’51 P-Bass

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Loud, clear and sweet. This is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s 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.



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 Fendery 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 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 ’51 P-Bass 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.


  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 below under “Sizing Information” for our size. You’ll want to double check for sure.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!


We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.

Ohm Readings
The 51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Sizing Information

Polarity Information
These pickups are designed to go in a single pickup bass. 

6 reviews for ’51 P-Bass

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  1. 5 out of 5

    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!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joel Herd

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

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dieter Bauer

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

    Dieter Bauer

  4. 5 out of 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

  5. 5 out of 5

    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!

  6. 5 out of 5

    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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