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. Seth

    Verified Purchase

    I bought the High Output Split Blade Tele set with a black bridge and a parchment neck. My telecaster is wired with 250k pots and a 47uf cap. This sounds like the Texas Special Set from Fender when used slightly overdriven but when I plug into a jcm800 or a 6505 it sounds tight and aggressive with a singing quality. I primarily play with a bassman and jtm45 clown amp, but I add stacked overdrives and etc. These are excellent for every application and I primarily play Robin Trower-esque blues, yatch rock, finger style jazz, bossa nova, and 80s shred.

  2. Conrad

    Verified Purchase

    Does exactly what you want, great tele tone with no hum. This replaces a Fender Custom Shop nocaster bridge p’up and is now the only p’up in the guitar. It does everything I want. It is the Blues flavoured p’up with a 250k pot into a BluGuitar amp 1. Great string detail and clarity.

  3. Steve H

    Verified Purchase

    I was buying a steel pole steel tele bridge pickup. I called about a neck pickup companion; vintage split was recommended. I installed a 4 way switch couldn’t be happier!

    I’ve owned tele/tele style guitars. The neck pickups sometimes can be…..uninspiring. Not these! That neck pickup wax a perfect match for the steel spill pole.

  4. Gary Dunsmoor

    Verified Purchase

    I recently acquired a beautifully constructed Tele ‘partscaster’, and a first Telecaster type guitar for me. This was set up with some custom -wound pickups from a major company, but the neck pickup had very little output, not much twang, and no dynamic range….and I really like soloing on the neck pickup. I read a lot of positive reviews of the Fralin noiseless pickups, and took a chance. I ordered the “Blues” version because my Tele had 500k pots and I wanted a higher output than vintage. It is fabulous…..incredibly dynamic, great highs with no “icepick” or harsh sound, a little more mid-rangy than a typical single coil, and quiet, even with a high-gain amp setting. Also customer service was amazing…..a phone conversation with someone who listened to my questions, and responded honestly and with accurate information. They emailed installation information, and let me know when it was going to be shipped. All in all, a really wonderful experience and a great product.

  5. Steve H

    Verified Purchase

    I have an SX Furrian 3/4 size guitar, that I put a Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge pickup in. I did the online CONTACT US form to ask what would be a good match for the neck position, they recommended a vintage Split Blade. I wired them to a 4 way switch, this is the way to go for any tele style guitar. The two in series is…..magical.

  6. Gustavo Caraballo

    Verified Purchase

    These pickups are everything I could have asked for! As a jazz guitarist using a tele these pickups have helped me save a lot of headaches with extra noise and helped me get the tone that I needed out of my guitar. They also helped me out in choosing the specifics for the pickups as well as which pots to use!

  7. Joe Califano

    Verified Purchase

    Just installed the split blades on my new Fender telecaster. Excellent Tele sound and hum/noise free. I thrilled with the great noise free tone this guitar now has!

    If you email me I’ll send a pic. Would have added it here but I don’t see a way to do so.

  8. Colin Helton

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  9. Sneezles61

    Verified Purchase

    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..

  10. Drew Wheeler

    Verified Purchase

    Spectacular. All of the tele, none of the hum! So, so good.

  11. Daniel M. Ott

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been looking at this pickup for some time and finally pulled the trigger and bought one. Unique sounding with real Tele focus and spank and NO NOISE! I bought the slightly hotter than stock that has great attitude without forgetting it’s a Tele pickup!
    Thanks Lindy for your great care.

  12. Jay Taylor

    Verified Purchase

    Very high quality pickups with a unique sound. Very pleased with my tone. Customer service was superb. Thanks Fralin pickups.

  13. Tyler Zimmerman

    Verified Purchase

    Love these pups! Just put them in my tele last week and couldn’t be happier with the sound. Amazing customer service and great people! Fralin from now on for me!

  14. Louis Mendelowitz

    Verified Purchase

    The sound is wonderful. The entire experience couldn’t be exceeded. All of my questions, and I had several, were answered, quickly and completely.

  15. Doug Hutchison

    Great sound. Everything I expected from Fralin. I’m a disciple for sure! Installed in my Partscaster with Fralin’s pre-wired control plate and I couldn’t be happier!

  16. Dennis

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve recently built a tele with a homemade mini-humbucker in the neck position and regular tele bridge pickup. Each sounded fine alone but did not work together to my satisfaction even after various mod arrangements. The split blade is made for a 500 ohm pot so l thought I would give it a try. Perfect, just what I was looking for. The combination sounds great and the bridge position is killer. Highly recommended.

  17. Robert Andres Cuadra

    Verified Purchase

    I was looking for a neck pickup that gives me warm tones and sparkle. I play mostly Jazz/Blues and other genres at a lesser degree. This spilt blade with the blues wind is perfect. If you want warm clear tones and crunch when you need it, this is a great choice.

  18. Dave

    Verified Purchase

    I got the high output split blade Tele pickup to put in the bridge position of my 2011 MIM Telecaster. This is the third pickup I have installed in this guitar, and I’m sure this one will stay in. Dead quiet, and sounds like a Tele should. I’ve heard some people say they don’t get the high end sparkle with noiseless single coils, but that is not a problem with these. This pickup seems punchy and bright, but balanced. Once I adjusted my pickup height the balance between each string was excellent. I wish I would have gotten this pickup sooner!

  19. Dave Daniels

    Verified Purchase

    Love these high output Split Blade Pickups. Hands down far superior to the stock Tele pups.

  20. Lance

    Verified Purchase

    Probably my all time favorite pickups.

    Ive used these in several builds, and the tone is always amazing. 3rd wire adds wiring options. Worth the money

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