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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by xander8280, Jan 12, 2012.
Wondering if they make good jazz bass passive bridge pickups, I want more punch
Try the search function; there's probably alot of threads on these pickups.
None of the posts have reviews of them. Very curious
Fralins are well respected here. Should give you all the punch you need. That said, I'm a Lollar fan.
I liked them. They definitely will give you more gain right from the bass. Perfect for the jazz bass slap tone. I had an issue with 60 cycle hum when soloing either pickup. That's the nature of single coils though.
Ya, had Fralins in my USA Lakland Glaub. sounded nice.
But Lollar's won me over too.
I've got the Fralin's in my Lakland JO4 and LOVE them. They've got tons of punch and all of the sound that I'm looking for in a jazz bass. That said, I haven't tried the Lollars (but now I'm thinking)
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I've tried the Fralins and Lollars...and Aeros, Duncans, Delanos, Dimarzios, Aguilars, Nordys, and a ton more...
What is it you are looking for in a new pickup?
More punch? Turn up your mids on your amp, it's a much cheaper alternative.
True single coil: Excellent vintage imitation. Definitely has a "raw" low end and a snappy high, which can get quite LOUD when digging in. These are the pickups you want if you are looking for 60s jazz tone (of course in the right position).
Humcancelling jazz: My favorite pickup. Not as much snap as the single coils at all. Much thicker in the mids and lows. Low end is DEEP, but still raw (as opposed to a deep but tight sounds of, say, Nordstrand...think, controlled, focused), meaning that it's a wide sort of sound. Open is another way to describe it. Highs are there, but not sharp. It's more along the lines of bell-like instead of ear-bleedingly loud on the "pop" of slap and pop. Doesn't do a spot on imitation of vintage as the true single coils do, BUT these do a F A N T A S T I C job of getting the P sound in addition to the hot Jazz sound.
I'd be happy to give descriptions of other pickups as well if requested.
Wyldepickups P-46, what is your opinion on those?
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Lindy's are great. Well documented everywhere. Do the 60s jazz bass thing very well if that's what you're looking for.
Glad to see some Lollar love here. Put a set in Fullerton 62 RI jazz that I was ready to sell and transformed the instrument.
Lindy Frailin Split-coil Jazz bass pickups are great. I had them in a Classic 60's Jazz. I liked them better than stock, and needed the lower level of hum and more usable tonal pallet for live broadcast work.
Lindy has other models I have not used, but I have to say I think his work is great. He personally rewound the pickup on my vintage '55 P-bass on the original bobbin and magnets after the output went to zero. Sounds just like the old one.
Fralins are a solid choice. I have the single coils in two jazz's,shielded cavities,no hiss/hum. As mentioned,powerful and articulate.
I use a 2009 MIM fender jazz bass, it's the 1975 reissue. I swooped out the neck pickup for a precision one, sounds great. The bridge pickup has a nice jazz bass tone, but I really want it to be hot and have the 60's tone. Refinery gonna get one of these, thanks guys
fralins do indeed rock, i won't own a fender anything without them.
love my Lindy Fralins in my jazz bass!
This thread is nearly five years old!
and Lindy Fralins are still good! YAY!
I've been looking at Fralin, Lollar, and Nordstrand single coil Jazz pickups for the last few weeks, and from all the pickup comparisons I can find they all sound great with their own flavor of sweetness. I will probably go with Lollar or Fralin as an upgrade in the Geddy Jazz I just bought. Depends on which set I can find on the used market first. To me the Lollars seem to have a little more going on in the low mid range, and the Fralins have more going on in the high mids than the Lollars in general. Not sure which will work better for me in the GL Jazz. Maybe I will have to get both and compare.