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.
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Want to learn more about our Jazzmaster? Here's all the information you'll need:
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.
- 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
Tonal Graph for Jazzmaster:
The tone graph below for our Jazzmaster features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.
Sound Clips for Jazzmaster:
About this Sound Clip:
All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.
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.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Jazzmaster.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||7.4K 1|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||8.4K 1|
|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*|
|Recommended Cap Value:||0.02mfd 2|
1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.
2 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.
* Traditionally, 1Meg pots are installed on Jazzmasters. That said, one can use any pot value with this pickup, depending on the brightness you want.
Here are quick answers to common questions we get:
What Ohm Readings does your Jazzmaster have?
Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.
Will this pickup fit my instrument?
Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.
Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?
It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.
What pickup height do you recommend setting your Jazzmasters to?
Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.
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