’51 P-Bass

  • Single Coil
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(19 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.




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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 1 Week is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

True '50s P-Bass Tone

Want to learn more about our '51 P-Bass? Here's all the information you'll need:

’51 P-Bass FEATURES:

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



Tonal Graph for ’51 P-Bass:

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


Attack: Dynamic & Full

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.



Lindy Fralin '51 P-Bass Dimensions

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 FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your ’51 P-Bass have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 1 Week accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your ’51 P-Basss to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.


19 Genuine Reviews for ’51 P-Bass

  1. Erland
    Verified Buyer

    Bought a cheap Squier 51 P Bass and replaced the pickup by the Fralin ’51 P-Bass pickup (5% overwound).
    It has great performance with la bella flatwounds and a real 50’s sound. Love it!

  2. Kim Hebert
    Verified Buyer

    Pickups are installed & sound great?

  3. Matthew Roberts
    Verified Buyer

    Bought a Fralin 51p to replace the stock pick up in a squire. This pickup is way more responsive to changes in playing dynamics and the tone is phenomenal.

  4. James Nicol
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased the 51 p-bass regular wound pick up for a Squire P bass i picked up. I have absolutely have fallen in love with this pick up. Every gig I get complements on how well the Squire bass sounds and cuts in the mix. When recording this is my go to bass. It has such range just by playing with the tone knob. I play everything from country to punk rock and this pick up gives me the exact tone I need.

  5. Pinflap
    Verified Buyer

    Outstanding performance and quality. Service is always top notch. I like this pickup better than the original actually. Less noise, more clarity, and just a better tone all the way around. I have a couple of these in “51 builds, and they always garner compliments.

  6. Jay west

    Hey guys,, I installed 2. 51+5s in my jazz bass and it kicks like nothing on the planet. I have almost a dozen different bass guitars and this one is outstanding! Thank you for making these pick ups it really have to try it both of them! The bass it’s a 63 jazz bass so it has the great wood that you really can’t find any more

  7. Billy Smith

    I got this to replace the stock pickup in a ’55 reissue Precision. The quality is great, you can see the materials and detail are spectacular.

    But I did get it for the tone, and it disappoints. The low end is rendered indistinct and mushy, and the high end a little brittle.

    Going back to the stock pickup. Didn’t like the Fralin at all.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Billy, I’m sorry to hear that! Would you like to return the pickup? If so, please contact us!

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