P-Bass

Capture the Sound of the 60's P-Bass

$150

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output

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( 131 genuine reviews)

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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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

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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.

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 tonal graph below for our P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Soft & Round

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Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P-Bass.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Stock Ohm Reading:11K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 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 Dimensions:

P-Bass Dimensions

P-Bass FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your P-Bass have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your P-Basss to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

131 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Jay King

    Verified Purchase

    My name is Jay King and I spoke with you on the phone a couple of weeks ago and asked for your recommendations for your P Bass pickup. Well, I received it much faster than you estimated and I put it in as soon as it came. I firstly, wanted to say THANK YOU for your time, your recommendation. This pickup is Absolutely AMAZING. It is By Far, the most articulate and amazingly voiced P Pickup that I have ever played. Dream tone! Really! I’m gushing, but I just had to drop you a note and say thank you and just, WOW. So very pleased with this pickup. I will be back for more in the future as I begin to fill my stable with more P’s, now that I know that they can sound like this!

  2. Richard

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve tried a few different pickups other than stock Fender through the years. This pickup brings my old 65 P-bass back to life. Very satisfied with the product and Lindy’s company.

  3. Mik

    Verified Purchase

    It’s not my first Fralin pickup, so I knew, what I gonna get from Fralin. Tone and output is just perfect to me. Thank you, guys.

  4. Ray

    Verified Purchase

    Bought a stock pickup (along with CTS pots, new capacitor, and Switchcraft jack) to go in a NOS ’21 MIM P-bass. The body and neck are excellent, but the sound was lifeless and indistinct with a 60-cycle hum. Decided to skip Fender customer (no) service and go DIY. Lindy’s pickup is great. To my mind, it is benchmark P-bass sound, with an elusive clarity coupled with richness, color, and a singing quality. (Lindy also did wonders for a Longhorn Jazz Bass in the stable.) Thank you, Lindy and company. You are a blessing.

  5. fred ames

    Verified Purchase

    Purchased 2 P bass sets, one for p bass and 0ne for a guild starfire with a push pull switch. The difference in sound over stock pickups is nothing short of awesome. I can now get so many different tones it really is a lot of fun.

  6. Filip

    I have fitted the standard Fralin in all my Precision basses (even in my Custom Shop P). Sounds just like a good Precision should sound: clear low, powerful and punchy. Also sounds great with a layer of overdrive. It’s the tone you hear on good recordings.

  7. Nate

    Verified Purchase

    Guitar player getting into bass. Have been using Fralins in my tele and Les Paul for many years so put these in my MIM P Bass. Noticiable difference over stock – really like them. Disclaimer – not a bass expert but would 100% recommend these pickups. Oh and fantastic customer service!

  8. Michael Mennell

    I just put a stock-winding P-bass pickup in my 2008 Lakland Bob Glaub, which came with a pickup built by them. The difference is total, and just a complete transformation. Perfect.

  9. Graham Hargrove

    Verified Purchase

    Ok, just got my fralin p bass pickup installed in my 2012 fender American standard precision bass. I traded this bass used a few years ago for some records in my collection I didn’t want anymore. Kinda cool swap. Anyways in cans with a fender custom shop p bass pickup that sounded horrible in my opinion. 30 years playing fender basses. I put a bartolini in it…nope. Horrible, put a Seymour Duncan spb-1 in it and that was really pretty good. Not good enough. Just sounded like a Mexican p bass actually…. So I bought a fralin…BUT I left it up to framing when I ordered the spec of the pickup. I told them I wanted a pickup that sounded like Adam Clayton’s p bass back in 1980-82. Fralin sends me a 10% overwound. Installed: bass tones slice with sweet harmonics and mid range groan…..best pickup I ever heard in a p bass. Totally awesome. I love it.

  10. Jacob L

    I’ve had the standard wind P-Bass pickup in my Player Series P-Bass for a couple of years now and it sounds so dang good. I’ve been using it a lot recently with some DI bass recordings and it could not sound any better. So much tone and clarity!

  11. Bill DePiero

    Verified Purchase

    This is what I think a P-Bass should sound like. Excellent sound all around. Easy installation. Great product! Can’t wait to receive the PJ set for my other bass!

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