Split ’51 P-Bass

Hum-Free '50's P-Bass Tone


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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

( 88 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.


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Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


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All '50s P- Bass, Zero Hum.

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


Attack: Dynamic & Full

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Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split '51 P-Bass.

Stock Ohm Reading:6.85K 1
String Spacing (String to String):18mm
Magnet Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Fiberboard
Recommended Pot Value:250K
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.

Split ’51 P-Bass Dimensions:

51 P-Bass Dimensions

Customer Reviews

88 Genuine Reviews for Split ’51 P-Bass

  1. Joe W

    Verified Purchase

    I’m very impressed with the split 51 p-bass pickup! I’ve been building an early 50s bass from parts and wanted the sound of that era bass. I was concerned that the pickup might not quite reproduce that sound but at the same time hoping that it might improve some things that were there in the originals. I contacted the Fralin folks and told them about my playing style and equipment and per recommendation I went a stock wound split 51. And…it sounds awesome and no hum/buzz whatsoever. I’m glad I didn’t go for overwound given my playing style and preferences. I can keep clean (full and rich) but it just wants to growl. What fun! They nailed it!
    Thanks Lindy Fralin and Crew.

  2. Andy

    Verified Purchase

    Just a great sounding pickup. Very deep and clear with no hum. My favorite!

  3. Jason Dickie

    Verified Purchase

    This is the pickup for me, pure tone.

  4. Thomas Medlin

    Last night I installed your stock wind split coil pickup. I’m a skeptic and dang, the difference is real; my P bass sounds like the Precision tone in my head now. You all make a fine, fine split coil. Thank you.

  5. Peter Ramsey

    Verified Purchase

    Absolutely love the Split ’51 P in my 2008 built Squire CV50P. This was my first foray into the single coil P bass thing. When the instrument came to me in a trade, the original pickup had been replaced with an another aftermarket pickup. It was good enough to get me interested in the bass, but I was sure that the character I wanted to get out of the bass required something different. The Fralin split P design seemed like a great option, so I pulled the trigger. Was surprised to receive a call from Lindy himself to inquire about the dimensions of the route, and to understand what I wanted to achieve. It goes without saying how wonderful it is to experience such incredible customer service. The pickup I received was sized perfectly for my instrument, and the tone and character I’m now getting out of it couldn’t be better. Honestly, I love this pickup so much that if I were to unload the bass I’d keep the Fralin for the next one! Big thanks to Lindy and the team!

  6. Frank Lampe

    Verified Purchase

    Finally got the Split ’51 pickup installed in my newish Sire D5 tobacco burst. I had heard that the pickup on these otherwise great axes was the weak spot, but right out of the box, the D string output was very low with no way to fix it. Otherwise, the bass sounded pretty good overall. That started the process. Lindy called me personally to discuss the output and we agreed on a 5% overwind. I had to do some sanding to get it to fit into the D5 pickup cavity, but once installed and with the opportunity to play it in a band setting just a couple of days later: OMG! I feel like I’ve entered the Magic Kingdom of bass tone, with the D5 now way more a serious player than anything I was ever expecting. Deep, solid, foundational and incredibly articulate all across the fretboard. Nothing but props from everyone that hears it. And major props to Lindy and the team for the product, their level of service, and their obvious dedication to their craft. Highly recommended.

  7. Steve D.

    Verified Purchase

    With a slight trimming of the base it dropped into my Sire D5. Once I got the height adjusted properly It produces a very clean articulate tone capable of very deep bass. Seems very well balanced string to string with just the slightest hum when the amp is set at a really high volume. Hum disappeared completely when touching the strings so maybe better shielding for the guitar would help? Just wanted to mention it, though it really doesn’t get in the way. The tone from this pickup is such a great match for the 51 Pbass. Great job! Thanks!

  8. Jim Bacha

    Verified Purchase

    I was looking for a solution to remove the single coil pick-up noise I was experiencing with my Sire Marcus Miller D5. Fralin was recommended on several website and after doing some research I can’t say enough about them. Not only about the product I received, but the knowledgeable staff and hands on, detailed experience i had with this organization. The recommendation for the tone I was looking for ended up being a 5% overwound left-handed (who knew?) Split ’51 P-Bass pick-up. Tone and output is exceptional. This exceeded my expectations so much that I called customer service about a rebuild project I was working on with an old Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special. To my surprise, I end up spending 45 minutes on the phone with Lindy Fralin himself! Talk about hands-on approach. We ended up using a 5% overwound split jazz pickup for that which provided everything I was looking for.
    Top notch organization that’s willing to listen, discuss solutions, and provides an outstanding product.
    Thank You Lindy Fralin.

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