Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(31 genuine reviews)

$165$330

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

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Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.


Fender Tone, P90 Looks.

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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

Sound

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:


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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MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

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.

Sizing

Humbucker Dimensions

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:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Alnico Noiseless P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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    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)?
  1. Q Hi! I was wondering if there was any way to get a chrome dog eared version of these for my Revere...... Read more
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    Hey Park,

    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.

  2. Can this pickup set be ordered with long legs?
  3. 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.

  4. Is it possible to order an Alnico Noiseless P-90 black with gold Alnico rods?
  5. 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

  6. I have a Les Paul standard and usually play in the middle position. How well would an alnico rod in the neck and a P90 noiseless in the bridge pair together?
  7. Q I have a Les Paul standard and usually play in the middle position. How well would an alnico rod ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Tolu, they would pair together nicely! We overwind the Neck a bit more in this case to help them pair. Let us know in the Notes field on the checkout screen that both pickups are going together and we'll adjust the winding accordingly.

  8. Hi, I purchased a set of Alnico noiseless P90 pups for my tele with a 52mm bridge pup. I wired it just like your diagram, before I even looked on your site to rectify my problem. The problem is it is acting like I reversed the polarity on one pup. "I didn't" unless it's wired wrong at the pup itself as the Black and braided leads are to ground and the white wires to the 3way switch. I have been playing, working and building guitars for 40+ years ... Read more
  9. Q Hi, I purchased a set of Alnico noiseless P90 pups for my tele with a 52mm bridge pup. I wired it...... Read more
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    Hey Jack, give us a call today at your convenience so we can talk through troubleshooting the pickup. I fear that there's a short in the Bridge pickup. If you have an ohm reader, please take a reading of the bridge pickup - it should read around 10K. If it reads close to half of that, we have a warranty that will cover the defective pickup.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

31 Genuine Reviews for Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. PengChao Wang
    Verified Buyer

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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