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.

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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:

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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:

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5 Questions about P-J Set

  1. I have an old aria pro Ii bass I. Going to throw new hardware on. It has a switch to go from active to passive pickups. Can this handle both settings?

    1. Hey Dave, yep! our P / J set will handle both Active and Passive settings.

  2. I have a Mike Lull 5 string built in 2010 with a P-J pup set up. The bass plays well, but I don’t like the too bright sound, prefer more low end and warmth. It is strung with T-I jazz flats, my strings of choice. I’m also a pick player and like the sound of my Lakland Bob Glaub which I believe has Fralin P-J set. Could I get a similar tone on the mike lull P-J?

    1. Hey Sherman, yes of course, and I’d recommend the +5% if you feel your bass is a little bright. This will balance it out a bit.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. Calne WA
    Verified Buyer

    Let me put this in terms we can all understand….
    Your current pickups are like buying a 6 pack for ten bucks. My Fralin P/J set is like buying a keg for twenty.
    Your window is plain glass, mine is stained glass.

    Truly the lazy person’s pickup of choice: Do nothing, sounds great; do something, sounds great; bounce your baby off the neck for a nice slap effect–sounds great! Set everything flat (except volume)–perfect. No matter what you do, there is always a familiar tone waiting there. That familiarity makes “dialing in” a tone so easy. Fact of the matter, you don’t have to dial squat: Do nothing, sounds great.

    Many times I’ll come across a tone so sweet I want to bottle it and sell it… except for maybe little too much mid range at the end or whatever. The slightest turn of the tone knob and that sound is gone, but the sweet tone is still there. I’ve even gone so far as to jokingly whack the tone knob to see if just jarring it–not even turning it!–would be enough to do the job. Crazy!

    FYI: Swamp ash, maple and rosewood. Same as all ya’ll

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups
      (store manager)

      Thanks for the awesome review, Dan!

  2. Gretchen Wenner
    Verified Buyer

    PJ set in Fender Mustang:

    I upgraded a Fender Mustang bass so I’d have a fun, short-scale instrument that could be played out for real if need be.

    The Fralin PJ set is exactly what I hoped for. The P pickup is deep and powerful, the J cuts well in a pleasant way and doesn’t hum. The pair balances well and delivers warm, vintage flavor usable in modern professional settings. Top notch work as usual; thank you!

  3. Gretchen Wenner
    Verified Buyer

    I upgraded a Fender Mustang bass so I’d have a fun, short-scale instrument that could be played out for real if need be.

    The Fralin PJ set is exactly what I hoped for. The P pickup is deep and powerful, the J cuts well in a pleasant way and doesn’t hum. The pair balances well and delivers warm, vintage flavor usable in modern professional settings. Top notch work as usual; thank you!

  4. Lance Kelley
    Verified Buyer

    Gourmet tone! The P/J pickup combo has an incredibly broad and versatile tonal palette. High output yet very sensitive and nuanced. Full tonal spectrum from vintage to modern. I’ve been able to dial in the right tone no matter what style of music. I’m satisfied far beyond my expectations!

  5. Ward Livingston
    Verified Buyer

    Great individually and even better together! The P & J pickups each deliver a sound that is even better than I expected, and used together, they balance perfectly.

  6. traines90
    Verified Buyer

    Today I had my first set of Lindy Fralin pickups – the P-J set – installed by my Pro-Tech. Previously my Fender Japan Exclusive Aerodyne sounded lifeless – but these PU’s sound incredibly alive, full, deep – you would swear they are active!!! A dynamic boost in sound quality & tone across both the Precision Pickups & the Jazz pickup w/no noise – just like they advertise! After only playing an hour I’d have to say these pickups are worth every penny – I’m a believer – try these and you will be too! Thank you Lindy! Tim – February 17, 2018

  7. Santoso Suwardhono

    Just had these (with stock wind) installed on my Fender CS Precision. Coupled with a set of Thomastik-Infeld JF344 flatwounds, the sound is just thunderous.

    These PUs are simply every bit as good as they claim, highly recommended if you’re going for that no-nonsense old-school thump.

  8. Raul Campos
    Verified Buyer

    I recently put the P&J pick-ups on a custom Warmoth Precision Bass I just built. These pickups have a tremendous amount of quality versatility, between the split coil Jazz bridge pick up and their classic P bass set you can a variety of great bass tones. The upper register notes are smooth, not so harsh. The P bass tones are sweet!

  9. Chris Mooney
    Verified Buyer

    Stop. Listen. Think. These pickups are the best that’s ever been! I’ve been though two sets of electronics for my Fender Anodyne bass and Franlin pickups are the best. Total tone control. Highs, lows, it doesn’t matter. It’s all there. Within 20 seconds you can dial in the tone you want. Unbelievable! It’s Alive!!!

  10. Brian
    Verified Buyer

    I scouted Fralin pickups via Youtube demos. I compared many brands as well as standard bass pickups. I felt Fralins had a distinct darkness and warmth while remaining clear-sounding throughout the entire range of the fret board. I decided to pull the trigger on the the P-J combo to replace my standard Fender pickups and what a great decision it was! They are well balanced across all strings, and the over-wound J pickup balances volume with the P pickup much better than the standard set of pickups. The pickups have the darkness, warmth, and clarity I observed in the videos. If you are looking for a very bright sound, these may not be the right direction for you. Personally, I am so excited to have these pickups be part of “my” sound. Thank you, Fralin!

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