P-Bass

(57 customer reviews)

$140.00

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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PRODUCT INFORMATION:

P-BASS: INSTANT THUNDER

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.

P-BASS 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%.

FAQS:

  1. 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.
  2. How do I orient the pickup? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.
  3. 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.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

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

Overview

P-BASS: INSTANT THUNDER

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.

P-BASS 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

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%.

Video

FAQs

FAQS:

  1. 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.
  2. How do I orient the pickup? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.
  3. 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.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!
Tech Specs

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

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

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

57 reviews for P-Bass

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  1. J. Michael Lee (verified owner)

    This is the second set of Lindy’s P-Bass pickups that I’ve installed: both with the regular windings. One set went into a ’95 US-made Peavey Fury and the latest set went into my new G&L LB-100. These pickups have a wonderfully warm, organic quality to them that I’ve not found elsewhere. I also like the fact that I can get them in various cover colours—in this case white. Well done!

  2. George J (verified owner)

    I’ve now had and played the Lindy Fralin P-Bass Pickups -5% Underwind in Cream Cover for nearly a year. I can start by saying the most obvious statement of customer service and outstanding product is paramount for any entity to have a loyal long term following. Fralin Pickups is a rare breed of making sure any potential or current customers inquiring/buying their product is satisfied without a doubt.

    I installed the P-Bass pickups in my 1979 Yamaha BB1200 (and holy CHIkABOWBOOMCHiKABOW (older movie musical score pun) these Fralin’s are so articulate. My Bass was speaking again. The P/U sound can be directed, manipulated to whichever genre of music you passion. I’m quite happy with the decision to buy the P-Bass pickups from Fralin. Thank you. God bless.

  3. Ruben

    I’ve been playing bass for 25 years (20 years almost exclusively on a Precision Bass) and these pickups have THE tone I’ve been chasing for decades. I threw them into a ’98 MIM standard that I always considered to be a lemon, and it changed the bass from a closet dweller to my number one. In the 20+ years I’ve had that bass I threw every P pickup you can imagine into it. This is the one. It’s never coming out.

  4. David Cunningham (verified owner)

    1981 P bass

    I had the clean version installed on my Pbass as the original pickups were failing. Very impressed, good output, good tone and responded well to dynamic changes

  5. Alex Klingle (verified owner)

    P-Bass Pickups in my Fender MIM Bass – Complete game changers! Beautifully articulate tone with these pickups. Dynamic and warm. Would 10,000% recommend!

  6. Justin Warren (verified owner)

    Best pickups I have ever heard. I have stock J and P Fralins in several basses. The sound is incredible. It’s like the best possible “stock” sound you could ask for. AND BETTER. AAA+++

  7. JF Langevin (verified owner)

    Lindy, you’re pickup are always PERFECT! I’m a long time user. Need a optimal sound for a special P-Bass always tuned in Eb, and your +5% is just PERFECT! Made the mids more precise and the sound is more even strings to strings! You’re pickup are always Awesome!

  8. Alex Goldberg (verified owner)

    The customer added no additional comments.

  9. Dana Trantham (verified owner)

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  10. Steven Cardner (verified owner)

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  11. Alan Pachter (verified owner)

    Best P-bass pickups ever: These sound absolutely perfect. Not sure what else there is to say. They couldn’t sound any better!

  12. Mark Woodle (verified owner)

    +5 Overwind P-Bass pickups ROCK!!!
    Installed these an hour before a gig. A little apprehensive doing this without playing through my gig amp which was not with me at the time. Wow! I was surprised at the results. A song or two and I was dialed in and loving the bright tone I was getting from the Labella flats. Only pick up I’ll ever use. If you have been on the fence about what pickup you buy, time to get off it and order pickups from Fralin. They are the best in my opinion.

  13. Richard H (verified owner)

    Finally installed the +5% wound Fralin pups into my MIJ 62 reissue precision bass and I’m 100% happy with the sound service and over all online shopping experience that the Lindy Fralin team afforded me, half a world away from here in Australia. Prompt, safe distribution, email advice and after care. Thank you guys!

  14. Mark Poirier (verified owner)

    Sounds great
    I’m very pleased with the nuances and power of this pickup.

  15. Sean Savacool (verified owner)

    Truly great
    I installed this -5% underwind into my Fender American Vintage ‘63 Reissue, which I have had for many years. The stock pickup was great, but the bass itself was already dark-sounding and that pickup is also a dark sounding pickup. I mostly dealt with this with EQ, but eventually decided I didn’t want to keep fighting with it, so I gave Fralin a call and the person I talked to heard and understood what I was dealing with and recommended the -5% underwind to counter the dark sounding bass. It did just that. It naturally sounded like what I was doing the work to get to. It reminds me a bit of the Fender Custom Shop ‘62 pickup. A little quieter, but a little more balanced if it is in a dark bass. Basically, it took out some of the lows that were clouding the bass and emphasized the top end a little more, which is exactly what that bass needed. It sounds perfectly natural now and has a little more life and attack. I was very satisfied and highly recommend.

  16. John Rice (verified owner)

    P-Bass pickups, +5% overwind
    I’m happy with the pickups. There’s a significant difference in tone that I consider an improvement from Seymour Duncan’s that I had. Surprisingly, my bass now requires a higher setting on the volume control to get the same sound level as before. It’s not a problem, as I have plenty of headroom on all of my amps, but is this a normal result? I’d like to hear from you.

  17. Christopher Gibbs (verified owner)

    Captures that perfect P-Bass sound.
    I’ve played/owned dozens of P-Basses over the years, and I always weigh each of them against the better examples of the breed that I’ve encountered. One exceptional example was the sound I got from an early Fralin loaded Lakland Glaub that sounded absolutely perfect. I’ve been chasing that sound for years since, and finally decided to load my trusty 77 Fender Precision with a set of standard wound Fralins… and the sound I had been looking for was right there. I love these pickups, and highly recommend them to anyone who may be looking to capture the very soul of the Precision sound.

  18. Eric Jackson (verified owner)

    Excellent pickup!

    This pickup is exactly what I was looking for. I went with the stock wind. Excellent tone with clarity. Definite upgrade for my Mexican P Bass. Thanks to all of the Fralin staff!!!

  19. Grahame Clayton (verified owner)

    P-Bass +10% overwind
    I already had standard Lindy Fralin P-Bass pickups in my Lakeland Duck Dunn, I bought a Bruce Thomas Pbass which I love but was a little too top-endy. A set of T.I. flatwound strings & a set of Lindy’s Pbass pick ups sorted that out. Loads of power, plenty of bottom end with clarity, absolutely love these pick ups & would recommend all day long.

  20. Anthony Curry (verified owner)

    The best p-bass pickup ever!!!

  21. Mike Glover (verified owner)

    P Bass 10% overwind
    Awesome. Lots of punch but also raw as hell with lots of bite. I put them in a ‘76 P-Bass and play through a ‘71 Blue Line SVT and it sounds like a combination of Cliff Williams and Lemmy. I’m a finger player but the tone these give has a pick sounding element to them. Exactly what I was looking for.

  22. Gerald Werner (verified owner)

    Awesome Pickups.
    The person that I was emailing with was very helpful. I told him that I play an American Fender P-bass, the music that I am playing and the rest of the instruments in my group. He told me the type of pick-ups that I needed. I watched a YouTube video on how to install them. It was a simple installation. I can’t thank the Fralin Co. enough. My group noticed the difference right away. No need for a boost pedal anymore. Sounds great with my Mark Bass amp. Thanks again.

  23. Dan Fleury (verified owner)

    Easy install, dropped right in, and great sound. I already had a 51 P-Bass and it is a great pickup too. I would surely recommend Fralin Pickups! Thank You!

  24. Samuel Champagne (verified owner)

    Sick!
    My p-bass sound so good! Awesome product, +10 overwound work fit perfect with playing style, my bass sound deep and thick, it’s like a ton of bricks in the face when I go thru my SVT!

  25. Jose Delgado (verified owner)

    Upgrading MIM P bass
    Just installed some Fralins on my MIM P-Bass and love the sound. Thank you, Lindy Fralin.

  26. Bruce Hudson (verified owner)

    Made my Goober Bass sound like James Jamerson’s
    I am tired of active pickups so decided to go passive with my no-name P-bass. My guitar repairman told me about all the different pickups available but suggested the 5% overwound Fralin P-bass pickups. They shipped quickly with great communications from the moment I placed my order. Put into my bass then headed to rehearsal with my 10 piece horn band. Wow. What a difference! The bass fit in the pocket perfectly! Can’t wait to redo my other basses!

    Highly recommended!

  27. James Brock (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the clear sound, top to bottom.

  28. Mike Swaim (verified owner)

    Perfect P!
    I got the 5% over and wow! They made the 4464 custom Lakland jump out of its skin. Tremendous company to trust with your tone. That’s why you go to Fralin. Over the years they have kept the SAME standards. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks, Lindy!

  29. Daniel Shuman (verified owner)

    Rad.
    My 68 tele bass was sounding sad with a broken p bass pickup – tone diminishing and noise escalating. At my repair guy’s suggestion I got the p bass pickup. I drew accolades on the first gig! It’s great to have the full potential of the instrument!

  30. Sam (verified owner)

    I built with my tech , rick Lacombe, a warmoth pbass. When i talk to rick of the project he tell me put some fralin in that pbass your never be disapointed So i listend to him, and holy s*** ! Even better then i could imagine! I choose the +10 with a maple neck and swamp ash body it sound perfect! Thanks lindy and all your crew, for an amazing handmade product, thanks!

  31. Hugh Smolin (verified owner)

    Great bass sound!
    I put the overwound x2 pickup in my Lackland 44-51 bass along with orange drop cap and it greatly improved the bottom end without sounding muddy. Great pickup.

  32. Rob Amaral (verified owner)

    P-Bass PUPs in MEX P-BASS Now “USA”.
    These are well-made guitars mostly, but they do need a pickup upgrade. One of Boston’s best repair-guys-to-the-stars recommended L-F P-Bass PUPS.. I put em in and ‘bingo’.. they sound great.. Great job all around guys.. !

  33. msbass50 (verified owner)

    Mike Swaim March 2019

    Traded out the stock pups for a 5 over set of fralins in my Lakland 4464 Duck Dunn model. The Duck would agree! Big difference and true bass tone! I did a Darryl Jones Jazz bass too at the same time and the same result. I now have Fralins in 3 rigs and love them! Plus the comany will go out of their way to satisfy what ever you need. A very good feeling dealing with and having the end result of a great sound! Thanks for being around to provide such a good product!

  34. Dan Welch (verified owner)

    Just Like The Beatles-Nobody Better! 78 PBass, Fralin Standard P-Bass Pickups, Oil/Paper Cap, LaBella Flats….Holy James Jamerson……Total Mojo!!!!

  35. Jeffrey Kuhn (verified owner)

    BIG NEW SOUND
    I replaced the Mexican P Bass pickups in my bass with the RBP P-Bass stock black and WOW !!!. I could not believe the difference. The sound man kept asking me to turn down but it had nothing to do with volume, it was all about the bigger fuller sound of these pickups. They filled the low end frequencies that had been missing in our mix. Thankyou Mr. Fralin!

  36. Chris Sprague (verified owner)

    Great pickups
    I put these in my Fender American Professional P-bass and they make a huge difference. Compared the the Fralin pickups, the originals sound muffled. Now my P-Bass actually has the P-Bass sound that I was looking for.

  37. Tom Pesch (verified owner)

    Sorry I haven’t replied to you about your awesome sounding pickups that I purchased back in September. I got busy with all kinds of things and only a few weeks ago had the chance to install them in my Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass.

    Well, they sound just incredible. They made my already ballsy bass sound even better with beautiful midrange and highs that don’t distort along with a rich low end. I did a video with the bass and you can check it out here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0_KzYmKNYA

    Thanks again Lindy, for taking the time to speak with me about what I was looking for because that is exactly what you sent to me.

    Sincerely,
    Tom Pesch

  38. Koldo Amondarain (verified owner)

    Hi!

    After some custom problems, finally I got them! From the beginning they were flat and original sounding. Very clear and confortable too. Keep on working on that way! Keep in touch! Koldo

  39. George Biondo (verified owner)

    My new Bass with my Fralin 5 P-Bass. Hi Lindy, Sorry it took so long for a review but I had to wait until my build was complete. This pickup has great big lows with smooth sweet highs, it’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for a great product!

  40. Jake Detwiler (verified owner)

    Best pickup swap I’ve ever made! This thing brought new life out of my P-bass. Can’t speak highly enough of the product, let alone the quick shipping and easy ordering process! Thanks!

  41. Wil Hendricks (verified owner)

    Amazing Precision Pickups! Replaced the Stock P-Bass pickups on my late 90s American Deluxe Precision with Lindys. This is the older model that has a large humbucker in the bridge position, so having the Fralins in there really expands and balances the tone spectrum… not to mention that the Lindys are deeper, cleaner, and don’t break up as easily. It truly feels like a new bass now, and I think I’ll be exploring the new tonal possibilities for a while to come. Cannot recommend these pickups highly enough.

  42. Michael Pelham (verified owner)

    Fantastic sound
    These pickups installed in a 2018 P bass are amazing. Besides the great sound, the non-protruding pole pieces are a plus – no more noise from touching the fingertips on them.

  43. Josh Couvares (verified owner)

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  44. Drew Snyder (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  45. Blair Neiswender (verified owner)

    Added so much more fullness to the sound. I love them!!

  46. Samuel Nix (verified owner)

    Lindy Fralin for the win! I’ve had Fralin pickups in my J Bass for years. I don’t know why I didn’t immediately put one in my P Bass when I bought it. The tone was immediately better. Tight punchy lows and mids and crystal clear singing highs. If you love that classic Fender sound you can’t go wrong with Fralin pickups!

  47. Marco Tugnoli (verified owner)

    The sound of my bass changed a lot. The sound level is much higher, but at the same time also clear. I’ve perceived a great change when I use higher notes, that now can be heard very clearly.

  48. Al T (verified owner)

    Absolutely Love The Fralin P Bass Pickup!!! Vintage tone without the noise!!! Highly recommended!!!

  49. Mike Lee

    Another great experience with Lindy’s pickups. I replaced the stock pickup in a 1995 Peavey Fury with a stock winding P-bass pickup and the change has been *very* satisfying. The pickup sounds warm, articulate and—I struggled a bit for the right words here—delightfully organic. There is a distinctive harmonic content that has been pleasing me no end. If you’re interested, I’ve also got fresh CTS pots (250k audio taper volume, linear taper tone, and a nice new orange drop .047 microfarad capacitor) and Labella 760FS Deep Talkin’ flatwounds on this bass. Great pickup!

  50. Daniel Stein

    This pickup is great….the bass I traded for awhile ago was 95 mim p (already had the fralin in it!)…It soared as soon as i put labella 54 flats

    Now i got a warmoth neck on the way to increase the sustain even more!

    Long story short…BADASS PICKUP LINDY!!!

  51. Ian McManus (verified owner)

    I had a set of p-bass pickups custom made and I couldn’t be happier with them. The guys at the shop went over all of the options with me and helped me select exactly what I needed to get the sound I wanted. They came out perfect! Thanks guys!

  52. Jake S. (verified owner)

    Compared to the stock Fender set, my bass now feels three-dimensional. I can hear an added clarity and bite in lows, mids and highs alike. Very strongly recommended for any player looking to really bring out the voice in his or her P. Bass.

  53. Daniel Norris (verified owner)

    Guys these pickups are awesome! I chose the 5% output to put in my Fender Precision American Standard to diminish the highs a bit while giving a sweet boost to the lows and mids and they did just that. The Fralin pickups brought out everything that’s beautiful about a P-bass and I am very satisfied. No issues with the installation and the customer service was very good! Highly recommended.

  54. WIlliam Frischemeier (verified owner)

    The pickups in my 59 P-bass were really starting to lose their gain. I’ve had good experience with Fralin pickups in the past. So beforeI decided to rewind them and diminish their value I decided to try the Fralin 10% overwound pickups. My pre-CBS P-bass has never sound better. It had full gain and full on P-Bass tone with lot’s of grunt. I wish I made this move years ago. I ordered the pickups with the cover removed and the new pickup slotted right in.

  55. Tom (verified owner)

    Just got the 5% overwound a couple weeks ago, installed it in my Mexican Fender P-Bass and I’m 100% satisfied with it. Beefy lows, punch in the mids, clarity in the treble, and that “signature P-Bass” vibe: just what I was yearning for. The overall output is strong, without being too hot/out of control. Thank you, Lindy Fralin!

  56. Peter M Fraulino

    The range of these pickups are completely unbelievable. low low thump to the most sparkling tone I’ve ever heard, in one tone knob..I would highly recommend this pickup to wake up your p bass.i chose the regular wound spec Great product which exceeded my expectations

  57. Jonathan Stoyanoff

    I replaced the original pups in my 76 P with stock LF P-bass pups and it was like the bass was reborn. Incredibly open, present tone…just amazing.

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