Jazz Bass

(59 customer reviews)

$99.00$198.00

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:
Clear

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!



'60s Jazz Bass - Captured.

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Jazz Bass 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

Overview

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.

Did you know? We offer this pickup in a Hum-Cancelling Version – our Split Jazz Bass for noiseless operation.

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.

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OUTPUT

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FAQs

  • 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 Jazz 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.
  • What does “Raised Centers” mean? This all refers to your fingerboard radius. If you have a Vintage radius (7.25″ – 9″), you might want to go with Raised Centers. If you have a flatter radius, keep it stock.
  • What Pots should I use? 250K.
  • How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.
  • Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out, we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets. 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar Wire. Hand-made Bobbins. The Stock Output reads 8.4K on the Neck and 8.8K on the Bridge.

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Jazz Bass Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about Jazz Bass

  1. I like the way Fender Pure Vintage 64’s sound with a 500k / 500k stack knob configuration. I’m looking for something similar for a 60s Jazz bass I’m working on. I already ordered an Aldere JZ3 4 band preamp. I like funk and slap style playing. Would 5% unwind be what I would need? I was thinking 5% under for the neck and standard wind for the bridge. Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey Rowland,

      If you like the ’60s sound, the Stock output will be plenty “crispy” on 500K pots. The -5% will give you a bit more of that scooped mids from the ’70s-era Jazz Bass pickups. That said, I believe you’ll be happy with the Stock Output. Keep in mind, we have our 30-day exchange policy, so if you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll make it right!

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

59 reviews for Jazz Bass

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  1. Rowland Anderson

    I like the way Fender Pure Vintage 64’s sound with a 500k / 500k stack knob configuration. I’m looking for something similar for a 60s Jazz bass I’m working on. I already ordered an Aldere JZ3 4 band preamp. I like funk and slap style playing. Would 5% unwind be what I would need? I was thinking 5% under for the neck and standard wind for the bridge. Thanks for your help!

    • Tyler Delsack (store manager)

      Hey Rowland,

      If you like the ’60s sound, the Stock output will be plenty “crispy” on 500K pots. The -5% will give you a bit more of that scooped mids from the ’70s-era Jazz Bass pickups. That said, I believe you’ll be happy with the Stock Output. Keep in mind, we have our 30-day exchange policy, so if you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll make it right!

  2. Finn McCarthy

    Having bought from Fralin twice now, a +5% jazz neck pick up & a precision pick up, I do love this company. There is a class to the pick ups & nuances, that one doesn’t find elsewhere.

    I’ve since bought a lollar too to try those guys out.. very close but I don’t think it’s fralin level. I look forward to having a reason to buy fralin again in the future

  3. Kevin Beale Verified Buyer

    Worth every penny

    I replaced my stock early-2000’s MIM Fender Jazz pups with the Fralin +5 overwound Jazz set (after a brief phone consult) and couldn’t be happier! I wanted more punch and clarity and now have it in spades. You won’t be disappointed with these pickups.

  4. Robert Fruhlinger Verified Buyer

    The best! I love these pickups. I have the same ones on my other two Jazz basses so I knew what to expect. Very smooth, even, and powerful sound that responds amazingly to the touch.

  5. stuart cornell Verified Buyer

    Adds funky tone with my P bass pickup

  6. Jonathan Walsh Verified Buyer

    Stock Jazz pickups are amazing. I never would’ve believed a pickup swap could make such a huge difference. Putting in Fralins transformed my ash-bodied jazz into the instrument I’ve always wanted. Thank you!

  7. Peter K. Verified Buyer

    Put a set of Fralin Jazz Bass pickups in a Squier Classic Vibe 70’s Bass. Yes I know, but they fit with no problems, were easy to solder and set up, and made an incredible difference in sound. Gone are the boxy bridge and over boomy neck tones and uneven string volumes. The bass is actually easier to play and make sound good. The notes are rich and full and bloom with overtones for finger playing. Slapping sounds consistently great with the right amount of snap and pop. Recording is easier to hear in the mix and sounds great. Very very pleased with the investment in these.

  8. Dean Tisthammer Verified Buyer

    Best Jazz Pickup I’ve Ever Heard
    I thought I just didn’t like the sound of Jazz bass bridge pickup, but the Fralin hum-canceling Jazz changed my mind! The +5 over wind balances perfectly with the Fralin p-bass pickup in my Fender PJ bass.

  9. Derrick Liau

    Upgraded the stock pickup from my 2019 MIM Jazz Bass and it’s absolutely wonderful! If you’re reading this and considering then look no further because this is it.

    My tone is fatter and has a nice growl, while the highs is defined with clarity! I went with the 5% overwound output.

  10. Dave Muir Verified Buyer

    It’s like I have a whole new bass! I put the Fralin jazz bass bridge pickup into my Fender Aerodyne ant it really came alive. I love it!

  11. Benjamin Weber Verified Buyer

    Love em!
    I actually have two sets, both jazz. One standard and one 5% underwound. They’re both amazing

  12. Charles Torre

    Would these be a drop-in replacement in an all-original ’68 Fender Jazz? I’d prefer to not have to do any wood work. My current set are showing their age (52 years)…

    Many thanks,
    …Charles

  13. David Billing Verified Buyer

    Transformative Pups

    Replaced the stock pups on my 2009 American Jazz which I always found weedy and disappointing. These are a universe apart from the originals. Punch, depth, warmth, more growl, more everything. One delighted customer here in the UK.

  14. Evans Hale Verified Buyer

    Great stuff!

    Made my Mexi Jazz Bass sound better than any Custom Shop!

  15. Jay Eric Swaim Verified Buyer

    Lindy Fralin Jazz single coil 10% overwound
    Great pickups as always. I have used Lindy Fralin pickups in my basses since 2011. I get the tone I am looking for. I only wish I would have known about them before 2011.

  16. Phillipe Joncas Verified Buyer

    Awesome! They are exactly as I imagined! I couldn’t be happier!

  17. Tovin Medway Verified Buyer

    Great Pickups , Fast delivery .

  18. Marc Vanderkley Verified Buyer

    Jazz Bass set 5% underwind: Simply excellent!!

  19. Bobby Ramsdell Verified Buyer

    I bought a used active Jazz Bass and it was in need of a tonal overhaul. I had never tried Fralin Pickups before so i figured what the hell. A MASSIVE upgrade from the 2006 era noiseless pickups. I opted for a 5% overwind as i wanted to have a darker sound. My jazz bass is amazing now. Ill be in the market for some precision pickups in the very near future. Thanks Lindy!

  20. John O’Boyle

    When I first acquired my 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (slab board) it had active pickups installed as the original pickups were long gone. I swapped those out for a set from another respected manufacturer and it was much better, however, something was still “missing”. I finally settled on a set of Lindy Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups 5% overwound and now this bass sounds absolutely beautiful. I’ve used it on a bunch of gigs, and I recently used it on a session. The tone was perfect! To my ears it sounds like John Paul Jones’ tone on “The Lemon Song” from Led Zeppelin II. Thank you Lindy Fralin and the staff at Fralin Pickups for making such wonderful pickups.

  21. Facundo Acosta

    Hello! I have a question: if I want to have a sound of 70, would I have to put 5% underwind?
    Thank you!

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups (store manager)

      Hey Facundo,

      Yes – please specify -5% for the 70’s Jazz Bass Sound.

  22. Richard Drouin

    J’ai une fender précision 1969 à laquelle j’ai ajouté un jazz pick up au bridge et j’ai toujours le pick up original qui est en très bonne condition, je voudrais acheter votre jazz pick up mais j’en ai besoin de seulement 1 est ce possible? Merci beaucoup

  23. Adrian Caire

    I Purchased the jazz bass +5 over wind pick up set and installed them on my MIJ GEDDY LEE jazz bass. I quickly noticed a great tone from the E and A strings but the D and G strings had a big reduction in volume. I tried everything to even out the volume across the strings( adjust pickup height, change strings-types of strings different amps EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE I even put the stock pick ups back on And got even volume across E and A to D and G) still a volume issue across all strings. I called lindy and sent them back to be checked. They were sent back to me with the same problem. I don’t know if it’s my bass with those pickups but still have noticeable un even volume difference. Lindy was really nice with great customer service but unfortunately I can’t use the pick ups. I’m gonna try out the dimarzio model j pickups.

    They need a rating so to be honest I’ll give 5 stars for customer service but 2 stars for the pick up situation.

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups (store manager)

      Adrian,

      We’re so sorry that you had this issue – it seems very strange, as when we got them back, we re-magnetized them for good measure. Please feel free to send them back to us for a full refund. We don’t want you to be stuck with them.

      Tyler
      Manager

  24. Kris Ward Verified Buyer

    These things are incredible. The title says it all. These pickups are insanely good. Incredible tone, one of the best I’ve ever heard.

  25. Kirk Stirland Verified Buyer

    New Fralin pickups, with new electronics, turned my MIJ Jazz Bass into a remarkable tone monster! I’ve always been impressed with the General fit and finish of the MIJ fenders, but these Fralin pick-ups put this instrument in the big leagues. Personal advice from Lindy himself when I dialed up the company was a pure bonus. Another great experience with Fralin.

  26. Ken Mallin Verified Buyer

    Great tone & vibe! These pickups can do it: from Marcus Miller to John Paul Jones and anywhere in between. Can’t wait to try the -5% winding!

  27. James Jones Verified Buyer

    Just what I needed
    I love my Fralin Jazz Bass pickups. They have a full range with plenty of bottom end while retaining some bite. I went with the 5% overwind since my bass is dropped one full step. Nice rumble when I hit the low notes and beautiful clarity that cuts through on the mid-range runs. Super happy with these pickups. I’m glad they have an option for white to match my pickguard. The white covers give it a classy look while the big sound slaps you in the face.

  28. Fredrick Stephenson Verified Buyer

    Doesn’t Get Any Better’n This
    Two Jazz basses, one with stock and one with 10% overwind. This gets the PUREST tone to the other end of the instrument cable, where I can do anything I want with it—that is usually a slightly bassy but otherwise unmodified tone. Haven’t found a song yet that I can’t get exactly what’s just right. Without the Fralin Jazz pickups, I’d still be bumping around in the foggy bottom. Thanks!!

  29. Ken in fla Verified Buyer

    I installed the stock wind single coils on my AM Pro Jazz. TOP NOTCH! I finally found my tone.
    Blown away beyond my expectations. My passive Jazz sounds like its active with both coils wide open.
    Neck p/u mimics a 70’s PBass with EQ’ing.
    I will purchase again in the future.

    Thank you all @ Lindy Fralin!

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