Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

(37 customer reviews)

$159.00$318.00

The Alnico Rod Hum-Cancelling P90 is a brighter, more “Fender-like” sounding version of our best-selling Hum Cancelling P90. It has more top-end sparkle and a cleaner tone with enhanced articulation. Furthermore, it still retains a loud and beefy midrange. As always, this pickup has no hum!

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Dogear Shims

Ideally, your strings should be 1/8 inch on the bass side and 1/16 on the treble side. If you need additional height, shims are available!

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar?

Most Soapbar Pickups are height-adjusted with screws that thread into the body.

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (Les Paul Junior Tribute, Soapbar-equipped SG’s) Check this box if your guitar requires this modification. You’ll get 2 tabs to slip on the mounting tabs for threading your screws. Available in Standard Spacing Only.

Measure Your Spacing – Diagram

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

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



P90 Looks, Fender® Sparkle.

Want to learn more about our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods? Here's all the information you'll need:

Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods FEATURES:

  • Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle
  • Soapbar / Dogear construction
  • Hum-free design for completely noiseless operation
  • 49.5mm Standard Spacing, with an option for 52mm Bridges (Black & Cream Soapbar only)
  • Wound with USA-Made 42 Gauge SPN Wire
  • Backed by our 10 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Wax Potted to prevent microphonics and corrosion
  • 30-day Risk-Free exchange policy

Overview

The Hum-Cancelling P90 with Alnico Rods is the perfect pickup for those looking for a cleaner, more articulate P90 pickup. 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.

Even though we are calling this pickup a P90, it’s not quite a P90. P90s are known for a snarly midrange and a stiffer top end. The Alnico Noiseless P90 is softer, cleaner, and has that ‘sparkle’ that you’re familiar with! This pickup is available in all our Soapbar and Dogear versions.

Sound

The Alnico Noiseless P-90 will sound like a regular P90, but 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. With distortion, you’ll find a smooth, late breakup with a familiar Fender Strat-type tone. Expect a clear pick attack and a warmer midrange.

This midrange of this pickup is pronounced as well. You’ll find that the Alnico Noiseless P90 will still sound fat and beefy!

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 Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods:

The tone graph below for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

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:

 

 

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 installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  • What Pot Value do you recommend with this pickup? We recommend 500K pots, but 250K will work well if you want a darker, jazzier tone.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 49.5mm (Standard), And we can make a 52mm Bridge as well.
  • 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 the highest fret.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Tech Specs

The Alnico Noiseless P-90 uses Single Poly Nylon wire and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets.

The Stock Set of Alnico Noiseless P-90 reads 8.8K in the Neck and 10K in the Bridge. The outputs are compensated and all sets have matched volume.

Sizing

Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

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.

Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods Questions And Answers:

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2 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. Hello! Looking to swap out my stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino for a set of Fralin Hum-Cancelling P90’s, (short-standard dogears) do I need to purchase the shims as well? Thanks

    1. Hey Bill, if purchasing the Alnico P90s with plastic covers, I would recommend grabbing a few shims. If you’re going with the metal covers, they are automatically higher in the bridge and do not need a shim. Here’s how to measure for plastic covers and shims.

  2. Hi, I have a set of your stock P90s in a Les Paul Special and they sound great! I need a set of hum cancelling for my back up Special for when I face bad power in certain clubs.. Do the noiseless sound close to my stock P90s? I’m also looking at the Mojotone Quiet coils as I’ve heard good things about them as well, and they cost a touch less. Thanks Lindy, Simon

    1. Hey Simon, These pickups will not sound like a traditional P90. We recommend going for our Hum Cancelling P90s for that route. This pickup will sound closer to a “fatter” Strat tone, with the alnico rods.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

37 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. Bill Beard

    Hello! Looking to swap out my stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino for a set of Fralin Hum-Cancelling P90’s, (short-standard dogears) do I need to purchase the shims as well? Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Bill, if purchasing the Alnico P90s with plastic covers, I would recommend grabbing a few shims. If you’re going with the metal covers, they are automatically higher in the bridge and do not need a shim. Here’s how to measure for plastic covers and shims.

  2. Matt Giunta
    Verified Buyer

    Beautiful Sound

    Awesome sounding pick-up. It’s like a crossbreed between an old-school P90 and a 50’s Fender Strat Pickup but with no noise. Put one in the Neck position of my G&L Fallout and it really sings.

  3. Simon Panter

    Hi, I have a set of your stock P90s in a Les Paul Special and they sound great! I need a set of hum cancelling for my back up Special for when I face bad power in certain clubs.. Do the noiseless sound close to my stock P90s? I’m also looking at the Mojotone Quiet coils as I’ve heard good things about them as well, and they cost a touch less. Thanks Lindy, Simon

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Simon, These pickups will not sound like a traditional P90. We recommend going for our Hum Cancelling P90s for that route. This pickup will sound closer to a “fatter” Strat tone, with the alnico rods.

  4. Daniel Peterson
    Verified Buyer

    I use a Fender TC-90 for worship at my church and I found the mid-range growl of the P90s in the guitar was a little too much for the sound I was going for with worship. I also wanted noiseless pickups because of all the stage noise from lights and other electrical equipment so I settled on the alnico rod noiseless P90s. I LOVE them! They fit perfectly in the mix and have some of the same characteristics as a standard P90 but with much better top-end sparkle.

  5. Christopher Murphy
    Verified Buyer

    HYPER REAL!

    I have an Epiphone Century reissue. Fully hollow, 12″ radius, 25.5 in scale! It’s a weird combo that I LOVE. Stock pickup was “meh”. Played another big company’s hum-canceling dogear for a while. It was “fine” but muddy. Then I found this baby. It’s super sensitive (like a microphonic pickup but it’s not microphonic) and bright and silky. It sounds hyper-real and I LOVE it.

  6. Gordon Pan
    Verified Buyer

    Beyond expectations.

    My first time trying these pickups (bridge and neck) with a formulated expectation of Alnico polepiece tones, hum-canceling quietness, and P90 characteristics. After installing them, there are a lot more than I expected. The clarity, sparkle, and tone spectrum added to my initial expectations. I am glad I bought these.

  7. Gordon Pan
    Verified Buyer

    Beyond expectations.
    Was formulating an anticipated sonic expectation combining all the ingredients of Alnico polepieces, hum-cancelling arrangement and P90 characteristics. I was surprised after installing them. All that I anticipated were present but more !!! The top end crispness, the round mids, the clarity when played clean and the crunch when driven all adds up to how good these pickups are.

  8. Robert Bandiera
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  9. Ted McConnell
    Verified Buyer

    Chimey, yet deep, and velvet across the mids. Simply, a very pretty sound in the neck position. In the neck position this will produce a big chimey round humless sound without a hint of mud. It’s remarkable, and sounds beautiful.

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