Jazzmaster

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

$105$210

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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Notice

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

Recommendation

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

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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.


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Jazzmaster FEATURES:

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.

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

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

Attack: Dynamic & Full

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.

Sizing

Jazzmaster Dimensions

Jazzmaster Questions And Answers:

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    Do these Jazzmaster pickups utilize staggered magnets for a 7.25" or 9.5" radius?
  1. Q Do these Jazzmaster pickups utilize staggered magnets for a 7.25" or 9.5" radius?
    A

    Hey Ryan, yes, Jazzmasters are built with a tall D string magnet. - Tyler

  2. What pots do you recommend for a standard neck/+5% bridge jazzmaster set?
  3. Q What pots do you recommend for a standard neck/+5% bridge jazzmaster set?
    A

    Hey Ben, you can go with either 1Meg or 500K - go with 1Meg if you're looking for the traditional Jazzmaster sound. You can also go with 500K if you want to shave a bit off the top-end - either way will sound great. - Tyler

  4. Am not confident I’m orienting my noiseless JM pickups correctly. Should the tallest screw be under the G for both pickups or the D string.
  5. Q Am not confident I’m orienting my noiseless JM pickups correctly. Should the tallest screw be und...... Read more
    A

    Hey Bryan, the tallest magnet goes under the D String.

  6. How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be?
  7. Q How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be?
    A 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 the highest fret.
  8. What’s the difference between Single-Coil Jazzmaster and Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster pickups?
  9. Q What’s the difference between Single-Coil Jazzmaster and Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster pickups?
    A 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.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

21 Genuine Reviews for Jazzmaster

  1. Jon Mernyk
    Verified Buyer

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

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.

  4. Thomas Deck
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent. Unbelievable tone and quality

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Mark Florio
    Verified Buyer

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

  9. Ed Pettersen
    Verified Buyer

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

  10. 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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