5-String Jazz Bass

(29 customer reviews)

$115.00$230.00

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:
Clear

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.

Want to learn more about our 5-String Jazz Bass? Here's all the information you'll need:

5-String Jazz Bass 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

Overview

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.

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

FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Pots should I use? 250K.
  • How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.
  • 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.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Sizing

5 String Jazz Bass Dimensions

 

5-String Jazz Bass Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our 5-String Jazz Bass? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

3 Questions about 5-String Jazz Bass

  1. Are your pickups suitable for a Fender Jazz 5 Elite Bass – Active and Passive system. Thx Paul

    1. Hey Paul,

      Yes, our pickups should work perfectly with any preamp system.

  2. Looking for a funk slap type sound. Also what are the measurements of outer strings for bridge and neck pickups. Building my own 24 fret neck-through 5-string. My bridge is 76mm between outer strings Thank you

    1. Hey Ray,

      From the center of both the outer pole pieces (where the string falls), our bridge measures 70mm, and our neck measures 66.5mm

      If you were to measure the extreme limits, edge to edge, our bridge measures 82mm, and neck is 78mm.

  3. Hi, I would like to ask if the size of 5-STRING JAZZ BASS pickups fit the fender american jazz bass professional V, for replacement. Also, 10% overwind will reduce the highs by 10%, and increase the lows and mids by 10%, right? Thank you.

    1. Hey George,

      Our 5-String Jazz Bass pickups should fit the Fender American Jazz just fine! Please double-check the measurements before you order. The 10% overwind will make the pickup louder, thicker, and darker by approximately 10%.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

29 reviews for 5-String Jazz Bass

  1. Paul Heinemann

    Are your pickups suitable for a Fender Jazz 5 Elite Bass – Active and Passive system. Thx Paul

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Paul,

      Yes, our pickups should work perfectly with any preamp system.

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