Split Blade Tele

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(125 genuine reviews)


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.


Lead Time

A Lead Time of 1 Week 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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Select this option if you want our Split Blades to be compatible with 4-Way Switching.


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

All Tele, No Hum.

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

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



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.


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 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* 1
Vintage Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
High Output Ohm Readings:6.8K Neck / 8.4K Bridge* 1
High Output Recommended Pot Value:250K or 300K
Blues Output Ohm Readings:5K Neck / 5.8K Bridge* 1
Blues Output Recommended Pot Value:500K
Super High Output Ohm Readings:7.2 Neck / 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 Piece Material: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 Tele FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Split Blade Tele 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 1 Week 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 Teles 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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125 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Tele

  1. James R

    Lindy is a pickup wizard! These are magic. I bought a Vintage Set to replace a set of Fralin Stock Tele pickups I’ve had in the same guitar for about a decade. Vintage Split Blades sound to me right in between Fralin Stock and Blues Special standard pickups. I have a Blues Special bridge and Big T neck in my other Tele. I’ve tried Fender Noiseless and EMG in the past and pretty much had written off humcancelling pickups but Lindy knows tone and these deliver. Vintage Fralin tone and no hum. They look good too! I have the white set in a 62 RI and the white bridge pickup looks good and neck blends in with the pickguard. Lindy you should sell Black bridge and White neck sets of these. That would look killer! If you’re on the fence, go for it! Also check out Lindy’s Bobcats videos on Youtube. Lindy knows tone and these split blades are amazing. I just bought a Vintage Hot Strat set to replace the standard Vintage Hots in my 62 RI Strat too. Split blades are the vintage tone future. Thank you Lindy!

  2. Hale Bushlow
    Verified Buyer

    This Split Blade bridge pairs great with the neck pickup on my ASAT Bluesboy. The guitar is now balanced, quiet and the pickup sparkles in the higher register. You cannot go wrong with this purchase. 5 stars.

  3. Paul Gambon
    Verified Buyer

    Happy Camper. I needed a tele bridge pup to go with a Gibson mini. I had two requirements: it would be quiet and the output would match the mini. I was instantly pleased! Great service from Lindy.

  4. Rene Asch
    Verified Buyer

    Benzville Guitars say thanks! We used your Split Blades and Alnico Rod Hum-Cancelling P90 on two of our latest builds and are excited. All the Twang, zero noise and even able to handle high gain. We will definitely recommend these Pickups to our Customers whenever we can to use in our custom build guitars.

  5. Mark Kroll
    Verified Buyer

    Plenty of twang! I was concerned that this pup might to be too hot for a classic Tele Twang but I was wrong. Awesome

  6. Jon Mork
    Verified Buyer

    Outstanding pickups. All tone and no hum.

  7. Todd Heininger

    I needed a flatter radius bridge due to 10-16 warmth neck so went with flat split blade. worked perfect. went with a high output bridge miked with a sheptone blue sky alnico 4 pickup neck. I talked directly to Lindy he helped me match them up and when switched to neck and bridge has a very nice mix of hum bucker sound. But when in the bridge very single coil Tele sounding has a very nice voice. This is a nashville tele and my middle pick up can go in phase or out of phase with either bridge or neck and again gets some really cool tele tones out of phase and some very start like stuff in phase with the sheptone. bridge off. This is my one guitar does it all for traveling around Alaska when you can only have one guitar with you and want many options of sound. Thanks Lindy for your great products. Did the in phase out phase on your noiseless P90’s on a tele build and love that too. Todd

  8. Garry Greer
    Verified Buyer

    Dropped the split blades with blues output into a custom build boutique tele. Also added the control plate with 500k pots, 4 way switch & tone
    bypass mod. I play classic rock, blues & jazz. Wow! All the tones I could have hoped for & more. Could not be more perfect. A

  9. andrewcebell
    Verified Buyer

    Just upgraded my Tele bridge pickup from a Fender Noiseless to the Fralin High Output Split Blade. So happy I did.

    The sound engineer where I play most often had been complaining about a harsh upper mid frequency with my Noiseless bridge. He could never EQ it out. He, however, loved the smooth sound of the neck pickup (which is a Fralin Vintage Tele). As a result, I played almost exclusively on the neck pickup.

    I opted to upgrade to the High Output Split Blade in hopes of taming some of the top end and giving the bridge more oomph (Noiseless pickups are very weak). I used the new pickup this weekend, and the engineer LOVED it. “Night and day difference,” he said. Now, all three pickup positions are completely usable and sound killer. Very clear without being harsh.

    Happy engineer, happy gig. Thanks Lindy!

  10. Frank Cheatham

    I have to give credit where credit is due. I visited Fralin Pickups on last Thursday and purchased a neck pickup for my custom Telecaster and not only was the pickup totally awesome but working with Lindy Fralin directly was awesome! He took the time to help me select the best pickup for my Tele and the pickup selection was spot on! I feel like I have a brand new Telecaster! Kudos to Fralin Pickups for a wonderful product and customer service!
    About the pickup: I already had a powerful bridge pickup in my Telecaster but I needed an articulate neck pickup that could match the output and mix well with my current bridge pickup. With Lindy’s suggestion, I went with the Hot Output Split Coil for the neck position and it was a perfect replacement to my old pickup. This pickup sounds amazing!

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