P-Bass

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

$150

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:

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

Lead Time

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.


Capture The '60s.

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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.

Features:

  • 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

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Stock Ohm Reading:11K
String Spacing:21.5mm*
Magnet Wire Material:USA-Made 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Stamped Fiberboard

*String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.

Sizing

P-Bass Questions And Answers:

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If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    For your P-Bass pickup with normal output, what pot and capacitor values do you recommend? I’m looking for a warm, vintage sound a la mid 60’s R&B, if that matters. Thank you.
  1. Q For your P-Bass pickup with normal output, what pot and capacitor values do you recommend? I’m lo...... Read more
    A

    Hey Bob - you can't go wrong with 250K pots and 0.02mfd caps!

  2. Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?
  3. Q Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?
    A

    Hey Erin, we recommend our Stock output for that late 50's / 60's sound.

  4. My bridge string spacing is 19mm. Your pole spacing says 21.5mm. My strings won’t fall in between the poles now? Can I use these with an active preamp?
  5. Q My bridge string spacing is 19mm. Your pole spacing says 21.5mm. My strings won’t fall in between...... Read more
    There are no answers for this question yet.
  6. What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)
  7. Q What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)
    A

    Hey Eddy,

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at it's highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

    Here's an article for more information

  8. I am looking for a P bass pickup that has the growl of a 70's P bass. I have used Seymour Duncan SPB-3s in the past and like them but want to use a Fralin pickup on this build.
  9. Q I am looking for a P bass pickup that has the growl of a 70's P bass. I have used Seymour Duncan ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Steven, we recommend going with our Stock Output if you're looking for the 70's growl. - Tyler

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

108 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Gervais Cote
    Verified Buyer

    Got the 5% overwound p bass pickups and wow ! They really rock, huge bottom without being bloated, percussive medium and overall balance is bang on. Installed on my Japanese Bacchus Craft p bass that sounded a bit thin for me and it’s now in the American vintage tone I was aiming for. Can’t recommend them enough.

  2. Buck Down

    The Fralin P Bass pickup does what ALL Fralin pickups do: Tighten the focus of your instrument. I put one of these in a Squier 60’s Classic Vibe Precision Bass (btw – the new Squier CV’s are an EXCELLENT mod platform) with a 5% overwind, and now that Squier smokes the Fender American Standard.

    Tight, fat, punchy, and capable of TREMENDOUS amounts of low end while still delivering surgical grade clarity. It makes a P Bass even more of a Precision Bass. Classic sounding while much easier to control to fine detail. In fact – if there was one word I’d use to describe every Fralin pickup I own – it’s DETAILED.

    I’ve been slowly going through my guitar collection and replacing everything with Fralin pickups. This is instrument #4 and counting, and each time has been a revelatory upgrade.

    also – word to the wise guy – 5% overwinds are your friend.

  3. Max Taunsendo
    Verified Buyer

    I put 5% over set in my Mim p bass and the range of tones is amazing – warm, articulate punch and vintage thump, impressive response to right hand dynamics. The output is spot on as well, highly recommended.

  4. Franck Bedez
    Verified Buyer

    Great P-Bass pickup, growl and clarity with a perfect volume. Thank you everyone at Fralin pickups !

  5. Mike Brown
    Verified Buyer

    Great experience with Fralin Pickups from start to finish. Great value and options choosing color and wind. Excellent communication through the order process with the pickups arrived as scheduled. Perfect fit and as described, clean, clear sound with crisp, fat bass tone. Elevated the sound of my lower cost imported stock Fender P-bass that shipped with crappy intermittent sub-par pickups. I would highly recommend these for anyone picking up a lower cost Fender or Squire as part of a necessary upgrade.

  6. Damien Lien

    Had the 5% overwind installed in my squier mini p bass. All I can say is WOW! I can’t believe the thump and tone I get out of that little bass! Can’t wait to get a set of jazz bass pickups installed on my American Professional. The tone on the v-mod pickups was very disappointing, the Lindy Fralins will be a great addition!

  7. Steve Wild
    Verified Buyer

    I finally found the P-Bass sound that was in my head. I ordered 5% overwound and I finally like the sound of my Highway 1. This is the 4th set of pickups I tried and I’m finally happy. Thanks!

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