Split Blade Tele

Pure Telecaster Tone, No Noise


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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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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.


Customize your Split Blade Tele:

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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

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All Tele, No Hum.

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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!

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

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:

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 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.

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 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

134 Genuine Reviews for Split Blade Tele

  1. Henry James Carlin

    Verified Purchase

    Great pickup
    No hum and great sound.

  2. Robert Hickman

    Verified Purchase

    Worth It!
    I was apprehensive about the price but if you consider a lower cost pickup, the difference in cost is not worth the difference in sound. These sound great! Nice clean traditional Tele sound with no noise. Well balanced, no dead spots when bending strings. They really look good also.

  3. Charles Sutliff

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  4. Robin Jackson

    Verified Purchase

    Split Blades Vintage Wound
    tons of snap snarl and bite…this is the way a tele should sound!!..I’ve got another tele with the Blues wound as well…slightly warmer with a tad more bottom and mid range…Tip of the hat to Lindy and has crew!!

  5. Thomas Reeves

    Verified Purchase

    If I were wealthy I would put fralin pickups in every guitar I own. For now it’s just going to be one guitar at a time. I have Linda’s pickups into Warmoth custom teles and I wouldn’t have anything else.

  6. Gil Rosado

    Great pickups, every client that has made the switch has been amazed w their performance. Fralin pickups are also my number one choice for all of my builds! ?????
    Gil Rosado (owner)
    Rosado Repairs & Restorations

  7. Alex Masun

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  8. Ted

    Verified Purchase

    Just installed these (low output version) replacing some Alnico II pro’s (single coil) I had on a tele that I probably played 500 gigs with. They exceeded my expectations. I though they would lack sweetness and chime like most humbuckers … but they don’t. The neck version sounds almost like a strat neck pickup but bigger, and clear as a bell. The neck has a little more mid and a lot more output than my old Alnico II pro’s, which was exactly what I wanted. You can indeed make them as close to the string as you want with no negative effects, and the built in radius is fantastic and brings a balance across the strings you can’t get with pole screws. This make my tele vastly more usable. Does it do vintage tele chicken pickin’? … not really, but closer than any zero hum pickup I have heard. This is a game changer. Thanks Lindy!

  9. Michael Cotter

    Verified Purchase

    Super High Output Bridge Position
    This pickup absolutely exceeded my expectations, period. I play in a metal style in B standard and there is not a single trace of muddy sound coming from this split blade. It handles every last bit of gain you throw at it flawlessly. For the purists out there, it still has that Telecaster twang. It makes for an excellent lead position, and still sounds outstanding when playing rhythm/power chords. It has a most pleasing and unique grind when letting chords ring out. It is indeed a quiet pickup, and in fact makes less noise than my neck position humbucker. In the middle position, it pairs very well with it’s partner and I like using this for clean playing. I have a treble bleed installed and rolling off the volume adds great variation to the sounds you can find. It is also an aesthetically pleasing pickup to look at if you’re into that sort of thing. I am thoroughly impressed with the performance of this pickup and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking for an aggressive bridge pickup for their Tele. It was worth every penny and I plan on sticking with Fralin for future purchases.

  10. James Hamric

    Verified Purchase

    Split Blade Blues output Tele bridge
    Perfect replacement for my American Performer Tele Bridge. Noise-free and Tele spank with a lol more warmth for my slide playing. Sounds good clean or with the breakup!

  11. Steve Ogburn

    Verified Purchase

    This is my second Split Blade Tele neck pickup from Lindy (first is part of a set on another one of my Telecasters). Sounds awesome – loving it! Thanks, Lindy!

  12. Glenn Whitehead

    Verified Purchase

    Splits in my Hamer T-51!

    Wonderful…very clean and spanky meds which clang mightily in my Swart and Fargen Class A single-ended amps. Very complex harmonics, more than the SD Broadcasters it replaced. Loving the quiet allowing me to crank the amps more. My next project is your P-90s in the Hamer or maybe the McCarty~! Loving your Virginia pickups!

  13. Edward Hylton

    Verified Purchase

    What a pickup…great great great

  14. Andrew Kelly

    Verified Purchase

    Fralin is the best. Couldn’t be happier, this thing rules and is way better than I expected.

  15. Douglas McClure

    Verified Purchase

    Tele Split Blade High Output: These are great. Sounds truly like a Tele pickup should, but with a little more oomph. (not midrange hot)

  16. William Sokol

    Verified Purchase

    Breath-taking sound

    The pickups are all that I wanted in tone. One question I do have is any guidance you have on the recommended gap between string bottom and rail.

  17. Robert Matthews

    Verified Purchase

    Great sounding pickup!

    Plenty of Tele spank in this split blade bridge pickup, but no noise and noticeably less top-end brittleness. Sounds great both clean & overdriven.

  18. John Weber

    Verified Purchase


    Took me a while to finally order them, but I wish I would have sooner. Very warm, well-balanced tone. They’re awesome!

  19. Kurt Schmidt

    Verified Purchase

    This has been the nicest replacement pick up I have ever purchased. It sounds absolutely awesome. Highly recommended.

  20. David Stevens

    Verified Purchase


    Exactly what I expected and more! Pure tonal greatness. Hotter than standards but still definitely all Tele!!

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