P-Bass

Capture the Sound of the 60's P-Bass

$150

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
( 129 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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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.

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

129 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Koldo Amondarain

    Verified Purchase

    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

  2. George Biondo

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  3. Jake Detwiler

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  4. Wil Hendricks

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  5. Michael Pelham

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  6. Josh Couvares

    Verified Purchase

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  7. Drew Snyder

    Verified Purchase

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  8. Blair Neiswender

    Verified Purchase

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

  9. Samuel Nix

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  10. Marco Tugnoli

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  11. Al T

    Verified Purchase

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!!

  14. Ian McManus

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  15. Jake S.

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  16. Daniel Norris

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  17. WIlliam Frischemeier

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  18. Tom

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  19. 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

  20. 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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