Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(11 genuine reviews)

$115$230

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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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.

Features:

  • 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

Sound

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.

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HIGHS
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Tech Specs

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

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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

Sizing

Jazzmaster Dimensions

Steel-Pole Jazzmaster Questions And Answers:

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    What is the difference between this pickup and a Jazzmaster pickup?
  1. 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.
  2. I have a squire mini jazz master to upgrade , will your pickups fit?
  3. 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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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

11 Genuine Reviews for Steel-Pole Jazzmaster

  1. Darren Davick
    Verified Buyer

    These are the best sounding pickups that I have ever had. They give me the mid range punch that sounds amazing with my fuzz pedals. I moved the pickup farther away from the treble strings than usual, but I got exactly what I wanted. Also, they are a bit noisy but I use a noise suppressor. Way worth the trade off.

  2. Ben Sams
    Verified Buyer

    After much research went with these Steel Pole P90’s on my Partsmaster. These are by far the best pickups ever played much less owned. Even tone across the board with the perfect amount of bite. I have played over 30 years and never enjoyed the tone of the neck pickup until now. Its like a whole new world has opened up for me. I don’t think I will put any other kind of pickups in my builds from now on. Bravo!

  3. Reynold Freeman
    Verified Buyer

    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!!

  4. Joseph Schmidt
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  5. Matthew Evans
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  6. Michael King
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  7. Matthew Revers
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Erik Wreen Johannessen
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  10. Josh
    Verified Buyer

    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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