Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

True P90 Tone, Jazzmaster Style


  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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Lindy Fralin Steel-Pole Jazzmaster Replacements give you an authentic P90 tone for your Jazzmaster. High output, thick mids and aggressive highs, this pickup is quick to get dirty.


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Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


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True P90 Tone, Jazzmaster Style.

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If you’re looking for an authentic P90 tone for your Jazzmaster, look no further than our Steel Pole Jazzmaster Pickups! These pickups will deliver a solid P90 sound, with Jazzmaster looks. These pickups offer a familiar P90 attack, featuring a thick midrange and clear highs.

By designing this set with USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets and 43-Gauge Wire, we can provide you with all of the P90 tone, attack, and snarl you could hope for.


  • A replica of a P90, with Jazzmaster looks
  • Bold and robust midrange for a familiar snarl and attack
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge output for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control, and inspected three times during the manufacturing process
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects


If you play clean, you can expect these pickups to give you a powerful midrange while maintaining an aggressive top-end that will guarantee you’ll cut through in the mix.

When playing with distortion, you’ll love the natural “chainsaw” grind from our traditional P90 design. The highs are clear and bold, with the right amount of pick attack and definition. The midrange is fat and snarly, not like the traditional Jazzmaster ‘Alnico Sparkle.’ Instead, you’ll get a snarlier, barkier tone that is percussive and bold. Chords will be thick and crunchy, with top-end bite. Expect more power and output, as this model is quick to break up and get dirty.

We also make this pickup in a Hum Cancelling Version.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control and incredible tone. When Lindy designed this pickup, he wanted to recreate a P90 tone for the Jazzmaster. Steel Pole Jazzmasters consist of USA-Made Alnico IV magnets, locally-crafted fiberboard bobbins, and USA-Made wire. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, and wind each pickup using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. Doing this gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone.

Finally, we assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. Hand assembling pickups allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. After assembly, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

Sound Samples for Steel-Pole Jazzmaster:
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All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For Steel-Pole Jazzmaster:

The tonal graph below for our Steel-Pole Jazzmaster features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Steel-Pole Jazzmaster.

Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.2K 1
Neck Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Magnets:USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets
Pole Pieces:Steel
Coil:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:52mm
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 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.

Steel-Pole Jazzmaster Dimensions:

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Steel-Pole Jazzmaster FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Steel-Pole Jazzmaster have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Steel-Pole Jazzmasters to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

13 Genuine Reviews for Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

  1. Brendan F

    Verified Purchase

    Top notch pickups. Big, bold and articulate. More punch and grit than a standard jazzmaster pickup. Lots of low end without being dark.

  2. Todd Wandel

    Verified Purchase

    My Jazzmaster is now actually a Jazz master! That being said, they are definitely not limited to the Jazz genre. Every time I play, new and beautifully detailed aspects are revealed. They really are the best of the single/humbucker worlds.

  3. GMR

    Verified Purchase

    Own several Gibson P90-equipped guitars. Tried other Jazzmaster/P90 pickups in AVRI Jazzmaster. For me, the Fralin version comes the closest to sounding like an actual P90. Customer service was fantastic.

  4. Darren Davick

    Verified Purchase

    These are the best sounding pickups that I have ever had. They give me the mid range punch that sounds amazing with my fuzz pedals. I moved the pickup farther away from the treble strings than usual, but I got exactly what I wanted. Also, they are a bit noisy but I use a noise suppressor. Way worth the trade off.

  5. Ben Sams

    Verified Purchase

    After much research went with these Steel Pole P90’s on my Partsmaster. These are by far the best pickups ever played much less owned. Even tone across the board with the perfect amount of bite. I have played over 30 years and never enjoyed the tone of the neck pickup until now. Its like a whole new world has opened up for me. I don’t think I will put any other kind of pickups in my builds from now on. Bravo!

  6. Reynold Freeman

    Verified Purchase

    Jazzmaster P90 Punch

    I installed a Fralin Steel-Pole/P90 JM neck pup in a Jazzmaster “parts caster” which has a maple neck. The guitar always seemed too “bright” until I put the Fralin P90 in it, and the sound is great! Very punchy and much clarity, highly recommend!!

  7. Joseph Schmidt

    Verified Purchase

    I put this in a guitar with a twang master and the combo is quite beautiful to behold! On its own, the p90 also sounds great.

  8. Matthew Evans

    Verified Purchase

    These pickups rule! The first thing I do in every guitar I get is put Fralins in. They are the best sounding pickups made. Nuff said.

  9. Michael King

    Verified Purchase

    Steel-Poled pickups are amazing!
    These pickups brought my Jazzmaster back to life! Thanks to the solid recommendation from Jon Brown, my guitar has a solid bite, equally balanced in the highs and lows of my guitar’s tone. Thanks so much!

  10. Matthew Revers

    Verified Purchase

    Kickass! I swapped my stock squier jazzmaster bridge pickup for the steel pole version. The increased output, clarity, and sensitivity is exactly what I wanted.

  11. Neal Bilyue

    Jazzmaster came to life! The pickups really add the little something extra I needed from my MIJ Jazzmaster. The stock pickups were really weak sounding and now they really have some grit without all the hum associated with single coils.

  12. Erik Wreen Johannessen

    Verified Purchase

    I swapped out my stock Jazzmaster pickups from another boutique brand in a Collings 360 LT M and installed Fralin Steel-Poled Jazzmaster pickups. I have never looked back and wonder why Collings doesn’t offer this as a option for their guitars. Amazing pickups!

  13. Josh

    Verified Purchase

    I just installed these pickups in my G&L Doheny and they sound $&@%#* amazing! The tone is very full and thick, but not at all muddy, with really great bass response. Highs are still clear, but the brittleness and shrillness of typical JM pickups are gone (thank Jeebus). To my ears, these pickups are the perfect mix of humbucker fullness and bass response, with the midrange punch and bite only a single coil can have. I opted for a 5% overwind in the bridge and a stock neck, which fits my style and needs perfectly.

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