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Split Jazz®

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

$150.00$280.00

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-cancelling Jazz Bass pickup, it’s fat, thick, and a little thicker sounding than a single-coil Jazz Bass.

Clear

Authentic 60’s Jazz Bass Tone, No Hum.

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.


FeaturesFEATURES:

  • 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

SoundSOUND:

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 pronouced 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 less 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%.


FAQFAQ’S:

  1. What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest Jazz Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.
  2. What does “Raised Centers” mean? This all refers to your fingerboard radius. If you have a Vintage radius (7.25″ – 9″), you might want to go with Raised Centers. If you have a flatter radius, keep it stock.
  3. What Pots should I use? 250K.
  4. How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.
  5. Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?  As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.
  6. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Materials
We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  43-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.

Ohm Readings
The Stock Output reads 10.7K on the Neck and 11.4K on the Bridge.

Sizing Information

Polarity Information
Our Split Jazz Bass pickups are hum-cancelling pickups and “Meter Down”. 

Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Neck Output

N/A, Stock, +10%, +5%, -5%

Bridge Output

N/A, Stock, +5%, +10%, -5%

Pickup Cover Color

White, Black, Creme


Reviews

13 reviews for Split Jazz®

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Reuben Radding (verified owner)

    These pickups are a revelation. Anything I used to like about my Jazz Bass with its stock pickups is fully retained, but now it’s bigger-sounding, and has more range of tones with NO HUM AT ALL with either pickup favored or soloed. A dream come true!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary McILwain

    I am looking to purchase some new pickups’ and these keep coming out on top.

    My question pertains to the following:

    1. For a thicker midrange and less highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
    2. For an even thicker tone than the +5%, you can opt for +10%. This is perfect for anyone looking for an aggressively strong midrange and dark tone. Perfect for balancing out a bright sounding bass.
    3. 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%.

    For all purposes i am a variety bas player I like playing contemporary jazz, but I also need to being to R7B and have the funky slap and I simply like hearing the tone when I am in the back ground holding down and can feel the sound of wood but it is coming from the P/U’s.

    And from the information given above I wouldn’t know which one to choose in o obtaining the describe sounds.

    Can you explain maybe a different way. also / Are these P/U’s compatible with most pre amps or which Pre=amp is a better match with them?

    Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack

      Thanks for your question, Gary. Whenever you add coil (+5%, +10%), you are increasing the output and resistance of the coil, which in turn reduces your high frequencies, and boosts your mid frequencies. Simply put, you get a thicker, darker sounding pickup.

      When reducing the amount of turns, you get more of an articulate, more “scooped mids” tone. Because this pickup model already sounds thicker and beefier than a stock Jazz Bass pickup (this model has two coils), I would recommend the Stock Output for your described playing style. Also, this pickup will work very nicely with any pre-amp – simply choose the one that best fits your style.

      -Tyler Delsack
      Fralin Pickups

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    Any recommendation for a Marcus miller jazz fender? Which of your pick ups configurations would help with crafting that Marcus Miller sound?

    • Tyler-Fralin Pickups

      Hey Daniel,

      That’s a tough question to answer as Marcus Miller is known to play a variety of styles, but, if you were to slap more, I would go with the -5%. If you were looking for more low mids and a beefier tone, go with the +5%. If you want the best of both worlds, our Stock Output will be the one for you.

      Tyler

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabian

    Hello fine folks! Fabian here with a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass that is my baby. I really like Geddy Lee’s tone as it’s biting and very powerful in the mid-range. Which pickup would seem like the right choice for me?

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups

      Hey Fabian,

      I’d check out the +5%, as this set is already a little beefier than our Stock Jazz Bass pickups.

      Tyler

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank Higgins (verified owner)

    Been playing with the pickups for a little over a month and love them. Haven’t yet installed the 5-string pickups but that’ll happen soon I expect to like them a lot.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon Christensen

    I’n Looking for a punchy, growly, aggressive but now overalt bright bridge pickup.
    I also need a bit more bottom and High end from my neck pickup.

    I thought about using + 5% bridge PU and 0% neck PU. Would that achieve my goals ?

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups

      Jon,

      Sure thing, that will probably do what you’re looking for!

      Tyler

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    hbreder (verified owner)

    My ’71 Jazz bass sounds better than ever after installing a set of “Split Jazz” pickups. The high output and great tone with both pickups at full volume is impressive. Being able to vary the pickup volumes separately without the buzz, expands the variety of tones available. Thanks.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    M J Rochner

    Which wind (+5%, +10%) do you recommend for a P bass-like tone when soloing the neck pickup?
    I use flatwounds and prefer an old school, mid-heavy sound…
    Thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups

      You might like the +10% for this. That will be the thickest and darkest / most midrange you can get out of this pickup!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leonid Nidis

    Installed a split bridge in to a mex. deluxe PJ bass instead of a fender noiseless and its great!
    The split jazz stands on its own and mixes well with the p.It keeps up volume wise with a 62 p bass pickup no problem.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Decker Flynn (verified owner)

    Amazing sound – no buzz!
    Love my new Fralin pickups! Huge upgrade from the stock jazz bass pickups. Amazing tone and no buzz! These have given me a totally new instrument– so many more tones possible with no noise! Really amazing pickups, and very easy to install!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Oscar Garavaglia

    (Translated) Hello, I recently bought and installed a set of Jazz Bass stock in my Fender American Standard, although I was satisfied with its sound, I replaced it with a Fender Custom Shop set with which I played a good time, but when I received the Lindy Fralin and the I installed in my bass really opened another world of sound my bass Fender American Standard took a 180 degree turn with its sound, it was really amazing those deep and clear bass everything with a lot of weight and without losing clarity and my surprise was greater already that a couple of weeks ago I recorded with the band in a studio of very good quality and the sound engineer asked me what I was wearing precisely because of that deep bass sound and with a lot of weight and clarity without losing definition
    Congratulations for this great product and I will buy a set for my Fender American Standard P-Bass

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sidney Gasner (verified owner)

    Great sounding and Quiet! Very dark tone as I wanted and super quiet for recording direct. You won’t be disappointed!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    PJ Bloom (verified owner)

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