Split ’51 P-Bass

Hum-Free '50's P-Bass Tone

$150

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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( 86 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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Notice

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

Recommendation

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 About Lead Choice

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All '50s P- Bass, Zero Hum.

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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 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.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
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.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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

Split ’51 P-Bass FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Split ’51 P-Bass have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Split ’51 P-Basss to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

86 Genuine Reviews for Split ’51 P-Bass

  1. pete g

    i bought a sting signature model bass from reverb as a novelty, but it turned out to be a really nice bass – except for the pickup. i popped a split ’51 w/ 10% overwind in (along with new pots) and now it’s one of my first-line basses – tone and balls for days. my 3rd bass with fralins – love them all!

  2. Timothy Colligan

    Verified Purchase

    Delicious Vintage P Bass Goodness Without The Hum
    Fat, rich, stanky P-Bass tone emanates from this pickup. Solid mids cut through the mix and lovely deep bass and clean treble round out this perfectly balanced pickup.

  3. Michael Miller

    Verified Purchase

    Great pickups.

    Very happy with the sound and the speed of shipping. Great products love them all!

  4. Johan Van Der Hoven

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent sound.
    All your pickups were recommended by professional people I know from Hawaii to Sweden.

    They were right. Sixties Fender Stratocaster bass is once again excellent.

    Thanks much.
    Johan

  5. 1061824717

    Verified Purchase

    After 2 weeks, this pickup finally arrived in Shanghai! First of all, no noise, noise at all, as promised! Sound pretty good, fat, beefy, warm and vintage. I also upgrade my capacity. They makes my 51 P bass back to alive. Many thanks to all of you guys in Lindy Fralin Pickups.

  6. Aleksandr Krachanko

    Verified Purchase

    Best 51 P-Bass Pup Money Can Buy.

    I came across a Squier Vintage Vibe 50s P-Bass, and loved it, but thought it needed some oomph. I got the Split ’51 P from Fralin with a 5% overwind, to give it that more vintage tone. I installed it, put a set of LaBella Flats on it, and I’ve never heard a better sounding P-Bass in my life. Turned a really nice Squier into a bass I’ll keep forever.

  7. Timothy J Pribish

    Verified Purchase

    Hell yeah!

    These things, are awesome- I expected no less, as I already have a set of “reg” P-Bass Pickups, ( 5% Overwound), in another bass. So, when my recently acquired Fender “Sting” bass seemed a bit “tinny” to my ear, I ordered a set of these, ( 5% Overwound as well).
    Both of my instruments that contain Mr. Fralin’s pups have the “warm, fat sound” we all look for, with a “punch” controlled by technique, (as it should be). Oh, and a tone knob that now actually does something is a cool “side effect” lol.

    Don’t hesitate. Order these.

  8. Edwin Brugger

    Verified Purchase

    I tried 5 pickups on my Nardelli P51 bass. Two single coils and three humbuckers. This pickup was the best! Output like the single coils, loudest humbucker, most punch of all. Dead quiet. Great tonal range with surprising highs. This is my Pickup! Highly recommended!

  9. Jeff Barber

    Verified Purchase

    Big time upgrade from original single coil!

  10. Bill Buck

    Verified Purchase

    I had a tech put this in a Squier CV 50’s and properly set up the bass. noise free pick ups, and great p bass punch. Sits beautifully in the mix.

  11. Jeff Eyrich

    Verified Purchase

    Love it. Big, full tone, no buzz. I could not be happier – my bass could not be happier. Sincere thanks, Lindy.

  12. Matthew Kohut

    Verified Purchase

    This was the first time in 35 years of playing that I have replaced a stock pickup, so I didn’t know what to expect. I dropped this in a cheapo Squier ’51 P-bass copy after the cover on the original pickup shattered during a gig. In short, it completely transformed the bass. The sound is much more even and sweet than the factory p/u, but it doesn’t lack punch either. For the first time in ages, I’m going directly into the amp rather than warming up and rounding out the tone through a Sadowsky preamp. Just a great sound.

  13. Andrew Melchert

    Verified Purchase

    This is my first Lindy Fralin pickup, and I must say, I’m impressed. This pickup does exactly what they said it would. Big bottom end, firm mids, crisp highs. It’s like a brain transplant for my P-bass. Way more sound that the factory pickup, and no noise!

  14. wraresheid

    Verified Purchase

    I had the tech at my local shop install this PU. It is still a P bass but the sound and tone is unbelievable. I’m a fan. It may seem extravagant to install it in a Squier CV 50s bass but not if you’re hearing it. The bass is well made and the pickup is perfect for it and I am completely satisfied with it. Much fatter, fuller tone but yet still pure P Bass. Thanks.
    WOW!

  15. George Potts

    Verified Purchase

    Just installed the Split ’51 P-Bass pickup, and it is a SCREAMER! Thank you for your quality workmanship.

  16. Paul Schimmelman

    Verified Purchase

    Got a Lindy Fralin 51P split coil to replace the stock single coil pickup in my CIJ 51P reissue. Key issue I had was that the stock pick up was very noisy in the places I end up gigging. I was a little concerned that the Fralin might not have as much output as the stock pick up. My fears were unfounded. The Fralin is sweet sounding, has plenty of kick and most importantly is dead quiet.

    Install was a breeze. The Fralin Split Coil fit right in the 51P route and while I am no wizard with a soldering iron, the connection was very easy.

    Very happy with the new, quiet 51P split coil.

  17. Steven Hill

    Verified Purchase

    The Magnet for A string on my pickup is higher the the others for some reason, is this normal? it makes the A a little hotter and the E a little weaker. D and G just fine. Love the sound.
    No equalization everything flat on amp
    my A Guitar Squier Classic Vibe 50’s P-Bass

    • Tyler-Fralin Pickups
      (store manager)

      Hey Steven,

      Thanks for your comment. If you look at our picture, it is the norm for the A string to be a bit higher. If this is a recurring issue for you, let us know and we can exchange it for a custom stagger!

      Tyler

  18. Raul Campos

    Verified Purchase

    It sounds beautiful! I replaced a single coil that I ran with a Fender Bass Humbucker neck pickup and the single coil struggled to keep up and was noisy. Your overwound split coil has great tone and power. Fender body, Warmoth birdseye maple neck, Schaller tuners and Bad Ass bridge. All my other basses are active and this bass can keep up with them now! Definitely will be considering your pickups for my future needs!

    Sincerely, Raul

  19. Doug Schulstad

    Verified Purchase

    Hi…

    I ordered the split 51 P-Bass pickup and finally had time to install it a couple of weeks ago. Just recorded with it today and am blown away. I put it in a new Squire Classic Vibe P-Bass that screamed buy me one day at my local guitar shop….beautiful bass….played beautifully but the sound was eh….I knew I could do better. Glad I did some research and arrived at your site. Not only does this split pickup kill the noise….which was unbearable…..but the tone is ridiculous….I’ve never never had a bass sound like this….I almost feel like I can’t tell anyone about this….it’s too good.

    So…all I can say is …Thank you.

    Peace…

  20. Jim Sholty

    Verified Purchase

    Been using lindy’s in all my fender bass’s
    Smooth even lush tone and response
    The 51 split p bass is quiet yet punchy and full bodied.
    Very happy indeed!

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