Jazzmaster

(7 customer reviews)

$100.00$200.00

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

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

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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.


Jazzmaster Info:

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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.

Jazzmaster

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 Dimensions
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.

Jazzmaster

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 Dimensions

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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  1. Thomas Deck (verified owner)

    Excellent. Unbelievable tone and quality

  2. John Norcic

    I installed a pair of these (Stock) into a new custom hand made Jazzmaster I put together, and combined them with 500K Bourns Pots, Vintage Gavitt wiring throughout as well as an old school paper in oil capacitor to get some real vintage tone. Fantastic clarity on the top end and a really thick and creamy low end.

  3. Anthony Palsley (verified owner)

    Killer pickups as always

    Installed these JM pickups on a friend’s guitar and they sound incredible as all of Fralin pickups do. True to vintage tone!

  4. Kenneth Freudenberg (verified owner)

    Jazzmaster pickup set in my Warmoth: These pickups have made this Warmoth Jazzmaster my favorite guitar. Now both of my sons want one!

  5. Mark Florio (verified owner)

    Florio Guitars
    Sounds great and extremely versatile, excellent customer service.

  6. Ed Pettersen (verified owner)

    Better than any JM pickup I’ve tried
    Super fantastic, super responsive, great clarity, just beautiful as usual. A+++

  7. Alex Clement

    I just dropped these in to a custom jazzmaster build ( -5% underwound on both pickups) and the clarity and sparkle is insane. Every position is usable and unique, including the rhythm selector position, which has such a thick and pronounced bass response for heavy driving sections. Very usable in many situations roll off the tone for a warm tone that’s totally rounded out or full tone for unsurpassed sparkle and chime. Total believer in these pickups!

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