Split ’51 P-Bass

(49 customer reviews)

$150.00

Our Lindy Fralin Split ’51 P-Bass is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s and reissues. Loud and clear, with no hum. Using USA-Made parts and made by hand, our pickups sound leaps and bounds better than the stock pickups. This is the Hum-Cancelling version of our ’51 P-Bass.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

All '50s P- Bass, Zero Hum.

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Split '51 P-Bass FEATURES:

Our combination of authentic 50’s P-Bass tone and a Left-Right Coil Design give you killer tone, with no hum! With no modification necessary, the Fralin Split ’51 will drop right into your era-authentic bass or re-issue with ease. This pickup will fatten up your bass up a bit, too. The Fralin Split ’51 is our hum-canceling version of our Fralin ’51 P-Bass Pickup.

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design – Completely Hum-Cancelling
  • 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 sound
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

Warm, rich, full, with no hum. The top end is warm and round; the low end is full, deep, and dynamic. Our Fralin Split ’51 is the perfect pickup for those who want era-authentic 50’s P-Bass tone with no hum. The extended low end is deep, rich, and full. Alnico 5 Magnets give this pickup optimal tonal balance and output. By adding a second coil, we were able to achieve a completely silent operation, with a hint of fatness added to it.

It starts here: our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Split ’51 P-Bass Pickups consist of USA-Made magnets and wire. Our bobbins are hand-built using local fiberboard and incredible attention to detail. 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. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


Tonal Graph for Split '51 P-Bass:

The tone graph below for our Split '51 P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

VIDEO

One of our builders, Public Peace, created this wonderful video. Check it out:

FAQs

  • What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass? No hum! Tonally, they are very similar, with this model being slightly fatter and darker. It’s subtle.
  • Will this pickup fit my Bass? Good question – when we designed this pickup, we based it off of the American version. Some overseas versions might have a slightly smaller rout and might require modifying the fiberboard of the pickup. Check below under “Sizing Information” for our size.
  • What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.
  • Which Stagger To Choose? If you have a Vintage Neck Radius, choose Stock. If you have a flatter Neck Radius (9.5″ +), Choose Hybrid.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.

The Split ’51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Sizing Information:

Split '51 P-Bass Questions And Answers:

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FEATURES:

Our combination of authentic 50’s P-Bass tone and a Left-Right Coil Design give you killer tone, with no hum! With no modification necessary, the Fralin Split ’51 will drop right into your era-authentic bass or re-issue with ease. This pickup will fatten up your bass up a bit, too. The Fralin Split ’51 is our hum-canceling version of our Fralin ’51 P-Bass Pickup.

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design – Completely Hum-Cancelling
  • 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 sound
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
Sound

Warm, rich, full, with no hum. The top end is warm and round; the low end is full, deep, and dynamic. Our Fralin Split ’51 is the perfect pickup for those who want era-authentic 50’s P-Bass tone with no hum. The extended low end is deep, rich, and full. Alnico 5 Magnets give this pickup optimal tonal balance and output. By adding a second coil, we were able to achieve a completely silent operation, with a hint of fatness added to it.

It starts here: our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Split ’51 P-Bass Pickups consist of USA-Made magnets and wire. Our bobbins are hand-built using local fiberboard and incredible attention to detail. 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. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


Tonal Graph for Split '51 P-Bass:

The tone graph below for our Split '51 P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT
VIDEO

One of our builders, Public Peace, created this wonderful video. Check it out:

FAQs
  • What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass? No hum! Tonally, they are very similar, with this model being slightly fatter and darker. It’s subtle.
  • Will this pickup fit my Bass? Good question – when we designed this pickup, we based it off of the American version. Some overseas versions might have a slightly smaller rout and might require modifying the fiberboard of the pickup. Check below under “Sizing Information” for our size.
  • What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.
  • Which Stagger To Choose? If you have a Vintage Neck Radius, choose Stock. If you have a flatter Neck Radius (9.5″ +), Choose Hybrid.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!
Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.

The Split ’51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Sizing Information:

Q&A (0)

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

49 reviews for Split ’51 P-Bass

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  1. Edward Mendoza Verified Buyer

    This pickup is a major upgrade!

    I installed this pickup in a Fender Tele Bass project which also has a compact active two-band EQ. I ordered the 5 percent overwound with the hybrid staggered pole pieces. The bass now has a nice rich and articulate tone, also it has a better balance than my older pickup. Definitely picking up more of the low string now.

  2. Tony Yates Verified Buyer

    Perfect fit. Fantastic sound. Dropped right in on my ‘51 P reissue. Fender pickup is great but very very historically accurate including the hum. Freakin solved this problem and then some!

  3. John Dammacco Verified Buyer

    The best in the business! Having the good fortune to use Fralin pick ups makes any bass I have them on better and more dynamic. Total pro shop

  4. Jeff Rice Verified Buyer

    Big improvement! I put this pickup in a Bronco bass. Sounds great and looks cool.

  5. Martin Gagne Verified Buyer

    Top notch service for top notch pruduct
    I got my 51 split pbass pickup a bit before Christmas, wonderful pickup, wonderful craftsmanship, wonderful sound, but… the A string sounded louder than the others. The magnet was higher than the other (called stock stagger) . I explained my « hiccup » with the A string by email. Got a fast response by Tyler, that promptly offered me another pickup (hybrid stagger). A few emails later, the new pickup came in. Same great craftsmanship, but after a few minutes of soldering iron, WOW!!!
    The sound was back but now string to string balance in perfect… No noise, pure pbass sound, wonderful pickup. Totally delighted with my experience with Lindy Fralin pickups.

  6. Pierre Allard Verified Buyer

    Yupe! Bullseye

  7. James Mason Verified Buyer

    Amazing upgrade
    Combine the Fralin ’51 P-Bass pickup with a Babicz bridge and Audere bass pre, and this Fender “51 P bass is stunning! Tone for days! The stock pickup was “uneven” across the strings, this pickup solved that problem in buckets.

  8. John Constable Verified Buyer

    51 PBass pickup 10% overwind
    Wonderful pickup. Way smoother than other makers. Lindy made me a left handed pickup with the overwind at no additional charge. The only maker I have found that treats lefties fairly! I will order again.

  9. Jess Denger Verified Buyer

    Great upgrade
    I put this in my squire classic vibes p bass and it is a quality pick up. I play bass in a worship band and because of covid we livestream the service. I immediately noticed the bass tone was much clearer than the stock pick up from squier which seemed very muddy and uneven. Much improved bass tones on our church YouTube channel!

  10. Gavin Caswell

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  11. Adam Levy Verified Buyer

    Very impressed!

    Quality pup. Clear, strong, moody, warm tone I desired. Can’t put my P Bass 50’s down. Fantastic pair with LaBella Flats. I see why these are highly recommended. The reputation is all it is made out to be! Supporting a local, made in the USA company too!

  12. Michael Seeger Verified Buyer

    I put this in my Squier Classic Vibe ’50s P-Bass. Great punchy tone, no hum, I’m very happy with it!

  13. Alan Decker Verified Buyer

    Awesome Beyond Words

    Oh MY God!! What an amazing sound! It has changed the sound of the bass into exactly what I thought it should be!! I’ve been telling everyone I know about changing their pickups to Fralins!! Please use me as a resource! Anyone who wants to know give them my email address and I will expound on the beauty of this pickup! Thank you so much! Alan

  14. Henry Hibbert

    So glad I bought this pickup. I recently completed a partsbuild 50’s P-bass. The neck is Allparts, and the ash body was cut and routed to specs by Rosser guitars out of North Carolina (ebay). The pick-up cavity is the original size (I noticed that seems to be an issue in these reviews). I’m glad Lindy makes his pickups to original size. It dropped in perfectly. After lots of research, I bought the split coil. When thinking about the electronics, you cannot overlook the harness, the pots, cap, resistors etc., if you lack quality there, then you won’t get the most out of the chain. Kellingsound88 (ebay) produces beautifully crafted cloth wired “original specs” harnesses. His 50’s P-bass has the 12k resistor on the tone pot, just like the original P-basses of this era. Yes, it rolls back to a very dark tone – but by slightly tweaking it forward there is a land of milk and honey with the Fralin Split single. I can get slap happy twang and I can get smooth as silk butter and everything between. Sometimes “expensive” turns out to be “cheap” because what you get is amazing. This is one of those times.

  15. Alan Decker Verified Buyer

    Oh MY God!! What an amazing sound! It has changed the sound of the bass into exactly what I thought it should be!!

    I’ve been telling everyone I know about changing their pickups to Fralin’s!! Please use me as a resource!

    Anyone who wants to know give them my email address and I will expound on the beauty of this pickup!

    Thank you so much!

  16. Robert Small Verified Buyer

    I have a 53 p bass that had a terrible noise problem, so much it pretty much stayed in the case. I dropped in a split 51 solved all my problems. Sounds great, hope to take it out as soon as the quarantine is over

  17. Richard Bates Verified Buyer

    Aim to Please

    I must say first off this pickup did not fit in the cavity of my Fender Custom Shop 55 P Bass. Fender Custom Shop reduced the cavity size so much that it cannot fit this pick up even after Lindy and his gang went out of their way to try to make this work. This is entirely Fender’s fault for not maintaining their original specifications. Thanks, Lindy. I will be a customer in the future.

  18. Jon Tatooles Verified Buyer

    Turned a Simple Squier into a Tone Machine

    I picked up a Classic Vibe ’50s Squier Precision as a kick-around that I would happily lend to friends. Nice instrument but I couldn’t get along with the buzz from the OE single coil. I dropped this (standard winding) in, which is a tight fit, but just fine. It turned this simple bass into a superb instrument that will happily use to gig and record. Good balance across the spectrum, ever so slightly mid-forward compared to a U.S. standard P with an OE split coil. This sits in a mix perfectly.

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