Split Jazz

True Jazz Bass Tone, Noiseless.

$150$280

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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( 98 genuine reviews)

Lindy Fralin Split Jazz Bass Pickups offer a loud, clear and even response to four string bass players with no hum. This bass pickup allows you to get all of the Jazz-Bass vibe that you love, minus the hum. Being a hum-canceling Jazz Bass pickup, it’s fat, thick, and a little thicker sounding than a single-coil Jazz Bass.

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Neck-Sized Bridge

In some cases, Fender Mexican Jazz Bass will have an equal-sized Neck & Bridge pickup. We can make this for you. Measure your pickups, and if they are the same, check this box!

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 Jazz Bass, No Hum.

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Features:

Our Split Jazz Bass Pickups are Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups. They feature USA-Made magnets and wire and are wound by hand, one at a time. Featuring a Left-Right Coil design for no-hum, we guarantee that you will absolutely love the sound of our Split Jazz Bass Pickups. We wind these pickups to 60’s specifications, using top-of-the-line materials to give you a clear, open tone: all across the board.

Features:

  • Original Lindy Fralin Hum-Cancelling Design
  • Clean and clear, with a louder midrange
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Raised Center magnet stagger for even string-to-string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

The Split Jazz Bass sounds like a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup, only thicker and darker. As soon as you plug in, you’ll notice the hum-free tone. Designed with a pronounced midrange, expect a thicker, beefier tone. You’ll find these pickups speak what you tell them to – soft and quiet, or digging in. Our Split Jazz Bass Pickups, provide authentic Jazz Bass tone with better articulation. We hand-wind these pickups using our unique formula to give them exceptional balance and tone. We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  • For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference
  • For a thicker midrange and fewer highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
  • If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.
Tonal Graph For Split Jazz:

The tonal graph below for our Split Jazz 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 Jazz.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:11.5K* 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:12K* 1
Magnet Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Fiberboard
String Spacing (Neck):20mm**
String Spacing (Bridge):21mm**
Style:Hum-Cancelling
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.


*Ohm readings may vary | **String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.

Split Jazz Dimensions:

4-String Jazz Bass Dimensions

Split Jazz FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Split Jazz 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 Jazzs 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.

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Customer Reviews

98 Genuine Reviews for Split Jazz

  1. Scott Fahy

    Verified Purchase

    I moved over to playing bass a few years ago, and bought a really nice mid-90’s Jazz Bass. The pickups were good, but never sounded really clear to me – the bridge and neck sort of mushed into one. And the buzz… I knew it was a thing for single coil pickups, but woah.

    Enter the Split Jazz. The clarity and definition is stunning, and the tonal shift betwixt the neck and bridge is notable in the best possible way. I play with a pick most of the time, and the punch and crisp attack is everything I wanted it to be. I can add more with a little more treble, or I can remove it with more bass. Finger-style playing delivers the thump I want.

    The best part? I went to rehearsal the night after I put these into my bass and… s i l e n c e. Barely even a hiss. No having to kill my signal with the tuner to avoid the buzz between songs! Recently recorded a new single on these and the results are stellar.

    Yeah, they’re not the cheapest option for a noiseless J-Bass pickup, but I think they’re worth every penny.

  2. Joe Robinson

    Verified Purchase

    As promised, my review of my new noiseless Split Coil Jazz Bass pickups – I wish I could pick one GOOD superlative! These pickups are flat out stunning. I ordered a 5% overwind on both pups, starting off they have hotter output than my American Standards they’re replacing…but not by crazy amounts. They sound incredibly thick in comparison…the bridge pup has the voice I’ve really been looking for for almost 50 years of playing bass…punchy in the RIGHT way…it actually made me say, ‘Hey!’ when I was taking it for a test drive…happy discover! Neck pup sounds very warm with a very easy ‘growl’…with some compression and technique I really dig the legato tone I can get. All in all, these are AMAZING pickups that made my #1 bass (2011 Fender Highway One J bass) even more a pleasure than before. This was a GREAT music purchase for me.

  3. Tom Semioli

    Verified Purchase

    The Fralin split-jazz is major upgrade to my US made 21st Century J bass. Zero buzz/hum, stronger output, enhanced clarity. Optimum for studio / stage. The perfect pickup for the perfect bass… who needs more basses? Not me!

  4. Ray

    Verified Purchase

    Bought a pair of +5%, based on Mr. Fralin’s recommendation. They arrived in ten days. Much better than I had hoped for. The main objective was no 60 cycle hum. Got that, and a major upgrade in tone. Now there is infinite blending possibilities, all with no noise, and a beautiful quality of sound from mellow to snarky. My 1992 USA “Longhorn” Jazz sounds so good — it may be a quintessential universal instrument. The customer service is benchmark — great and friendly help from Jon, Tyler, and Mr. Fralin. Am so pleased to give you business. Thank you very much. Highly recommended.

  5. Joe Robinson

    Verified Purchase

    I recently bought a set of the split jazz noiseless pickups for my bass that I’m building and waiting on from custom paint…so this is my ordering experience. I had a couple of questions about overwinding pickups and also how these pickups would work on an active bass. I called and had an expert on the phone in less than a minute. I got my questions answered and when I ordered was shown there was an estimated delivery of 6 weeks. It turns out that the pickups arrived on my doorstep in ELEVEN DAYS. Excellent customer service and overperforming with the delivery of your product makes you look GOOD. I’ll add to my review when I’ve built my bass and had the chance to hear the magic 🙂

  6. Etienne Fontan

    Verified Purchase

    The Buzz is gone and I couldn’t be happier. Never replaced pickups before, but the buzz of the stock ones on my Fender Jazz was annoying. These arrived quickly, and the instructions were simple and easy. Installed them nervously, reassembled and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Sound is smooth, deep, robust, and reacts how I expect it to originally.

  7. Gerald Bartlett

    powerful full sound. no noise. expensive. glad I got them though

  8. Joe Crespo

    Verified Purchase

    First, five stars all around. Fralin makes pickups for Fenders better than Fender. Dollar for dollar, Fralins are absolute best value you can get from any aftermarket upgrade.

    I have two Jazz basses with Fralin split pickups. One J-Bass has a 5% overwind on both bridge and neck pickups. The other has a 10% overwind on just the bridge.

    With respect to the 5% overwind: No notes. They are perfection. I like an aggressive sound and these pickups deliver a growling, woody, midrange sound.

    With respect to the 10% overwind, I would not buy them again. The bridge pickup magnet is too strong, and produced a chorus-like sound even when fully sunk into the pickup cavity. I had to route my bass to deepen the bridge pickup cavity in order to get the pickup far enough from the strings. It took a lot of work, but in the end the bass sounds incredible, and it’s worth noting that if ever I decide to replace the bridge pickup, I’ll replace it with a Fralin. They’re that good.

  9. Keith Curtiss

    Verified Purchase

    Blown away. The only thing I can say is I will be purchasing some more Fralin Pickups. Installed with loaded Fralin control plate in a 16′ Fender Am Pro, it’s better than a new bass. Best review I can give is – will buy more Fralin products without a doubt.
    Also, when I inquired with some ignorant questions, top notch, great customer service and prompt response.

  10. George Gress

    Verified Purchase

    Great communication with Lindy and crew. The pickups were easy to install and the buyer is ecstatic about the sound.

  11. Dennis Mentzer

    Verified Purchase

    Good Quality. I like that I have more control over options of tone from both pick-ups. Notes are crisp and clear or warm and mellow, whatever my brain ,fingers and mood demand , these pick-ups deliver. They are a bit pricy, but a good buy.

  12. Rik Pomares

    Verified Purchase

    I recently upgraded my 2005 Fender American Jazz pickups to Fralin Split Coils, and the results are exceptional. Nice and warm, plenty of attack, and great sustain. I had the neck pup over wound 5% for a more balanced gain. I have learned that you get what you pay for, especially in musical equipment. I am delighted with my purchase! My order was fabricated sooner than the projected lead time, and the customer service was outstanding. I highly recommend Frailin as a first class mom and pop American made business. Thank You!!!

  13. Mike Esposito

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve played a P-bass for years and recently bought a Jazz bass to add some variety. The J-bass looked and played great, but sounded weaker than the Precision. I wanted to be happy with both, I wanted them to have different sounds that I equally loved…but I favored the P-bass. I called the team at Fralin and they recommended a set of their Overwound Split Jazz pickups. These pickups delivered big time. I can’t put my J-bass down, these pickups took it from good to great. I am so pleased, I will soon order a Fralin pickup for my P-Bass. Money well spent.

  14. Sergio Kfouri Laurenti

    Verified Purchase

    10% Overwind on both it was my choice. A killer sound! Fralin is the Goat!

  15. Jacob

    Verified Purchase

    Absolutely blown away by how punchy and articulate this set of pickups is. Classic J-bass tone with a bit of extra mojo, and perfectly noiseless.

  16. Matthew Pavolka

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve had a set of your single coils in one of my main basses (a 90’s American Jazz) for years and nothing sounds better, both live and in the studio. Fat, warm, punchy, even…just everything a Jazz should be, both neck and bridge, soloed or together. I recently acquired a late nineties Mexican fretless Jazz that is a good instrument save for the anemic stock pickups. It was a no-brainer to go with the Fralins but for this one I decided to get the splits as I know I’m going to spend a lot of time with that bridge pickup soloed. I almost went with the singles despite the issues with hum because they just sound so good and I’ve never heard a noiseless Jazz pickup that could really do that but man am I glad that I took the chance on the split Jazzes. They’re amazing! Everything I love about your singles, and dead quiet! I purchased the prewired control plate as well. It was very easy to install and I couldn’t be happier.

  17. Michael Thomas

    Verified Purchase

    What can I say…finally, after nearly a decade…silence. I have an American Deluxe Jazz Bass with N3 pickups and 18v active electronics. I have been fighting the dreaded 60 Hz hum ever since I bought it. Tried everything, check solder joints, look for broken grounds, look for ground loops, 100% copper shielded, etc. Nothing helped. Finally fed up with a $1,900 buzz box, I started the pick up search. With every search and every review, Fralin came to the top. The staff at Fralin Pickups assured me, this would fix the hum and breath new life into this Bass…I had no idea how right they would be. These standard wound Split Jazz pickups sound full, punchy, amazing attack, and clean mids…did I mention, silent? Even with the Active Electronics switched on…silence. Repeat customers are the best compliment someone could give a business…time to outfit the American Deluxe Jazz Bass V and the fretless.

  18. James Kessler

    Verified Purchase

    I always assumed everything in life was an engineering tradeoff, and that to have more of one thing you must necessarily have less of another. In the case of noiseless jazz pickups, I naturally assumed I’d be trading some tone for the lack of noise.

    This was not the case with Fralin Splits. They sound better than any singlecoils I have ever heard, *and* are noise free — win/win. As such, they constitute one of the rarest things in life: a pure upgrade. I have two sets now (for two different basses), and if I ever need another pickup I know where I’m buying it.

    I also want to say that their customer service is second to none. Mr. Fralin called me himself to verify my order, and answer some questions I had. I really appreciate the personal touch. With such high-quality products, and such personalized service, Fralin Pickups puts their competition to shame!

    Thank you!
    James K. from California, USA

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