Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

Jazzmaster Tone, P90 Looks, No Hum

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

( 59 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!

Options

Select options for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods:

Looking for a 3 P90 Set?

We recommend a Neck output for the middle pickup. Add a Complete Set and another Neck Pickup to make a 3 P90 Set.

Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

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 Wiring

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

Note:

Checking this box does not add a P90 for you. You must select the options and add the third P90 to your cart.

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.

SPEED UP YOUR ORDER

Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:


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

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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.

Features:

  • Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle
  • Soapbar / Dogear construction
  • Hum-free design for completely noiseless operation
  • Raised Beveled D String for optimal string balance
  • 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!

Tonal Graph For Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods:

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

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Sound Samples for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

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Sizing

Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal 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:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

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* 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10K* 1
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 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 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.

Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rodss to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

59 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. Steve Herhold

    Older retired guy. Had lots of guitars in my life. Vintage 50’s Gibsons, Fender, Suhr, Mcinturff. Put one of these in the neck of a Fender Noventa and regular hum cancelling in bridge. WoW. Killer unique jazz, blues /anything tone out of the neck and that amazing crunch with a tad of OD in bridge. Bought the Noventa Used at GC, stock PU’s were good but I’m in a different place tone wise with these. Have less than a grand into an axe that sounds like it cost three times that.Highly recommend these , as well as all of Lindys pickup as I’ve had Vintage hots and Blues specials in strats and teles with great results.

  2. Bob Zielinski
    Verified Buyer

    Installed on an Epiphone Casino and they’re nothing short of outstanding. Compared to the stock Epi P90s, these are cleaner, fuller, warmer and sonically so much better that the Casino sounds like a completely different guitar. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with the folks at Fralin and the end result of the pick-up swap. It’s a new guitar once again!

  3. Per Lundkvist
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pups! Got a triple set of these in a Jazzmaster, beautifully punchy and with, in my taste, perfect clarity. 100% stupid strumsmile over here. Highly recommended!

  4. Jim Meyer
    Verified Buyer

    These P90 hum-cancelling pick ups were installed in my Casino. They are nothing short of amazing. The tone and articulation of these pickups have made this my new go-to guitar. It sounds great live or recorded and no hum.
    The neck pickup cover is slanted just like the original pickup and they both drop in perfectly with no alterations. Don’t hesitate to upgrade your Casio. With these outstanding pickups.

  5. Dale Van Zile
    Verified Buyer

    Just got my AlNiCo Hum-Cancelling P90 pickup today and installed it, and it’s just what the doctor ordered! It lives between a 5% underwound neck position Hum-Cancelling P90 and a standard Hum-Cancelling P90 at the bridge. This gives the “notch” positions on the five-way lever switch all the ducky clucky quacky Stratty flavor that I wanted in those positions, replacing a 5% underwound middle Hum-Cancelling P90. Now I have the recently-removed Hum-Cancelling P90 neck pickup for an upcoming guitar build project…. As Captain Barbossa said in the POTC movie, “Waste not!” 🙂

  6. Robert Tonery

    Just installed a set of Lindy’s P90s dog ear hum canceling pickups with Alnico rods in my 2022 MIC Epiphone Casino. I have customized a couple of my strats with Seymour Duncan pups over the years and probably would have purchased SD Antiquity p90s had they been noiseless and available in chrome cover. So glad they didn’t!!! After extensive research to find exactly what I was looking for, I ordered from Lindy and am blown away by the transformation to an inexpensive import guitar. The sound and response is stellar and my Casino in now silent ( previous hum was killing me). I’m sold on Fralin pickups and will be using them on future builds and swap outs. Don’t hesitate to upgrade your guitars with Fralins. Thanks Lindy!!!!

  7. Henry Barnes

    Yes another five star and well deserved! I have been making electrics including the necks since the early 1980’s . I worked at Charvel San Dimas before Jackson . I have used many pickups including my own mfg and these hum canceling soap bar pickups are some of the best ever made ! If you need P-90 pickups these are the ones to get for no noise and beautiful musical tone !

  8. Greg
    Verified Buyer

    Great tone in my Yamaha Revstar. Extra chime in the neck pickup (love it!) and no piercing highs from the bridge.

  9. Dig Daddy
    Verified Buyer

    I put these in a cheap Fender Bullet Strat and it is now my go to Ax! I absolutely love these pickups. P90 looks with Fender sparkle is right. These aren’t as dark as a vintage P90 but they have that P90 growl I like. They also clean up excellently and keep that Fender sparkle which is why I purchased them.
    Highly Recommended!

  10. Lawrence John Field
    Verified Buyer

    Lindy custom made these for me. I wanted a ” Rickenbacker toaster tone” and put them in a Collings 290DC that I do not use much. Guess what…..I played a video of a 325 Rick and then plugged in my “Single coil – hum- cancelling” Collings and VERY CLOSE. I was surprised. I did not think it would get that close. Solid mahogany body vs. a hollow alder I had my doubts but I gave Lindy all my information, specs. pictures and tone I wanted and Lindy as usual made custom pickups that were exactly what I asked for. All I can say is THANK YOU and I will always be back when I need your magical services. Thank you Lindy and company.

  11. Joseph Jones

    The perfect pickup doesn’t exi….oh wait.

  12. edward totten
    Verified Buyer

    These are perfect in my Gibson Special. I love how they change with tone and volume controls. Fralin never disappoints.

  13. edward totten
    Verified Buyer

    Installed into my Gibson Special. I played this last Friday and Saturday and am so happy. These react awesome with tone control or volume control changes. My last rig was Rotovibe, JHS AT into a Tumnus then TC alter ego into my Blues Junior IV. So versatile. Thank you Lindy! I have had the guitar for 28 years and couldn’t play it until your pickups made it right. I have your pickups in other guitars and you never disappoint. Great purchase and e-commerce experience. You Rock!

  14. Joe DeMaio
    Verified Buyer

    Great alternative for a standard P90 pickup! Sounds very much like a
    Jazzmaster pickup. Very Fender-esque sparkling chime tone. Sounds great in every situation I’ve encountered! Back down on your tone knob and you have a standard P90 sound. Whether it’s a cleaner sounding tone or a full tilt overdrive tone you can’t lose with this pickup!

    Joe DeMaio, New York

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Bill

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

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