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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Pickups work as advertised along with an upgrade of pots and cap purchased from Fralin, which results in more bass (10% overwind) and treble (0.01uF capacitor) for a wider tonal range in my ’75 p-bass.
I had to get on here and say these pickups are AMAZIN ! I gripped 5% overwound , and coupled with my 20 year old flatwounds they make this here thrift store bass sound VERY $PICY!! from a sonic perspective, this bass holds its own with any fancy pants vintage blah blah lawyer instrument WORD IS BOND!!!!!
These 5% over wounds went in to a ‘75 fender. Quite a difference. Highly recommend!
Swapped out my Fender Pure Vintage ‘63 for the Fralin stock wind. Breathed new life and a lot more clarity into what felt like an otherwise dark P bass. Love it
I installed the Fralin P Bass 5% Overwind pickups in my recent Pbass build and they are amazing. I love them so much I’m going to replace the Pure Vintage ‘63 split-coil P Bass pickups that came in my Original 60s P-Bass with them.
Got my first set of Lindy Fralin pickups for my Fender P-Bass installed today. Always wanted to try a set. Mine are 5% under wound. I like them very much. Will use more in the future.
I replaced this in a Fender P Bass that I purchased in 1979 my old faithful now it has a new life so much warmth and a solid sound that I was looking for .
I play modded Squier p basses with d’addario chrome flats. I’ve got +5 pups in one and now some +10 pups in the other. They both sound different and both sound great. The +10 bass sounds really deep and filling. Our singer loves it. If you like rebuilding and refurbishing your own basses, these are a great, quality upgrade.
Recently added a 10% overwound set in a MIM Player jazz bass fretless. Very nice over the stock pups. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and will be purchasing another 10% overwound set for a MIM Precision bass I just purchased. Just a great product.
Very nice sounding pick up for a real vintage rock sound with powerful but controlled bass and punchy but sweet and non fatiguing medium. Installed on a Bacchus Craft series p bass with outstanding performance, no need to upgrade anything anymore.