Split ’51 P-Bass
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.
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
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 an 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 have 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.
We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets. 42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.
The Split ’51 P-Bass reads 7K.
Split '51 P-Bass Questions And Answers:
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If I wanted to use two of these as a neck and bridge set, would it be wise to go with a 5% underwind for the neck or a 5% overwind for the bridge, to keep things balanced?
Q If I wanted to use two of these as a neck and bridge set, would it be wise to go with a 5% underw...... Read moreA
I would simply recommend a "Stock" neck and an Overwind bridge. Let us know in the notes field that you'll be using the pickups as a set, and we'll custom-wind the set to match. - Tyler
Are the pole pieces adjustable on this pickup? If so, how?
Q Are the pole pieces adjustable on this pickup? If so, how?A
Hey Lou, as it turns out, the pole pieces are not adjustable on this model. We offer two staggers - Stock and Hybrid, for flatter fingerboard radiuses.
Is this pick-up potted? If so, what with?
Q Is this pick-up potted? If so, what with?A
Hey Matt, yes our Split '51 P-Bass is a potted pickup. We use Paraffin wax.
I am looking for fat low end strong puchy style retro p bass sound. Is 10 percent overwind too much..? What is the difference in sound and tone between 5 and ten percent overwind? Also, how much is postage to the UK? Thank you
Q I am looking for fat low end strong puchy style retro p bass sound. Is 10 percent overwind too mu...... Read moreA
Hey Bjorn, you can absolutely go with the +10%, if you want the thickest tone possible! The 5% overwind and 10% overwind are pretty subtle - not massive differences in tone. That said, if you're looking for the fattest tone, go with the +10%. Our postage to the UK is a flat fee of $50.
Hi. My Squier cv 51 p bass has a neck radius of 9.5”. Would you recommend the stock staggering or custom?
Q Hi. My Squier cv 51 p bass has a neck radius of 9.5”. Would you recommend the stock staggering or...... Read moreA
Hey Jim, I'd recommend Stock Stagger.
Can I specifically get this wound to a 14k output? Also, because your model isn’t stacked, I shouldn’t need to route for the pickup to fit, correct?
Q Can I specifically get this wound to a 14k output? Also, because your model isn’t stacked, I shou...... Read moreA
Hey Jeff, we can, but that ohm reading is way out of our spec. We recommend going with our +10% output, which will read ~8.5K. Keep in mind that these pickups are a unique design and Ohm readings are not helpful when determining output. If you try the +10% and still need a higher output, we can process an exchange for you and get the right output for you!
Hi, Fralin folks--I'm anticipating delivery of a Sire D5 bass mid-January. The few reviews I've read/seen mention that the only real shortcoming of this bass is (drum roll) the pickup and that low end might be a little lacking. Have you had a chance to fit either the '51 or Split '51 to this bass? Will it fit? Any recommendations on which--and any mods: wiring, stagger (D5 listed at 9.5" radius)--options for this application? Many thanks.
- Is there a recommended pots value and tone cap recommendation for this pickup? Thanks, Jon
Q Is there a recommended pots value and tone cap recommendation for this pickup? Thanks, JonA
Hey Jon - always 250K for the Pot Value, and a 0.02mfd is a great Cap Value to start with.
Which Stagger To Choose?
Q Which Stagger To Choose?A If you have a Vintage Neck Radius, choose Stock. If you have a flatter Neck Radius (9.5? +), Choose Hybrid.
What Output do I select?
Q What Output do I select?A 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.
What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass?
Q What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass?A No hum! Tonally, they are very similar, with this model being slightly fatter and darker. It’s subtle.
Will this pickup fit my Bass?
Q Will this pickup fit my Bass?A 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.
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