Jazz Bass

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(84 genuine reviews)

$99$198

Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups are fat, loud, punchy, and clear. They have articulation and definition not found in other manufacturers’ pickups. We use all USA-Made parts, and wind and build them one at a time by hand.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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Raised Centers

Choose this option if you want raised center pole piece magnets on your bridge. This helps with string balance on fingerboards with a radius of less than 9.5 inches. Do not choose this option if you have a flat fingerboard.

Neck-Sized Bridge

In some cases, Fender Mexican Jazz Bass will have an equal-sized Neck & Bridge pickup. We can make this for you. Measure your pickups, and if they are the same, check this box!

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks 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.


'60s Jazz Bass - Captured.

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Jazz Bass FEATURES:

Our Jazz Bass Pickups feature Hand-Built bobbins and hand-wound clarity. Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. These Jazz Bass Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made 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.

Features:

  • 60’s Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and clarity
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups offer a wide tonal range. They are wound to 60’s Specifications, which give them more output and balance. Expect a sweeter tone, with a warm midrange. Also, you’ll hear top-end sparkle and clarity. Nuances will come to life as you notice increased presence. They will break up late and stay clean longer.

Are you looking for a Hum Cancelling Jazz Bass pickup that actually sounds like a Jazz Bass? Check out our Split Jazz!

Our Pickups are dynamic – they’ll get punchy if you dig into them. They’ll have top-end spank when you slap them. You’ll also notice they’ll stay soft and dynamic when you play light. Finally, these Jazz Bass Pickups are for those who are not happy with the tone from stock pickups. These tend to be sweeter-sounding, not aggressive. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.
We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  • For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference
  • For a thicker midrange and fewer highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
  • For an even thicker tone than the +5%, you can opt for +10%. This is perfect for anyone looking for an aggressively strong midrange and dark tone. Perfect for balancing out a bright sounding bass.
  • If you’re looking for 70’s Jazz Bass tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.

Tonal Graph for Jazz Bass:

The tone graph below for our Jazz Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:8.5K
Bridge Ohm Reading:9K
Magnet Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Stamped Fiberboard
String Spacing (Neck):20mm*
String Spacing (Bridge):21mm*

*String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.

Sizing

Jazz Bass Questions And Answers:

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    Have 98 mexican made 4 string active jazz bass with a bartolini preamp. I want to replace stock pups with a set of fralins and have seen a couple you tube videos but there were no comments on the winding. I like that punchy tone but do not want all the hum that comes with a jazz pup. Any recommenadtions?
  1. Q Have 98 mexican made 4 string active jazz bass with a bartolini preamp. I want to replace stock p...... Read more
    A recommendations? Also is there a link to the different windings offered on a standard jazz bass?
  2. Hi and sorry for my poor english , for play funky music and slap ,on jazz bass made in japan , with body in basswood , neck in maple and rosewood , what is the good pickup ? more 5 less 5 indon't no !? regards Thierry
  3. Q Hi and sorry for my poor english , for play funky music and slap ,on jazz bass made in japan , wi...... Read more
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    Hello Thierry, If you're looking for the ultimate slap tone on a Basswood body, I'd recommend going with our Stock Outputs to start. If you need more high-end after a 30 day trial, we can go with our -5%. Underwinding the pickup will scoop the midrange and emphasize the high-end.

  4. Hi, I play a 4 string jazz... I'd like the neck pup to be more prominent... I have a two part question... I want to order a set of pups... if I had ordered an overwound bridge pup, would the bridge pup be more prominent? If that is the tone that I want to achieve, would I order an underwound neck pup, or would the "regular wound " pup do the job?
  5. Q Hi, I play a 4 string jazz... I'd like the neck pup to be more prominent... I have a two part que...... Read more
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    Hey Paul, if you were to order a set of pickups, we always overwind our bridge by default. So, if you overwind the Bridge and keep the Neck stock, the Bridge will be a little more prominent.

  6. Hi, I was the thinking of upgrading the pickups on my squier vintage modified jazz bass V. What would you recommend? Do I also need to change the pots? Thank you so much!
  7. Q Hi, I was the thinking of upgrading the pickups on my squier vintage modified jazz bass V. What w...... Read more
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    Hey Daniel, We recommend our 5-String Jazz Bass pickups. You don't need to change the pots, but if you want to complete the upgrade, changing your pots is a quick way to upgrade your tone with little effort.

  8. Hello, back in 2012 I had a mike lull jazz bass with fralin single coils. I've heard those pickups were custom wound for Lull. But I'm not sure if they were overwound, underwound or stock. But they sounded amazing and I'd love to order something as close to them as possible. What specs would you recommend to get close to the Lull spec Fralins?
  9. Q Hello, back in 2012 I had a mike lull jazz bass with fralin single coils. I've heard those pickup...... Read more
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    Hey Jim, they are 5% overwound.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

84 Genuine Reviews for Jazz Bass

  1. Jeff S Lectka

    I picked up an early 90s Fender Fotoflame Jazz on a whim because it was light, balanced, and played beautifully. In taking it apart and doing a string change and setup I discovered cheap electronics and wasn’t all that impressed with the pickups.
    Some high quality pots, wiring, and Fralin pickups made this thing a beast. The sound is clear, fat, dynamic, punchy, and everything I need a Jazz to be. The difference between these pickups and whatever Fender Japan was using is substantial.

  2. Ricardo
    Verified Buyer

    The pick ups sound amazing! I bought the standard wound pick ups with raised centers for my squire modified vintage ’77 jazz bass. It transformed the bass into a great, warm sounding instrument with a great jazz bass sound.

  3. Andrew
    Verified Buyer

    Dropped these pickups in my 2001 Mexican Jazz bass and immediately heard a difference! I gained more clarity, punch, and tonal nuance. Installation was easy and the support from the company second to none!

  4. Fred Pratt
    Verified Buyer

    Fat, loud, punchy, clear, articulate. My Crafted in Japan Jazz Bass sounds just how I want it to sound.

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