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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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
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%.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P-Bass.
|Stock Ohm Reading:||11K|
|Magnet Wire Material:||USA-Made 42-Gauge Heavy Formvar|
|Magnet Material:||USA-Made Alnico 5|
|Bobbin Material:||USA-Made Stamped Fiberboard|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.
*String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.
P-Bass Questions And Answers:
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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.
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 moreA
Hey Steven, we recommend going with our Stock Output if you're looking for the 70's growl. - Tyler
I have a 1971 Gibson EB 3 that has weak pickups. Do you have a pickup replacement for this bass? Or can you put new windings on this vintage pickup?
Q I have a 1971 Gibson EB 3 that has weak pickups. Do you have a pickup replacement for this bass? ...... Read moreA
Hey George, thanks for your question. We don't have a replacement for the EB3 pickups. We should be able to repair or rewind them - send them in using our form here: Rewind / Repair Form
Can you make pickups with grounded pole pieces?
Q Can you make pickups with grounded pole pieces?A
Hey Andy, if you install our Black Lead as ground, you will ground out the pole pieces. We do not additionally ground the pole pieces, but you can use metal tape on the underside of each coil to achieve this.
Do you have 5 string p bass pickups?
Q Do you have 5 string p bass pickups?A
Hey Hsinhan, not at this time, hopefully in the future!
How does the output of your stock wound P-Bass pickup compare to an Allparts P-Bass pickup? I have a great P-Bass made almost entirely from the Allparts catalog, and this includes the current pickup. Allparts doesn't include much in the way of specs. If you look up this pickup on their website, all you'll find is that it is Alnico V, and 10.0K ohms. That pickup has served me well so far, but I'm looking for a better sound that's still true to a P...
Q How does the output of your stock wound P-Bass pickup compare to an Allparts P-Bass pickup? I hav...... Read moreA
Hey John, it's really difficult to describe as we haven't heard the AllParts P-Bass. Our Stock Output comes in at 11K, so, you can reasonably expect our pickup to have more output and a thicker midrange. I would suggest going Stock first, and we can exchange within 30 days after, if you're unhappy for any reason.
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I got some Fralin pickups for my strat, on a loaded pickgaurd and they are quite possibly the best pickups I’ve ever heard for a strat- it’s H-S-S and I fell in love with the blend knob that it came with for the bridge and neck pickups. So when it came time to get a pickup for my p bass I knew what I needed, and it did not disappoint! Fralin rules!
It’s been a few weeks and I have used my P-Bass, newly equipped with Fralin pickups/ 5% overwind. I could not have been more pleased. The tone is perfect and clear. I’ve had many Fenders, and in the past, I feel they were better; but this new p bass with V- Mods are not good at all. I understand they have gone to a V- Mod 2 pickup now.
Fralin’s service was impeccable. From the first call to the delivery of the pickups. If anyone is considering new pickups, down hesitate…Fralin is great. Thank you again, all you Fralinites, for a great experience. My Fender Jazz is close to my next pair of pickups.
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.
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.
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.
Great P-Bass pickup, growl and clarity with a perfect volume. Thank you everyone at Fralin pickups !
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.
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!
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!