’51 P-Bass

True 50's P-Bass Tone


  • Single Coil
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
( 21 genuine reviews)

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.



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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

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True '50s P-Bass Tone

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Since its creation, the P-Bass has been a bass icon. Known for its 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.

  • 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



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.


Tonal Graph For ’51 P-Bass:

The tonal graph below for our ’51 P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Attack: Dynamic & Full

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our '51 P-Bass.

Stock Ohm Reading:7.2K 1
String Spacing:17.5mm (Magnet to Magnet)
Magnet Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Fiberboard
Magnet Polarity:North To Strings
Coil Direction:Clockwise (from Ground to Hot)
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.

’51 P-Bass Dimensions:

51 P-Bass Dimensions

Customer Reviews

21 Genuine Reviews for ’51 P-Bass

  1. Bob Young

    Verified Purchase

    I bought a new American Vintage II 1954 P bass, loved everything about it even the tone except that all the pole pieces were the same height but the neck radius is 7.25″ This means that the A and D strings need to be raised higher than the E and G. With a flat pickup the a and D were louder than the E and G so I had them make one with the two middle poles raised. This was just what the doctor ordered, Their pickups sound just like the Fender pickup, maybe better, but make it much easier to set them up. Before I got it I was always fiddling with string height, neck relief, on and on. With this new pickup I’ve got it playing and sounding exactly the way I wanted it to sound, I bought a new Fender bridge that fit perfectly but allowed individual string adjustments and also allowed the use of Rotosound strings which I’ve loved for decades.
    All in all I feel these pickups are a vast improvement over the stock ones in sound and ease of set up.

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