5-String Jazz Bass

Incredible articulation and clarity

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
( 40 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.

 

Options

Select options for our 5-String Jazz Bass:

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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!

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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 About Lead Choice

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

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MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Dynamic & Full

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Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our 5-String Jazz Bass.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:9.6K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.1K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.


5-String Jazz Bass Dimensions:

5-String Jazz Bass Dimensions

5-String Jazz Bass FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your 5-String Jazz Bass have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your 5-String Jazz Basss to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

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Customer Reviews

40 Genuine Reviews for 5-String Jazz Bass

  1. Luke
    Verified Buyer

    I have +10 jazz pickups in two jazz basses (a fretted and a fretless Lakland 55-60 JO). They allow me to push out a strong powerful tone that works for full, fat jazz and R&B songs and a mid range punch for funk and fusion. Articulate, even, and powerful, Lindy Fralin 5 string Jazz bass pickups have taken my jazz basses to the next level.

  2. james joyce
    Verified Buyer

    perfect

  3. luke michel
    Verified Buyer

    5 string jazz +10 overwound are amazing. Stronger output that is lower and punchy…as advertised. Band mates noticed the difference! Thank you all at Lindy Fralin!

  4. D. Huber
    Verified Buyer

    I’d been planning on changing out the pickups in my Made in Mexico Fender Standard Jazz V for quite awhile. The stock pickups weren’t terrible, but they certainly lacked the oomph and growl that I’d like from a J bass.

    I looked at a lot of options, listened to samples, and read and watched reviews. In the end I was convinced to buy Fralins. I’m certainly glad I did.

    When I made the order, I received an automated message that it might take a few weeks. But in the end, it was way faster than that. The new pickups arrived within about a week (including going through customs). I was kept informed of shipping progress the whole time. And Fralin sent a few emails about installation while I waited.

    When they arrived, they fit perfectly. Quick install with no issues.

    And, yes! They sound great. Exactly what I want from a J bass. Powerful, great tone, responsive. I’m looking forward to performing with them!

    (Now I’m contemplating changing out my P bass…)

    Thanks so much, Lindy and team.

  5. Guy Tittley

    Hi LF

    Just finished installing Jazz Bass V +5% set in my 2012 Fender JB V.
    The stock pickups were good but a bit wimpy, not much more when you dig in.
    The Fralins are fantastic – really nice full sound and great dynamics. Lots of grunt and punch.
    Perfect.

  6. John C
    Verified Buyer

    I love this set – super clear jazz bass tone. It is so worth the upgrade. I even removed the active preamp and made the bass completely passive.

  7. Neil Watson
    Verified Buyer

    REALLY COOOL

  8. Brent Moore

    Love these pickups!! Fralin rules!!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. Alex

    Previously tried a few other brands in my Warmoth Jazz 5 and couldn’t get a sound I loved. Tried a set of these with stock winding, paired with a Sadowsky onboard preamp and DR Fat Beams, and now this bass sounds amazing!

  12. Mateusz Piotrowski
    Verified Buyer

    I tried many well known brands and seems like its really hard to make 5 string pickup sounding like vintage 4 string bass. Fralin is closest!

  13. Rick Ottman
    Verified Buyer

    Jazz Bass 5 String – These actually were a gift for our youngest and not our first purchase. Our youngest has Fralins in both of his basses and I have them in all my basses (three J’s and a P). Best pickups for me and what I do and they’re the only pickups I recommend when I’m asked about my basses and preferences.

  14. Trifon Dimitrov
    Verified Buyer

    Fralin pickups are superb
    I got Fralin pickups on both electric basses I own. The tone, the response, the frequency spectrum, the attack/punch, and dynamic are there. It much easier to articulate with Fralin than with other pickups. Unfortunately, there is noise while the balance between neck and bridge pickups is not at 0 (in the middle). I understand that’s the nature of the single-coil pickups. It doesn’t bother me most of the time. Fralin is my favorite!

  15. Nick Sullivan
    Verified Buyer

    Fat! So it wasn’t easy, but it was well worth it. the pickups didn’t fit, even after working with the guys to make both bobbins the same to fit into the space left by Seymour Duncans in my Mike Lull MV5, requiring routing, grounding, and a new pickguard. But it was so worth it – the bass sounds gigantic – has gained in presence in mid-lows without losing clarity. It sounds the way I always imagined this bass to be capable of. Thank you, Lindy Fralin!

  16. David Connick
    Verified Buyer

    Finally the sound I was looking for . . .
    I never really bonded with the active electronics in my Fender 5-er, realizing I prefer the passive set up. These 5% overwinds have way more punch and balance.

  17. Michael Tobias
    Verified Buyer

    Killer!

  18. Stephen Garrison
    Verified Buyer

    Put these on a fretless with La Bella Flatwounds. It’s the best sounding bass in the whole world now. I love the sound of the 5% overwind. It’s the perfect thump from the neck, and amazing tone from the bridge.

  19. James Combs
    Verified Buyer

    10% Overwound 60’s J.B. Five Sting Set

    I am very pleased with these pickups. I have them paired with a John East Retro Active/Passive preamp and a Hipshot kickass bridge on my Squire JB Classic V. The sound is rich and Fender on Steroids.

  20. Fabricio Ladislau

    It’s my first experience with Lindy Fralin and definitely the sound, tone and playability came to my bass! The dynamic sound is great! I never played with this sound! Thanks a lot Fralin!

    (5-String Jazz Bass set).

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