Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(11 genuine reviews)


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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Include Gold Screws

Swap the standard nickel-plated screws for Gold Plated Screws for a small upcharge.


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


We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

True P90 Tone, Jazzmaster Style.

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Steel-Pole Jazzmaster FEATURES:

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.

Tonal Graph for Steel-Pole Jazzmaster:

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


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Tech Specs

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

Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.2K
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

**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.


Jazzmaster Dimensions

Steel-Pole Jazzmaster Questions And Answers:


Have a question about our Steel-Pole Jazzmaster? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Hi Robert. If I put this on CV and change the pots for the recommended 500k how will this affect the neck pickup, would it be too bright?
  1. Q Hi Robert. If I put this on CV and change the pots for the recommended 500k how will this affect ...... Read more

    Hey Omer, generally speaking you'll have 500K to 1Meg pots in a Jazzmaster anyway, so it shouldn't brighten the tone up any more.

  2. what happens if you do not have the recommended pot value of 500k? i am planning to install in my squier CV jazzmaster. Thank you for your time. -robert
  3. Q what happens if you do not have the recommended pot value of 500k? i am planning to install in my...... Read more

    Hey Robert, you might find the tone a bit dark and muddy on 250K. 500K and 1Meg will sound the best on this pickup.

  4. What is the difference between this pickup and a Jazzmaster pickup?
  5. Q What is the difference between this pickup and a Jazzmaster pickup?
    A Our Steel Pole Jazzmaster provides P90 tone for a Jazzmaster, so expect thicker mids and a more percussive and stiff attack.
  6. I have a squire mini jazz master to upgrade , will your pickups fit?
  7. Q I have a squire mini jazz master to upgrade , will your pickups fit?
    A Manufacturers change their dimensions all the time, so it's tough to say for sure. To be sure, please reference your dimensions with our dimensions here.


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11 Genuine Reviews for Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

  1. GMR
    Verified Buyer

    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.

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