Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

(18 customer reviews)

$165.00$330.00

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.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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Pickup Cover * 

Choose how you would like your pickup to look with our USA-Made Nickel Silver covers. Covers are required on this model.



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

Overview

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.

Sound

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!


Tonal Graph for Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker:

The tone graph below for our Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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Video

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:

 

 

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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.

FAQs

  • 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!

Sizing

Humbucker Dimensions

Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker

  1. Hi, is this pickup brighter than the P92 (with 500k pots) ? Thanks.

    1. Hey Nicolas,

      Yes. This pickup has significantly more top-end than the P-92. It also has that “Alnico Sparkle” that Fender pickups have (think Strat or Tele), while the P-92 has a stiffer, more percussive attack and treble.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

18 reviews for Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

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  1. Scott Payson Verified Buyer

    Doesn’t get better than this! I put this in the neck position of an ’06 PRS Singlecut and I love it! Clean sounds are sweet and rich and I love the rawness of it with higher gain. These guys know their tone!

  2. nicolas chappey

    Hi, is this pickup brighter than the P92 (with 500k pots) ? Thanks.

    • Tyler Delsack (store manager)

      Hey Nicolas,

      Yes. This pickup has significantly more top-end than the P-92. It also has that “Alnico Sparkle” that Fender pickups have (think Strat or Tele), while the P-92 has a stiffer, more percussive attack and treble.

  3. Daniel Ryan Verified Buyer

    I finally like the sound my of LP

    For years, the humbuckers on my LP have sounded muddy and ultimately made me steer clear of that guitar. Since installing these p-90 humbuckers, I haven’t been able to put it down. Theyre crystal clear with no hum at lower volumes and beautifully crunchy when turned all the way up. It’s the dream sound I’ve been looking for. Thanks to Lindy and team!

  4. FRANCISCO PRADO Verified Buyer

    One of a kind!
    Great idea for those who are looking for a humbucker with a good P90/single coil sound without the hum. I have always been a humbucker kind of player and it wasnt until recently that I fell in love with the single coil sound in the neck position but could never get past the noise single coils are known to produce. Single coil options in humbucker form? sure but are they noiseless? do they have rods instead of screws and can you get them non staggered and in a variety of cover options?? I was never able to find a pickup that did all of these things until I visited the Lindy Fralin site and boy am I glad I did! This pickup has highs with clarity and definition without being too thin or harsh, and enough lows without being too boomy or muddy especially in the neck position. I love that while it does sonically have some single coil characteristics it also has a bit more oomph and I can add a bit or a lot of overdrive and this pickup handles any potential unwanted noise like a champ, try doing that with a normal single coil!

  5. Jeff Beich Verified Buyer

    Clarity with some bottom end
    I installed a set of these pickups in an all-mahogany Collings CL (“Les Paulish” guitar). I liked the original pickups, but wanted something brighter. They performed as advertised: noiseless, solid bottom end and mid range (but without the usual mid range bump in regular P-90s),with a nice crisp top. Really enjoying the combination of the brighter pickups and the mahogany body. Very articulate without being clinical.

  6. Michael Ramirez Verified Buyer

    Works well with 250k
    Paired this with a vintage hot single coil in a Cyclone and it works great. Looks cool too.

  7. Nathan Huggins Verified Buyer

    Everything I expected, and then some!
    This P90 has all the bite, punch, and upfront growl you expect out of a P90, however, it’s whisper quiet. There is really no reason to look elsewhere if you want a noiseless p90 that can drop right into a humbucker spot. I am honestly thinking of dropping a pair of these in my Les Paul now they sound so amazing.

  8. Baksa Gimm Verified Buyer

    Great pickup if you’re tired of humbuckers

    Great to use on the neck. I’m very satisfied.

  9. Brian Willia

    Very pleased took care of 99% of my noise.

  10. Steve Hall

    Alnico Rod P-90
    Fabulous sounding pickup for the neck slot of my home brew hybrid Tele. Exactly what I was looking for–great clarity plus a full, sweet tone. Highest recommendation.

  11. Shawn Stephens Verified Buyer

    The tone you can count on

    This is the second one of these I bought but the first time I’ve gotten it in the humbucker size. It’s plainly and simply a fat beefy single coil without the high-end loss attribute to such style pickups. It’s pretty much always on for me. I added a Gilmour switch to turn this on in the neck regardless of where the 5-way switch is. Just in case I wanna add the neck at any given moment and for that breathtaking bridge/neck combo you never get in a strat. Fralin noiseless p-90 is where my p90 search ends. I don’t care to know what else is out there anymore.

  12. PengChao Wang Verified Buyer

    Pickups are great and exceed my expectations. thank you very much. I will keep it forever!

  13. Chris Woodhead Verified Buyer

    Big tone, no noise!

    Installed this in the middle position on a Les Paul Custom. It was an excellent choice. Big, clean, and clear single-coil tone to contrast the humbuckers in the neck and bridge. And best of all no noise!

  14. Larry Thompson Verified Buyer

    Put one of these at my Strat neck position. I have split blade blues I’m the middle. Works really well. The Alnico P90 is warm & bright with excellent, note separation.

  15. zenarteast Verified Buyer

    Absolutely stunning clarity and presence! Great with my overdrive pedals, very responsive to the tone control, works well with the bridge pickup – a Rio Grande Greasegunner. Together with the Fralin mini humbucker (alnico 5) my favourite neck pickup!

  16. Steve Elden Verified Buyer

    Smooth and sweet! My guitar guru, Al Milburn, suggested that I contact Fralin Pickups to purchase a replacement for the neck pickup in my Yamaha Pacifica. I called and got to speak with Linday Fralin himself, who was very friendly and directed me to the appropriate section of pickups on the website so I could listen to the sound clips and make a choice. The Alnico Noiseless P90 sounded best so I ordered one and had Al install it. It’s a great pickup with a smooth and sweet sound. The pickup sounds wonderful by itself and also in combination with the bridge pickup. I’ve played several gigs with the Yamaha (left my Tele and the single-coil hum and buzz at home) and received compliments from my bandmates and audience members on how good it sounds.

  17. Joe Alba Verified Buyer

    Get big, lovely, single coil tone with no noise!
    Superb clarity, bright and glassy but still classy.

    It’s higher output than your average single coil, so keep that in mind. If you’re looking for that rich, high output single coil tone with no noise, I highly recommend it! If you want something that will pull an edge-of-breakup amp back down off the ledge (without adjusting your volume knob), you can drop the pickup height (like I did) or possibly look at the lower output options like the Sunbucker.

  18. Jim Maginnis Verified Buyer

    My friends are very impressed with the sound of the P90; one said he may have to buy a pair. They are truly noiseless & yet have that fenderish brightness.

  19. paul

    played a set of these on july 4th [johnny tsak’s prototype V type. sound killer
    pic is of me playing the fralin humbucker equipped Rushmore

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