INNOVATION MEETS SERIOUS TONE.
Split Blade Telecaster® Pickups: The revolutionary design in
single-coil sound, without the hum. This pickup is built with a 2-coil
design using steel blades for the pole piece. Unlike most humbucking
pickups, Split Blades are designed with a left and right coil design,
offering a truer and more balanced single-coil tone.
Lindy Fralin Split Blade Pickups are unique: they offer a single-coil
sound, with no hum, whatsoever. You can expect fantastic a warm,
full-bodied tone with incredible string articulation and enhanced
detail. Low strings sound clear and articulate, while the plain strings
sound thicker than a single coil, but still sparkle. Furthermore,
adjusting the pickup on the Bass and Treble ends really allows the
player to fine-tune the pickup to his or her needs. Split Blade Pickups
will not pull the strings out of tune – even if they get close to the
strings. When playing with distortion, Split Blade Pickups sound thick
and dynamically rich. Chords have a nice compression on them while
single note lines have a much larger sonic footprint.
These pickups are designed to work with the curvature (radius) of
your neck. Be sure to have your radius measurement ready before
ordering. Most vintage-style guitars are using the Round radius. Modern guitars are using the Medium radius. Guitars with a very flat fingerboard are using the Flat radius. This specific set is MEDIUM RADIUS - 9.5 inches - 11 inches
HOW TO CHOOSE:
- Vintage Output offers a thicker, darker sound than our Stock
Tele pickups, while still offering bright wound strings. The Vintage
Output works well with 250K pots. This is Lindy’s favorite version of
- The Blues Output is 5% stronger than the Vintage output, and offers
5% more bass and mids, and 5% less treble. The Blues Output works well
with 250K pots. **THE SET OF PICKUPS IN THIS LISTING IS BLUES OUTPUT**
- The High Output and Super High Output models are 5% and 10% stronger
than the Blues Output, respectively. The High Output and Super High
Output Split Blades work well with 500K pots.
Split Blades like to live close to the strings, and won’t pull the strings out of tune.