Split Jazz

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(75 genuine reviews)

$150$280

Lindy Fralin Split Jazz Bass Pickups offer a loud, clear and even response to four string bass players with no hum. This bass pickup allows you to get all of the Jazz-Bass vibe that you love, minus the hum. Being a hum-canceling Jazz Bass pickup, it’s fat, thick, and a little thicker sounding than a single-coil Jazz Bass.

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Neck-Sized Bridge

In some cases, Fender Mexican Jazz Bass will have an equal-sized Neck & Bridge pickup. We can make this for you. Measure your pickups, and if they are the same, check this box!

Notice

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

Recommendation

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 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.



All Jazz Bass, No Hum.

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Split Jazz FEATURES:

Our Split Jazz Bass Pickups are Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups. They feature USA-Made magnets and wire and are wound by hand, one at a time. Featuring a Left-Right Coil design for no-hum, we guarantee that you will absolutely love the sound of our Split Jazz Bass Pickups. We wind these pickups to 60’s specifications, using top-of-the-line materials to give you a clear, open tone: all across the board.

Features:

  • Original Lindy Fralin Hum-Cancelling Design
  • Clean and clear, with a louder midrange
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Raised Center magnet stagger for even string-to-string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Sound

The Split Jazz Bass sounds like a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup, only thicker and darker. As soon as you plug in, you’ll notice the hum-free tone. Designed with a pronounced midrange, expect a thicker, beefier tone. You’ll find these pickups speak what you tell them to – soft and quiet, or digging in. Our Split Jazz Bass Pickups, provide authentic Jazz Bass tone with better articulation. We hand-wind these pickups using our unique formula to give them exceptional balance and tone. We offer (3) winding options to help you determine the perfect tone:

  • For an era-authentic 60’s tone, use our “Stock Wind”, or, choose “N/A” under output preference
  • For a thicker midrange and fewer highs, choose +5%. This will reduce the highs by 5%, and increase the lows and mids by 5%.
  • If you’re looking for a little cleaner tone, use our -5% wind. This will increase the highs by 5%, and decrease the mids by 5%.

Tonal Graph for Split Jazz:

The tone graph below for our Split Jazz features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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Tech Specs

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:10.7K
Bridge Ohm Reading:11.4K
Magnet Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Fiberboard
String Spacing (Neck):20mm*
String Spacing (Bridge):21mm*
Style:Hum-Cancelling

*String spacing is measured between the center of each set of poles.

Sizing

Split Jazz Questions And Answers:

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    I read that you plan on releasing a split jazz for five string. These questions are not dated, so I cannot tell how recent the question is. Is this still on the docket? My fretless 5-string is six months back ordered, so when it comes in, I'd like to install these pickups. I already own a noiseless PJ set and know these would be perfect for new bass. 6/2/22 (see what I did there :)) Thanks
  1. Q I read that you plan on releasing a split jazz for five string. These questions are not dated, so...... Read more
    A

    Hey Bruce, yes - we are! We have all the parts ready for flatter fingerboard radiuses (12"+) and are working on another Blade radius to fit more 9.5" fingerboard radiuses. If your bass has a flatter fingerboard radius, we can sell you a set. Otherwise, I'd recommend waiting for the new blade radius to come in. - Tyler

  2. Hi, are those made of two single coils side by side or stacked one over the other? I bend a lot and I don't want to hit the silent spot between two coils with my 2nd or 3rd string. Thanks!
  3. Q Hi, are those made of two single coils side by side or stacked one over the other? I bend a lot a...... Read more
    A

    Hey Simon, our Split Jazz features "Side By Side" coils, and you will get a bit of a "dead spot" if you bend - we apologize for the inconvenience.

  4. I have a '98 mexican jazz bass I bought as a project. Selecting the proper winding is what I need help with. Also the bass neck pick up looks a little bit smaller than the bridge pickup.
  5. Q I have a '98 mexican jazz bass I bought as a project. Selecting the proper winding is what I need...... Read more
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    Hey Bob, our standard Neck Pickup will be slightly smaller than the Bridge Pickup, so that's normal. More often than not, we recommend our Stock Output or our +5% output, depending on how much output you need. The +5% will also provide a bit more midrange and thickness compared to the Stock Output.

  6. I have a nickel allergy so I use exclusively tapewounds strings. What output/wind level would give me the most versatile sound? I mostly play while recording in studio scenarios, but am asked to use a large variety of sounds.
  7. Q I have a nickel allergy so I use exclusively tapewounds strings. What output/wind level would giv...... Read more
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    Hey Ben, I believe the Stock Output should fit the bill, as Tapewound strings have a little more "thump" to them. You can optionally opt for a +5% output for a little more output and a touch more midrange. Either way, you can't go wrong. - Tyler

  8. Hi Fralin, I have a ‘05 MIM Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass that I would absolutely love to install your Split Jazz pickups on. The hangup is that this bass has a 4-knob setup with a mid tone control (volume, blend, concentric stacked bass/treb, and mid). Have you in the past, or would you consider, making a Split Jazz pickup set for this 3-band/4-knob setup? Your pickups sound by far and away the best of everything I’ve researched, nothing I... Read more
  9. Q Hi Fralin, I have a ‘05 MIM Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass that I would absolutely love to instal...... Read more
    A

    Hey Kevin, if I'm not mistaken, our Split Jazz pickups will work just fine on your Active Preamp. Simply follow each pickups "hot" wires to see where they are soldered in your current bass and install our white wires in the same locations.

  10. I have a 1966 jazz bass, if I wanna keep the stock neck pickup and swap the bridge pickup for a noiseless Fralin would that affect anything?
  11. Q I have a 1966 jazz bass, if I wanna keep the stock neck pickup and swap the bridge pickup for a n...... Read more
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    Hey Austin, no! you can absolutely do that with no ill effects.

  12. I'm thinking about replacing the EMG J pu's on my 78 Jazz Bass (Maple/Ash) with Fralin Split Jazz set and a Glockenlang Act/Pass pre. What would you advice on windings/output? I'd like be able to dial in thick passive vintage tones, but I also play progressive styles and solo pieces with a lot of definition. I think the EMG's sound great, but they are bit too modern and lack the ability to get a decent bridge growl.
  13. Q I'm thinking about replacing the EMG J pu's on my 78 Jazz Bass (Maple/Ash) with Fralin Split Jazz...... Read more
    A

    Hey Rens, we'd recommend going with the +5% Overwind of this model. You'll get more growl and that classic Jazz Bass tone, but without the Hum.

  14. Hey, Im looking to buy a bridge pickup to pair with a dimarzio Ultra Jazz Neck pickup that I have. I remember it being pretty hot. Looking for a hum cancelling pickup with a clear midrange close to a single coil. For fretless bass. Please help me decide which wind to try first.
  15. Q Hey, Im looking to buy a bridge pickup to pair with a dimarzio Ultra Jazz Neck pickup that I have...... Read more
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    Hey Michael, our Split Jazz is a vintage output pickup, so I'm not sure it will match with a really high output DiMarzio. That said, if you're looking for more of a traditional Vintage Fender Jazz Bass tone, our Split Jazz will work just fine.

  16. Hi Do you have the Split Jazz in 5 string? Thanks Jerry
  17. Q Hi Do you have the Split Jazz in 5 string? Thanks Jerry
    A Hey Jerry, not yet, but soon. We'll soon be releasing our Split Blade 5 String for Jazz Bass.
  18. Does overwinding or underwinding the pickup affect the its volume, or just the tone? I am buying a bridge Split Jazz to go into a Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass, which has Custom Shop '62 Precision pickups at the neck. I want the bridge pickup to be the same or lesser volume as the one at the neck. All things being equal, I will go with a 10% overwind, but I don't want it to blow my neck pickup out of the water.
  19. Q Does overwinding or underwinding the pickup affect the its volume, or just the tone? I am buying ...... Read more
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    Hey Bill, on the Split Jazz, Overwinding the pickup primarily affects the pickup's tone. The volume will increase subtly, but not as much as the tone. Overall, expect a thicker and beefier tone when going with a 10% overwind.

     

  20. Hi, I have a p/j set up. I already have a Fender Custom shop 62 pickup in the neck position and really like the sound so I rather not replace it. I'm looking to replace the bridge pickup. Will your jazz bridge pickup work good with the Fender 62 or will it not match well like volume, sound etc?
  21. Q Hi, I have a p/j set up. I already have a Fender Custom shop 62 pickup in the neck position and r...... Read more
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    Hey Nick, our Split Jazz Bridge should match nicely with your neck pickup. The only thing you need to worry about is polarity, which shouldn't be a big deal here - if you install and you're out of phase, simply reverse White and Black and you'll be back in phase.

     

  22. I have a Jazz bass with a 7.25 radius neck. Pick ups with flat poles that I’ve tried cause the E and G strings to be louder. Fine tuning the pick up adjustments does not fix the problem. Do you sell these pick ups with raised A and D poles to accommodate the 7.25 neck radius? If so, how do I order them. Thanks, Doug
  23. Q I have a Jazz bass with a 7.25 radius neck. Pick ups with flat poles that I’ve tried cause the E ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Doug, yes - our Split Jazz comes standard with raised A & D pole pieces!

     

  24. Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?
  25. Q Do you have Foam or Mounting Plates?
    A As it turns out we don’t. You can use the styrofoam wrap the pickup was shipped in to mount the pickup – we use that all the time.
  26. How do I orient the pickup in the bass when installing?
  27. Q How do I orient the pickup in the bass when installing?
    A The leads come out of the treble side.
  28. What Pots should I use?
  29. Q What Pots should I use?
    A 250K Pots are recommended for either Jazz Bass or P-Bass.
  30. What output do I choose?
  31. Q What output do I choose?
    A Good question. For the most balanced tone between highs and lows, go to the Stock Output, which is a replica of the earliest Jazz 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.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

75 Genuine Reviews for Split Jazz

  1. John Soderlund (https://www.jgsguitars.com)
    Verified Buyer

    Warm jazz bass tone without the hum. Great pickups that retain a classic jazz bass tone despite the split coils. Perfect on my new double neck fretless four string bass.

  2. Lorenzo
    Verified Buyer

    Perfection. These pickups allow the wood of the instrument to sing fully. Very very impressive tone. Great customer service too.

  3. Mitzi
    Verified Buyer

    I had no idea my Mexican ash Jazz had this many cool tones in it! ! I work in a melodrama theatre and need to play EVERY style of music in a show, as well as play flashy solos sometimes, and now my bass can do it all, and the dimmer noise is gone. It feels like a brand new instrument and I’m just beginning to discover the tonal possibilities. Great job, Lindy! I got the +5 overwind and the bass went from having an overly-scooped, empty sound to having significant midrange growl.

  4. Doug Milam
    Verified Buyer

    Wow, what an improvement over the stock pickups in my Fender Jazz (2016 MIM). I ordered these with the 5% overwound option in both neck and bridge, and asked Fralin if this was a good choice for my style of old-school soul and reggae. Pleased to say I got a response that confirmed my understanding of this choice. Great service there. The output is fantastic, hotter than stock but not overdriven. And, of course, no hum. Quality product!

  5. Robo
    Verified Buyer

    Im in love.. Bridge and neck split jazz overwound 5% and combined with a prewired vintage jazz control plate on a ’09 American Standard J. Tuned ADGC.. Im in awe of the character and subtlety these are capable of… precisely what Ive been looking for!

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