Split Jazz

(69 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-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

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All Jazz Bass, No Hum.

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Split Jazz 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

Overview

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.

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

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FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Pots should I use? 250K.
  • How do I orient the pickup? The leads come out of the treble side.
  • 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.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications:

  • Alnico 5 Magnets
  • 43-Gauge SPN Wire
  • Hand-made Bobbins
  • The Stock Output reads 10.7K on the Neck and 11.4K on the Bridge.

Sizing

Split Jazz Questions And Answers:

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6 Questions about Split Jazz

  1. Would you recommend this for j basses with 70s spacing, specifically the sire v5?

    1. Hey Bibit, what’s the string spacing on your bass? It’s easy to find out with our guide here.

  2. For your split Jazz pickups do you recommend a Volume Treble Bleed circuit on the two volume controls? If so, please advise on what capacitance and resistor values to use and series or parallel configuration.

    1. Hey James, we do not recommend the Treble Bleed circuit, however, if you want to keep high frequencies when you roll your volume down, you can certainly use it. Take a look at our Fralin Volume Kit Here.

  3. Hey guys, I’m looking at the split coil pups with the +5 option for my 1977 jazz bass. Since this neck is stock, do you recommend the raised pole pieces as well? Thanks, Glenn

    1. Hey Glenn, yes, we recommend the raised pole pieces for this setup. Thanks for your question!

  4. Hi, I have a 2015 Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass with N3 pickups, you probably know my pain. I want to get rid of the noise, i’m looking at your Lindy Fralin Split Jazz Bass Pickups, i would choose the stock output options, do you think it’s a good choice to fix my noise or should i go with the Jazz bass model instead ? Do you ship to Quebec, Canada ?

    1. We ship worldwide! And yes I would recommend the Split Jazz pickups if you are concerned about noise. They are 100% hum-cancelling, where our stock Jazz Bass pickups are not.

  5. Hello, for a Player Series J bass, what would 10% overwound neck and 5% bridge sound like?

    1. Hey Adam, you could expect a significantly darker tone out of the neck pickup compared to the Bridge Pickup. Our Stock Set is balanced in terms of tone and output. The winding configuration will cause the pickups to be out of balance.

  6. Good day! Sounds like a great product! Q1) Why 250K pots? Last year I installed new 500K pots in my 95 MIM FJ Bass…. Q2) My mim fender jazz has a bridge pu that is larger than the neck (3 5/8-neck; 3 3/4-bridge, approx). Is that the norm? Since you asked if they were the same size, I’m guessing that is ab-normal. Q3) Raised radius for a 95 Jazz? I’m leaning towards your 5% over wound on both B & N PUPs

    1. Hey George,

      Q1: 250K Pots are the norm for Jazz & P-Bass pickups. That said, you can certainly use 500K if you want an extended top-end. Q2: If your bridge is larger than the neck, that is certainly the norm – only recently have we seen equal-sized pickups. For Q3, the raised center magnets will work perfectly for your instrument.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

69 reviews for Split Jazz

  1. Bibit

    Would you recommend this for j basses with 70s spacing, specifically the sire v5?

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Bibit, what’s the string spacing on your bass? It’s easy to find out with our guide here.

  2. Vaughan Misener
    Verified Buyer

    These are simply the finest pickups, with the most character I’ve ever used.
    I only have the one, so it’s gotta be right…and it is.
    VM

  3. James Zimmerman
    Verified Buyer

    For your split Jazz pickups do you recommend a Volume Treble Bleed circuit on the two volume controls? If so, please advise on what capacitance and resistor values to use and series or parallel configuration.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey James, we do not recommend the Treble Bleed circuit, however, if you want to keep high frequencies when you roll your volume down, you can certainly use it. Take a look at our Fralin Volume Kit Here.

  4. Glenn Shoup

    Hey guys, I’m looking at the split coil pups with the +5 option for my 1977 jazz bass. Since this neck is stock, do you recommend the raised pole pieces as well? Thanks, Glenn

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Glenn, yes, we recommend the raised pole pieces for this setup. Thanks for your question!

  5. Michel Desjardins

    Hi, I have a 2015 Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass with N3 pickups, you probably know my pain. I want to get rid of the noise, i’m looking at your Lindy Fralin Split Jazz Bass Pickups, i would choose the stock output options, do you think it’s a good choice to fix my noise or should i go with the Jazz bass model instead ? Do you ship to Quebec, Canada ?

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      We ship worldwide! And yes I would recommend the Split Jazz pickups if you are concerned about noise. They are 100% hum-cancelling, where our stock Jazz Bass pickups are not.

  6. Roberto Ortega Meyo
    Verified Buyer

    Lovely pickup, great sound, no noise.

  7. Rick Crosby
    Verified Buyer

    Outstanding Split Jazz Pickups

    One of the best improvements that I made to a clients Bass. Clarity and great response!! Client was elated!!

  8. Adam

    Hello, for a Player Series J bass, what would 10% overwound neck and 5% bridge sound like?

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Adam, you could expect a significantly darker tone out of the neck pickup compared to the Bridge Pickup. Our Stock Set is balanced in terms of tone and output. The winding configuration will cause the pickups to be out of balance.

  9. Michael Larbus
    Verified Buyer

    The Holy Grail of Thump

    I ordered the Split Jazz +5% and paired them with a John East Retro Deluxe Preamp wired for 18V. I installed in my 2020 Fender American Ultra Jazz (Texas Tea) and absolutely could not be happier. I have 15 basses and this has caused me to lose complete interest in 14 of them. I am currently playing through a Mesa TT800 into an eminence 1×15 cabinet and it sounds amazing. Cannot thank Lindy and team enough for showing me what was possible and presenting me with the punch, depth and clear articulation that I have been searching for the past 36 years. I will be continuing to add Lindy pickups to my other instruments. If you are on the fence, do not hesitate, these are the real deal…..

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