Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(50 genuine 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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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.


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:


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 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.

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:

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:


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.


Attack: Bright & Sharp

Tech Specs

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.


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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    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.
  1. Q Hello friends, I just got a Guild T50 slim with a P90 pickup of the dog ear type on the neck posi...... Read more

    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.

  2. 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... Read more
  3. Q Hi. I have a tele loaded with your stock set. I'm wondering if a hum cancelling p90 Alnico can be...... Read more

    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.

  4. 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 [ ] and roll off the top end for a jazzy tone, but would the other (neodymium) hum-cancelling dogear P90 [ ] be... Read more
  5. Q Greetings. I'm planning on switching out the single (neck) pickup in a thinline ES-125 clone with...... Read more

    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.

  6. 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?
  7. Q I'm considering the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS for the neck position on a tele style gui...... Read more

    Hey Daniel, I'd recommend going with our High Output Tele or our Blues Output Split Blade Tele.

  8. 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.
  9. 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

    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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50 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. Rick

    I just bought a used Les Paul Special with your noiseless P90’s with alnico rods. Ive never liked noiseless pickups before, I’d only heard Fender’s, they lacked something. I’ve had vintage Gibson P90’s from the 60’s and loved them and wanted a P90 that sounded like that, but I bought the guitar (online) and took a chance with the Fralin P90’s with alnico rods. While they are not the same as my old vintage P90’s, I have to say I really like them a lot. They have thier own thing going and they really work in the 2019 LP Special. I’d buy Fralin pickups myself after experiencing how good these one are. Thank you!

  2. Tom Pernal
    Verified Buyer

    I just put an Alnico Noiseless P-90 in the neck position of my custom Warmoth build to mate with a 5% overwound Fralin Noiseless P-90 at the bridge. They both sound amazing alone and together. The Alnico at the neck adds more brilliance when using both pickups. Very happy camper.

  3. 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.

  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


    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

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  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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