Split Jazz

(65 customer reviews)


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.


Neck-Sized Bridge

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!

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


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.


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.




  • 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.


Split Jazz Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about Split Jazz

  1. 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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65 reviews for Split Jazz

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  1. Arlen Dale Verified Buyer

    These Pickups are Great

    This was my first build from scratch. I wasn’t searching for a specific tone, but wanted the bass to have its own personality. I paired the Fralin Split Jazz pickups, standard wind, with the Audere Z-mode preamp and I am quite pleased with the voices I’m able to get with this set-up. I could’ve gotten away with the +5% wind on the bridge, but the preamp gives me the adjustment I need to get the tones I want. I did a lot of research into this project before I made the final decisions on the combination. I’m quite pleased with the final result, and I’m having a great time working through all the sound combinations that are available to me now. Bass tone is a personal preference, but I’m convinced the Fralin pickups will go long way toward getting you where you want to go, regardless of the final electronic set-up. Completely satisfied with this purchase!

  2. Mathew Rienecker Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickups. I’m in love with them, such a nice mid-range growls with buttery and savory sounding low end. I also run a lot of drive and distortion and now I have zero use for my noise gate now since the bass is very silent in between notes. Very pleased with this product!

  3. John Dunn Verified Buyer

    Just installed this set of Split Jazz pickups in a USA Geddy Lee. I’m blown away by the tone on these. I went with 5% overwind on the neck, and have them wired to the Fralin Jazz Bass control plate. Tone is throaty, punchy, breathes, excellent harmonic overtones and the relationship between the neck and bridge pickups in various blend combinations is stellar. The orginal pickups in the bass were excellent, but I had read a lot about the Fralin’s, and listened to them both in actual basses and online. I kept the original jazz plate and pickups just to be able to restore the bass to stock if I desire too, but I sure don’t see that happening at this point.

    Amazing pickups! Thanks.

  4. J.E. Gerhart Verified Buyer

    I put the Fralin split jazz bass pickups on my new Fender American Professional Series Jazz Bass (fretless), which I have set up with D’Addario tape-wound strings. This combination gives me a sound kind of close to a traditional upright bass, at least, that’s what I have been told. The stock Fender pickups were only usable if both pickups were aimed at the same volume level, a ridiculous situation. With the Fralin spit pickups, I can back off the neck a little bit and get a hum-free piercing new sound for solos or feature parts. Most of the time I will still be using both neck and bridge pickups at full on, but at least I have the option of new sounds now. Interestingly, backing off the bridge pickup makes almost no difference to the sound, but a quarter turn off the neck makes a huge difference. It actually took a little while to get used to the new sound of the Fralin pickups, because it is significantly different than the original Fender pickups, but at this point, I’m sold.

  5. Giovanni Grossetti

    If possible I would give 6 stars! These pickups are so wonderful. Recording through them is an experience!

    I have install them on a custom made jazz bass from a notable Italian luthier and the literally shine. Soloing pickups is a breeze and they offer plenty of flexibility, while maintaining all the vintage mojo typical of old Fender jazz.

    Highly highly recommended!!

  6. Brent Moore Verified Buyer

    Fantastic Pickup!
    Dropped a set of these into an MIM Fender J-Bass and it immediately sent it over the top!!

  7. James Maples Verified Buyer

    Great Sounding Pups
    This is my second set of pickups. I installed this +5 set in my Fender Professional II Jazz Bass. Very articulate, even response across all the strings. I am very pleased with Lindy’s pickups as I have them in my 99 Fender Hot Rod P-Bass as well. Trust me when I say, you wont be disappointed with Lindy’s pickups.

  8. 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!

  9. Richard Carr Verified Buyer

    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.

  10. Jason Willey Verified Buyer

    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.

  11. Juan de Guillebon Verified Buyer

    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!

  12. William LeBeau Verified Buyer

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. James Berlo Verified Buyer

    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.

  15. Joshua Vance Verified Buyer

    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!

  16. Joe Bartlett Verified Buyer

    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.

  17. Srdan Luzajic Verified Buyer

    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.

  18. Scott Slack Verified Buyer

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  19. mike watt Verified Buyer

    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


  20. Javier Silva Verified Buyer

    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.

  21. Joe Bartlett Verified Buyer

    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.

  22. Dennie Boice Verified Buyer

    Looking for “that” sound? Start here.

  23. Matt Wilson Verified Buyer

    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!

  24. Ernest McMullen Verified Buyer

    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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. Silven Cox Verified Buyer

    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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