Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

(35 customer reviews)


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.

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P90 Looks, Fender® Sparkle.

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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


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.


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.



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:



  • 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.


Dogear Dimensions

Soapbar Dimensions

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35 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

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  1. William Campbell Verified Buyer

    As Good as Their Reputation
    Fralin pickups are widely respected, and as I have found out, for good reason. The stock P90 pickups in my Eastman Airline Mercury were noisy, weak on the high end and a bit mushy on the low end. My new Fralin Alnico P90s are completely quiet and have much more defined lows and high mids. My Airline Mercury is a new instrument and I have new inspiration.

  2. David Estevez

    Customer added no additional comments

  3. Michael Freese Verified Buyer

    And Another Great Fralin Product! Sweet tones at ALL settings – versatile!

  4. Daniel Tarver Verified Buyer

    i bought a mustang p90 earlier this year. it was kind of an impulse buy, I’ve always wanted a p90 equipped guitar and the short scale seemed fun and different. I’ve had the most difficult time trying like/love this guitar. Anyway i was able to address issues with tuning stability, finding the string gauges that work for me and on to addressing my biggest issue, i stock bridge p90. I am a bridge pickup guy 100% of the time. I was really intrigued with the alnico rod p90s. I am more accustomed to the “fender like” single coil tone. my biggest complaint with the stock bridge p90 was the lack of note definition and difficulty taming the wild high end. i think its probably more common to put an alnico rod in the neck with the traditional p90 in the bridge but i am super happy with my decision to opt for the alnico rod bridge. I just got back from visiting my friends/ex-bandmates in arkansas. this was the first time id played the new guitar/pickup super loud in a band setting and i felt like my guitar was possessing me with with the holy spirit or something. lol. the harmonics, tone, touch sensitivity, i was blown away! sounded amazing live and recorded. the alnico rod hum-cancelling p90 does what its says it does. it turned a guitar i was struggling to like into my favorite guitar. Thanks Lindy!

  5. Barton Turner Verified Buyer

    I installed a pair of these in a telecaster build I recently completed and couldn’t be happier with the choice. The neck position, which I constantly struggle with due to lack of clarity and definition, has become a favorite now. This pickup gives amazing clarity and top end in that position. The bridge is a cross between a great P90 with the high end ‘airy-ness’ of a good single-coil tele pickup, and is perfect for my application. I’m really thrilled with the outcome of this build and a significant reason is these pickups. I can’t recommend them enough. Quiet, responsive, and sound great with the volume knob rolled back a bit. I can’t imagine how they could be improved, honestly.

  6. Daniel Padley Verified Buyer

    Fantastic. One of the best pickups I’ve ever played. A totally convincing single coil P90 sound from a hum cancelling pickup. Would highly recommend!

  7. Garrick Roberts (The Boomtown Rats)

    At last! I’ve been trying to find a P-90-style neck pickup to match the 10% overwound Firebird bridge pickup in my black 1980 Les Paul Deluxe (my tribute to Neil Young) and had already tried two underwound single-coil P-90s, both of which sounded muddy and too strong, compared to the Firebird pickup. In the end, I gave in and asked for your advice and you recommended the hum-cancelling P-90 with alnico rods with 10% underwind, which fits in a standard P-90 cover. I really like the clean look of it without the pole-adjustment screws and the sound of it is a perfect match for the Firebird bridge pickup. It’s got a beautiful clear top end, which I couldn’t get from the single-coil P-90s I tried.
    Lindy Fralin pickups are the business and your customer service is second to none. You’ve helped me put new life into my guitar. Thank you from a very happy customer.

  8. David Betz Verified Buyer

    Tele P90 Neck pickup

    Just what I was looking for punch sparkle and girth — a great pickup!

  9. Paul Smith Verified Buyer

    I just wanted to personally thank you for doing what you do. I’m a lap steel player from Massachusetts and recently purchased a Quiet P-90 with Alnico Rod magnets. This is by far the best pickup I have ever had in this guitar. The tone is inspirational, need I say more?

    Thanks Again, God Bless and be safe


  10. Brian Willia Verified Buyer

    Very pleased took care of 99% of my noise.

  11. Patrick Nehoda Verified Buyer

    One of the best pickups I’ve played

    The tone, responsive nature, articulation, and dynamics are all on point.

  12. Matt Bridges Verified Buyer

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  13. Michael Platts Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  14. Kasey Babcock Verified Buyer

    Excellent Pickups

    Tried so many noiseless adaptations. They were all ok but these are the first true vintage without the noise pickups I’ve got a hold of. Have them in a MIJ Epiphone LP Jr with nitro and it sings with detailed clarity and no noise. The House of worship I attend is a bit on the noisy/ dirty sound side. This cleaned up all the buzzing live every Sunday. I don’t have to ride the volume knob unless its for tone now. Killer pickups. Thanks, Lindy

  15. Max Tomlinson

    Wow – my Les Paul Junior wasn’t bad with the stock Gibson P90 but it was noisy and just a little thin on midrange. But with the Lindy Fralin Hum-cancelling P90 it has that beautiful snarl with gain and cleans up beautifully without. Lots of tone and no hum. This is now my go-to guitar.

  16. Juan Pablo Romano Verified Buyer

    Purchased a new Gibson Les Paul Special TV Yellow 2019 model. Loved everything about this guitar except the Neck pickup. It was very dark and “moody” sounding. Tried making height adjustments but couldn’t get it to sound right. Decided to order a replacement Neck pickup. Initially went with the Seymour Duncan Antiquity but after installation it was out of phase, gladly the dealer took it back. I decided to call in Fralin Pickups for some guidance, I spoke to a Tyler and described what I was looking for; a more open sounding Neck pickup with nice sparkle, he suggested the Hum-Cancelling P90 with Alnico Rods. Upon installation I notice it was out of phase once again but then I just swapped the leads and voila! Exactly what I was looking for, sounds just like single coil with no hum. LOVE IT! I cannot recommend this pickup enough for the Neck position, it is just incredible. I’m extremely satisfied with the pickup and the customer service from Tyler.

  17. Henry Zhang Verified Buyer

    Super awesome, customer for life!
    These sound sooo good. Theres those noiseless P90s that lose the sparkle of the P90 because they’re essentially humbuckers, but these, especially with the alnico rods in, sound so crisp and exactly what I wanted. They are handwired so you know youre getting quality. AND I had a bit of a microphonic issue bc I ordered a nickel cover with it (thats gonna happen with any pickup with a nickel cover) so LINDY FRALIN himself called me to help me sort it out and within a half hour everything was right as rain. He even said if it didnt work out he would personally rewind it himself. Thats called pride in your craftsmanship. Excellent.

  18. Bill Huling Verified Buyer

    Hum Cancelling P-90:
    If you’ve ever had issues with “taming” a P-90 pickup in a live setting, you need to try this Fralin pickup. I was amazed at how quiet it was in a live setting but more pleased with the sound quality. This pickup has classic P-90 growl, cleans up excellently with a twist of the volume knob and most of all maintains clarity with both settings. I highly recommend any of my P-90 brothers and sisters give this a whirl!

  19. Lyle Lehman Verified Buyer

    Extra warm. Love the tone of this pick-up.

  20. Jeffrey Shapiro Verified Buyer

    These pickups rock. Awesome Pickups.

  21. Arnold Garcia Verified Buyer

    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!

  22. Scott Platts Verified Buyer

    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.

  23. Anthony Curro Verified Buyer

    I love P-90 sound , this one is great!!!

  24. Anthony Dallago Verified Buyer

    Great pickup clear jangle!

  25. David Vogel Verified Buyer

    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.

  26. Gary Gordon Verified Buyer

    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.

  27. Dave Chapaitis Verified Buyer

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  28. Anthony Brown Verified Buyer

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  29. Rene Asch

    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.

  30. Brady Stromme

    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.

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