Jazzmaster

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output
(13 genuine customer reviews)

$105.00$210.00

Take the tone of your Jazzmaster to the next level with a set of Fralin Jazzmaster Pickups. We have two winding options:  choose between clean and clear to thick and beefy. All USA-Made, assembled & wound by hand.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

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Jazzmaster FEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • 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

You know the tone of the famous Jazzmaster. Its unique pickup design gives the guitar a completely unique sound. Unlike a Tele or a Strat, the Jazzmaster is famous for having a large, flat coil, and shorter magnets. These unique attributes change the tonal characteristics of this pickup. To give our pickups a balance of clarity and output, we hand-build and wind them using our “sectioning” technique.

Sound

You can expect a larger-than-life, thick tone that is well-balanced across the spectrum. Expect enhanced clarity, definition, and pick-attack. Lows are loud and clear. Highs have a round top-end, without the sharpness found in other guitars. Single notes will have a nice, solid sonic footprint without sounding thin. We use 42-gauge Heavy Formvar wire and AlNiCo V magnets to give this pickup a beefy, thick tone that you will love. Depending on which output you choose, the tone will change. If you want the cleanest tone, opt for Stock output. If you want something a little darker and thicker, go for the +5% Output.

It all starts here: Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. These Jazzmaster Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 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.

We also make this model in a Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster Set, and a Steel Pole Set, for P90 tone in a Jazzmaster.


Tonal Graph for Jazzmaster:

The tone graph below for our Jazzmaster features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Jazzmaster.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.4K
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.4K
Neck Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Bridge Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Magnets:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Formvar / USA-Made 42-Gauge SPN
Recommended Pot Value:250K, 500K, 1Meg*
String Spacing:52mm

* Traditionally, 1Meg pots are installed on Jazzmasters. That said, one can use any pot value with this pickup, depending on the brightness you want.

FAQs

  • Which Output should I choose? For a thinner, clearer sound with pronounced top-end and a clear bottom end, opt for the -5% underwind. For a thicker, beefier tone with darker highs and stronger lows, opt for the +5% overwind. This will increase the output of the pickup by 5%, decrease the highs by 5%, and boost the mids by 5%.
  • What’s the difference between Single-Coil Jazzmaster and Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster pickups? The Hum-Cancelling Jazzmasters tend to have a slightly thicker and darker midrange. They also have a bit more output. Both sound clean and clear.
  • How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. The ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret.
  • Wiring Diagrams? We don’t have any Jazzmaster wiring diagrams at the moment. You can find a bunch of them on the internet. Our White lead is Hot, and our Black lead is Ground.

Sizing

Jazzmaster Dimensions

Jazzmaster Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about Jazzmaster

  1. Hey! I have a set of these Jazzmaster pickups installed in a MIM Classic Player and they are VERY noisy. If I use any high gain or fuzz I also get some nasty squealing feedback, and last week I noticed that they were fairly microphonic when I had my phone playing music about 1.5 feet away and the music was coming through my guitar amp. Would wax potting them help with this? Or is it another issue? Every cavity and the pick guard is copper shielded.

    1. Hey Jimmy,

      These are our pickups that are giving you the issue? If so, this might be a warranty issue. Can you send a video to us at [email protected] with the issue at hand?


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

13 Genuine Reviews for Jazzmaster

  1. Jimmy

    Hey! I have a set of these Jazzmaster pickups installed in a MIM Classic Player and they are VERY noisy. If I use any high gain or fuzz I also get some nasty squealing feedback, and last week I noticed that they were fairly microphonic when I had my phone playing music about 1.5 feet away and the music was coming through my guitar amp. Would wax potting them help with this? Or is it another issue? Every cavity and the pick guard is copper shielded.

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Jimmy,

      These are our pickups that are giving you the issue? If so, this might be a warranty issue. Can you send a video to us at [email protected] with the issue at hand?

  2. Fendall O’Keefe
    Verified Buyer

    Jazzmaster +5% – Great set – I installed the set with the standard and +5 and they sound great! I had a question during the install and the customer service was outstanding. Get a set!!

  3. Rick Adair
    Verified Buyer

    Don’t get me wound up…;-)

    Playing jazz guitar for over five decades… a loyal Tele guy for the last 20 years (with my Carvin/Kiesel nylon electrics NS1). Recently picked up a Jazzmaster that I modded with JMLF pups. It is becoming my go-to guitar in spite of the fact that it’s the ugliest guitar I’ve ever owned (then again I felt that way about the “chopping block with a neck,” until I fell in love with Telecasters). It’s the tone of the Jazzmaster middle position… both pups through an Acoustic Image head and Raezers Edge cab that inspires me. The Squire pups were fine, (yes Squire), but the Fralin pups have solidified the Jazzmaster as my favorite guitar… for now. I’ll get back to you if I ever mod one of my Tele’s with LF pups. Great product, great service. In His grace, Rick Adair

  4. Jeff Beich
    Verified Buyer

    Jazzmaster Joy
    I am the owner of several different sets of Fralin pickups (strat, tele, P-90 and humbuckers), so this reviewer may be biased. Lindy’s descriptions are spot-on. Every one I have purchased sounded as described and they do it very well. The Jazzmaster pickups (vintage output) are installed in a swamp ash Warmoth body with a maple/ebony neck. The guitar is on the bright side. The pickups are clear and crisp (but not harsh), but also have a nice mid-range. Neck and bridge outputs are nicely balanced and the combination of the two yields some really great tones. Overall, I am very pleased. Recently, I played a Fender reissue Jazzmaster with stock pickups. Okay sounding, but changing to Fralin’s would result in significant improvements.

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