Fralin Jazz Bass® Pickups feature hand-built bobbins, and hand-wound clarity. Their manufacturing process allows them to achieve unparalleled quality control. These Jazz Bass® Pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Magnets. Fralin winds each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using their proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, they wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup, and prevent microphonics.
Fralin Jazz Bass® Pickups offer a wide tonal range. They are wound to 60’s Specifications, which give them more output and balance. Expect a sweeter tone, with a warm midrange. Also, you’ll hear top-end sparkle and clarity. Nuances will come to life as you notice increased presence. They will break up late and stay clean longer.
Fralin’s pickups are dynamic – they’ll get punchy if you dig into them. They’ll have top-end spank when you slap them. You’ll also notice they’ll stay soft and dynamic when you play light. Finally, these Jazz Bass® Pickups are for those who are not happy with the tone from stock pickups. These tend to be sweeter-sounding, not aggressive. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.
60’s Fender® specifications, with modern output
Clean and clear, lots of Fender® sparkle and clarity
USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
Hand-built fiberboard bobbins for unrivaled quality control
Ohm Readings: The Stock Output reads 8.4K on the Neck and 8.8K on the Bridge.
Polarity Information: The Jazz Bass® Neck is wound Clockwise from Ground to Hot, and magnetized North to Strings. The Jazz Bass® Bridge is Hum-Cancelling, wound Counter Clockwise from Ground to Hot, South to Strings.
Below are impressions and anecdotal thoughts gathered over the years. Some are our own and some are from customers.
One of the premier pickups for vintage tone, an excellent and very legit vintage reproduction choice
These pickups are brighter than most other vintage jazz pickups that are available
Glassy top end that is smooth with medium output
Typical fit in standard Fender® Jazz Basses® (with a long bridge and short neck pickups)