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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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.
- 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
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.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Split Jazz.
|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**|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.
*Ohm readings may vary | **String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.
Split Jazz Questions And Answers:
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I am planning to fit the jazz bass hum cancelling set to a Fender japan Junior jazz bass which I have also fitted a John East Retro Preamp, Is there anything I should be aware of?
Q I am planning to fit the jazz bass hum cancelling set to a Fender japan Junior jazz bass which I ...... Read moreA
Hey Jim, our Pickups will work with your preamp fine - I would recommend double check our sizing to make sure our pickups will fit physically in your bass.
can these be wound to the split 51 specs?
Q can these be wound to the split 51 specs?A Hey Andrew, the outputs / winding are actually really similar between these two pickups. The only thing we cannot change is the two magnets per string.
Would you recommend an under-wind or standard, if I intend to pair the pickups with an on-board active pre-amp?
Q Would you recommend an under-wind or standard, if I intend to pair the pickups with an on-board a...... Read moreA
Hey Chris, thanks for your question. I would recommend Stock winding if pairing with your Preamp.
Is it possible to get a 5-string split jazz pickup? Thanks!
Q Is it possible to get a 5-string split jazz pickup? Thanks!A
Hey Nigel, if you want to order our Split Blade 5 String, please note that our only available radius is for flatter than 10". Otherwise, you can order by emailing us at [email protected]
Hi, I just wanted to check what pots and caps you recommend for the split jazz bass pickups? Thanks.
Q Hi, I just wanted to check what pots and caps you recommend for the split jazz bass pickups? Thanks.A
Hey Brenton, we recommend 250K pots and 0.02mfd caps for the Split Jazz Pickups. If you need a thicker / darker tone roll-off, you can go with 0.047mfd tone caps.
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The split jazz coils 10% overwound are exceptional and the best sounding jazz pickups I’ve ever played. My Fender American Original is a completely new vintage like instrument. They sound great with rounds and flats alike, and record exceptionally well with tapewounds. This upgrade from stock pickups is transformative, I can’t recommend them enough.
Bought the set for a amdlx active jazz bass. Bought the guitar with issues (including a broken neck p/u and bland bridge p/u). Sat on installing these because I lost interest in the guitar. Spent the day rewiring, changed pickups, and set up. Really happy I did this. It sounds incredible, the bridge is slightly overwound, has this great punchy sound, and is my favorite of the set. These pickups changed my impression on my jazz bass.
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.
I put a set of these on a Squier jazz bass. Turned it into a great sounding bass!
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…
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.
Perfection. These pickups allow the wood of the instrument to sing fully. Very very impressive tone. Great customer service too.
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.
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!
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!