Split ’51 P-Bass

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(57 genuine reviews)

$150.00

Our Lindy Fralin Split ’51 P-Bass is a great single-coil tone replacement for 50’s and reissues. Loud and clear, with no hum. Using USA-Made parts and made by hand, our pickups sound leaps and bounds better than the stock pickups. This is the Hum-Cancelling version of our ’51 P-Bass.

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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 More



All '50s P- Bass, Zero Hum.

Want to learn more about our Split '51 P-Bass? Here's all the information you'll need:

Split '51 P-Bass FEATURES:

Our combination of authentic 50’s P-Bass tone and a Left-Right Coil Design give you killer tone, with no hum! With no modification necessary, the Fralin Split ’51 will drop right into your era-authentic bass or re-issue with ease. This pickup will fatten up your bass up a bit, too. The Fralin Split ’51 is our hum-canceling version of our Fralin ’51 P-Bass Pickup.

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design – Completely Hum-Cancelling
  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Superb articulation for a clean and clear tone
  • Designed to be even across all frequencies
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic sound
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

Warm, rich, full, with no hum. The top end is warm and round; the low end is full, deep, and dynamic. Our Fralin Split ’51 is the perfect pickup for those who want era-authentic 50’s P-Bass tone with no hum. The extended low end is deep, rich, and full. Alnico 5 Magnets give this pickup optimal tonal balance and output. By adding a second coil, we were able to achieve a completely silent operation, with a hint of fatness added to it.

It starts here: our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Split ’51 P-Bass Pickups consist of USA-Made magnets and wire. Our bobbins are hand-built using local fiberboard and incredible attention to detail. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.


Tonal Graph for Split '51 P-Bass:

The tone graph below for our Split '51 P-Bass features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

VIDEO

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FAQs

  • What’s the difference between this model and the Stock ’51 P-Bass? No hum! Tonally, they are very similar, with this model being slightly fatter and darker. It’s subtle.
  • Will this pickup fit my Bass? Good question – when we designed this pickup, we based it off of the American version. Some overseas versions might have a slightly smaller rout and might require modifying the fiberboard of the pickup. Check below under “Sizing Information” for our size.
  • What output do I choose? Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest P-Basses. If you’re looking for a thicker and darker tone, opt for the +5% Output. If you’re looking for a cleaner and more articulate sound, opt for the -5% output.
  • Which Stagger To Choose? If you have a Vintage Neck Radius, choose Stock. If you have a flatter Neck Radius (9.5″ +), Choose Hybrid.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

We use Vintage Specifications. Alnico 5 Magnets.  42-Gauge SPN Wire. Hand-made Bobbins.

The Split ’51 P-Bass reads 7K.

Sizing Information:

Split '51 P-Bass Questions And Answers:

Our combination of authentic 50’s P-Bass tone and a Left-Right Coil Design give you killer tone, with no hum! With no modification necessary, the Fralin Split ’51 will drop right into your era-authentic bass or re-issue with ease. This pickup will fatten up your bass up a bit, too. The Fralin Split ’51 is our hum-canceling version of our Fralin ’51 P-Bass Pickup.

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design – Completely Hum-Cancelling
  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Superb articulation for a clean and clear tone
  • Designed to be even across all frequencies
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic sound
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

57 Genuine Reviews for Split ’51 P-Bass

  1. Ryan McDermott

    I bought a Fender CIJ ’51RI (2003, I think) awhile back and the aftermarket p/up the previous owner dropped in was fine but NOISY. And while I just wanted to solve the noise, this pickup sounds 1000% better. I was considering saving up for a custom shop bass, but now I don’t really feel like I need it!

    As an added bonus, this p/up dropped right in with no fuss.

  2. Glenn B.

    Having a Squier 51 P bass and wanting to change out the rather harsh stock pick up I read up on all the reviews here. Many people who had the same 51′ Squier bass seemed to recommend the stock stagger with a 5% overwind so I figured all those happy people with the same bass I have couldn’t be wrong so went with that, well big mistake. I called Lindy and explained that my A string was overbearing even with the pickup height adjusted. Also there was a lack of articulation on the high end. I almost actually preferred the old stock pickup I had just removed. By the way, I had also changed out my pots to 920D Custom Shop, a real pain to install having to drill through a metal plate to get the new knob shafts to fit, but got it done successfully. Lindy spent a good deal of time with me on the phone and it became clear that he wanted to get the right pickup for my needs. I ended up with a totally flat stagger all the way across and a normal wind instead of 5% overwind. There was also a hybrid stagger option Lindy thought would work but he had a flat stagger with normal wind all wired up and ready to ship that someone had apparently ordered but never paid for so I went that way. Before talking to Lindy I thought I might even try a 2% to 5% underwind but Lindy thought the normal wind would likely already have plenty of high end articulation I wanted. He was right on target, the new pickup has everything I was looking for, the balance throughout the strings is now just perfect, no more overbearing A string and the articulation is just gorgeous! Also the E string now has some authority it was missing with the stock Squire pickup and no more harshness. I had a bit of trouble getting the new pickup to fit into the vacant cavity as it was slightly larger than the cut out hole so called Lindy again. He said it was safe to file down the edges to get it to fit as long as I didn’t touch any of the very fine wires, he really stressed this point. Got it in, wired it up and I couldn’t be more happy. Thanks Lindy for taking the time to discuss my situation. If you have a Squire 51 P bass I highly recommend going this same route.

  3. Paul Fox

    Hats off to everyone at Fralin who made my 51 split coil p bass pickup. I went stock thanks to Jon’s advice and it’s turned my Squier classic vibe p bass into a beast. The sound is amazing. Thanks guys!

  4. Max Barrett
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickup and fantastic service. Initially when I got it I had some issues with the stagger of the magnets, after talking with Lindy on the phone we diagnosed the issue and he built me a custom-spec one for no added cost. The new pickup is exactly what I was looking for and completely eliminates that annoying 60-cycle hum of the tele bass. Really versatile pickup- from strong low end, punchy mids, to crisp highs it added some character to my sting signature 51-P.

  5. Alexis A-D.
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing. I got the 5% overwound. Even though it’s a split coil, it is noticeably different than the standard split coil pickup on ‘57 and later P basses. It’s a little more focused sounding and not as thick. It has thump when I need it but also brightness and growl for days. I love it.

  6. Ryan McWherter
    Verified Buyer

    This thing breathed new life into my MIJ Paisley ‘51 P Bass. Direct swap, looks great and sounds good and meaty. It works well at different pickup heights too, giving you some options for tone adjustments.

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