Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(45 genuine reviews)

$159$318

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!

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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Soapbar Covers

Please choose how you want your pickups to look in your guitar.

Dogear Covers

Choose your standard Dogear Covers below. Available are White, Black & Cream. If you want a Metal Cover, choose “Short Dogear” from the select box above.

Short Dogear Covers

Below are the covers available for Short Dogear singles and sets:

Dogear Shims

Shims help height adjust your Dogear P90 pickups with plastic covers.

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar Modification

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 Gibson-Spacing only. Measure your spacing here.

3 P90 Set

Buying 3 P90s as a set? Check this box. We have a few winding options for you.

Let us know how you want your 3 P90 Set to work in your guitar!

Gold Screws

We can use Gold Screws instead of Nickel for a small up-charge. Not necessary if Gold Covers are selected.

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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.


P90 Looks, Fender® Sparkle.

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Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods FEATURES:

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.

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

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!

 

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 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

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods.

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 Material:Nickel Silver
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

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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    It looks like the hum cancelling P90 with alnico rods is set up for a plain G, i.e. the G pole-piece is lower than the D. Can the pickup be set up for a wound G, for a jazz player with heavier strings? The G pole-piece would have to be highest of all. Also, is it possible to adjust pole-piece height at all? Thank you for your consideration.
  1. Q It looks like the hum cancelling P90 with alnico rods is set up for a plain G, i.e. the G pole-pi...... Read more
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    Hey Micheal, thanks for your question. We can make both the D and G strings the same height - in my experience, that balances out the G string on wound string sets. If you'd like to order that, simply use the "notes" field on the checkout screen to request it - we'll make it to order.

  2. Hi. A couple more questions: I need to route my Tele for the soap bar version of this neck pickup (hum canceling P90 w/Alnico rods). I see the outer dimensions of the plastic soap bar on the grapic, but can you tell me the route depth? Also, if I want to use a Tele that is already routed a bit wider and a bit deeper than the soap bar cover dimension, does that pose a problem? I assume not for the width since it's all covered by a pickguard, but n... Read more
  3. Q Hi. A couple more questions: I need to route my Tele for the soap bar version of this neck pickup...... Read more
    A

    Hey Doug, we'd recommend a minimum of 1" depth.

  4. Hi, I have a Korean made Epiphone Riviera with mini-humbuckers which I’d like to replace with dogear p90s. I’m a bit confused about size - obviously I’ll need to get new pickup slots cut for the p90s but which size pickup should I order, the short dogear or the standard?
  5. Q Hi, I have a Korean made Epiphone Riviera with mini-humbuckers which I’d like to replace with dog...... Read more
    A

    Hey David, a quick look at your guitar seems like the Short Dogear model will work best. Select Short Dogear if you have a carved top guitar where the neck slightly slants back towards you when holding the guitar in a playing position.

  6. I have a Gibson 50s tribute Les Paul and love the stock P90s but they are noisy. What would be a comparable hum cancelling replacement set that is close to the stock set?
  7. Q I have a Gibson 50s tribute Les Paul and love the stock P90s but they are noisy. What would be a ...... Read more
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    Hey Glen, our Hum Cancelling P90s are the closest to what you currently have, only hum-cancelling. The alnico rod version will make it sound like a Strat or Tele.

  8. In the sound clips on the P90 Alnico Rods page the first soundcloud clip says P90 Alnico Rod (Strat) and the second clip adds Hum-Canceling. I'm guessing that means the first clip is from a Strat shaped pickup. I loved that sound. After 100+ gigs with a recently acquired 2002 PRS Custom 22 Soapbar (3 pickup), I'm tired of fighting with the muddy sound of what I have been told are Seymour Duncan p90s with ceramic magnets. Does that P90 Strat p/u c... Read more
  9. Q In the sound clips on the P90 Alnico Rods page the first soundcloud clip says P90 Alnico Rod (Str...... Read more
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    Hey Glenn, the sound clip in question featured the Hum Cancelling P90 Alnico pickups in a Strat, so, if you have a strat routed for P90s, these will work just fine!

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

45 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. Liv

    I love these pickups! The cleans are beautiful, with lots of top-end sparkle and chime, and incredible clarity and definition — you really hear every single note in a chord. The dirty tones are nice and thick, but without the compression and grind you sometimes get on modern-sounding P90s, and without losing that incredible articulation. I put these in a Mustang and it instantly became my favorite guitar.

  2. Nick Hackleman
    Verified Buyer

    These Alnico P90s are a real blast. Same kickin’ out put as a typical P90. But a way brighter sound. Between the volume knob and a tone pot, you can get a lot of sounds from these pickups. The noiseless are dead quiet. Fralin makes top notch stuff!!!! I’m super happy, as usual!

  3. Mike Hyland
    Verified Buyer

    Everything I had hoped for! Quiet! A tad brighter than I was expecting (but nothing a trusty tone knob can’t remedy). The noise canceling is legit and as promised, but while truly maintaining the P90 mojo. Will put them in any p90 guitar I get. And awesome customer service helping my luthier get them fitted.

  4. Tom Pernal
    Verified Buyer

    I recently completed a Warmoth build and installed a pair of Lindy’s Noiseless Alnico Rod P-90s in it. Chambered mahogany body. The Alnico Rod pickups really deliver a wonderful tone in all 3 positions. Neck – Middle – Bridge. All totally useful sounds. these pickups are more open and airy than the stock P-90s, which are a tad dark for my purposes. I had the bridge pickup 5% over wound. Very happy camper here. Get a great cranked sound with my drive pedals too.

  5. Bill

    Excellent pickup … sounds great … Love the emails after purchase with installation tips.

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