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.

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


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.

Get it prewired

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. Nick Hackleman

    Verified Purchase

    I just wanted you to know that you guys are the very best! This new pickup is incredible. I needed a little more output from my Tele Bridge. The Blues output not only gave me the extra I wanted, but the tone is lovely. No shrill sounds. And a wonderful creamy vibe when digging into the strings. The real icing on the cake is, when I run it in 4th position (Series) with the P90 neck pup I have from you guys, things really changed for the better. Not only does the extra output match better with the P90 but the tone from the P90 and this new Tele pickup in Series is really amazing. Thick and loud. Better than any Humbucker I’ve got. Cheers guys! I appreciate you always making vibes noiseless options for us studio cats! A+

  2. Mehmet Cengiz Taskin

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been using split blades on my strat since they came out. And when I bought a tele, I immediately ordered splits for the tele too because I knew they would give more than I asked for. They are the best sounding, cool looking pickups plus they are hum free!!!

    Fralin is one of the few compaines that I never worry or think “will I like it, will it be good enough” while buying something.

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Verified Purchase

    I am so satisfied with my Tele Split Blades, I ordered the Strat set as well. These are the genuine deal. True Tele tone with no hum. They sound amazing through my Mesa Mark V and Vox amplifiers and after plugging in to my old Peavey VSS20, these pickups made that amp sound great. No concerns here – truly happy with this upgrade that has transformed the tone of my Tele.

  4. Tony Green

    The set of overwound pups I bought for my SX Furrian Nashville Tele turned a $175 axe into Mjolnir. Played the first set of a recent gig with a $900 axe with active pickups (both brands will remain unnamed). Played the second with the Lindy modded axe, and people started looking at me as if I had a “free prime rib” sign on my forehead. I half expected the club to bill me for broken windows and mirrors.

  5. Robert Pete McRae

    Verified Purchase

    I played the Fralin “stock tele” pickups for years, and loved them like the real deal. But these split blades have a voice that -to me- is so sweet, I’d order them even if they were noisy! Fabulous.

  6. Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
    (store manager)

    Hey Wade, yes! Just make sure you choose “3 Wire” under “Options & Upgrades”.

  7. Darryl Traylor Sr.

    Verified Purchase

    A word of advice buy both pickups! I ordered a bridge split blade and left the stock tele neck pick up big mistake. These pickups are so awesome that they blow stock pickups out the water!
    follow my advice BUY THE PAIR! You will not be disappointed.

  8. Eric buxton

    Verified Purchase

    As always Lindy and his crew do a great job! I have the split blade in two of my telecaster‘s and I love it.I don’t think you can find a better custom pick up builder.

  9. Bryan Wolfe

    Verified Purchase

    My guitar tech Matt got a set of Split Blades for his own Tele, High Output bridge and Vintage Output neck. He absolutely loved the sound and showed them off to a few customers. Sold two more sets within a week. Highest quality work as always.
    Heritage Music Repair, Kansas City MO

  10. Dave Newman

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic pickups for the Tele.

    Now the neck pickup is sparkling and useful.

    Bridge pickup is bright with plenty of that tele “spank”.

    I’m a guitar shop, and I’ll be recommending these to my customers.

  11. David Cover

    Verified Purchase

    Solves the problem but creates others

    The tone is pretty darn close to my fave tele set, Lollar vintage pu’s. These will pass in the mix. And they are dead quiet. But they just added (or maybe removed?) something that left me wanting.

  12. Andrew Johnstone

    Verified Purchase

    Great pickup. Tele sound with no hum.

  13. Danny Thompson

    Verified Purchase

    Pairs great with my Barden

    Was looking for a noiseless neck pickup with a bit more traditional Tele tone and this was perfect!

  14. Brandon Martinez

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  15. Victor Cassis

    Verified Purchase

    Sounds good, a little clean for my taste. Looks great in my paisley Tele.

  16. Jeff Dunnam

    Verified Purchase

    Well done!

    Hi Lindy, Want to say I am very happy with my set of Split-Blade Tele pickups. Initially installed them with the recommended 500k pots, however, found them slightly bright and switched to 250k. They sounded more balanced to my ears this way. I like them because they are quiet, sensitive, and sweet-sounding. I got the Blues set with slightly higher than vintage output. I had recently put a set of Fender ‘65 pups in my Strat, and I have to say on sound alone, I gravitate to my Tele now. May have to replace the Strat pups with Fralins. Thank you!

  17. Rudi Matuschek

    Verified Purchase

    I got a set of Blues Split Blades and a custom control plate. Made by Zach who I talked to on the phone. The tone is absolutely amazing, true tele and then some but there is no hum. A dream. Thank you!

  18. J Johnson

    Verified Purchase

    2012 American Deluxe with N3’s
    This Tele now has a vintage OP neck and high OP bridge, all else is stock. The day the SB’s arrived I didn’t have much time and put only the neck pup in. I had to turn down the volume a tad on my DRRI then the N3 bridge sounded very weak. The next day I swapped out the bridge pups and things were very will balanced. The SB neck is very warm w/o mud. The middle has that Tele sound and the bridge has more mids and less treble. Now all positions still have plenty of treble. The series mode has a Gibson-ish sound with Tele still in the mix. It’s hard to describe the sounds but l like every position. Due to less magnetic pull, there’s more sustain than before. I had a hard time on choosing my bridge output but the high gives the warmth I was hoping for and it doesn’t over power the vintage neck. The SB’s sound very good for noiseless. No thin sounds now. I now hear things I was missing from my true single coils. I hated giving up my chrome covered neck pup for looks sake but after hearing them it’s not a big deal. The only problem now is I can’t put this guitar down. I hope to try the split steel pole bridge some day! Way to go Mr Lindy. Thanks for these awesome pups.

  19. Sherlin Gerhart

    Verified Purchase

    Very Nice!

  20. Evan White

    Verified Purchase

    The Only Tele Pickup You Need
    Read the title, there is nothing else to say that hasn’t been said. Had a set in one tele and added this neck to another to match the hum cancelling SP43 in the bridge. TONE CITY!

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