P90 Sound. in a jazzmaster. with no hum.
The Fralin Hum-Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmaster set of pickups is perfect for anyone looking for a P-90 Sound for their Jazzmaster, but hates the hum produced by single coils. These pickups are built with the same specifications as our Fralin Steel Pole Jazzmaster Pickups, but with a 2-coil design for no added hum. The Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster leans more to the tone of a P-90 than a single-coil, but because of its 2-coil design, is thicker and darker. These pickups are wound with 43-gauge wire that blends the P-90 and single-coil sound perfectly. The Hum-Cancelling Steel-Poled Jazzmaster Pickups are beefier than the Steel-Pole Jazzmaster Pickups with an even thicker sonic footprint. Our Stock Set is a Stock bridge and -10% Neck.
- Noiseless P-90 Tone in a Jazzmaster configuration
- Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces for fine-tuning string response
- Huge mid-range tone with more growl and aggression
- Our Stock Set is a Stock bridge and -10% Neck.
When playing clean, these pickups sound large and rich, especially in the lows and highs. Closer to the sound of a P-90, Hum-Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmaster Pickups will give you a dark, thick tone that is perfect for balancing out a bright-sounding guitar, or for those looking for more growl in their tone. Hum-Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmasters sound thicker in the midrange with more of a “chainsaw” grind, as opposed to a smoother AlNiCo distortion.
- What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster? The Hum-Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmaster is a Hum-Cancelling P90 in a Jazzmaster cover. They are totally different pickup designs and tones. This pickup will have a much larger midrange, harder and more aggressive highs, and much more output.
- What output do I choose? Our most popular set is the Stock Neck & Bridge. Going with a +5% output from Stock will thicken and darken the tone. Going with a -5% will clean up and reduce the midrange, making it sound more articulate and clear.
- What’s the String Spacing? 52mm.
- How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. Ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret.
- Wiring Diagrams? We don’t offer wiring diagrams for Jazzmaster guitars. Sorry about that. You can find them all over the internet. White is Hot, Black and Shield are ground.
You might need to rout out a bit of wood to make these pickups fit. Some customers were required to rout about 1/16″ – 1/8″ from their pickup cavities. On American Vintage Reissue Guitars (AVRI), you’ll need to lift the Copper Plate, rout some of the wood (1/8″ – 1/4″), and replace the copper plate.