Leddin Handwound “51 P-Bass” Alnico 3 – Vintage ’50s tone


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  • I build these pickups to order with a 4 week turnaround after receipt of full payment. 
  • Items listed in stock means I have the parts to build them. 
  • To order please purchase via the website cart and within 4 weeks I will post out your pickups. 
  • I will contact you within 3 business days to confirm the build specs. 
  • Tone cannot be rushed my friends and I won’t rush to cater for the hasty. 
  • Please contact me prior to purchase for an accurate ETA.

My take on the original ’50s P-Bass single coil wound with ’50s spec 42 AWG Plain enamel wire and alnico 3 magnets.  A clean bright punchy pickup that cuts through the mix, with the tone rolled off a tad it will give you that classic P-bass growl.  It has a classic 1950’s single coil sound that would be perfect for punk, slap, rock or anywhere that needs a deep cutting bass tone.  A great little pickup for ’50s P-bass/Tele bass and also performs well in short scale basses such as the modern Squier Bronco.  It has a full sized ’50s P-bass base and is designed for body mounting so a custom guard would be required to fit in a pickguard.

Pickup dimensions,

  • Top = 73mm long x 19.25mm wide
  • Base = 84mm long x 25mm wide at centre
  • Screw spacing = 78mm centre to centre
  • Pole spacing = 53.5mm E to G centre to centre
  • Total height = 16mm


  • Alnico 3 .195 inch magnets ’50s no stagger
  • 42 AWG dark plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 7.5k
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Choice of black or aged white string
  • Stainless screws and rubber mounts
  • Wax potted to prevent feedback

Here is a vid of the ’51 P-Bass in action courtesy of Aussie builder and player Billy Taylor,


Additional information

Weight .150 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 5 cm


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