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.
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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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I have a '98 jazz Bass and I'm wondering can I put a 51 split p base pickup on my front pickup pocket of my jazz base I also have a sadowski preamp
Q I have a '98 jazz Bass and I'm wondering can I put a 51 split p base pickup on my front pickup po...... Read moreA
Hey Everett, as long as your rout will accommodate a '51-P-Bass footprint, you should be fine. Knowing the rout on many Jazz Bass models, I don't think this will work without further customization / routing to the bass.
I just purchased a Fender Custom Shop '55 Precision Heavy Relic and would like to replace the noisy stock pickup. I also noticed that the stock pickup doesn't have even output across the strings. I'm thinking the '51 Split-Coil P is the way to go. Will the pickup fit in my bass? Also, I like the fat vintage tone and don't want a modern tone. Is the stock wind or underwind the way to go? Thanks!
Q I just purchased a Fender Custom Shop '55 Precision Heavy Relic and would like to replace the noi...... Read moreA
Please check our dimensions on the "Sizing" tab to verify the size. The only issue with fitting these pickups seems to be the "ramps" on the bottom piece of fiberboard. Let us know your bass model in the 'notes' field when you order and we'll double-check as well and see if we need to cut back on the ramp sizing. That said, the Stock Output will provide you with a fat, clean vintage tone.
I just ordered a Split 51 5% overwind, stock stagger for a Squier CV 50s P Bass. Do you have ideas, suggestions for wiring, electronics mods that might give more sound variability (e.g., cap mods, resistors, coil tap with a push/pull, etc.)? Sorry for the noob question, but I'm hoping my first project bass is gonna be a winner. Thanks! Go Bills!
Q I just ordered a Split 51 5% overwind, stock stagger for a Squier CV 50s P Bass. Do you have idea...... Read moreA
Hey Bruce, We recommend 250K pots and 0.02 mfd caps for this, but you can always experiment with cap values - it's the easiest way to change your tone! If you're looking for a darker tone roll-off, go with a 0.047mfd cap.
What pot values have you used with this pickup? I'm aiming at 300K CTS Audio Taper but is some cases like your split rails you recommend 500K.
Q What pot values have you used with this pickup? I'm aiming at 300K CTS Audio Taper but is some ca...... Read moreA Hey Gary, normally we recommend 250K pots, but 300K pots will work just fine!
Hi. I have a Split 51 p-bass pickup factory fitted in a maruszczyk 55-4p butterscotch bass. The pickup has stock output & stagger, right hand orientation. Could I ask what the distant from Poles to strings should be please? Awesome pickup by the way! Thanks Mark
Q Hi. I have a Split 51 p-bass pickup factory fitted in a maruszczyk 55-4p butterscotch bass. The p...... Read moreA
Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding string down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.
Here's an article for more information: https://www.fralinpickups.com/2019/02/17/how-to-properly-set-pickup-hei...Read more
I replaced the stock pickup in my Squire Classic Vibe 50s with the Fralin split 50s single coil because I had major hum. All I can say is wow no more hum and what a difference in tone also!! Lindy Fralin personally called me after I reached out to the company after I placed the order because I was worried about the size of the new pickup. He told me I could send him the stock pickup which I did and he made sure it was sized properly and it fit in perfectly! Thank you so much!!!
Put it in a 2005 MIC Squire P bass. ( w/pots & cap )
You will have to remove some of the base section edges to make it fit that model.
I stayed away from the wiring grabbed securely and did it in about a minute with 60 grit sand paper.
Works well ( fits the mix ) on stage with other musicians.
Can be smooth , boom or punchy / funky depending on touch.
I use flats