5-String Jazz Bass
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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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%.
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 Questions And Answers:
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Hi sir! I really love your overwind pickups ! I Woul to take a single coil set + 5% for my Sivcak 5 strings but the body is fitted to Nordstrand sizing (shorter digs). If i take Fralin pickups puttin them into Nordies cover? Not possible? Or could you do specific covers for me? Best regards
Q Hi sir! I really love your overwind pickups ! I Woul to take a single coil set + 5% for my Sivcak...... Read moreThere are no answers for this question yet.
can these be used with active preamp?
Q can these be used with active preamp?A
Hey David, yes - the 5-String Jazz Bass will work seamlessly with a Preamp.
Hello, I'm considering buying a set of 5 strings Jazz Bass pickups. The one available from one of your dealers in EU right now has a set with stock neck pickup and a +5% overwound bridge pickup. I have two questions. 1. Is it ok to mix stock/overwound on the same set? 2. Is the overwound bridge going to help for a clear yet powerful low B with respect to the stock one? Thanks a lot!
Q Hello, I'm considering buying a set of 5 strings Jazz Bass pickups. The one available from one of...... Read moreA
Hey Luca, thanks for your question. It is definitely fine to mix the Stock and +5% Bridge! Both pickups have the same amount of clear low end, the +5% has a bit more power in the midrange and a touch darker tone. It's subtle, but basically, the +5% is a bit "thicker" sounding than the stock bridge. I think you'll like the tone.
Are your Jazz pickups reverse wound?
Q Are your Jazz pickups reverse wound?A
Hey Gregg, yes they are, as well as reverse polarity. They will cancel hum in the middle position.
Looking for thé J5 Set Hum cancelling but cannot find them on your website. How can I order them ?
Q Looking for thé J5 Set Hum cancelling but cannot find them on your website. How can I order them ?A Hey Dario, you may order them by emailing us at [email protected] They are currently not on the website.
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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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