Jazzmaster

(13 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

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.


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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 Dimensions

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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 Dimensions
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

13 reviews for Jazzmaster

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Jon Mernyk Verified Buyer

    Doesn’t get any better! Absolutely delicious! Built well, sound amazing!

  5. Greg Tinsley Verified Buyer

    Love these pickups, replaced some steel pole pickups that were more like p 90s.now I’m getting a real jazz master tone .

  6. John Paul O’Hara Verified Buyer

    Incredible! The biggest change I’ve heard in a pickup
    I put a set of these with an overwound bridge in my jmastic jazz master and the entire guitar came to life. The right mix of body and glassy top end. I can’t put that guitar down now.

  7. Thomas Deck Verified Buyer

    Excellent. Unbelievable tone and quality

  8. 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.

  9. Anthony Palsley Verified Buyer

    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!

  10. Kenneth Freudenberg Verified Buyer

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

  11. Mark Florio Verified Buyer

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

  12. Ed Pettersen Verified Buyer

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

  13. 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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