P-Bass

(81 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.

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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

Video

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:

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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
Video

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

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

81 reviews for P-Bass

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  1. 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!

  2. Anthony Miller Verified Buyer

    P-Bass pickups – fast delivery

    I haven’t yet built the rest of the bass to put these in, so I don’t know how they sound (no doubt they’ll be great based on reputation), but they were delivered quickly to Canada with no issues.

  3. Anthony Mancia Verified Buyer

    Excellent products and service. Would recommend to anyone!

  4. Stuart Cornell Verified Buyer

    Awesome 5% greater output retains vintage tone with modern punch.

  5. Paul Kuzik Verified Buyer

    5% overwound P-Bass pups
    Popped them in my ‘77 P-Bass and wow! The classic P-Bass tone on steroids!

  6. John OKeefe Verified Buyer

    PHAT these pickups rock! Plenty of bottom. Beefy and have grit. Sound great in a mix. Give them a go! You won’t be disappointed

  7. Gregg Marsh Verified Buyer

    Custom build
    Just finished a custom build and I installed the 10% overwound pbass pickups and wow. Punchy, load, clean, and clear. I will be using Fralin in future builds.

  8. Don Barry Verified Buyer

    The Sound I’ve Been Seeking
    I bought the LF P-bass pickup because I record directly into the board and needed to get that famous P bass sound. I bought the “regular” wound because I had heard the over and under wound pickups change the tone.
    I am very happy with the workmanship and comparability with my 90s Fender American made bass.

    One slight problem was the cream colored covers were about 0.010 larger than the original Fender stock. I had to file the pick guard slightly to allow the pickup to float and be easily adjustable.

  9. Stephen Civitello Verified Buyer

    Stock P bass pup
    Replaced the stock pickup in my Fender American Original 60s P bass with a stock wind Fralin. Totally amazing combo. The bass sounds round, fat, clear, and punchy. Customer service is second to none. No mater if you call, email, or just place an order online. Everyone is friendly and very helpful, from the main man himself right on down the line. Great American company with an excellent product and service. Placed another order for a pickup, pots, wire, and cap for a Squier CV 50s P bass. Again, excellent service. Thanks for everything Lindy Fralin and company. All my basses will have your pickups in them. They’re that good.
    Stephen C

  10. Michael D’arcangelo Verified Buyer

    Harmonics at every fret!!
    I don’t really know how these could be any better. There are a lot of great pickup makers out there and Lindy himself will tell you that. This is a preference between players but out of the pickups I’ve tried. These have been my personal favorite. So clear you can hear a harmonic at every fret, perfect winding and even volume across strings, exact wound to preference. Not to mention the customer service is second to none, everyone has their preference but I like these best. If you haven’t gotten a chance, give Lindy a call and talk tone with him. Can’t say enough good things.

  11. Jason Tervo Verified Buyer

    I’ve tried some other precision pickups from other manufacturers with differing results. But I tried a standard wound Fralin Pbass pickup in a Mexican Fender Pbass and was amazed. I was so impressed I put another standard pbass in a Peavey Fury. And most recently I put a under 5% pbass pickup in my Ibanez Roadstar RB630. Fralin pickups are awesome! They have the full sound I want but are still extremely sensitive to finger dynamics. I think they nail what a p bass should sound like. I cannot see myself using anything else as far as bass is concerned. I think they are perfect.

  12. Grant Harrison

    I had a short-scale bass built by Trevor Binford, as quality short-scale basses are few and far between[excepting Alembic $$$$$].They record great, sit in the mix well [fewer Harmonics] and are a bit easier to play
    Fender seem to think they are student instruments, Gibson make some , but the “mud-buckers” predictably produce “mud”
    Other brands are mostly copying Fender and Gibson, and aim at “cheap and cheerful” with the highest output pickups they can find , or make.
    I had a laminated through neck instrument made and Fralin split single coil P-Bass pick-up fitted with lots of shielding[its a studio bass], and its deep, rich, detailed, characterful, and sustains for days. Its a tone beast.
    You can’t beat hand made quality and experience.

  13. Joe Barrett Verified Buyer

    Love this pickup!
    I installed these in a 2003 American Standard Precision to replace the original Fender pickups with S-1 switching. The Fenders weren’t bad by any means, but the Fralins just turned them up to 11 without sounding overly aggressive. Everything was just bumped up a bit. My bass now sounds more full and thick. Great pickups and great people to deal with.

  14. David Lynch Verified Buyer

    David John Lynch “Diamond” P bass
    Man these pickups rock in so many ways. Clean, clear and accurate but punchy and ballsey at the same time with just the right amount of output. That type of sound that makes you wanna just keep jammin all day long. Just gorgeous. Great job guys thanks so much. Diamond

  15. John Risti Verified Buyer

    Wow, I can’t say enough about this pickup.
    I picked up a 1978 Precision, which someone along the way replaced the original pickup with a Bass Lines pickup.
    The bass was kicking out so much midrange I thought I was need of a fret job.
    I replaced with a stock Lindy. (My first)
    The low end punches right through.
    The tone of the bass, the original fatness is upfront.
    Lost is all that nasal midrange and best of all, no fret work is needed.. =)
    I am sold on Lindy Fralin pickups.
    John..
    Age 58
    Bassist since 1976…
    Collector of 34 bass guitars from 1962 to present..

  16. Dan Gautreau Verified Buyer

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  17. John O’Connor Verified Buyer

    Simply the best. I have come to believe nobody does it better!

  18. Tom Furuheim Verified Buyer

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  19. Richard Carr Verified Buyer

    P-Bass 5% and 10% overwound

    I put a 5% over pickup in the neck position of one of my early ‘70’s P-Basses that I have a 2P-Bass pickup configuration (not P/J but P/P), and the other pickup on the bridge is a 10% over. The sound is awesome, once I lowered this pickup in the neck position down and balanced the volume of the two pickups this bass has just the right amount of growl, with lots of clarity and good hearty tone on the high strings! I’m going to be doing a 5% Neck 10% Bridge setup on a 1970 Jazz Bass next with a Split Jazz Bass set I bought here at the same time as I bought this one.

  20. James Brown Verified Buyer

    It’s how the P-Bass wants to sound

    I can’t really add more than what the title says. The stock p-bass pickups on my Vintera 60’s style sounded absolutely fine and that was my problem they just sounded fine despite the vintage winding and what not. Since upgrading to the “stock” P-Bass split coils from Fralin my Bass sounds how it always was meant to sound and matches that vintage tone verbatim.

  21. Spencer Layel Verified Buyer

    Extreme Performance

    I want to thank Lindy and his crew for the best pickups I have ever owned I will and always be a loyal customer until otherwise noted keep up the good work and God bless. Thank you very much, Spencer Layel.

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