Capture the Sound of the 60's P-Bass


  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
( 135 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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Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


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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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%.
Tonal Graph For P-Bass:

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


Attack: Soft & Round

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Tech Specs:

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

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

Customer Reviews

135 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Anthony Miller

    Verified Purchase

    P-Bass pickups – fast delivery

    I haven’t yet built the rest of the bass to put these in, so I don’t know how they sound (no doubt they’ll be great based on reputation), but they were delivered quickly to Canada with no issues.

  2. Anthony Mancia

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent products and service. Would recommend to anyone!

  3. Stuart Cornell

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome 5% greater output retains vintage tone with modern punch.

  4. Paul Kuzik

    Verified Purchase

    5% overwound P-Bass pups
    Popped them in my ‘77 P-Bass and wow! The classic P-Bass tone on steroids!

  5. John OKeefe

    Verified Purchase

    PHAT these pickups rock! Plenty of bottom. Beefy and have grit. Sound great in a mix. Give them a go! You won’t be disappointed

  6. Gregg Marsh

    Verified Purchase

    Custom build
    Just finished a custom build and I installed the 10% overwound pbass pickups and wow. Punchy, load, clean, and clear. I will be using Fralin in future builds.

  7. Don Barry

    Verified Purchase

    The Sound I’ve Been Seeking
    I bought the LF P-bass pickup because I record directly into the board and needed to get that famous P bass sound. I bought the “regular” wound because I had heard the over and under wound pickups change the tone.
    I am very happy with the workmanship and comparability with my 90s Fender American made bass.

    One slight problem was the cream colored covers were about 0.010 larger than the original Fender stock. I had to file the pick guard slightly to allow the pickup to float and be easily adjustable.

  8. Stephen Civitello

    Verified Purchase

    Stock P bass pup
    Replaced the stock pickup in my Fender American Original 60s P bass with a stock wind Fralin. Totally amazing combo. The bass sounds round, fat, clear, and punchy. Customer service is second to none. No mater if you call, email, or just place an order online. Everyone is friendly and very helpful, from the main man himself right on down the line. Great American company with an excellent product and service. Placed another order for a pickup, pots, wire, and cap for a Squier CV 50s P bass. Again, excellent service. Thanks for everything Lindy Fralin and company. All my basses will have your pickups in them. They’re that good.
    Stephen C

  9. Michael D’arcangelo

    Verified Purchase

    Harmonics at every fret!!
    I don’t really know how these could be any better. There are a lot of great pickup makers out there and Lindy himself will tell you that. This is a preference between players but out of the pickups I’ve tried. These have been my personal favorite. So clear you can hear a harmonic at every fret, perfect winding and even volume across strings, exact wound to preference. Not to mention the customer service is second to none, everyone has their preference but I like these best. If you haven’t gotten a chance, give Lindy a call and talk tone with him. Can’t say enough good things.

  10. Jason Tervo

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve tried some other precision pickups from other manufacturers with differing results. But I tried a standard wound Fralin Pbass pickup in a Mexican Fender Pbass and was amazed. I was so impressed I put another standard pbass in a Peavey Fury. And most recently I put a under 5% pbass pickup in my Ibanez Roadstar RB630. Fralin pickups are awesome! They have the full sound I want but are still extremely sensitive to finger dynamics. I think they nail what a p bass should sound like. I cannot see myself using anything else as far as bass is concerned. I think they are perfect.

  11. Grant Harrison

    I had a short-scale bass built by Trevor Binford, as quality short-scale basses are few and far between[excepting Alembic $$$$$].They record great, sit in the mix well [fewer Harmonics] and are a bit easier to play
    Fender seem to think they are student instruments, Gibson make some , but the “mud-buckers” predictably produce “mud”
    Other brands are mostly copying Fender and Gibson, and aim at “cheap and cheerful” with the highest output pickups they can find , or make.
    I had a laminated through neck instrument made and Fralin split single coil P-Bass pick-up fitted with lots of shielding[its a studio bass], and its deep, rich, detailed, characterful, and sustains for days. Its a tone beast.
    You can’t beat hand made quality and experience.

  12. Joe Barrett

    Verified Purchase

    Love this pickup!
    I installed these in a 2003 American Standard Precision to replace the original Fender pickups with S-1 switching. The Fenders weren’t bad by any means, but the Fralins just turned them up to 11 without sounding overly aggressive. Everything was just bumped up a bit. My bass now sounds more full and thick. Great pickups and great people to deal with.

  13. David Lynch

    Verified Purchase

    David John Lynch “Diamond” P bass
    Man these pickups rock in so many ways. Clean, clear and accurate but punchy and ballsey at the same time with just the right amount of output. That type of sound that makes you wanna just keep jammin all day long. Just gorgeous. Great job guys thanks so much. Diamond

  14. John Risti

    Verified Purchase

    Wow, I can’t say enough about this pickup.
    I picked up a 1978 Precision, which someone along the way replaced the original pickup with a Bass Lines pickup.
    The bass was kicking out so much midrange I thought I was need of a fret job.
    I replaced with a stock Lindy. (My first)
    The low end punches right through.
    The tone of the bass, the original fatness is upfront.
    Lost is all that nasal midrange and best of all, no fret work is needed.. =)
    I am sold on Lindy Fralin pickups.
    Age 58
    Bassist since 1976…
    Collector of 34 bass guitars from 1962 to present..

  15. Dan Gautreau

    Verified Purchase

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  16. John O’Connor

    Verified Purchase

    Simply the best. I have come to believe nobody does it better!

  17. Tom Furuheim

    Verified Purchase

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  18. Richard Carr

    Verified Purchase

    P-Bass 5% and 10% overwound

    I put a 5% over pickup in the neck position of one of my early ‘70’s P-Basses that I have a 2P-Bass pickup configuration (not P/J but P/P), and the other pickup on the bridge is a 10% over. The sound is awesome, once I lowered this pickup in the neck position down and balanced the volume of the two pickups this bass has just the right amount of growl, with lots of clarity and good hearty tone on the high strings! I’m going to be doing a 5% Neck 10% Bridge setup on a 1970 Jazz Bass next with a Split Jazz Bass set I bought here at the same time as I bought this one.

  19. James Brown

    Verified Purchase

    It’s how the P-Bass wants to sound

    I can’t really add more than what the title says. The stock p-bass pickups on my Vintera 60’s style sounded absolutely fine and that was my problem they just sounded fine despite the vintage winding and what not. Since upgrading to the “stock” P-Bass split coils from Fralin my Bass sounds how it always was meant to sound and matches that vintage tone verbatim.

  20. Spencer Layel

    Verified Purchase

    Extreme Performance

    I want to thank Lindy and his crew for the best pickups I have ever owned I will and always be a loyal customer until otherwise noted keep up the good work and God bless. Thank you very much, Spencer Layel.

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