P-Bass

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(90 genuine customer reviews)

$150.00

Lindy Fralin P-Bass Pickups are clean, clear, and articulate. They are designed to enhance everything you’ve come to love about your P-Bass: Fat and Punchy with a huge, clear bottom-end.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

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

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 More



Capture The '60s.

Want to learn more about our P-Bass? Here's all the information you'll need:

P-Bass FEATURES:

We know what you love about your P-Bass. That’s why we don’t take any of that away: we only give you more. We use USA-Made Alnico V magnets and 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar wire to give an era-authentic 50’s tone, only thicker. Fralin P-Bass Pickups offer a significant upgrade. At Fralin Pickups, we believe the best sound comes from the highest quality materials available, not fancy gimmicks.

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Superb articulation for a clean and clear tone
  • Designed to be even across all frequencies
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • 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

Fralin P-Bass Pickups are like our J-Bass® Replacements: they have a huge fat tone. Fralin P-Bass Pickups are fat, punchy, and round. The lows are deep and rich, and the highs are sweet and clear. The first thing you’ll notice when you install these pickups is how you can hear more of your P-Bass. You’ll hear an extended low-end and a rounder top-end. These pickups are very vintage sounding, but with modern power.

  • For an era-authentic 50’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference
  • For a thicker midrange and fewer highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
  • For an even thicker tone than the +5%, you can opt for +10%. This is perfect for anyone looking for an aggressively strong midrange and dark tone. Perfect for balancing out a bright sounding bass.
  • If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.

Tonal Graph for P-Bass:

The tone graph below for our P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

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FAQs

  • What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.
  • How do I orient the pickup? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.
  • Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications:

  • Alnico 5 Magnets, and 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar wire
  • Hand-made Bobbins
  • Stock Output is 11K.

Sizing

P-Bass Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our P-Bass? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

4 Questions about P-Bass

  1. Hi – I am in a tribute band to The Who and am looking for the ‘Live at Leeds’ tone. Would you suggest stock or one of the overwound pickups? Thanks

    1. Hey Andy, as our Stock is modeled after the ’60s output, I would recommend the Stock output. That said, if your bass is on the bright side, you can absolutely tame the brightness with a +5%.

  2. I want to buy a Precision Bass pickup from you. Two questions: 1. Do you ship to the U.K. (If so, how much and how long for shipping?) 2. Please explain the difference between stock, 5% overwound and 10% overwound. Does overwound mean you add copper to an existing used pick-up? The best P bass sounds I ever had was a USA 57 reissue (the pick up had a raised pole on the A string like they did in 57) brighter than a 60s sound but loads of punch and V clear bottom end. Unfortunately I hated the guitar’s neck Also a 78 Precision which I should have kept – similar . . . , bright, punchy, clear low end. I don’t like a distorted sound. I do like a lot of P-Bass tubey’ punch. What do you suggest?

    1. Hey Noel,

      1.) Yes, we ship to the U.K. We have a flat rate shipping cost of $50 and it usually takes about 1 week in transit. The package might get hung up in customs for a few days.
      2.) The main difference between +5% and +10% is the midrange, output, and highs. When we overwind a pickup, we add more turns than our Stock output before it comes off the winding machine. This adds a bump in the midrange, tapered highs, and a bit more punch and output. Most people go with the +5% on a normal bass, but if you have a particularly bright-sounding bass, the +10% will help taper the highs a bit.

  3. Hi, I am really impressed with some pickups I ordered from you that are in my tele. I would like to order some for my p-bass. I normally play an upright bass in a country western band but for some shows I prefer to bring the p-bass out of convenience. What would you recommend for a pickup? Stock, 5% 10%? I play with flat wound strings and I like it to sound as much like my upright as possible. Thanks a lot! Looking forward to putting these in

    1. Hey Jordan, I would recommend the +5% for this. Expect a lot of thump and a rich low-end.

  4. I’m a multi-instrument guy, retired from gigging, mainly woodwinds. Now doing Logic Pro X recording for pro demos and releases, I play keyboards, bass, guitar also. I’m upgrading a mid 80s Fender Squier P-bass. New pickups are important, especially to decrease hum. I also have a Mexican made Fender Jazz bass, looking at your pre-wired jazz bass control plate, and hum-cancel pickup for that one. I may have missed this at your site, but what effect does underwind or overwind have on the sound of your pickups? Also, I live in a remote location and it’s important to buy locally even if a markup – I imagine you sell direct to retailers. My choice would be Wildwood Music in Arcata, CA, or Two Street Music in Eureka, are they Fralin retailers? Covering a lot of territory in this – your response will be appreciated, thank you.

    1. Hey Don, I believe both Wildwood and Two Street are dealers of ours, so feel free to order direct from them! To answer your question regarding underwinding and overwinding, please check out our article on the subject here.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

90 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Ronnie Cook
    Verified Buyer

    I called and spoke to Lindy personally over the phone, told him what exactly I wanted my 98 Made in Mexico Pbass to sound like, he recommended the stock Pups. I ordered about 2 months ago, and finally had them installed. Wow! These are truly, the best sounding pups I’ve ever heard! My bass sounds exactly what’s been missing from my sound! So versatile as well with all styles of whatever I want! I highly recommend these, and will be installing in all my bass guitars in the future! Lindy, I want to personally say thank you, and you have another customer for life!

  2. Jacob Massey
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent pick up. Super responsive and expressive, it’s the P Bass sound you hear in your head! I couldn’t be happier with it.

  3. Tom Gill
    Verified Buyer

    These are the most awesome bass pickups I have ever owned
    The lows and the mids out these p bass pickups are way beyond my expectations
    I am
    So happy that I decided to install these in my p bass
    I would suggest them for anyone wanting to upgrade their p bass

    My only complaint was that the pickups were a little bit larger than the original one and I had to cut out my pick guard to install them properly
    They truly do sound AMAZING!!

  4. Gregory Ash
    Verified Buyer

    Just installed the P-Bass Stock pickup in my mim fender Precision Bass, this pickup is everything that it is advertised as this will not be the last time I purchase from Lindy Fralin as I also have a Fender Jazz bass i will now upgrade

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