Bass VI

Lindy Fralin's Bass VI Replacement

$115$345

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Modern Output

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( 3 genuine reviews)

New for 2022: Lindy Fralin’s Fender Bass VI Replacement! Featuring a clear, vintage output with a focused attack, you’ll discover all the articulation and definition you’ve been missing. Our Bass VI features a Reverse-wound bridge for hum-canceling when combining the Neck and the Bridge.

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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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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Bass VI Info:

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Features:

  • Modified Fender specifications, with more output and thicker tone
  • Vintage output, featuring a clear midrange and Fender sparkle
  • Two output options available – from bright and jangly (Stock) to warm and full (5% overwind)
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Reverse-wound Bridge for hum-canceling in Neck and Bridge position
  • 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

Overview

Dig deep into the bass with our Fralin Bass VI model! Our version of the Bass VI features Jaguar® looks, an optimized magnet stagger for wound string guitars, and a cleaner, more vintage output. Additionally, we make them the way Lindy likes them – with a reverse-wound Bridge, giving you hum-canceling in the middle position. Lastly, we offer two outputs – our stock output is designed for a bright, jangly tone perfect for spaghetti western music. Our 5% overwind is perfect for those looking for a thicker, fatter tone with more output and a quicker breakup. With a simple installation, you can rest assured Lindy Fralin’s Bass VI will drop right into any Bass VI guitar; no modification is needed.

It starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Bass VI Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. 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. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

Sound

We offer two voicings of our Bass VI pickups – Stock and +5%. The Stock output features a bright, jangly tone that is perfect for that old-school vibe Lindy loves. If you’re looking for less jangle and more output, our +5% output features a thicker tone with tapered highs and a warmer midrange. Either option you choose, these pickups are loud! We designed our Bass VI pickups to be pretty high output (6.3K Neck, 7K Bridge) so they’ll sound great with a factory-installed 1Meg volume pot, but players seeking a warmer tone will like the tone on a 500K pot.

Sizing

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Bass VI.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:6K 1
Middle Ohm Reading:6K 1
Reverse Bridge Ohm Reading:6.4K 1
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Magnet Wire Material:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Fiberboard Material:Locally-Stamped Fiberboard
String Spacing:52mm
Recommended Pot Value:1Meg / 500K
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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.


Bass VI FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Bass VI 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 2-3 Weeks 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 Bass VIs 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.

Customer Reviews

3 Genuine Reviews for Bass VI

  1. Brent

    Verified Purchase

    Sounds great and Lindy himself called me to get the polarity correct. Really appreciated it!

  2. Stuart Ramsey

    Verified Purchase

    Nice pickups ready for me to install into my future Bass VI guitar build. I let you know more after the guitar is completed.

  3. David S.

    Verified Purchase

    Installed these on my Squier CV Bass VI about a month ago and am very happy with them. Clarity and definition are plain to hear and a big upgrade (and the stock pups aren’t bad!). Real nice “vintage” tones. Each pickup has a distinct character – a good flat thud from the neck, a bit brighter from the middle, & baritone guitar tones from the bridge. And they might be the quietest single coils I’ve ever owned – the hum is practically non-existent. Highly recommended!

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