P-J Set

(35 customer reviews)

$290.00

The Fralin P-J Set is the ultimate replacement for any bass with a P-Bass pickup in the Neck and a Jazz Bass Pickup in the Bridge! It utilizes our Stock P-Bass Pickups along with our Split Jazz Bridge to give you hum-free operation in all positions.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

Raised Centers For Bridge?

Choose this option if you want raised center pole piece magnets on your bridge. This helps with string balance on fingerboards with a radius of less than 9.5 inches.

Neck-Sized Bridge

In some cases, Fender Mexican Jazz Bass will have an equal-sized Neck & Bridge pickup. We can make this for you. Measure your pickups, and if they are the same, check this box!

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 More



P-J Set INFO:

Want to learn more about our P-J Set? Here's all the information you'll need:

P-J Set FEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Overwound Noiseless Bridge for noiseless operation across all positions
  • 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

Overview

The Fralin P-J Set includes our Stock P-Bass pickup, and our noiseless and rich Split Jazz Bridge. This set is noiseless in all positions, with a fat and rich tone. Our Split Jazz Bridge has a Left-Right coil design, which sounds better than stacked coils. The Fralin P-J Set gives you more snarl on your bridge and deep lows on your neck.

All of our bass pickups feature hand-built bobbins and hand-wound clarity. Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. This P-J Set consists of local fiberboard and USA-Made Magnets. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

Sound

The Fralin P-J Set is the best sounding P-J Pickup Set you can buy. Alnico 5 Magnets and our hand-wound coils give this P-J Set an impressive range and articulation. Expect deep, rich lows and a top-end sparkle – all across a warm and fat midrange. The P-Bass pickup has an even balance across highs and lows. The compensated Split Jazz Bridge focuses more on a thicker midrange snarl. The volume is equal across all positions. The Fralin P-J Set will breathe life into your bass by extending its range and dynamics.

 


Tonal Graph for P-J Set:

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

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

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FAQs

  • What’s the difference between the Split Jazz and Normal Jazz Bass? The Split Jazz is a little thicker and darker sounding, with a tad bit more output.
  • Can I customize any of the outputs? Sure! Just request them in the Notes field on the checkout screen.
  • How do I orient the pickups? We always recommend installing with the Black Lead coming out of the treble side.
  • Help! I installed them, and they are out of phase! No problem. Just reverse one of the pickups’ leads in the control cavity (swap White and Black).
  • Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge Heavy Formvar wire on the P-Bass, 43 Gauge SPN Wire on the Split Jazz Bass. Hand-made Bobbins.

P-Bass is 11K, Split Jazz Bridge is 11.6K.

Sizing

P-J Set Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our P-J Set? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

3 Questions about P-J Set

  1. I have a cheap Fender PJ bass. I am wondering if I could get a better sound from the instrument with better pickups. Purpose: a bass in my home studio that can be used by myself or others who are recording. Sound: Looking for classic folk rock/soul/pop sounds. Studio mostly used by songwriters and bands. Strings: going to be using flat wound strings on the instrument. Thanks, your recommendation is appreciated

    1. Hey Jeffrey, yes a pickup upgrade is an affordable way to drastically improve the tone of your bass. I would recommend either the Stock output P-J Set or the +5%, depending on how deep and rich you want the tone to be.

  2. Hi! Would the PJ bass set fit on an fender mustang PJ bass? It’s a short scale bass so I wasn’t sure if they have different sized pickups or not.

    1. That’s a really good question. I believe they fit, but please check our spacing diagrams for our P-Bass and our Jazz Bass.

  3. I would like to replace my Delano PJ pickups with this? Is it possible? It seems like ypur PJ set is a little bigger? Please help / Martin

    1. Hey Martin,

      I’m not sure if our pickups will be a drop-in replacement without a bit of routing. Our pickups seem to be a slightly bigger footprint on all dimensions.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

35 reviews for P-J Set

  1. Nikolaos Lakoumentas
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased these P/J pickups in white for my Fender Mustang PJ Bass and they are amazing!
    Even during the pandemic Fralin we’re excellent with shipment an communication and they were sent to Portugal!
    The pickups are noiseless and have such a warm and well-rounded tone.
    No better pickups to replace stock ones – I’m loving them!
    Thank you to everyone at Fralin, great job!

  2. Jeffrey Oliver

    I have a cheap Fender PJ bass. I am wondering if I could get a better sound from the instrument with better pickups. Purpose: a bass in my home studio that can be used by myself or others who are recording. Sound: Looking for classic folk rock/soul/pop sounds. Studio mostly used by songwriters and bands. Strings: going to be using flat wound strings on the instrument. Thanks, your recommendation is appreciated

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Jeffrey, yes a pickup upgrade is an affordable way to drastically improve the tone of your bass. I would recommend either the Stock output P-J Set or the +5%, depending on how deep and rich you want the tone to be.

  3. Hank Van SIckle

    Wow. What a difference. Perfectly balance between the P and J pickups. Rich thick complex vintage tone with no mud and plenty of crystal clear highs without no harshness. Not Hi Fi sounding, but every frequency is there if you want it. Very responsive to hand position and dynamic touch. Every note is a little bit of plush lush textured full rich wonderful sonic goodness. It’s such a pleasure playing thru these pickups. They make me feel good all over. Everything I wanted and more. That old P bass is a brand new animal now.

  4. Cody Wheaton

    Hi! Would the PJ bass set fit on an fender mustang PJ bass? It’s a short scale bass so I wasn’t sure if they have different sized pickups or not.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      That’s a really good question. I believe they fit, but please check our spacing diagrams for our P-Bass and our Jazz Bass.

  5. Martin Jakobsson

    I would like to replace my Delano PJ pickups with this? Is it possible? It seems like ypur PJ set is a little bigger? Please help / Martin

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Martin,

      I’m not sure if our pickups will be a drop-in replacement without a bit of routing. Our pickups seem to be a slightly bigger footprint on all dimensions.

  6. Steve Germiat
    Verified Buyer

    Great. Throaty, full, and genuine.

  7. John Dunn
    Verified Buyer

    Perfect Set for Fender Ultra PJ

    These pickups have been an awesome upgrade to the factory set (which was not bad by the way). They are nicely balanced, with a smooth combination of growl and chunk- all very musical. I use them with nickel strings and love the overall tone when using either pickup (or both). Before putting these on, I installed a set of Aguilar PJ’s and while they were an improvement over the stock pups, these are head and shoulders better still. Have Fralin Pup’s in a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz, and this Ultra P; they are amazing pickups.

  8. John Dunn
    Verified Buyer

    Just installed this in a Fender American Ultra PJ bass. I wanted to remove the active electronics from the bass and go with a full passive rig. After installing a VVTT wiring harness, and these pickups the bass has really come alive. Granted, I am more of a passive tone guy, but I’m sure these would sound good with the active set up as well. The tone is clear and punchy, excellent harmonics, and a throaty jazz tone on the bridge pickup. The P pickup has a vintage tone but sounds better to me than the stock Fender pup that came in the bass.

    I also had ran an Aguilar PJ configuration in this bass before putting the Fralins in and while I liked the balance of the Aguilar set, they had a more “polite” sound than the Fralins- which was a bit surprising frankly. The overwind on the bridge pickup seems to give these a more aggressive tone while still remaining balanced. Highly recommend this set!

    Thanks,
    John

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