Split Jazz®

4.90 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 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.

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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”. 

29 reviews for Split Jazz®

  1. 5 out of 5

    Calne WA:

    This is “Sickness.” A Warmoth build with the magnificent Split J set.
    I spaced out for maybe ten minutes while playing just two notes over and over. Snapping out of my funk, I realized I had been trying to tell the difference between swiping the string with 5 whorls of my fingertip or 7 whorls.
    That being the case, one could easily peg these pick ups as too critical; but, the exact opposite is true: Friendliest pick ups ever!!
    Clear, open and user-friendly. Now I know what an electrified bass guitar truly sounds like.

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  2. 4 out of 5

    Maarten Vandenbroucke:

    Hi, I have the following question. I have a Zon jazz bass and the graphite neck gives it a bit a too brittle or high sound. Even though I now have the Bartolini dual coil jazz PUs installed with the darker version for the bridge PU. Should I replace with neck +5% and bridge +10% or twice +5% do achieve a more punchy growly tone?

    Thank you! See picture attached for your information.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Reilly (verified owner):

    Installed Fralin Split Jazz pickups (with +5 overwinding) in my 2017 Jazz Bass. They sound great. I felt the stock pickups were a bit too bright and mid-range in sound. The Fralin pickups provide a much warmer, deeper, and richer sound than the stock pickups, which is what I looking for. I play in a trio band and I wanted a sound that provided more fullness and bottom end and the Fralin pickups gave me just what I needed.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mike Swaim (verified owner):

    Fab Fralins!
    Completely woke up the Lakland DJ. No hum just tone. Lindy is great to work with and makes sure your happy with your pickups. Perfect tone throughout. From low to high! I now own 3 rigs with Fralins. Once you get some you come back! Thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5

    RALPH ORSATTI:

    Hey Tyler: Thanks for your response. What do you mean by “a slightly more scooped parallel position (middle)’ and which pickup are you referring to ? Thanks Ralph

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups:

      When you put two pickups into parallel, you get a slightly funkier scooped midrange, which pleases most people. To get a little more of that scooped tone, overwinding one pickup will make it a little more “scooped” sounding.

      Tyler

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ralph:

    Want to get the split jazz pickups. But I’m having a tough time deciding whether to go with some combination of overwind. Has anyone installed the stock pickup on the neck and a +5 overwind on the bridge pickup? If so what are the results? Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups:

      Hey Ralph,

      For what it’s worth, that’s a really popular combination here. You’ll have a slightly beefier bridge, and a slightly more “scooped” parallel position (middle). If that’s what you’re looking for, I say go for it!

      Tyler

  7. 5 out of 5

    msbass50 (verified owner):

    Mike Swaim March 2019
    I bought a Lakland DJ and after one week I put in the splits(5 over neck-stock bridge) and now it sounds like it should! Phone calls answered all my questions and I got all the help I needed.
    Punch in the sound, nice lows and still very clear and articulate. I couldn’t be happier and when you have the best you know it. Great people to work with!!
    I now have 3 Fralin equipped rigs!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Botsolas (verified owner):

    I have a 09 Road Worn Jazz that I have to admit I bought on looks only to round out my collection of 4 other MIA Fenders. It had very weak output PU’s. Well not no more!!! I used the stock output with D’Addiaro Med Light Chromes flats, changed the cap to .10. This Bass now has a powerful full sound that is my favorite to play now!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Chris Goodwin:

    Would the -5% wind make these closer to a single coil j-pickup or are these always going to be significantly darker?

  10. 5 out of 5

    Erik A Bird:

    Best jazz pickups I’ve ever played. The stock pickups in my Fender American original jazz we’re pretty good, but lacked some power and tone. I have a set of Fralin 10% overwound on my RS Guitarworks P bass and they are thundering p bass pickups, so I wanted to try the jazz pickups.
    I was wanting some more “girth” out of my jazz bass and wanted to get rid of the 60 cycle hum that single coils are known for. So after reading the reviews on here and knowing the quality that Fralins are, I decided to go with the split coil 5% overwound.
    After installing them, I noticed, ” hey, no buzzing”. The sound is exactly what I was looking for. Strung with La Bella flatwound strings, my bass is now more “alive”.
    Soliong the neck pickup with treble cut, I get a really thick sound, with just a touch of “dirt” but still very clear. Think of John Paul Jones on Zeppelin II. Then bringing some treble to it, I got a great, chunky p bass sound.
    Bringing the bridge pickup in, it sounds more scooped, but with more mids. Think of a good classic jazz bass sound, only “more” clarity and character.
    I’m very happy with these pickups. Thanks to the guys at Fralin for a great pickup.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Robert Dauernheim (verified owner):

    These Pickups Got what I like!
    I installed these split coils in a Lakland Darryl Jones model 4 string, and I have to say, the tone that is produced by this bass now is absolutely incredible. I coupled the pickups with Emerson Custom electronics, which are passive, and this bass now has the tone of most of my active basses, without the battery, Two Thumbs up on this product !!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jared Manzo (verified owner):

    Fat tone no hum
    I like the sound of the neck pickup on a jazz bass but would get a hum/buzz from standard single-coil jazz pickups when favoring either pickup. Not a big deal for bar gigs but is unacceptable when recording. The split jazz pickups allow me to solo the neck pickup to get more of a full-range P-bass tone and have a completely clean signal. I highly recommend the Fralin Split Jazz Pickups, they allow me to get the most out of my jazz bass and sound fantastic!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shane House (verified owner):

    Searching in vain for the solution to the thin sound out of your stock pickups? Annoyed by the constant hum from the massive electronics arrays from your band-mates? Look no further! No matter how hard I try I can’t get a bad sound out of these things. Hum is a distant memory. For the first time ever somebody said “your tone is amazing!” after I installed this things. Absolutely worth the expense and the wait while they’re assembled.

    The only down-side? All of my other bass guitars are being left to gather dust now because the J-Bass just sounds GOOD.

  14. 5 out of 5

    J Solum:

    The description says that these have raised center magnets. Are they raised enough to compensate for a tight radius fingerboard (7.25”). I also noticed there wasn’t an option for raised center magnets. Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope!

  15. 3 out of 5

    Robert McAinsh (verified owner):

    These pickups are super underwhelming, I don’t think I would buy another pair.

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups:

      Hey Robert,

      Sorry to hear about this. Make sure you have the pickup height set correctly – 1/8″ on the Bass Side, 1/16″ on the Treble Side (when the strings are pushed down at their highest frets). If you’d like, you can exchange them for tonal reasons. Just let us know!

      Tyler

  16. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Prine (verified owner):

    Great Replacement Pickups for My 1973 Jazz Bass! I had some problems with the original pickups and decided to replace them with the Split Jazz pickups. I’m very happy with this choice and have played several shows with them. All the traditional JBass tones minus the noise. Great job on these pickups.

  17. 5 out of 5

    PJ Bloom (verified owner):

    Customer added no additional comments

  18. 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!

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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!

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