Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

(8 customer reviews)

$100.00$200.00

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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STEEL POLE JAZZMASTER: P90 TONES, JAZZMASTER LOOKS

Our Steel Pole Jazzmaster Pickups give you a P90 tone for your Jazzmaster. These pickups offer a P90 bite, with a thick midrange and fat highs. They’re wound with 43-gauge wire and feature Alnico 4 Bar magnets. Being a similar design to a P90, they give you an authentic P90 tone for your Jazzmaster. For a noiseless version of this model, check out our Hum Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmaster!

FEATURES:

  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

 

STEEL POLE JAZZMASTER SOUND:

When playing clean, these pickups sound large and rich. Expect a large midrange and more aggressive highs. Expect more of a “chainsaw” grind when playing with distortion. The highs are clear and bold. Expect the right amount of pick attack and definition. The midrange is fat and snarly. You don’t get the traditional Jazzmaster ‘Alnico Sparkle’ out of this model. 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.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control and incredible tone. When Lindy set out to design 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. Each pickup is wound 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.

Steel Poled Jazzmaster

TECHNICAL INFO:

With 43 Gauge SPN wire, and built on USA-Made Fiberboard with USA -Made Alnico IV Bar Magnets, and Steel Screws.

Our Stock Neck reads about 9.5K, our Stock Bridge reads about 10.5K.

Overview

STEEL POLE JAZZMASTER: P90 TONES, JAZZMASTER LOOKS

Our Steel Pole Jazzmaster Pickups give you a P90 tone for your Jazzmaster. These pickups offer a P90 bite, with a thick midrange and fat highs. They’re wound with 43-gauge wire and feature Alnico 4 Bar magnets. Being a similar design to a P90, they give you an authentic P90 tone for your Jazzmaster. For a noiseless version of this model, check out our Hum Cancelling Steel Pole Jazzmaster!

FEATURES:

  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

 

Sound

STEEL POLE JAZZMASTER SOUND:

When playing clean, these pickups sound large and rich. Expect a large midrange and more aggressive highs. Expect more of a “chainsaw” grind when playing with distortion. The highs are clear and bold. Expect the right amount of pick attack and definition. The midrange is fat and snarly. You don’t get the traditional Jazzmaster ‘Alnico Sparkle’ out of this model. 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.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control and incredible tone. When Lindy set out to design 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. Each pickup is wound 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.

Steel Poled Jazzmaster

Tech Specs

TECHNICAL INFO:

With 43 Gauge SPN wire, and built on USA-Made Fiberboard with USA -Made Alnico IV Bar Magnets, and Steel Screws.

Our Stock Neck reads about 9.5K, our Stock Bridge reads about 10.5K.

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  1. Reynold Freeman (verified owner)

    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!!

  2. Joseph Schmidt (verified owner)

    Beefy!
    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.

  3. Matthew Evans (verified owner)

    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.

  4. Michael King (verified owner)

    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!

  5. Matthew Revers (verified owner)

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Erik Wreen Johannessen (verified owner)

    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!

  8. Josh (verified owner)

    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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