Split Blade Tele

Pure Telecaster Tone, No Noise

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

( 133 genuine reviews)

$129$258

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.

Options

Select options for our Split Blade Tele:

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Select this option if you want our Split Blades to be compatible with 4-Way Switching.

3-Wire

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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Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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 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.

Features:

  • 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

Sound

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.

 

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!

Tonal Graph For Split Blade Tele:

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

Vintage Output (250K / 300K Pots:
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

High Output (250K / 300K Pots):
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Blues Output (500K Pots):
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Super High Output (500K pots):
HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

Sound Samples for Split Blade Tele:
Compare Outputs

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

About these Sound Clips:

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

Our Split Blade Tele pickups feature a traditional Telecaster tone with no hum. These sound clips were recorded through a Mexican-made Fender Telecaster with a Lindy Fralin Telecaster Neck. Sound Clips are recorded by Phil Heesen III

Videos for Split Blade Tele:

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:

SPECIFICATION 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
Magnet:Ceramic
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 Dimensions:

Split Blade Tele Dimensions

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 2-3 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 Tele. 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 regular pickup, either. Feel free to get our Split Blades close to the strings – you’ll love their tone when you do! Check out this video of Lindy setting the Split Blade Height.

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Go the extra mile and combine our Split Blade Tele with a Telecaster Control Plate!:

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Customer Reviews

133 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Tele

  1. Christophe Assier
    Verified Buyer

    Great tone, silent! Exactly what I wanted but better!

  2. Dylan Fagan
    Verified Buyer

    Clear, clean and hum-free
    Amazing pickups. They have the Tele bite and great definition. I was hesitant to go with a hum-canceling pickup in my Tele, but I am very happy with the sound. They are full and not brittle, and pair well with the bum icier I put in the neck. They’re a little hot, but not too hot. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a good replacement that modernizes their guitar but doesn’t lose the Tele flavor.

  3. Brian Biddick
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the best noiseless pickup on earth!

  4. Van Rice
    Verified Buyer

    The Best! Great pickups, I put them in a telecaster partscaster I put together with roasted swamp ash body with tru-oil finish and roasted maple neck. Pickups sound great all the tele thing with out the hum. Highly recommend.

  5. Van Rice
    Verified Buyer

    Great pickups, I put them in a telecaster partscaster I put together with roasted swamp ash body with Tru-Oil finish and roasted maple neck. Pickups sound great all the Tele thing without the hum. Highly recommend.

  6. Michael D Morris

    I paired a split blade tele neck pickup with a unbucker in the bridge. My ear likes a thicker sound. I got my expected result. I spoke to the staff before I did this matchup. Lindy s staff gave the blessing. I’m using tele controls with 500k pots and 4 way selector switch. I have a push on push off button located on the edge of the body to tap the coil on the unbucker. It works for me.

  7. keoladonaghy
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced the stock pickups in my Classic Vibe Tele with a set of these – vintage output in the neck and high output in the bridge. My goodness, what a difference in every tonal characteristic I could possibly name. This is my second set of Fralins – I also put a pair of Pure PAFs in my Ibanez AS-73 earlier this year. And as different as these pickups are, they both still have this magical, audio pixie dust that just floats over the highs. I don’t know how else to describe the effect but I’ve not heard in anywhere else. I now want to build a guitar just so I can put a pair of Fralin P90s in it! Mahalo Lindy and crew!

  8. Matthew Dixon
    Verified Buyer

    Great Pickups. Love them. Spend the money and buy Fralin.

  9. Richard Rhode
    Verified Buyer

    Great! I have Fralin Humbuckers on one of my Epiphone Les Pauls. There’s a kind of “snap”(?) to them. Love it.

  10. Alan Pachter
    Verified Buyer

    Wow, what a sound! This is one monster pickup. Big, full sound. Great for those who are looking for a really big sound!

  11. Jorge William Santana
    Verified Buyer

    Great service, Great product, 100% satisfied!

  12. Garry Smith
    Verified Buyer

    Just what I wanted!

    I have 3 sets of Fralin Split-blades in 3 Teles. The Vintage set is very twangy and sounds to my ear like a mid-to-late 50s Tels. The Blues set is much deeper and fatter sounding: imagine a “Fat Strat”, but in Tele tone…superb for blues. My latest set is the in-between High Output set, and sounds very much like an early 50s Broadcaster or Nocaster, just what I was looking for to complete my collection. All are very musical, and have absolutely no hum. I’ve got Fralin pickups of other types in 9 other guitars and I LOVE them all: humbuckers, mini humbuckers, hum-cancelling P90s and Jazzmasters, split blade Blues Strat set, and P92s. Best pickups you can find!

  13. Martin Lachapelle
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickups! I’ve had these pickups for a while now and I couldn’t be more happier! Truly noiseless, I recommend these to everyone without hesitation!

  14. Keven Ochs
    Verified Buyer

    Blues split blades-90’s Tele: These were installed on my 90’s model B-Bender Fender Tele. Great sounding pickups. Higher output with smoother highs and more mids than the originals!

  15. James Grantham
    Verified Buyer

    Wow! I really liked the noiseless pups that were standard in my tele, but the Fralins are much better. Thick with plenty of bite. So glad I made the change.

  16. Thomas N Gillis
    Verified Buyer

    LOVE THIS. I contacted their office and asked which output I should pair with my Wide Range HB on my MIM ’72 Tele Custom reissue. After some fiddling with the pickup height, it sounds amazing! It really shreds with gain and sounds buttery smooth with my flatwounds and some tone knob play. again, love it!

  17. Jeremy Daughtry
    Verified Buyer

    Love love love! Noiseless and still retains that iconic tele tone!

  18. Norman Trahan
    Verified Buyer

    Great tone! These pickups are dead quiet. Love the tone!

  19. Greg Sofio
    Verified Buyer

    Tasty Tantalizing Tele Tone Triumph!
    I purchased a set of vintage output split blades for a project Tele I was working on. I’m kind of particular about pickups and for this particular guitar I wanted something that was noiseless. I was hesitant because I have found noiseless pickups to be somewhat hit or miss in the past. Well, after installing them initially I was not too sure whether I was going to like them or not. I thought there I might be having some issues with the tone/output/etc…. SO, I emailed the shop with my concerns. Very early the net business day I received a phone call from Mr. Fralin who wanted to discuss my concerns. After speaking with him I made some adjustments to the way I had my my pickups installed. THAT was an extremely wise thing to do!

    After I adjusted the pickups to the proper height all of my issues vanished! They sounded amazing – and they were exactly what I was hoping they would be. The noiseless/silent tech design that Mr. Fralin uses is truly fantastic. I love these pickups (and I love them even more for making me love one of my old amps again!). I would never hesitate to order pickups again from Fralin. Top quality product, top quality customer service – don’t think twice – just place your order!

  20. Peter Ivanov
    Verified Buyer

    Perfect. Sounds amazing. Has that Tele bridge sound but thicker. Created my new favorite guitar!

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