5-String Jazz Bass

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(33 genuine reviews)

$115$230

The Lindy Fralin 5-String Jazz Bass replacement is perfect for bass players looking to get more definition, clarity, and thunder out of their 5-String Jazz Bass.

 

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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Raised Centers

Choose this option if you want raised center pole piece magnets on your pickups. 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.

Neck-Sized Bridge

In some cases, Fender Mexican Jazz Bass will have an equal-sized Neck & Bridge pickup. We can make this for you. Measure your pickups, and if they are the same, check this box!

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 More



Clarity meets Bass.

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5-String Jazz Bass FEATURES:

Our 5-String Jazz Bass Pickups feature a huge-sounding bottom-end and clarity. 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. Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control.

These 5-String Jazz Bass Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Magnets. 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.

Features:

  • 60’s Fender specifications, built for 5-String Jazz Basses
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and clarity
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

 

Sound

Fralin 5-String Jazz Bass Pickups offer a wide tonal range. They are wound to 60’s Specifications, which give them more output and balance. Expect a sweeter tone, with a warm midrange. Also, you’ll hear top-end sparkle and clarity. Nuances will come to life as you notice increased presence. They will break up late and stay clean longer.

 

Our Pickups are dynamic – they’ll get punchy if you dig into them. They’ll have top-end spank when you slap them. You’ll also notice they’ll stay soft and dynamic when you play light. Finally, these Jazz Bass Pickups are for those who are not happy with the tone from stock pickups. These tend to be sweeter-sounding, not aggressive. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.
We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  • For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference
  • For a thicker midrange and less highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
  • 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%.

 


Tonal Graph for 5-String Jazz Bass:

The tone graph below for our 5-String Jazz Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

 

 

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:9.6K
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.1K
Neck String Spacing:17mm
Bridge String Spacing:17.5mm
Neck Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Bridge Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Magnets:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:250K

Sizing

5 String Jazz Bass Dimensions

 

5-String Jazz Bass Questions And Answers:

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    i have a 5 strings bass Fender MB-5, center of pick ups, string space between center to center of string # 1 and 5 is : bridge= 65mm , Neck is 61mm. Question: Are the Magnets of the model Standard Fender US size correctly position under the strings . The Magnets . Need confirmation asap if ok or not. thanks. (i know the casing of neck is shorter a bit then on my guitar but its ok.)
  1. Q i have a 5 strings bass Fender MB-5, center of pick ups, string space between center to center of...... Read more
    A

    Hey Ben, yes, our string spacing should work perfectly with your current setup.

  2. What should be the expected impact if my bridge is 18mm spacing? Will it be OK?
  3. Q What should be the expected impact if my bridge is 18mm spacing? Will it be OK?
    A

    Hey Shay, yes - this will be fine!

  4. What is the string spacing on the 5 string Jazz bass pickup and is it noiseless ?
  5. Q What is the string spacing on the 5 string Jazz bass pickup and is it noiseless ?
    A

    Roy, our 5-String Jazz Bass pickups are single coil, but hum-canceling in the middle position. The String Spacing is 17mm in the neck and 17.5mm in the bridge.

     

  6. Do you have the cream covers for 5 string pickups?
  7. Q Do you have the cream covers for 5 string pickups?
    A

    Hey Robert, we have them coming in hopefully early February 2022! You can order now and request Cream, and we can hold your order until the new covers come in.

     

  8. Hello Fralin!! Years ago I had a Lakland DJ bass with your pickups (stock, I believe). After all these years I still haven’t been struck with another pickup like those. Now I am playing a G&L JB 5 with a 19mm bridge. I would like to put your pickups in there. I am mainly a session bassist so the hum cancelling is a consideration but I am certainly after that tone that has stuck in my head and heart for alll these years. Can you let me know ... Read more
  9. Q Hello Fralin!! Years ago I had a Lakland DJ bass with your pickups (stock, I believe). After all ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Dan, currently our 5-String Jazz Bass pickups are 17mm in the neck and 17.5mm in the bridge, and we're not tooled up for custom string spacing. Sorry for the inconvenience. This year, we are hoping to issue our Split Blade 5-String Jazz Bass Pickups which will feature a much wider string spacing and hum cancelling!

     

  10. What output do I choose?
  11. Q What output do I choose?
    A 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.
  12. What does “Raised Centers” mean?
  13. Q What does “Raised Centers” mean?
    A 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.
  14. What Pots should I use?
  15. Q What Pots should I use?
    A 250K
  16. How do I orient the 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup when installing?
  17. Q How do I orient the 5 String Jazz Bass Pickup when installing?
    A The leads come out of the treble side.
  18. Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?
  19. Q Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?
    A 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.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

33 Genuine Reviews for 5-String Jazz Bass

  1. Brent Moore

    Love these pickups!! Fralin rules!!

  2. Lawrence Birch
    Verified Buyer

    These pickups made my Fender Jazz Bass V Elite come alive, BIG improvement over the Noiseless PU’s it came with. I have a 76 J Bass that has that great growl. I can get that with these and so much more in tonal variety. I’m glad I did the swap for the Fralin’s!

  3. Mirko Tagliasacchi
    Verified Buyer

    Hi.
    Today I installed your pickups on my Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe V. Well…they’re simply Amazing! It’s the first time I use your products…and I really love them…the best bass pickups I ever listen. Zero noise and what a sound!

    Thank you so much for all.

    Greetings from Italy
    Mirko

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