Split Blade Tele
A Lindy Fralin original design! Split Blade Tele pickups are noiseless pickups for your Telecaster. They feature a noiseless operation, with all the clarity you expect from a single-coil pickup. Split Blades are available in 4 outputs to help you fine-tune your tone and find your sound.
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All Tele, No Hum.
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Split Blade Tele FEATURES:
Split Blade Tele Pickups: revolutionary design, pure Telecaster tone, no hum. Unlike most pickups, we designed our Split Blades with a left-right coil design, giving you a truer and more balanced single-coil tone. These pickups will drop right into your Telecaster, with no modifications necessary. You’ll get all the single-coil traditional tone, with no hum at all.
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 aggressive USA-Made magnets to make this model scream. 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 Original Design
- Unique 4-Split Blade design for Humbucker and SSS tones
- An interesting and unique look
- Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
- 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
SPLIT BLADE TELE SOUND:
Unhappy with Hum-Cancelling Fender Pickups, Lindy designed the Split Blade. It’s a hum-canceling pickup with traditional Fender-type sparkle. They’re unique: they offer a single-coil sound, no hum, and dashingly good looks. Expect fantastic a warm, full-bodied tone with incredible string articulation and enhanced detail. Wound strings sound clear and articulate due to a narrow magnetic field. Plain strings sound thicker than a single-coil with more of a sonic footprint. Chords will sound smooth and buttery, and single notes will sound large and full. Split Blades will not pull the strings out of tune – even if they get close to the strings. Also, adjusting the pickup’s height allows you to fine-tune your tone to your needs. Expect thick, warm, and dynamic tone with distortion.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Blade Tele.
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 / 5K Bridge*|
|Vintage Output Recommended Pot Value:||250K or 300K|
|High Output Ohm Readings:||6.8K Neck / 8.4K Bridge*|
|High Output Recommended Pot Value:||250K or 300K|
|Blues Output Ohm Readings:||5K Neck / 5.8K Bridge*|
|Blues Output Recommended Pot Value:||500K|
|Super High Output Ohm Readings:||7.2 Neck / 9.5K Bridge*|
|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 Piece Material:||Steel|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**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 Tele Questions And Answers:
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Want to replace tele bridge pickup with a split blade. Looking for the right output to match an SD Jazz humbucker in the neck position. 500k pots. Blues or Super High? Thanks!
Q Want to replace tele bridge pickup with a split blade. Looking for the right output to match an S...... Read moreA
Hey Joel, I'd personally choose Super High Output for the warmest tone to match that Jazz Humbucker.
Hello! I am curious if a magnetic / ferrous bridge plate interferes with the ability of these split-blade pickups to cancel hum? I know this is an issue with "stacked" hum-cancelling pickup designs, but I am not sure about your split blades. Thank you!
Q Hello! I am curious if a magnetic / ferrous bridge plate interferes with the ability of these spl...... Read moreA
Hey Ryan, thanks for your question and patience while I get back to you. The plate is non-ferrous - it's nickel silver.
Howdy folks,.I talked with Lindy last week and it left me in a deep ponder,..thats a good thing too, because I want so bad to get my tele equipped with these "Split Blades"..I'm not understanding that well on how to determine neck radius, and I really want to get this right, and i'm ready to order a set right when i'm done measuring,...Cheers! J
Q Howdy folks,.I talked with Lindy last week and it left me in a deep ponder,..thats a good thing t...... Read moreA
Hey Jody, check out our guide here: Fingerboard Radius – How Does It Affect Magnet Stagger? and our cut-out guides here: Fingerboard Radius Cutout Guide
Hey, I inherited a self-built Telecaster with only with a Bridge split-blade telecaster. I really like the sound and would like to buy a matching neck pickup, but I don't know which one is the right one. Is there a way I can figure that out? - Nick
Q Hey, I inherited a self-built Telecaster with only with a Bridge split-blade telecaster. I really...... Read moreA
Hey Nick, take an ohm reading of the pickup with the volume on 10 - let us know by emailing us at [email protected], and we'll respond with the correct output!
Is it possible to order the neck pickup with a cover? I don’t see the option, so I’m assuming it’s not recommended?
Q Is it possible to order the neck pickup with a cover? I don’t see the option, so I’m assuming it’...... Read moreA
Hey Corey, as it turns out, we can't make this happen, unfortunately. We tried in the past and it just doesn't work. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Go the extra mile and combine our Split Blade Tele with a Telecaster Control Plate!:
Tele tone, no hum. I have the Blues Special split blade in the neck with the High Output in the bridge, approximating a Nocaster type tone (500k pots). The guitar sounds awesome, twangy and thick – anywhere from Zeppelin 1 to Dwight Yoakam, and all points in between. If you are on the fence about silent singles, this is the way to go.
Reading the reviews that were available isn’t like going to a place and being able to give them a test run..
these split blades have their own character… not talking them down..
Spectacular. All of the tele, none of the hum! So, so good.