Lindy Fralin pickups - exclusively at Bass Direct, P, Jazz, Mustang bass guitars, custom hand wound, USA

 

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JAZZ 4 pair                                        £150.00

JAZZ 4 bridge                                    £75.00

JAZZ 4 pair  - 5% overwind               £150.00

JAZZ 4 Split coil - pair                       £230.00  - Out of stock

JAZZ 4 Split coil - pair 5% overwind  £230.00

JAZZ 5 string - pair                           £170.00

JAZZ 5 string - pair 5% overwind    £170.00 - Out of stock

P - BASS                                          £140.00

'51 P BASS - single                          £75.00

'51 P BASS Split coil single              £135.00

P/J - Split 5% J + P                          £255.00


For orders outside the UK please ADD + £5 EU shipping

Mounting screws are supplied with these pickups

Please contact us you would to order a singe pickup

Please contact us to order pickups with either white or cream covers

 

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Jazz Bass® Pickups 4 and 5 string

At Fralin Pickups, we believe the best sound comes from the the highest quality materials available, not fancy gimmicks. That’s why we use USA-Made materials and wind our pickups by hand, one at a time in Richmond, VA. We know you’ll love our Jazz Bass Pickups.


Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups are fat, loud, punchy, and clear. They have articulation and definition not found in other manufacturers pickups. We use all USA-Made parts, and wind and build them one at a time by hand, the Fralin Jazz Bass is a clear choice.


RAISED CENTRES

Choose this option if you want raised centre pole piece magnets on your bridge. This helps with string balance on fingerboards with a radius of less than 9.5 inches. Do not choose this option if you have a flat fingerboard.


GIVE YOUR JAZZ BASS A FACELIFT.

Our Jazz Bass® Replacements feature USA-Made magnets and wire, and are wound by hand, one at a time. Featuring a huge-sounding bottom-end and midrange, we guarantee that you will absolutely love the sound of our Jazz Bass Replacements. We wind these Lindy Fralin Jazz Bass Replacements to 60’s specifications, using top-of the line materials to give you a clear, open tone: all across the board.


FEATURES:

  1. Era-Authentic tone from the 60’s.

  2. Wound with 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar Wire

  3. Made with USA-Made AlNiCo V Pickups

  4. Wound By Hand, One At A time, In Richmond, Virginia


SOUND:

We know what you want: a clear and clean midrange, and deep, rich lows. Our goal was to make these pickups balanced across the frequency range, with a dynamic and non-compressed attitude. You’ll find these pickups speak what you tell them to – soft and quiet, or digging in. With our Jazz Bass Pickups, you’ll get all of that and more. We “scatter-wind” them using our proprietary formula to give these pickups more balance and a sweeter tone. We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  1. For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference

  2. For a thicker midrange and less highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.

  3. For an even thicker tone than the +5%, you can opt for +10%. This is perfect for anyone looking for an aggressively strong midrange and dark tone. Perfect for balancing out a bright sounding bass.

  4. If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.


FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest Jazz Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.

  2. 2.What does “Raised Centres” mean? This all refers to your fingerboard radius. If you have a Vintage radius (7.25″ – 9″), you might want to go with Raised Centres. If you have a flatter radius, keep it stock.

  3. 3.What Pots should I use? 250K.

  4. 4.How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.

  5. 5.Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.

  6. 6.Wiring Diagrams? Here!




SPLIT JAZZ

A loud, clear and even response to four string bass players with no hum. This bass pickup allows you to get all of the Jazz-Bass vibe that you love, minus the hum. Being a hum-cancelling Jazz Bass pickup, it’s fat, thick, and a little thicker sounding than a single-coil Jazz Bass.

AUTHENTIC 60’S JAZZ BASS TONE, NO HUM.

Our Split Jazz Bass Pickups feature USA-Made magnets and wire, and are wound by hand, one at a time. Featuring a Left-Right Coil design for no-hum, we guarantee that you will absolutely love the sound of our Split Jazz Bass Pickups. We wind these pickups to 60’s specifications, using top-of the line materials to give you a clear, open tone: all across the board.

  1. Era-Authentic tone from the 60’s with no hum.

  2. Wound with USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire

  3. Made with USA-Made AlNiCo V Pickups

  4. Bobbins are built by hand, at the shop

  5. Wound By Hand, One At A time, In Richmond, Virginia


SOUND:

The Split Jazz Bass sounds just like a single coil Jazz Bass pickup, only slightly thicker and darker. As soon as you plug in, you’ll notice the pesky hum being cancelled out. The midrange is pronounced on this pickup, lending to a thicker, beefier tone. You’ll find these pickups speak what you tell them to – soft and quiet, or digging in. With our Jazz Bass Pickups, you’ll get all of that and more. We “scatter-wind” them using our proprietary formula to give these pickups more balance and a sweeter tone. We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  1. For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference

  2. For a thicker midrange and less highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.

  3. If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.


FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest Jazz Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.

  2. 2.What does “Raised Centers” mean? This all refers to your fingerboard radius. If you have a Vintage radius (7.25″ – 9″), you might want to go with Raised Centers. If you have a flatter radius, keep it stock.

  3. 3.What Pots should I use? 250K.

  4. 4.How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.

  5. 5.Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.

  6. 6.Wiring Diagrams? Here!




P-Bass® Style Replacements

Lindy Fralin P-Bass ® Replacements. Enhancing everything you’ve come to love about your P-Bass ®: Fat and Punchy with a huge, clear bottom-end.



INSTANT THUNDER, INSTANT BRILLIANCE.

We know what you love about your P-Bass ®. That’s why we don’t take any of that away: we only give you more. We use USA-Made AlNiCo V magnets and 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar wire to give an era-authentic 50’s tone, with more “beef”. Fralin P-Bass Replacements offer a significant upgrade. At Fralin Pickups, we believe the best sound comes from the the highest quality materials available, not fancy gimmicks.

  1. Wound to Vintage 50’s Specifications, With Modern Power

  2. 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar wire

  3. AlNiCo V Magnets for a deep, smooth tone

  4. Wound by hand, one at a time


SOUND:

Fralin P-Bass ® Replacements are similar to our J-Bass® Replacements: they have a huge fat tone. Fralin P-Bass ® Replacements are fat, punchy, and round. The lows are deep and rich, and the highs are sweet and clear. The first thing you’ll notice when you install these pickups is how you can hear more of your P-Bass ®. You’ll hear an extended low-end and a rounder top-end. These pickups are very vintage sounding, but with modern power.

  1. For an era-authentic 50’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference

  2. For a thicker midrange and less highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.

  3. For an even thicker tone than the +5%, you can opt for +10%. This is perfect for anyone looking for an aggressively strong midrange and dark tone. Perfect for balancing out a bright sounding bass.

  4. If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.


FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.

  2. 2.How do I orient the pickup? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.

  3. 3.Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.

  4. 4.Wiring Diagrams? Here!



'51 P-Bass® Style Replacements

Loud, clear and sweet. This is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s and reissues. With AlNiCo V USA-Made Magnets and wire, the Fralin ’51 P-Bass is great for those looking to add more definition, clarity, and extended low-end to their ’50’s bass.


Great single coil tone replacement for 50's and re-issues. Stock wind is 6.5K but can be wound from 6k-8k. Also available in "Split" version for hum- cancelling.


ADDED ARTICULATION, DEFINITION, AND BASS.

Since it’s creation, the P-Bass has been a bass icon. Known for it’s classic, deep, and fat low-end, the ’51 P-Bass is arguably the bass that started the classic bass tone. At Fralin Pickups, we take what you love and give it steroids. By paying attention to the smallest details and using the highest quality materials, our ’51 P-Bass Replacements still have the classic tone, with enhanced lows, clear highs, and all the definition and clarity you’ve come to love and expect from Fralin Pickups.


FEATURES:

  1. Clear, articulate, and wide-range tonal capabilities

  2. USA-Made AlNiCo V magnets

  3. USA-Made 42-gauge Heavy Formvar wire

  4. Slightly staggered magnet stagger with a taller magnet under the A-String

  5. Made By Hand in Richmond, VA



SOUND:

The Fralin Pickups ’51 P-Bass replacement sounds extremely clear, articulate, and deep. With the highest quality materials we can get our hands on, you’ll be impressed with the enhanced definition that our pickup will give your bass. The Fralin ’51 P-Bass replacement will sound bright without sounding tinny or harsh. The low-end will sound deep, rich, and fat – without sounding muddy. We’ve taken care to make sure that we enhance the most important aspects of your bass: the bass. We guarantee that you’ll love your P-Bass even more after putting in the Fralin ’51 P-Bass pickup.


FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.

  2. 2.Why is the A string the tallest? That’s the way Fender did them back in the day. You can certainly request a custom stagger, if you’d like. Just use the “Notes Field” on the checkout screen.

  3. 3.Will this pickup fit my bass? We don’t know! Definitely check below under “Sizing Information” for our size. You’ll want to double check for sure.

  4. 4.Wiring Diagrams? Here!



SPLIT ’51 P-BASS

Our Lindy Fralin Split ’51 P-Bass is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s and reissues. Loud and clear, with no hum. Using USA-Made parts and made by hand, our pickups sound leaps and bounds better than the stock pickups. This is the Hum-Cancelling version of our ’51 P-Bass.



SWEET 50’S P-BASS TONE, NO HUM.

Our combination of authentic 50’s P-Bass tone and a Left-Right Coil Design give you killer tone, with no hum! With no modification necessary, the Fralin Split ’51 will drop right in to your era-authentic bass or re-issue with ease. This pickup will fatten up your bass up a bit, too. The Fralin Split ’51 is our hum-cancelling version of our Fralin ’51 P-Bass Pickup.

  1. Era-Authentic 50’s P-Bass Tone, No Hum

  2. Split-Coil Design

  3. 42-Gauge wire

  4. AlNiCo V Magnets


SOUND:

Warm, rich, full, with no hum. The top end is warm and round, the the low end is extremely full, deep, and rich. The Fralin Split ’51 is the perfect pickup for those who want era-authentic 50’s P-Bass tone with an added hint The low end is extended deeper than before – with some AlNiCo V sweetness added to it. By adding a second coil, we were able to achieve a completely silent operation, with a hint of fatness added to it. The “pushed-in-by-hand” AlNiCo V Magnets are just part of the equation that gives this pickup such a smooth tone.


FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass? No hum! Tonally, they are very similar, with this model being slightly fatter and darker. It’s subtle.

  2. 2.What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.

  3. 3.Why is the A string the tallest? That’s the way Fender did them back in the day. You can certainly request a custom stagger, if you’d like. Just use the “Notes Field” on the checkout screen.

  4. 4.Will this pickup fit my bass? We don’t know! Definitely check below under “Sizing Information” for our size. You’ll want to double check for sure.

  5. 5.Wiring Diagrams? Here!




P/J Set

The Fralin P-J Set is the ultimate replacement for any P-J Configured Bass. It utilises our Stock P-Bass Pickups along with our Split Jazz Bridge to give you an amazing, noiseless tone in all positions.


The Fralin P-J Set is comprised of our full-sounding P-Bass Neck pickup, and our noiseless and rich Split Jazz Bridge. You’re guaranteed a 100% noiseless, fat and rich tone in all positions. Our Split Jazz Bridge utilises our legendary Left-Right coil design that avoids the “lifelessness” found in stacked coils. Combined with our full-range neck, your jaw is guaranteed to drop.


  1. Fralin P-Bass Neck

  2. +5% Fralin Split Jazz Bridge

  3. Noiseless in All Positions

  4. USA-Made Parts, and Wound By Hand, One at a Time.


The Fralin P-J Set is the best sounding P-J Pickup Set you can buy. With AlNiCo V magnets and USA-Made wire, you’ll be astounded by the range of these bass pickups. Fralin Pickups are known for their deep, rich lows and top end sparkle – all across a warm and fat midrange. You’ll be amazed by the articulation and clarity our pickups will give your bass. The Fralin P-J Set will breathe life into your bass, by extending it’s range and compressing it slightly while remaining extremely dynamic. The Split Jazz Bridge is overwound by 5% to give an even volume across all pickups.





FAQ’S:

  1. 1.What’s the difference between the Split Jazz and Normal Jazz Bass? The Split Jazz is a little thicker and darker sounding, with a tad bit more output.

  2. 2.Can I customise any of the outputs? Sure! Just request them in the Notes field on the checkout screen.

  3. 3.How do I orient the pickups? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.

  4. 4.Help! I installed them, and they are out of phase! No problem. Just reverse one of the pickups’ leads in the control cavity (swap White and Black).

  5. 5.Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.

  6. 6.Wiring Diagrams? Here!






Reviews of Lindy Fralin Pickups

BGRA: Lindy Fralin Jazz set

•by Dave Starns, May 2003 // Excerpted from the BGRA

“My Fretless Jazz bass is hardly a Fender anymore. It has a custom fretless neck (from Performance Guitars in Hollywood), a Leo Quann Badass Bridge, and Lindy Fralin pickups (the body is still Fender!). When I bought the bass (used, in 1983) it had Dimarzios in it, which sounded a little dark. I wanted more of a growly, midrangy, Jacoesque tone. I read a review of these in Bass Player which praised them up and down, so I ordered a set. I made the right decision. They're amazing pickups, responsive and clear without sounding thin or biting at all....”

•Clarity: 98%

•Service: 100%

•Value: 98%

•Overall: 98%

Read the entire review at » www.bgra.net



BGRA: Lindy Fralin Split-Jazz Replacement PU

•by Chris Guertin, July 2004 // Excerpted from the BGRA

“These things rock!! I was a little wary about spending so much without trying them first, but I was not disappointed in the least. I put them in my '77 Fender Jazz. The sound on them is HUGE -- the best sounding passive pickups I've ever used by far. AND -- no noise!! If you like that vintage sound, and don't wanna deal with annoying noise, I recommend these highly. ”

•Clarity: 100%

•Service: 98%

•Value: 95%

•Overall: 98%

Read the entire review at » www.bgra.net


Bass Player, Feb '96

•by Jim Roberts // Lindy Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups

“About fifteen years ago, a guitarist named Lindy Fralin dropped some Seymour Duncan replacement pickups in his Strat (™). Intrigued by the change in sound, he began to investigate the art of pickup making. Thanks to a friend who had a spool of copper wire and a pickup winder powered by the motor from a dentist's drill, Fralin started to wind vintage style pickups. Before long, he had his own winder and was devoting much of his free time to trial and error experiments. " It took me about five years to get a pickup I liked," Lindy says, "but I kept at it. Eventually, I was making pickups for some of my friends, and it slowly grew into a business from there."

Today, Fralin's shop specializes in vintage reproduction pickups and coil rewinding. Most of the pickups he makes are for guitars, but Lindy recently added Jazz Bass(™) pickups to his line. We tried out a pair in our trusty old '65 Jazz Bass, doing before and after listening tests in the Bass Player sound lab. Fralin always asks for customer input before making or rewinding a pickup, but all we told him was that we wanted the classic tone of a vintage Jazz Bass. He sent us a pair of his pickups along with a note that said they were "made just like early 60's Fenders(™)...(and) handwound as loud as we can make them without losing clarity or high end."

We got the Jazz Bass ready for our test by slapping on a fresh set of Trace Elliot stainless steel round wounds (.040-.100) and plugging it into our reference rig with everything set flat. The original pickups, while exhibiting plenty of punch and growl for which Jazz Basses are noted, left something to be desired in the low end, requiring an EQ boost to round out the sound. And they were microphonic. With the Fralin pickups, the change in the tone of the bass was striking--and entirely positive. The Fralin's had all of the mid-range punch of the stock set, but they provided considerably more warmth on the bottom, more clarity and "sparkle" in the high end, and more output. They were evenly balanced across the strings---and they weren't microphonic. In short, with the Fralin pickups the '65 Jazz Bass retained it's vintage character but became even more lively and musical.

We encountered one minor installation problem: The plastic cover of the bridge pickup didn't quite fit into the rout. Since we didn't want to modify the bass, we simply removed the Fralin pickup from it's cover, slipped it into the original cover, and installed it. Done. ( Lindy cautions that this may not work with every Jazz Bass, because of variations in the size and pole piece spacing of Fender pickups made in different years. He says the covers he uses are standard parts purchased from other suppliers, which limits his options. Should you have an installation problem, he will work with you to find a solution that is right for your bass.)

Lindy will custom wind these pickups to suit your needs. (And if you are not happy, he'll swap them.) He will also rewind other styles of pickups and try to find the sound you are looking for. That's pretty refreshing in a world where most gear is offered only in off the shelf versions in a take it or leave it fashion. Also it's refreshing to hear pickups that sound as good as the ones Fralin makes.”

•Lindy Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups

•Rating scale 1(poor) to 5 (best)

•Warmth: 5

•Clarity : 5

•Output : 5

•String balance : 5

•Value : 5

•Bottom line: GREAT TONE!