’51 P-Bass

(7 customer reviews)

$95.00

Loud, clear and sweet. This is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s-era basses and reissues. With Alnico V USA-Made Magnets and wire, the Fralin ’51 P-Bass is great for those looking to add more definition, clarity, and extended low-end to their ’50’s bass.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

If you are pairing with pickups from another manufacturer and are concerned about polarity and phasing, please let us know in the NOTES field on the checkout screen

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

51 P-BASS: ADDED ARTICULATION & DEFINITION

Since it’s creation, the P-Bass has been a bass icon. Known for it’s classic, deep, and fat low-end, the 51 P-Bass is the bass that started the classic P-Bass tone. Our 51 P-Bass pickup is a warm, rich, and thick-sounding 51 P-Bass replacement. Expect deep lows, warm mids, and “Fender-y” highs.

Did you know? We have a Split ’51 P-Bass Model, for noiseless operation. Check it out here.

51-P-BASS FEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Superb articulation for a clean and clear tone
  • Designed to be even across all frequencies
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • 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:

Our 51 P-Bass replacement sounds clean, clear, and deep. Expect enhanced definition, clarity, and articulation. The Fralin 51 P-Bass replacement has bright highs and warm mids. The low-end will sound deep, rich, and fat – without sounding muddy. We’ve taken care to make sure that we enhance the most important aspects of your bass: the bass. We guarantee that you’ll love your P-Bass even more -you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.

Our Tone starts here: our manufacturing process. It allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our pickups consist of USA-Made magnets and wire. Our bobbins are hand-built using local fiberboard and incredible attention to detail. 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.

We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

FAQ’S:

  1. 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 P-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.
  2. Why is the A string the tallest? That’s the way Fender did them back in the day. You can certainly request a custom stagger if you’d like. Just use the “Notes Field” on the checkout screen.
  3. Will this pickup fit my bass? We don’t know! Definitely check under the “Sizing” tab for our size. You’ll want to double-check for sure.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins. The 51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Overview

51 P-BASS: ADDED ARTICULATION & DEFINITION

Since it’s creation, the P-Bass has been a bass icon. Known for it’s classic, deep, and fat low-end, the 51 P-Bass is the bass that started the classic P-Bass tone. Our 51 P-Bass pickup is a warm, rich, and thick-sounding 51 P-Bass replacement. Expect deep lows, warm mids, and “Fender-y” highs.

Did you know? We have a Split ’51 P-Bass Model, for noiseless operation. Check it out here.

51-P-BASS FEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Superb articulation for a clean and clear tone
  • Designed to be even across all frequencies
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • 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

SOUND:

Our 51 P-Bass replacement sounds clean, clear, and deep. Expect enhanced definition, clarity, and articulation. The Fralin 51 P-Bass replacement has bright highs and warm mids. The low-end will sound deep, rich, and fat – without sounding muddy. We’ve taken care to make sure that we enhance the most important aspects of your bass: the bass. We guarantee that you’ll love your P-Bass even more -you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.

Our Tone starts here: our manufacturing process. It allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our pickups consist of USA-Made magnets and wire. Our bobbins are hand-built using local fiberboard and incredible attention to detail. 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.

We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

FAQs

FAQ’S:

  1. 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 P-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.
  2. Why is the A string the tallest? That’s the way Fender did them back in the day. You can certainly request a custom stagger if you’d like. Just use the “Notes Field” on the checkout screen.
  3. Will this pickup fit my bass? We don’t know! Definitely check under the “Sizing” tab for our size. You’ll want to double-check for sure.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!
Tech Specs

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins. The 51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Sizing

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

7 reviews for ’51 P-Bass

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  1. EthelZon

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  2. Phil Clark

    Fralin is legendary! I bought a Squier Classic (something or other) 50’s P Bass on CL and proceeded to hot rod it out. The first thing I ordered was the split 50’s pickup with +5 overwind. It went right in with no effort and sounds amazing! I also upgraded all the electronics. The last thing to do is new Hipshots. Thank you Fralin team for your attention to detail. You have earned your reputation!

  3. Joel Herd

    Great pickups! I got the 10% overwound P-Bass pickups and they sound incredible. I couldn’t be happier.

  4. Dieter Bauer

    Thanks for the fast delivery.
    The pickup works very well in my 51 P Bass Reissue
    and the SOUND IS SENSATIONAL!
    Thanks to all at Lindy Fralin!
    Yours sincerely

    Dieter Bauer

  5. Philip Parrillo (verified owner)

    My 1951 Made in Japan Pbass Reissue had very unusual Pickups that looked like a start pickup.. They were smaller then most 1951 Pbass pickups. Lindy and his staff were world class in helping me with my pickup issues. Lindy himself help made a pickup that would fit my bass and It sounds amazing. I can’t recommend buying a fralin pickup more. A huge Thanks to everyone working at Lindy Fralin

  6. William Clark

    Had them re-wind the original from my dad’s 50’s era.
    Used it live for the first time, yesterday.
    EVERYONE’S jaws were on the floor at the tone.
    I couldn’t believe it myself.
    Thanks to all at Lindy Fralin!

  7. Michael Powers (verified owner)

    As advertised – The pickup was delivered in a timely manner. The pickup sounds great in my CIJ ’51 P Bass Reissue. The sound really opened up. A worthwhile upgrade.

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