Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods
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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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.
- 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
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:
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods.
|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 **|
|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:
Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods Questions And Answers:
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Hello friends, I just got a Guild T50 slim with a P90 pickup of the dog ear type on the neck position. Of course, there is a lot of hum. Will the Lindy Fralin hum cancelling dog ear fit? the distance between the mounting screws is 97 mm and the hight of the pickup is 12 mm. Thanks for your reply and kind regards.
Q Hello friends, I just got a Guild T50 slim with a P90 pickup of the dog ear type on the neck posi...... Read moreA
Hey Roberto, yes, our pickup should fit fine. I'm measuring 97mm from mounting hole to mounting hole, and our plastic covers are 6mm high. You should have a shim included that would work with our pickup. If you needed another one, the correct size would be the 0.225" shim we offer.
Hi. I have a tele loaded with your stock set. I'm wondering if a hum cancelling p90 Alnico can be swapped in the neck without too much issue (other than the routing, of course). Do I need to be thinking about new pots? Is there a big output difference that I should be aware of? Will the middle position be usable? I see that you recommend pairing those p90s with a higher output tele bridge pickup, hence the question. I saw an instagram post from J...
Q Hi. I have a tele loaded with your stock set. I'm wondering if a hum cancelling p90 Alnico can be...... Read moreA
Hey Josh, the Hum Cancelling P90 with Alnico Rods sounds best on a 500K pot, and is significantly more output than the Stock Tele. That said, I'd think a Twangmaster (Stock Output) is your ideal choice as it's ideal on 250K Pots and will balance better. The tone of the two pickups is very similar.
Greetings. I'm planning on switching out the single (neck) pickup in a thinline ES-125 clone with a hum-cancelling P90, intending to play bebop with it. I generally prefer the softer output of an Alnico pickup [ https://www.fralinpickups.com/product/hum-cancelling-p-90-alnico-rods/ ] and roll off the top end for a jazzy tone, but would the other (neodymium) hum-cancelling dogear P90 [ https://www.fralinpickups.com/product/p90-hum-cancelling/ ] be...
Q Greetings. I'm planning on switching out the single (neck) pickup in a thinline ES-125 clone with...... Read moreA
Hey Allan, personally, I prefer the Neodymium Hum Cancelling P90 over the Alnico for Jazz. It offers a rounder tone on the treble strings and a warmer midrange. The Alnico sounds more like an overwound Strat pickup, and while it sounds great, is to my ears, not ideal for jazz. That said, if you go with the Alnico model, the 250K pots will warm it up - not in a bad way.
I'm considering the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS for the neck position on a tele style guitar. Which of your tele bridge pickups would you recommend pairing it with for the best volume and tonal balance?
Q I'm considering the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS for the neck position on a tele style gui...... Read moreA
Hey Daniel, I'd recommend going with our High Output Tele or our Blues Output Split Blade Tele.
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.
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 moreA
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.
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I have a Fender Tele with a P90 in the Neck and Tele PU in the bridge but wasn’t pleased with the stock PU’s. After a lot of comparisons and research, I called Lindy for advice on what I was after and I ended up with the Alnico rod P90 and a hot output tele PU. I couldn’t have been more happy; the bridge was clear and powerful, with some girth, and the neck was fat and clear with that Fender chime. Lindy definitely knows tone!
Fantastic, just like I expected
I think your website description of this pickup is perfect. It does have more “Fender cleans”. With all the sparkle no one would ever know that it wasn’t single-coil except for the lack of hum. It sounds fabulous in my new Stonetree Roscoe Deluxe. Thank you so much.
I love P-90 sound , this one is great!!!
Great pickup clear jangle!
P-90 Tele neck pickup replacement.
What if you wanted the clarity and chime of a standard Tele neck single coil with some additional gain and beefy mids? Well this pickup is that and more. Matched with the Blues Special bridge pickup, the setting with both pickups on is a real bonus with the P-90. By itself, it can go from Grant Green to Peter Green with a twist of the volume or tone control. I imagine the pole magnets instead of screw polepieces might have contributed to the perfectly balanced EQ and range. Seriously thinking of replacing a couple of humbuckers with this pickup.
Hits the mark every time. I fit these into my SG Classic and a LPDC Special. Now I have the tone and expression I want without having to focus on 60 hz hum. I’ve got enough to manage during the sets.
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Benzville Guitars say thanks! We used Split Blades and Alnico Rod Hum-Cancelling P90s on two of our latest builds and we are excited. All the twang, zero noise and even able to handle high gain. We will definitely recommend these Pickups to our Customers whenever we can to use in our custom build guitars.
Unbelievable pickup! Typical P90 felt a little dark and heavy in the mids, and almost too different from the tele bridge where the guitar lost it’s identity a bit. I talked with Lindy and he helped me figure out what I was looking for. This is really more of a beefy single coil with P90 character. Nice mids, not as angry as a typical P90, but just an incredible high end. The aggression and brightness is so touch sensitive, I can get just about as much brightness as I want using the right attack or really tame it. It’s kind of it’s own thing, I’m in love. Both my neck and middle positions are so much fun to play now, feels like my guitar just became 3 in 1, very versatile pickup. If you’re someone who wants that 100% P90 character, grit, mid aggression it might not be for you, but if you’re someone who wants P90 flavor but misses the high end and ALSO doesn’t like the noise of a P90, this is it!!! Stop your research and get this in your guitar.