Split ’51 P-Bass

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(67 genuine reviews)


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.



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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 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.

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.

Tonal Graph for Split ’51 P-Bass:

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


Tech Specs

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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    Hello! I'm one of those guys upgrading the Squier '51 CV Precision. I do plan to order the 5% overwind split, but is there a concensus on whether the stock or hybrid pole stagger is better for this Squier model? I'm needing more output/fundamental from the E/A strings. Also, do you recommend upgrading pots/resistor? Many thanks! Would also like to give you a shout out on the great rewind you did for my '66 Jazz pickups a couple of years ago. They... Read more
  1. Q Hello! I'm one of those guys upgrading the Squier '51 CV Precision. I do plan to order the 5% ove...... Read more

    Hey Michael, I'd recommend the stock stagger for your bass's radius. Upgrading the pots and caps are a cheap and effective way to improve your bass's tone.

  2. 1. Will this split 51’s sound like modern split P? Which output I have to choose to get the nearest tone. 2. Come with 10 yrs warranty, what document do I have to keep in order to claim my warranty 3. If I want to use 2 of this, can I spec neck and bridge pickups for a perfect match? Sorry to ask plenty questions. Many thanks in advance. Take care
  3. Q 1. Will this split 51’s sound like modern split P? Which output I have to choose to get the neare...... Read more

    Hey Paul,

    1. Yes, the Split has a bit more output and a thicker tone - it's subtle, but you can classify this pickup as having a bit more of a "modern" tone.
    2. We keep all of our customers in a database but save your receipt as an email just in case.
    3. Sure thing! Order two and specify one Neck wind and one Bridge wind, we'll make it custom.
  4. Hi. Sorry for my english. I got a Squire CV 50 P. 2021. I like no hum. What do I choose? And is there extra tax for shipping to Denmark. Jan Weiberg :)
  5. Q Hi. Sorry for my english. I got a Squire CV 50 P. 2021. I like no hum. What do I choose? And is t...... Read more

    Hey Jan, this pickup will be perfect for your needs! Expect a clean, clear output with plenty of midrange and power, and of course, no hum. Our international shipping charge is $50. - Tyler

  6. 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?
  7. 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 more

    Hey Lee,

    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

  8. Are the pole pieces adjustable on this pickup? If so, how?
  9. Q Are the pole pieces adjustable on this pickup? If so, how?

    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.

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67 Genuine Reviews for Split ’51 P-Bass


    According to me, it’s always hard to tell about what is the best pickup for a 51 custom PB, or any bass… It’s highly subjective…. But I’m sure about one thing : This pick up is great and powerfull. It provide perfectly the vintage sound that we can expect for a 51 PB with an efficient hum cancelling. No mistake is possible with buying it ! Great job.

  2. Bob Umphress
    Verified Buyer

    I had the Split ’51 installed in a Nash PB-55 seeking to quiet it down from the hum and buzzing that was exhibited playing through a “tube” Mesa bass combo amp. I liked the open tone of the Lollar that it replaced and this new pickup still has that same open tone and is very quiet!

  3. Justin
    Verified Buyer

    WOW, passive circuit perfection!!

    Long time bass player, first time Fralin pup. I slapped this thing in a 54 P bass Warmoth build and it sounds phenomenal. I’m primarily a headphone player so tone is everything to me. And man this thing does not disappoint. I ordered the +5%, flawlessly quiet and all that warm P bass sound. Pick/ finger/ slap, tone knob up or down, doesn’t matter they all sound so great. Needless to say now this bass is my primary and will be for a long time. If you’re on the fence with this one just buy it. It will change your life.

    Thanks Lindy

  4. Jim Jacobs
    Verified Buyer

    I ordered a Split ’51 P-Bass pickup with 5% overwind as a replacement for the stock pickup in my new Sire Marcus Miller D5. The result blew me away!. The original pickup was a bit weak on the low end and the output was also low. The custom Fralin pickup arrived in exactly 10 days and went into my bass a few days later. The Fralin Split ’51 pickup turned this well-made bass into a monster! Now, I’m totally in love with my MM D5. Thanks Fralin!

  5. Dean Kirby
    Verified Buyer

    I installed this pickup in a Squire Classic Vibe 50’s P bass. After considerable research in multiple bass forums I decided on Fralin. I wasn’t sure what I wanted as far as magnet stagger or output. After placing my order I received a call from Lindy. He explained the options to me and after hearing what I was after, suggested hybrid stagger and 5% overwound. This pickup eliminated the annoying single coil hum of the original, and made this inexpensive bass one of the sweetest sounding P basses I’ve heard.

  6. Pablo
    Verified Buyer

    Easy install on my 53 pb, gave it a more balanced volume and tone from string to string. Reduced the annoying single coil buzz to zero, a big plus. A great choice 10+

  7. Nic B
    Verified Buyer

    I installed this in a Squire Classic Vibe 51’ P-Bass and the difference it has made to the sound is phenomenal. With a 5% overwind the low end is huge but still retains real clear tone making for a really articulate sound. I
    would now be happy to use this bass with this pickup in a live setting or studio. Super impressed!

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