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.

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.


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. François Richardson
    Verified Buyer

    The real deal! I needed a replacement bridge pu for my original seventies Jazz Bass. The Fralin bridge pickup matched my instrument and the original Fender neck pickup very nicely. Honest woody jb tone. The person who helped me was very nice and offered questions to make sure the pickup would be a good fit.

  2. John Huff
    Verified Buyer

    Beautiful sounding!

    I bought a J-Bass set for my Fender Professional 5 string as the V-Mods that were in it I thought sounded weak and couldn’t be happier. I got the +5% overwinds. Sad thing is it made my stock Fender Player 4 sting J-Bass sound awful by way of comparison. I bought a 4-sting Lindy set for it also +5% overwind and WOW! Both basses are the best sounding out of the bunch. I now wish I had bought a Lindy hum canceling 51′ split for my 50’s parts-caster P-Bass I built. The Duncan Quarter Pound I put in it is so noisy, it is barely usable even with have a roll of shielding tape.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. stuart cornell
    Verified Buyer

    Adds funky tone with my P bass pickup

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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