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. 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!

  2. Benjamin Weber
    Verified Buyer

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

  3. 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,

  4. 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.

  5. Evans Hale
    Verified Buyer

    Great stuff!

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

  6. 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.

  7. Phillipe Joncas
    Verified Buyer

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

  8. Tovin Medway
    Verified Buyer

    Great Pickups , Fast delivery .

  9. Marc Vanderkley
    Verified Buyer

    Jazz Bass set 5% underwind: Simply excellent!!

  10. 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!

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