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.
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.
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.
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.