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. Tune Shop Online

    Speaking from 30+ years experience, these pickups made my MIM jazz bass sound better than ever before! Not just a little better, leaps and bounds! The clarity from high to low is unparalleled. My only regret is not installing them sooner. I went with the stock output bridge & neck, and they are well worth every penny!

  2. Aaron Clark
    Verified Buyer

    I love the Jazz Bass pickups! Puts my bass sound on a whole new level.

  3. Dominic Colombini
    Verified Buyer

    Fralin jazz bass pickups
    Incredible product, helpful staff, and great customer service. Thank you for making it a positive experience

  4. Parker Brock
    Verified Buyer

    Really impressed with the clarity and tonal definition of the pickup set. I put them in my working project ’97 MIM jazz bass, and now its so much more enjoyable to play! The previous stock neck pickup and an old SD split coil were not really the most inspiring sounds. Now I think I’ve got a tone to match the newer US jazz basses. Note: with this older model of MIM jazz bass, the bridge p/u slot will have to be widened by about 3/16″. I used a sharp chisel and some course sandpaper, and then the slot was ready to go.

  5. Jonny Crunkhorn
    Verified Buyer

    Always wanted to upgrade pickups in my MEX Fenders, I find the bass a little loose and seemed to be difficult to get the right sound in a band mix with the stock ones. So when I heard some Fralins, they were top of my list.

    With everything full, they’re clear and nicely full sounding. So much so, my amp EQ has gone more flat, rather than the extreme EQing I used to use. I find myself playing higher up the neck – can’t get enough of the crisp highs they give.

    Customer service really is as good as most have commented! Sent an email regarding the sound I like and got a quick reply with a suggestion and sent much quicker than expected.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to have a P bass order in soon.

  6. Mike Holdbridge
    Verified Buyer

    I have to say this was the single best investment I’ve ever made. My 89 Jazz Bass had lower output on the A&D strings. After purchasing the over wound raised middle pole pickups, I am blown away. Even other band mates noticed the difference immediately. The sound has a smooth rich thump on the bottom, with a clean well-defined note. Great definition. The lower output on the A&D strings was gone. The pickups fit both the pick guard and the body without any modification. Their sales /customer service was spot on. Thanks!

  7. Jovan Tica
    Verified Buyer

    I bought the 5% overwound set for my Classic Series 60s Jazz Lacquer, and they are amazing! They really nail that pre-CBS Jazz tone. I was looking for that early John Paul Jones sound, and these hit the nail on the head.

  8. Christopher
    Verified Buyer

    I have a 75 Reissue made in Japan Fender Jazz. It seemed a bit bright and thin to my ears so I got a +5% set. These are fantastic it gives the exact hollow, reedy tone I was hoping for without mud, or darkness.

  9. John Cidulka
    Verified Buyer

    Great Jazz PUs
    Great, thick vintage tone. Not shy on low end at all. I got the 5% overwind and they are tasty.

  10. Jovan Tica
    Verified Buyer

    I installed these (5% overwound) in my Classic Series 60s J Lacquer. They are great! The overwind really balanced out the brightness of the Pau Ferro board, and the tone is incredible. I was looking for a JPJ type of sound and these nail it.

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