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.
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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:
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker.
|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 **|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.
*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.
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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Could be redundent Sirs pairing P90 humbucker @ bridge X P90 Alenco humbucker @ neck any insights? & pairing noiseles P90 @ bridge x noiseles P90 Alenco @ neck fill me in please. Same difference best thought for a new build. M.C.F.
Q Could be redundent Sirs pairing P90 humbucker @ bridge X P90 Alenco humbucker @ neck any insights...... Read moreA
Hey Mark, you can certainly pair the Alnico Noiseless P90 with the Hum Cancelling P90. The only thing to keep in mind is that the Hum Cancelling P90 is significantly thicker and bigger sounding than the Alnico noiseless P90. For that, we recommend pairing an overwound Alnico P90 (you can request in the "notes" field) and a -5% Hum Cancelling P90 Bridge. This will help bring them closer together in terms of tone and output.
Hi! I'm thinking of buying this pickup to replace the bridge humbucker in an HSS Squier Classic Vibe strat. I like the sound of the stock single coils, and the stock 250k pots feel fine to use. I was wondering if you'd recommend I switch the pots out for 300k, as mentioned in the Tech Specs, or if you think this pickup might balance well with the others with the 250k pots I already have? I don't mind a bridge pickup not being the brightest thing ...
Q Hi! I'm thinking of buying this pickup to replace the bridge humbucker in an HSS Squier Classic V...... Read moreA
Hey Janie, this pickup should sound great in the Bridge position with 250K pots as it's a brighter-sounding pickup in general.
Hi! I was wondering if there was any way to get a chrome dog eared version of these for my Reverend PA-1 (which I'm assuming has Gretch style dimensions)?
Q Hi! I was wondering if there was any way to get a chrome dog eared version of these for my Revere...... Read moreA
Check our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods, and select "Short Dogear" under Pickup Type. After you've filled out all of your options, you'll see Chrome as a cover option for an additional $32 for a set.
Can this pickup set be ordered with long legs?
Q Can this pickup set be ordered with long legs?A
Hey John, as it turns out, the only leg depth we offer is 6mm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Is it possible to order an Alnico Noiseless P-90 black with gold Alnico rods?
Q Is it possible to order an Alnico Noiseless P-90 black with gold Alnico rods?A
Hey John, as it turns out, we don't have any Gold-Plated magnets on hand. I apologize for the inconvenience. Tyler
Absolutely love the alnico noiseless p90. exceeded my expectations.
GREAT CHOICE FOR HSS BUILDS!
I have this pickup in the bridge position of my HSS Strat. The other two pickups are Fralin Vintage Hots. The electronics include 300K pots, wired with two tone pots. Neck and middle with a 0.047 cap and the bridge with a 0.022 cap. Works great! The Alnico Noiseless P90 does not overpower the regular single coils, but rather complements them in a nice beefy way. Recommended.
I could say thaI I think this is the greatest sounding pickup ever made but like all things musical that would be very subjective as applications vary greatly as well as musical tastes. So instead I will just describe this pickup as my ears hear it. I own both humbucker and single coils guitars as most do but. Prefer and favor single coils. Thats not to say that humbuckers don’t have certain qualities that you can’t achieve from single coils and there have been many innovative designs that have tried to bridge the gap but usually sound more like one or the other. That is what makes this one so unique and original, and in all honesty I don’t even no how possible. It has all the great qualities of a humbucker but still sounds like a single coil. Again how is this possible?
The qualities I speak of that I have never heard of in single coils are. massive harmonics much like a SD JB, also notes bloom like a high quality humbucker, low end similar to a humbucker but with sparkling chimey highs, all of this but still sounding like an authentic single coil. I know this doesn’t make sense as you saying well it has to sound like one or the other because they are 2 entirely different animals….we’ll that was true until this came along. This pickup is not only original it is revolutionary.