Split Jazz®

(52 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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Bobbin Size:

Traditionally, Fender Jazz Basses have a larger-sized Bridge Pickup when compared to the Neck. 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.

If you are pairing with pickups from another manufacturer and are concerned about polarity and phasing, please let us know in the NOTES field on the checkout screen


Split Jazz® Info:

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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%.

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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

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%.

Video

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

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

52 reviews for Split Jazz®

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  1. Dean

    I always thought I just didn’t like jazz bass bridge pickups, but the +5% overwound Split Jazz completely changed my mind. It balances perfectly with the stock Fralin P-bass pickup, and has completely transformed the sound of my active-to-passive converted Mexican Fender Deluxe Precision Bass Special. I love the combined pickup sound, and the solo bridge tone is fantastic and articulate too. After I initially placed my order, Lindy called me to double-check my order and offer some advice on the wind — super helpful customer service. Thank you!

  2. Richard Carr (verified owner)

    Split Jazz set 5% neck 10% bridge

    I have a raised center J bass set of standard wound pickups in one of my 1970 Jazz Basses and I love them. Now I’m going to be doing a 5% Neck 10% Bridge setup on the other 1970 Jazz Bass next with this Split Jazz Bass without the raised centers.

  3. Jason Willey (verified owner)

    Inspiring tones

    My head had been focused on some heavy life events. Hadn’t played much recently. I’d forgotten that I was waiting for my bass to get finished. Got the call today! My MIM Squier Jazz sounds like the most beautiful thing! I spent bout 3 hours turning the tone knob, finding gorgeous tones all over! I like pedals and I was having a blast just playing clean! Another plus, was that I couldn’t tell if the bass was off or on, when I knew that mug was on. This bass is now worthy of whatever the next level is. These pickups got it there.

  4. Juan de Guillebon (verified owner)

    Top of the Top

    Really cool pickups! Perfect with the Mike Pope Flexcore active preamp/eq. The low end (I mean an incredible fat bottom) and the smooth highs are just what I was searching for a long time for my Jazz Bass Deluxe. Bravo!

  5. William LeBeau (verified owner)

    None better!

    I have the plus 5% set in my ‘74 Precision and the split Jazz set (stock neck/plus 5% bridge) in my new J build. Both instruments sound amazing. Give Fralins a try, you won’t be disappointed.

  6. Kaleb Herndon

    None better!

    I have the plus 5% set in my ‘74 Precision and the split Jazz set (stock neck/plus 5% bridge) in my new J build. Both instruments sound amazing. Give Fralins a try, you won’t be disappointed.

  7. James Berlo (verified owner)

    Split Jazz Wonderland

    I used a 500K linear master volume and rotary switch for the standard three selections as well as series (P-Bass). A 500K audio taper was used for tone (0.022 orange drop). These things soar. Tighter low end, better mid definition and with the 500K pots they are huge in the mix without stepping on other instruments. The bonus is the noise-free background … a gorilla standing on black velvet.

  8. Joshua Vance (verified owner)

    Bass sounds better than ever

    I didn’t really know how well these pickups would do, but man, the hype is real. My jazz bass sounds amazing with the 5% overwound; thick, punchy, and creamy tone and the slightly darker sound matches well to the typically bright and middy character of the bass. Worth every penny!

  9. Joe Bartlett (verified owner)

    Outstanding Pickups

    Completely changed the sound of my jazz bass. More output and better tone. Big thanks to the shop for answering my questions and guiding me to the correct options.

  10. Srdan Luzajic (verified owner)

    Klang, klang!

    That sweet, punchy, low-mid kick that sounds a bit like ‘klang’ in the attack phase, but still keeps the warmth and velvety depth of a jazz bass during the release. How amazing. You guys have outdone yourselves with this pickup. With extra-strength, and completely silent, this is exactly what I needed. Thank you very much.

  11. Scott Slack (verified owner)

    Customer added no additional comments

  12. mike watt (verified owner)

    cannot tell you I how much I dig these lindy fralin split jazzs in my larry graham model moon bass – only the bass itself can tell you cuz crimony, what a happening trip it is grooving w/these babies. I also put in a hipshot (they too make great stuff) kickass 4 bridge which has got side-to-side adjust w/the saddles and could get all my strings right between the lindy pole pieces, this baby tracks most righteous. I’m foaming… it’s just so good feeling for me… use mostly front pickup and little off the tone, really personal but big time aiding and abetting for rhythm section commit. great work, mr lindy, truly I thank you.

    on bass, watt

    http://mikewatt.com/hoot_gallery-thudstaffs.html

  13. Javier Silva (verified owner)

    Nice and thick

    I put this on my Fender Squier Jazz bass. Made a world of difference. The sophistication of sound is evident… it just sounds so much better.

  14. Joe Bartlett (verified owner)

    Superb pickups. Called the shop and told them what I was looking for in tone & output, they recommended the double stack jazz pickups 5% overwound. Completely changed my bass, as well as gave me more tonal ranges. I had them installed at my local luthier with 500K pots and a push/pull parallel/series option. I could not be happier, and wish I would have found you sooner.

  15. Dennie Boice (verified owner)

    Looking for “that” sound? Start here.

  16. Matt Wilson (verified owner)

    Amazing Pickups
    The Fralin pickups have made my Squier CV 60’s jazz sound awesome! Super quiet with no hum at all. Best upgrade I could have made. Nice them a try!

  17. Ernest McMullen (verified owner)

    Sire V7 Vintage upgrade
    An amazing improvement over OEM at a fair price. Perfect for traditional jazz—big, warm, three dimensional upright sound and noticeable improvement in timbre. These pickups allow the preamp’s full potential to shine. Also, zero hum. I’ll be back!

  18. thaRev

    I’m looking at grabbing a set of these and want p bass thump with articulation so I was thinking 10% over on the neck and 5% under on bridge. My thoughts are it would give a great separate and blended range. Please any suggestions. I play anywhere from country to classic rock to a bit of blues and jazz. Maybe a but of maiden and sabbath too. Cheers

    • Tyler @ Fralin Pickups (store manager)

      We recommend going a bit stronger on the Bridge in comparison to the Neck. 10% is a lot for the P-Bass, so we’d probably recommend +5% on the Neck and +10% for the Bridge. This option is not selectable on our website, so use the ‘Notes’ field on the checkout screen to request.

  19. Appalachisst

    Incredible, it’s what I hear in my head when I imagine the ideal jazz bass sound. Quick question, I want the 70’s funk tone so I was thinking about getting the pups -5%, but I want extra attack and depth in the bridge pickup. What -5% combo should I get? Thanks y’all

  20. Silven Cox (verified owner)

    Wonderful pickups. Takes away 90% of that typical Jazz Bass hum, while still being punchy and clear. Will definitely keep buying from Lindy Fralin in the future!

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