5-String Jazz Bass

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


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.



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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 About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

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:

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.


  • 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



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.


Tech Specs



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

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
Recommended Cap Value**:0.02mfd

**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 Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our 5-String Jazz Bass? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Can you make a Jazz Bass V set with 19mm spacing?
  1. Q Can you make a Jazz Bass V set with 19mm spacing?

    Hey Douglas, as it turns out, we cannot - we are limited to our stamped parts. We can use two bridge spacings so that your neck pickup might be a bit closer? - Tyler

  2. I installed a set of your 5 string jazz bass pickups in a fender active deluxe a few years ago, and I'm now thinking about upgrading the pre-amp or possibly rewiring to passive. Wondering if you have any suggestions that will match well to these pickups. Thanks.
  3. Q I installed a set of your 5 string jazz bass pickups in a fender active deluxe a few years ago, a...... Read more

    Hey Brad - not sure - most will work perfectly with our pickups. If I were you, I'd find the one that has the features you're looking for and go for it. We're sure you'll love the tone.

  4. 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.)
  5. Q i have a 5 strings bass Fender MB-5, center of pick ups, string space between center to center of...... Read more

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

  6. What should be the expected impact if my bridge is 18mm spacing? Will it be OK?
  7. Q What should be the expected impact if my bridge is 18mm spacing? Will it be OK?

    Hey Shay, yes - this will be fine!

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

    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.



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36 Genuine Reviews for 5-String Jazz Bass

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Neil Watson
    Verified Buyer


  4. Brent Moore

    Love these pickups!! Fralin rules!!

  5. 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!

  6. Mirko Tagliasacchi
    Verified Buyer

    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

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