Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster pickups are a great choice for upgrading your Telecaster guitar. They give the bridge pickup a thicker, more full-bodied sound while reducing the treble just a little. These pickups use a beveled ALNICO V magnet for a tighter low end and smoother highs. Each one is 5% over-wound, for a slightly hotter signal that drives the amp a bit harder and gets more crunch. The increased coil windings also increase the pickup’s midrange output, helping to really bring out that blues sound.

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster pickups come staggered in your choice of Stock Stagger or Hybrid Stagger. If you get it in a set with the neck pickup it will be calibrated to match each other, and the neck pickup will have a 2% overwind.

Each of the Blues Specials is hand-wound, with 42 gauge single poly-nylon wire and cloth leads, and they use a fiberboard bobbin in the style of vintage pickups from the ’50s. This pickup has no cover but you can choose the white or black yarn that covers the coil. It’s a direct replacement for the pickups in your Telecaster and no adjustments to the guitar are needed.

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Ed Malaker Our resident electronics wizard came by his skills honestly — first as an apprentice in his father’s repair shop, later as a working musician and (most recently) as a sound designer for film. His passion for guitar led him to Humbucker Soup, where he continues to decode the wonders of wiring and the vicissitudes of voltage. Ed has never taken his guitar to a shop — he already knows how to fix it.