Split Jazz

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(78 genuine reviews)

$150$280

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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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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.


All Jazz Bass, No Hum.

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Split Jazz 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 tone graph below for our Split Jazz features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:11.5K*
Bridge Ohm Reading:12K*
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

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

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Split Jazz Questions And Answers:

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    What wound would be to classic 70s sound on split jazz bass pick ups set?
  1. Q What wound would be to classic 70s sound on split jazz bass pick ups set?
    A

    Hey Reynaldo,  select -5% on both pickups.

  2. Hey folks! I have a ‘62 fender jazz reissue with a 7.25” radius fretboard and concentric pots. Wanting to go with split cool jazz, but the two questions were: 1) there’s an option on the single coils for raised centre poles. I didn’t see this on the splits. Is this an option? 2) what winding? Standard? 5% over? Lastly, do you folks ship to Canada? Thanks, eh?
  3. Q Hey folks! I have a ‘62 fender jazz reissue with a 7.25” radius fretboard and concentric pots. Wa...... Read more
    A

    Hey Doug, our Split Jazz Coils come stock with Raised Center Poles. We always recommend Stock Winding unless you have a bright-sounding bass that you want to tame, which the +5% output will give you a thicker and louder tone.

  4. Would it be possible to order a split coil J pickup with a separate lead for each coil? My use case would be to have several split coil pickups with all the treble coils wired through one selector switch and then all the bass coils routed through a second switch, with the switch positions allowing the possibility of using the treble coil from any pickup and the bass coil from the same or a different pickup.
  5. Q Would it be possible to order a split coil J pickup with a separate lead for each coil? My use ca...... Read more
    A

    Hey Jason, yes - you can request this modification in the "notes" field on the checkout screen.

  6. What happens to the tone when you move to the 10% over wind?
  7. Q What happens to the tone when you move to the 10% over wind?
    A

    Hey Bret, two things: the midrange increases and the top-end tapers. Essentially, the pickup gets "thicker"-sounding. - Tyler

  8. I read that you plan on releasing a split jazz for five string. These questions are not dated, so I cannot tell how recent the question is. Is this still on the docket? My fretless 5-string is six months back ordered, so when it comes in, I'd like to install these pickups. I already own a noiseless PJ set and know these would be perfect for new bass. 6/2/22 (see what I did there :)) Thanks
  9. Q I read that you plan on releasing a split jazz for five string. These questions are not dated, so...... Read more
    A

    Hey Bruce, yes - we are! We have all the parts ready for flatter fingerboard radiuses (12"+) and are working on another Blade radius to fit more 9.5" fingerboard radiuses. If your bass has a flatter fingerboard radius, we can sell you a set. Otherwise, I'd recommend waiting for the new blade radius to come in. - Tyler

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

78 Genuine Reviews for Split Jazz

  1. Matthew Ford

    Your pickups are just plain nuts. I’ve never in all my years….. Ever…. Heard better pickups on any bass guitar. I’ll side-by-side mirror image jazz basses, but with YOUR pickups, and it’s beyond night and day. I googled ” what’s the best bass pickups money can buy” before I bought them. Your name came up. I bought them. And the rest is history. Thank you. I’m dead ass serious. These have got to be the most musically responsive pickups I’ve ever worked with. Humbled.

  2. Willie Samuelson
    Verified Buyer

    I put a set of these on a Squier jazz bass. Turned it into a great sounding bass!

  3. Jorge

    I had the split coil jazz pickup set on my Fender American Professional for no more than one hour…
    They produce a really nice and even tone … But as soon as you touch the magnets… they will produce a Buzz …
    So if you dont have my bad habit of touching the magnets while playing, you will be ok …
    Im returning them … And i hope this gets improved soon… i dont think is too hard to achieve that..
    Beacuse at $300, I will spect no buzz when the magnets get touched…
    Bartolini B-Axis for example has exposed poles and they dont buzz at all…

  4. John Soderlund (https://www.jgsguitars.com)
    Verified Buyer

    Warm jazz bass tone without the hum. Great pickups that retain a classic jazz bass tone despite the split coils. Perfect on my new double neck fretless four string bass.

  5. Lorenzo
    Verified Buyer

    Perfection. These pickups allow the wood of the instrument to sing fully. Very very impressive tone. Great customer service too.

  6. Mitzi
    Verified Buyer

    I had no idea my Mexican ash Jazz had this many cool tones in it! ! I work in a melodrama theatre and need to play EVERY style of music in a show, as well as play flashy solos sometimes, and now my bass can do it all, and the dimmer noise is gone. It feels like a brand new instrument and I’m just beginning to discover the tonal possibilities. Great job, Lindy! I got the +5 overwind and the bass went from having an overly-scooped, empty sound to having significant midrange growl.

  7. Doug Milam
    Verified Buyer

    Wow, what an improvement over the stock pickups in my Fender Jazz (2016 MIM). I ordered these with the 5% overwound option in both neck and bridge, and asked Fralin if this was a good choice for my style of old-school soul and reggae. Pleased to say I got a response that confirmed my understanding of this choice. Great service there. The output is fantastic, hotter than stock but not overdriven. And, of course, no hum. Quality product!

  8. Robo
    Verified Buyer

    Im in love.. Bridge and neck split jazz overwound 5% and combined with a prewired vintage jazz control plate on a ’09 American Standard J. Tuned ADGC.. Im in awe of the character and subtlety these are capable of… precisely what Ive been looking for!

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