Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker
Achieve thick, warm, dynamic tones with our Alnico Noiseless P90 Humbucker. This pickup is completely hum-canceling and features a familiar Fender top-end sparkle.
Fender Tone, P90 Looks.
Want to learn more about our Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker? Here's all the information you'll need:
Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker FEATURES:
- Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle
- Humbucker housing available in Polished Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold, and Jet Black Nickel Covers
- Hum-free design for completely noiseless operation
- 49.5mm Standard Spacing works on Gibson-style instruments as well as Fender Neck spacings.
- Wound by hand using our proprietary sectioning technique for a sweet, clear tone
- Wound with USA-Made 42 Gauge SPN Wire
- 10 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects
- Wax Potted to prevent microphonics and corrosion
The Alnico Noiseless P90 Humbucker is the perfect pickup for those looking for a cleaner, more articulate tone in a Humbucker Cover. Even though we call it a P90, it’s not quite a P90: it has an airiness and sparkle not found with adjustable pole pieces. Also, it’s great for those looking to balance a dark guitar. You’ll find that this pickup stays clean, while still having a fat, beefy midrange and thickness commonly found with P90 pickups.
The Alnico Noiseless P90 Humbucker will not sound like a traditional P90, but one with a familiar Fender sparkle on the top-end. Clean and articulate when playing without distortion. You’ll find that the nuances of your playing will come out as this pickup “breathes” more than it’s compressed P90 counterpart. Chords have an excellent string-to-string definition, and single notes are round and warm. With distortion, you’ll find a breakup that is late and smooth with a familiar Fender Strat-type tone.
Our Alnico Noiseless P90 Humbucker features a pronounced midrange as well. You’ll find that the Alnico Hum-Cancelling P90 Humbucker will still sound fat and warm. The midrange is softer than a P90, but this pickup is fatter and warmer than our Big Single and Twangmaster.
Are you looking for more of a traditional P90 tone? You won’t find that here. This model features a more “Fender” quality to it. If you’re looking for a traditional P90 tone, check out our P90 and Hum Cancelling P90!
Take a listen to our friend Mike Hermans use our Alnico Noiseless P90 in the neck position of his Tele:
Check out the comparison between a regular Hum Cancelling P90 and the Alnico Rod P90:
|Neck Ohm Reading:||8.8K|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||10K|
|Neck Polarity:||Reversible with 2-Conductor With Shield Lead|
|Bridge Polarity:||Reversible with 2-Conductor With Shield Lead|
|Magnets:||USA-Made Alnico 5|
|Wire:||USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Baseplate & Cover Material:||Nickel Silver|
|Baseplate Leg Depth:||6mm|
|Recommended Pot Value:||500K / 300K **|
*Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings are not useful when comparing to other designs | ** Use 300K to tame a bit of the top end.
Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.
- What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90? The Hum-Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. This pickup will sound not as much like a P90, more like a Fender pickup.
- What lead do I choose? This depends on your guitar and a few other things. Gibson Lead: Go with this if installing a set into a Gibson-style instrument, where each pickup has its respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or fitting into a Fender-style guitar.
- What’s the String Spacing? 49.5mm
- How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. The ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret.
- Wiring Diagrams? Here!
Lead Color Codes
See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:
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Hi ! Just a question out of curiosity : I just noticed that on the set I received the magnets under the D string are beveled whereas the others are not, what is the reason/purpose to that ?
Q Hi ! Just a question out of curiosity : I just noticed that on the set I received the magnets und...... Read moreA
Hey Christophe, the beveled D is just how we designed the pickup for optimal tone and looks. Also, Lindy always likes to bevel a magnet the taller it gets.
What do you think about putting the alnico noiseless p90 in the neck position of a michael tuttle classic s HSH ? I’m looking for more character and classic strat neck tone versus the original humbucker which is kind of dark and muddy.
Q What do you think about putting the alnico noiseless p90 in the neck position of a michael tuttle...... Read moreA If you're looking for a classic Strat tone, the Alnico noiseless P90 will certainly give you that tonality.
Can you order the Alnico noiseless P90 with flat pole pieces instead of the standard raised one?
Q Can you order the Alnico noiseless P90 with flat pole pieces instead of the standard raised one?A
Hey John, yes - please use the "notes" field on the checkout screen to request and we'll do it at no additional charge.
Hi, I just received one of your Humbucker sized P90 pickups for the neck of my Les Paul. One of the middle pole pieces sticks up higher than the other. Is that supposed to be that way and do I turn the pickup so that pole is under the G or D string? This is my first experience with a P90 so pretty clueless. Thanks
Q Hi, I just received one of your Humbucker sized P90 pickups for the neck of my Les Paul. One of t...... Read moreA
Hey Steven, the Raised magnet goes under the D String.
Which pot resistance do you recommend for the P92 pickups? 250K or 500K? Also do you have a recommended tone cap value and would they be the same for bridge and neck?
Q Which pot resistance do you recommend for the P92 pickups? 250K or 500K? Also do you have a recom...... Read moreA
Hey Jim, we recommend 500K pots with our Alnico Noiseless P90s and P-92s. For the tone cap, we'd recommend 0.02mfd to start.
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