Split Blade Strat

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(95 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.



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Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

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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.


Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:


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.

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

Split Blade Strat FEATURES:

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!





Split Blade Outputs




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.

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.

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

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.


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95 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Strat

  1. Brent E
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  2. Samuel D.
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  3. Donny Lovette
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  4. James Hansell
    Verified Buyer

    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

  5. Ultimatone
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  6. shiva krishnan
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  7. Daniel Williams
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  8. Craig Buchanan
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  9. Vito Minielli
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  10. Raleigh Smith
    Verified Buyer

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

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