Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(27 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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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 More

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 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.

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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MIDS
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OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

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.

Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.

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

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 ! 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 ?
  1. Q Hi ! Just a question out of curiosity : I just noticed that on the set I received the magnets und...... Read more
    A

    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.

  2. 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.
  3. Q What do you think about putting the alnico noiseless p90 in the neck position of a michael tuttle...... Read more
    A If you're looking for a classic Strat tone, the Alnico noiseless P90 will certainly give you that tonality.
  4. Can you order the Alnico noiseless P90 with flat pole pieces instead of the standard raised one?
  5. 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.

     

  6. 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
  7. Q Hi, I just received one of your Humbucker sized P90 pickups for the neck of my Les Paul. One of t...... Read more
    A

    Hey Steven, the Raised magnet goes under the D String.

     

  8. 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?
  9. Q Which pot resistance do you recommend for the P92 pickups? 250K or 500K? Also do you have a recom...... Read more
    A

    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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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

27 Genuine Reviews for Alnico Noiseless P90 – Humbucker

  1. Joseph Pozzolano
    Verified Buyer

    Amazed!

    Buy these pickups, the .015 magic caps, and find your tonal heaven! These pickups have all of touch sensitivity, sonic width, bite, and warmth through my rig (TopHat King Royale and Emplexador) that I could ever ask for. I will be retrofitting all of my guitars pickups with Fralins!

  2. Derrick Lopez
    Verified Buyer

    P90 alnico poles humbucker

    On a PRS CU 24, perfect for a 24 fret guitar to get a super fat single-coil sound, I wanted alnico poles to get a more single coil sound, and the middle together with the bridge humbucker is pure Tele. Super quiet, incredible sounds, highly recommended

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Baksa Gimm
    Verified Buyer

    Great pickup if you’re tired of humbuckers

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

  10. Brian Willia

    Very pleased took care of 99% of my noise.

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