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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Hey there, I was looking to upgrade a new squire p bass with some fralins and I want to also upgrade the pots it came with. Should I stick to the traditional 250k pots for the stock wound pickups? Also, by winding the pickups +5% what overall effect do you notice in comparison to stock and +10%? Would those overwound pickups be better with a 500k pot or would you say 250k is good for all of those options?
Q Hey there, I was looking to upgrade a new squire p bass with some fralins and I want to also upgr...... Read moreA
Hey Ryan, stick with 250K pots no matter what option you choose. For the overwinding, check out this article here. What does Overwinding and Underwinding a pickup do?
Hi! I bought a 1973 Fender Precision Bass with new Lindy Fralin pickups according to seller. Sound of the pickups is quite weak compared to my 1974 Fender Precision Bass with original pickups. I measured resistance of both pickups and they were 5,42K and 5,43K. These numbers are far away from original 10,5K. Do you have any idea why the resistance and the output are so low? Br Kimmo Lehtola, Finland
Q Hi! I bought a 1973 Fender Precision Bass with new Lindy Fralin pickups according to seller. Soun...... Read moreA
Hey Kimmo, the total resistance of the pickup should be about 10.8 ~ 11K, if you measure from White to Black (both coils). If you're measuring that way and you're getting only ~5K, something is wrong. Can you confirm?
For your P-Bass pickup with normal output, what pot and capacitor values do you recommend? I’m looking for a warm, vintage sound a la mid 60’s R&B, if that matters. Thank you.
Q For your P-Bass pickup with normal output, what pot and capacitor values do you recommend? I’m lo...... Read moreA
Hey Bob - you can't go wrong with 250K pots and 0.02mfd caps!
Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?
Q Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?A
Hey Erin, we recommend our Stock output for that late 50's / 60's sound.
What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)
Q What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)A
Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at it's highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.
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Absolutely Love The Fralin P Bass Pickup!!! Vintage tone without the noise!!! Highly recommended!!!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.