sounds. I had a Gibson L6-S that gave me that with the 6 position switch.
    I ended up swapping the white and black for normal strat sounds. It has the quack in the number 2 position as well as the sweet chime in number 4. It sounds beautiful in the bridge and neck position via a neck toggle switch. The mind blower is that while it has lots of double coil tone measuring 8.15 on my ohm meter, it isn’t way louder than the Barden(4.6) or Dimarzio (6). This made all the combo positions sound sweet but strong. It sings! I didn’t use the 3rd wire…..yet!
    One more thing, it’s a beauty! It’s the white one in a white Reverend with a gold pick guard!

  4. Dale W. Johnson

    Verified Purchase

    I used a vintage in the bridge of my Strat for several years even though the radius was not quite a match. I finally got around to ordering a Blues version with a flatter radius. It does exactly what I wanted, a little more depth and output. Although not a fan of the regular blues wind it works great on the split blade. After using every boutique Strat pickup I could find, Lindys Strat pickups are consistent and special. Lollars sound too clinical, but the late Peter Florences pickups are close in having this special quality. I am especially a fan of the 54 wind of the Fralins. The split blades do not sound to me quite like his other Strat pickups, they have their own sound which is very pleasing to the ear and I find the blues special in the bridge paired with a regular 54 in the middle and neck positions gives me the sounds that to me are usable and sweet. The split blade tempers the highs in the bridge position so that I actually use it more without reaching for the tone knob. Nice job Lindy! AAA. I’m a fan.

  5. Mike Davis

    Verified Purchase

    Several years ago, I ordered a set of split blades for strat from Lindy that consisted of vintage output neck and middle, and a super-high output bridge with yet another 5 percent wound on (the tech winding it at the time called it “ludicrous” output). More recently, I decided that I wanted my strat to sound more like a strat in all positions, so I orderd a vintage output split blade bridge to replace the Ludicrous bridge. In addition, I got the Fralin blender pot, the Fralin magic cap for the tone, and a 300k volume pot. These are the best decisions I have ever made about guitar mods. I’ve never been happier about my tone. My strat started as a 2007 American standard. I replaced the neck with an Allparts baseball bat with a rosewood board, and installed a bone nut. I currently run through a Fender 68 custom ProReverb. As advertised, all positions are clear, chimey, and stratty, with just a bit more thickness than a regular single coil. With the new vintage bridge, I roll the tone off a bit, blend in a touch of the neck using the blender pot, and it works perfectly with the amp settings in conjunction with the neck, middle, and 2 and 4 positions. In particular, I wanted to note that the middle position is the best middle pickup I have ever come across. Often overlooked, this position is given new power and life by the split blade design. It gets alot of milage these days. Lindy and his team do it right. Best pickups I’ve ever played.

  6. Matthew Halvatzis

    Verified Purchase

    I got a blues output for the middle position of a P92-Split Blade-P92 and it sounds great in this combo. I can get the quacky strat tones in this combo with the 92s. Great middle pickup. Everyone was super helpful at the shop, and I really appreciate getting this installed.

  7. Perry Butt

    Verified Purchase

    About a year ago i picked up a G&L 2003 S-500 made in Korea at a yard sale for a steal of a price.
    The neck was a little warped but everthing else on the guitar was mint.I decided to make this a project guitar and ordered a custom neck from the US.
    I also decided to install new pickups and electronics and HSS pickguard.
    After some research i decided to try out the Fralin split blades and i got to say i am totally happy with my purchase the pickups are exactly the sound i was hoping for and i couldn’t be happier with this guitar. Thanks

  8. chris

    Verified Purchase

    Best noiseless strat pickups around. Vintage in neck and Mid with a High Output for the Bridge is a perfect combo. I’ve tried them all, Dimarzio Areas, Ultra Noiseless, Lace, but these are the ones for me.

    thanks Lindy

  9. John O’Brien

    Verified Purchase

    My goal was to replace the low output “vintage” pickups in my Warmoth strat to something more muscular to better keep up with my other guitars loaded with mid to hot output humbuckers, yet still sound like a strat. I’ve been playing Lindy’s pickups (split blade blues output) and a blender pot now for the better part of last year. Switching between guitars on the fly used to mean also changing amp and pedal settings. Not any more. These blues output split blades, while still lower in output than those other humbucker guitars I own, closed the gap significantly enough to make quick guitar changes practical. Mission accomplished there.

    The sound: Cleans are so VERY strat-y sounding you’d swear you were playing single coils. I was shocked, however, at how well they handled high gain situations. The first time I played loud with hard rock and metal sounds and stopped, I was in awe at the silence. Zero noise, like a noise gate kicked on! These are incredibly well made pickups.

    The blender pot is awesome, too. I’m still learning the subtlety of using it, but I appreciate the additional tonal possibilities it provides. A small turn can thicken up the bridge, or add a touch of bite to the neck. Blending all the way to get the neck + bridge both full on sounds a lot like the middle position on a tele. It’s a super useful way to wire up your strat!

  10. Frank Pasco

    Verified Purchase

    I put a split blade blues between two unbuckers on a soloist parts build and it was the perfect middle pickup to use. All the pickups sound fantastic, balanced, defined and full of musical inspiration. I also put in a blender pot for even more possibilities! I spoke to Lindy on the phone and he answered a couple of questions I had, so that was an amazing customer service experience. Thanks Lindy!

  11. Brent E

    Verified Purchase

    For several years I’ve been looking for a perfect neck pickup to mate with the Fralin hum cancelling P90 (standard wound) in the bridge position of my semi-hollow Tele-style guitar. After discussing my tonal yearnings with Lindy, I decided to follow his recommendation and try one of the split blade blues Strat pickups. It nailed it and pairs perfectly with the P90. I now have the tone that I used to only hear in my head. Thanks so much for your assistance and expertise.

  12. Samuel D.

    Verified Purchase

    I reviewed these back in June of 2020. My opinion of them (partly due to my son’s feedback) has only gone up since then. The set of these split blades is in a Warmoth Swamp Ash 7/8 S body with a JagStang Maple/Rosewood 24″ scale neck. Bridge is 2TEK. Even though there are a number of things I would do differently if starting over (body, neck profile/fretboard radius, nut. . .), the choice of pickups, switching and bridge are top-shelf in my opinion. I have “prettier” guitars, and nicer feeling necks, but this one is becoming a fast favorite for the sounds it puts out.

  13. Donny Lovette

    Verified Purchase

    My split blade blues pickups were awesome as expected…I bought the high output split blades last year and everyone loves to play that Strat!
    Lindy Fralins pickups got Mojo!

  14. James Hansell

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been a luthier since 1987ish. I’ve installed more replacement pickups than I can remember, as well as many in new builds. Since Fralin pickups entered the scene I’ve taken notice, as most have. At first, a customer would come in to my shop for some work having a Fralin pickup or two already installed in their instrument. I had to remark about the clarity of tone and the responsiveness of these pickups. A bit later I used Fralin to rewind an early Stratocaster bridge p-up. Not only was the rewind price quite reasonable, but the craftsmanship & sound of the reworked p-up… very impressive! Lately I’ve had more experience with Fralin p-ups and I’m pleased to say that I now offer them to customers, as well as look forward to using them in my own projects. Lindy and team, you guys keep up the good work! It is really nice to have an option in p-ups that are not only original, but carry the weight of their design without a hitch when it comes to their looks, quality, and sound/performance.

    James Hansell
    City D’s Guitar Shop
    Davenport, Iowa 52804
    (563) 209-0300

  15. Ultimatone

    Verified Purchase

    I just ordered my 7th Split coil pickup and I love them. They still have a great top to them but they are a little thicker and rounder sounding than a typical Strat or Tele pickups to my ears and for me, that’s a good thing! I never was a fan of hum canceling single coils until I tried these. For all my gigging guitars I have switched to split coils.

  16. shiva krishnan

    Verified Purchase

    I just got the Fralin splitblade for my PRS SAS middle position to replace the SD vintage rail. They are exactly what I was looking for. A very thick bluesy sounding pickup with a lot of character. I am very happy with the pickup.

  17. Daniel Williams

    Verified Purchase

    They sound great!

    I bought a split-blade bridge pickup from Lindy for my strat. I installed it a few days later and it sounds fantastic! There is literally no hum at all, but the pickup is far crisper, bright, and responsive than any humbucker I’ve tried. I highly recommend it!

  18. Craig Buchanan

    Verified Purchase

    New Middle Pickup

    This has added an amazing versatility to my guitar sound overall. It was a much needed addition to what I have and the turnaround time to receive this was fast!

  19. Vito Minielli

    Verified Purchase

    4 out of 6. Unfortunately, the d and g strings sound weird, due to the bend in the blades. 4 out of 6 strings sound great.

  20. Raleigh Smith

    Verified Purchase

    Split Blade Glory! This is my third Split Blade, and the tone never ceases to amaze me.

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