Jazz Bass

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


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.


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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!


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 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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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.


  • 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


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.

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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.


Tech Specs

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

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*
Recommended Cap Value**:0.02mfd

**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.

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


Jazz Bass Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our Jazz Bass? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    I have a stock Jazz. Do you recommend upgrading with better pots along with pickups?
  1. Q I have a stock Jazz. Do you recommend upgrading with better pots along with pickups?

    Hey Brad, it depends on the level of guitar - if you have an American Standard Jazz Bass, the pots and electronics are really good quality. If you have a MIM bass, it's worth upgrading the electronics.

  2. I have a 2007 Spector NT 2J, two Jazz pickups equal size. what would you recommend for winding. Stock has active EMG, and I want to go with 2V 2T configuration. What pots and caps would you recommend as well?
  3. Q I have a 2007 Spector NT 2J, two Jazz pickups equal size. what would you recommend for winding. S...... Read more

    Hey Ray, go with the Stock Output if you're looking for the '60s sound. Go with the +5% if you're looking for the same tone, just a little louder and beefier. We always recommend 250K pots and 0.02 or 0.05 caps.

  4. Hello, I have a Fender MIJ Marcus Miller Jazz Bass and the stock pickups sound weak and thin to me, so I’m planning on upgrading to a set of Lindy Fralins. I would like a balanced tone, not too dark and definitely not too bright. Which wind would you recommend for this bass with ash body, maple fretboard and 70s pickup spacing? Thank you!
  5. Q Hello, I have a Fender MIJ Marcus Miller Jazz Bass and the stock pickups sound weak and thin to m...... Read more

    Hey Adam, I would go with the +5% Jazz Bass pickups. They feature a thicker midrange while retaining brightness.

  6. Hi. I have a fender american pro jazz bass. The fretboard radius is 9.5. Would it be better to use the raised center?
  7. Q Hi. I have a fender american pro jazz bass. The fretboard radius is 9.5. Would it be better to us...... Read more

    Hey Benoit, yes, we'd recommend the Raised Centers for a 9.5" Radius.

  8. Hi there! I have a Warwick Corvette Standard 4 strings 1996 bass. Bubinga body, wenge neck/fretboard. I am willing to buy a Fralin J set. Which model you think would suit this bass? I like deep punchy lows and growly mids. This bass came with a passive MEC set which I don't like. Thanks a lot!! Eddy
  9. Q Hi there! I have a Warwick Corvette Standard 4 strings 1996 bass. Bubinga body, wenge neck/fretbo...... Read more

    Hey Eddy, I'd recommend going with the stock output of our Jazz Bass set for deep lows and a touch of growl. - Tyler


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86 Genuine Reviews for Jazz Bass

  1. Gary Fass
    Verified Buyer

    Finally found The sound I was looking for. Set in my simple squire J bass, I’m not using any of my other gear anymore. Thanks Lindy Frailin! Warm, round and thumpy as I like it!

  2. Gregory Griffin
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent! I requested to have 2% overwound pickups based on my conversation with Lindy. Not too bright and not muddy. Goes well with a Sadowsky SBP-1 pedal.

  3. Cade Brown
    Verified Buyer

    Best premium solution
    I replaced the stock Yamaha BB350 jazz set with the +10 configuration on both pickups. I was expecting a bigger tine shift, but instead I got a cleaner, less saturated sound. I am very impressed by the sound and the build quality. Night and day compared to agular and Seymour Duncan. You’ll be in all my basses in due time. Thanks Lindy! Awesome product.

  4. Mark Badger

    Jazz Bass Pickups: Thanks so much Lindy, these pickups are the BEST I have ever had. The overall warmth, tonal range is incredible, My blues band was blown away how it sounds in the mix. I am now a lifelong customer. Thanks!!

  5. staxmo427
    Verified Buyer

    I recently put a stock set of these in my CIJ Geddy Lee Jazz bass, what a difference. I now have no issues finding a great tone that sits in the mix with the other instruments in my band. My only regret is not buying them sooner.

  6. Cary Nicolo
    Verified Buyer

    Fralin Jazz Bass Pickups – Simply amazing stock Fralin Jazz Pickups. The sound of my Mexi Jazz now sounds better than an american any day of the week! I will tell plenty of my musician friends about the Fralins! Great job guys!!!

  7. Ioannis Alexandrakis
    Verified Buyer

    Love them. Spoke to Lindy directly and had a great conversation about tone. We spoke for maybe 3 minutes about the product before I knew for sure what I wanted and just ended up talking about music. The tone is great! You definitely got a lifelong customer.

  8. carykeyz1
    Verified Buyer

    I was looking for new bass pick ups for my 2008 Mexi Jazz bass and a good friend of mine suggested the Fralin stock Jazz PUP. I’ve been a pro musician for nearly 3 decades. I am a multi instrumentalist. [ https://www.carykeyzmusic.com/ ] My my main instrument is Keyboards, but I’ve toured in several Led Zeppelin tributes through out the US. I’m getting back into Zeppelin again and was really looking for the 60’s 70’s era Jonesy sound. I put the Fralin stock Jazz pick ups in my $350 mexican jazz bass and now not only does it have that authentic sound and tone I was looking for, but I would put my bass up against any $4,000 american jazz or sadowsky bass any day! Great job guys, you’ve got a Fralin customer for life! Incredible pick ups!

  9. Doug Morton

    I have a set in my 04 Lakland Joe Osborn 4 and thanks to the LF pups it’s my best sounding jazz bass.

  10. William Copeland
    Verified Buyer

    The “just right” sound. My second set of Fralins. Got the sonic character I wanted – very happy in that respect. I forced the fit somewhat, so I can’t make vertical adjustments. My fault! Even so, balance is good, and the sound is awesome!

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