• Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(109 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.



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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

Capture The '60s.

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


Tech Specs

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

Stock Ohm Reading:11K
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

**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:


Have a question about our P-Bass? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    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?
  1. Q Hey there, I was looking to upgrade a new squire p bass with some fralins and I want to also upgr...... Read more

    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?

  2. 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
  3. Q Hi! I bought a 1973 Fender Precision Bass with new Lindy Fralin pickups according to seller. Soun...... Read more

    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?

  4. 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.
  5. Q For your P-Bass pickup with normal output, what pot and capacitor values do you recommend? I’m lo...... Read more

    Hey Bob - you can't go wrong with 250K pots and 0.02mfd caps!

  6. Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?
  7. Q Hello, what wind would you recommend for a 57ish pbass?

    Hey Erin, we recommend our Stock output for that late 50's / 60's sound.

  8. What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)
  9. Q What is the optimal distance from pickup to each string? (BTW, I love my P Pickups)

    Hey Eddy,

    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.

    Here's an article for more information


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109 Genuine Reviews for P-Bass

  1. Ronnie Cook
    Verified Buyer

    I called and spoke to Lindy personally over the phone, told him what exactly I wanted my 98 Made in Mexico Pbass to sound like, he recommended the stock Pups. I ordered about 2 months ago, and finally had them installed. Wow! These are truly, the best sounding pups I’ve ever heard! My bass sounds exactly what’s been missing from my sound! So versatile as well with all styles of whatever I want! I highly recommend these, and will be installing in all my bass guitars in the future! Lindy, I want to personally say thank you, and you have another customer for life!

  2. Jacob Massey
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent pick up. Super responsive and expressive, it’s the P Bass sound you hear in your head! I couldn’t be happier with it.

  3. Tom Gill
    Verified Buyer

    These are the most awesome bass pickups I have ever owned
    The lows and the mids out these p bass pickups are way beyond my expectations
    I am
    So happy that I decided to install these in my p bass
    I would suggest them for anyone wanting to upgrade their p bass

    My only complaint was that the pickups were a little bit larger than the original one and I had to cut out my pick guard to install them properly
    They truly do sound AMAZING!!

  4. Gregory Ash
    Verified Buyer

    Just installed the P-Bass Stock pickup in my mim fender Precision Bass, this pickup is everything that it is advertised as this will not be the last time I purchase from Lindy Fralin as I also have a Fender Jazz bass i will now upgrade

  5. Keith O

    I put these in all my builds. Fantastic replacement pickups. Thanks Lindy!!!

  6. Rod Hadland
    Verified Buyer

    Just bought my first P Bass after years as a guitar player, and knew I would swap out the stock pickup for something better.
    This pickup has exceeded my expectations. It has me thinking I may get a set for my Stratocaster now!


  7. Greg Pinto
    Verified Buyer

    Simply the best pickups and the best customer service.

    I’ve had Fralin P-Bass pickups in my #1 Precision for over 10 years. They’re perfect for me in every way; exactly the sound I want and never any trouble. So, when I decided to build a custom fretless P-bass, I never considered anything else. Why would I? If you want the best pickups, made exactly the way they should be made, from the nicest and most helpful folks in the business, buy from Lindy Fralin. And, if you want the best sound from your P-bass, buy these.

  8. Benjamin Hill
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickups! Switched my mim p bass pickups out for the fralins……OMG! They are freaking amazing! Couldn’t be happier!

  9. Steven Soto
    Verified Buyer

    BUY ‘EM…unbelievable performance over “stock”…I got the underwound p-bass replacement pu’s for my…you guessed it– Fender Precision Bass…sounds awesome and an affordable upgrade-

  10. John Beck
    Verified Buyer

    Restored to original glory

    Lindy rewound my Fender CS hand-wound ’62 pickup. We reviewed the process, he gave straight-up advice, and I could not be happier with the result. Thank you, Lindy, you ROCK!

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