P-Bass

(84 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.

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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.

  • 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.

2 Questions about P-Bass

  1. 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.

  2. 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

84 reviews for P-Bass

  1. Jordan Anderson

    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

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

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

  2. Don Baraka

    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.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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.

  3. Greg Pinto
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the best pickups and the best customer service.

    I’ve had Fralin P-Bass pickups in my #1 Precision for over 10 years. They’re perfect for me in every way; exactly the sound I want and never any trouble. So, when I decided to build a custom fretless P-bass, I never considered anything else. Why would I? If you want the best pickups, made exactly the way they should be made, from the nicest and most helpful folks in the business, buy from Lindy Fralin. And, if you want the best sound from your P-bass, buy these.

  4. Benjamin Hill
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickups! Switched my mim p bass pickups out for the fralins……OMG! They are freaking amazing! Couldn’t be happier!

  5. Steven Soto
    Verified Buyer

    BUY ‘EM…unbelievable performance over “stock”…I got the underwound p-bass replacement pu’s for my…you guessed it– Fender Precision Bass…sounds awesome and an affordable upgrade-

  6. John Beck
    Verified Buyer

    Restored to original glory

    Lindy rewound my Fender CS hand-wound ’62 pickup. We reviewed the process, he gave straight-up advice, and I could not be happier with the result. Thank you, Lindy, you ROCK!

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