Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(68 genuine reviews)


Are you still searching for that noiseless P90 tone that sounds like a real P90? Your search has ended: introducing the Fralin Hum Cancelling P90. With a unique coil design and magnet structure, the Fralin Hum Cancelling P90 provides a versatile, hum-free tone that cleans up and gets dirty, with plenty of articulation and clarity. Read more to find your guitar’s real voice:


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Pickup Cover * 

Choose how you would like your pickup to look with our USA-Made Nickel Silver covers. Covers are required on this model.

Gold Screws

Not needed for Gold Humbucker Covers, but if you want Gold Screws on Polished Nickel or Raw Nickel Covers, here they are!


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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 More

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 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.

Pure P90 Tone, No Hum.

Want to learn more about our Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker? Here's all the information you'll need:

Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker FEATURES:

  • Noiseless P90 operation with Gibson® Humbucker Size
  • Lindy Fralin Original Design: True P90 Tone, No Hum
  • Multiple Outputs available for fine-tuning your Pickup’s voice
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Neodymium Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-Free 30-day exchange policy


The Fralin Hum Cancelling P90 is one of the best-selling models we make, and it’s easy to see why. Genuine P90 tone and dead-quiet performance? What’s not to love?

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack, crystal-clear lows, and round highs. And the best part? Zero hum, with Humbucker looks! Available in multiple cover options, you can rest assured knowing you can get the Fralin P90 tone in any guitar you have, with the looks you desire.


There are a few ways to cancel out the hum in a pickup. Some manufacturers feature a “stacked” coil design, which we believe leads to a lifeless and dull tone that lacks character. Lindy’s Hum Cancelling P90 features a Side-by-side coil design that is not stacked and attains a more accurate P90 tone that actually sounds like a P90.

Expect a vintage-voiced P90 tone, with a slightly thicker midrange and rounder highs. This pickup will undoubtedly push your amp hard and provide that snarly midrange and top-end “bark” we have come to expect from a P90. Suitable for many music styles, this pickup can scream and clean up nicely for jazz or blues.

Going even further, you can customize your tone by selecting Overwound and Underwound options. By overwinding a pickup, the tone gets thicker, darker, and dirtier. By underwinding a pickup, the pickup gets clearer and more articulate.

Speaking of versatility, are you looking for a jazzier tone? We can use Alnico 6 Magnets to taper the highs even more and offer you a softer sound. Are you searching for a cleaner and more Fender sparkle? Check out our Alnico Rod Version that features Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control.

Hum-Cancelling P90s consists of 100% USA-Made parts, including a precision injection mold, USA-Made Steel Screws, and Neodymium magnets. We use aggressive USA-Made Neodymium magnets to make this model scream. Each bobbin is carefully inspected and cleaned before winding.

We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time, using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique, which gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.

HC-P90 (HB Cover)

Tonal Graph for Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker:

The tone graph below for our Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Attack: Stiff & Percussive


Listen to our friend Mike Hermans play our Hum Cancelling P90, only in a soapbar format. Same guts, different looks.

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker.

Neck Ohm Reading (Stock):15.5K*
Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):16.8K*
Neck Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor Lead
Bridge Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor Lead
Magnets:USA-Made Bonded Neodymium
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Nylon Injection Mold
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:50mm
Humbucker Leg Depth:USA-Made Nickel Silver
Baseplate & Cover Material:USA-Made Nickel Silver

* Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings aren't very helpful. Our Stock Set is close to the Vintage P90 output.

Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.


  • What’s the tonal difference between this and your Stock P90? The Hum-Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up, and has no hum!
  • What output do I choose? Our most popular set is the Stock Neck & Bridge. Going with a +5% output from Stock will thicken and darken the tone. Going with a -5% will clean up and reduce the midrange, making it sound more articulate and clear.
  • 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.
  • Will this fit in a Humbucker Position? Yes. It’s Gibson humbucker sized.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 49.5mm.
  • 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!


Humbucker Dimensions

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 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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    thinking about adding some P90 sound to one of my LesPauls. I have a 2016 LP Traditional with a RS Guitar works 50's wiring kit. .015mF cap/neck and .022mF on the bridge. 500 ohm pots all around. I was thinking hum cancelling P90's stock set. I run a Dr Z maz 18 amp and my style is rock/blues with a KOT overdrive/boost. Don't go into distortion land too much. Would appreciate your thoughts. Specifically the capacitor values.
  1. Q thinking about adding some P90 sound to one of my LesPauls. I have a 2016 LP Traditional with a R...... Read more

    Hey Keith, the Hum Cancelling P90s will certainly fit the bill here. Expect a balanced set that can push your amp when you need to and also clean up nicely. I always recommend 0.02mfd for a capacitor value - it is the most versatile one.

  2. Have Epi SG and want a bright sound out of neck PU. Thinking of hum cancelling P90 ( neck) and pure PAF ( bridge). Could you recommend the match. I like edge of break up sound. Thank you!
  3. Q Have Epi SG and want a bright sound out of neck PU. Thinking of hum cancelling P90 ( neck) and pu...... Read more

    Hey Glenn, yes - our Stock Hum Cancelling P90 and Stock Pure P.A.F (8K) will match perfectly together and give you a clearer tone out of the Neck!

  4. Your HUM-CANCELLING P90 – HUMBUCKER is listed as Output 8 on your tonal graph. I would love to potential match that with a Pure PAF in the bridge but that’s listed as 6.5. Like most people I think, I want the bridge to be at least as loud as the neck. To get up to output 8 it seems you’d have to go all the way up to your High Output Humbucker which isn’t what I’m looking for. Is this correct? Is the HUM-CANCELLING P90 – HUMBUCKER real... Read more
  5. Q Your HUM-CANCELLING P90 – HUMBUCKER is listed as Output 8 on your tonal graph. I would love to po...... Read more

    Hey Collin, I would compare the tonal graph specs to their respective categories (P90 and Humbucker). If you went with a Stock Output Hum Cancelling P90 Neck, it would pair perfectly with the Stock Output Pure P.A.F. Bridge (8K). If you wanted to overwind the Bridge to 8.2K, I'd recommend going with a +5% Neck.

  6. Do you have a p90 pickup in a jazz master pickup size ?
  7. Q Do you have a p90 pickup in a jazz master pickup size ?

    Yes, take a look at our Hum-Cancelling Steel-Pole Jazzmaster


  8. Hi, I’m planning to purchase a set of Humbucker-sized, hum-canceling p90 pickups for one of my guitars. I will go with stock output. However, I don’t understand if I should go for 5% more on the bridge pick-up to get the right balance? Best Regards Manuel  
  9. Q Hi, I’m planning to purchase a set of Humbucker-sized, hum-canceling p90 pickups for one of my gu...... Read more
    A Hey Manuel, as it turns out, the Stock Output is already compensated - no need to go with the +5% Bridge unless you want more output out of the Bridge position.
  10. Can I use this as the bridge pickup in a HSS prewired pickguard?
  11. Q Can I use this as the bridge pickup in a HSS prewired pickguard?

    Yes - please use the "Notes" field on the product options section to request it.

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68 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

  1. Brendan
    Verified Buyer

    Thanks for your help in choosing a P90! I went with the standard-wind Hum-canceling P90 humbucker-size. They are fantastic! I was concerned that the form-factor or the hum cancel might make the pickups less punchy or dynamic, but I am very happy with the frequency content and the feel. They are great! The black with nickel screws looks fantastic as well.

  2. Tom Weber
    Verified Buyer

    The hum-canceling P90s went into a 1975 Japanese Epiphone Wilshire. Just got the guitar back with the new pickups installed and it’s perfect. Just exactly the sound I was after, powerful and smooth yet with a clean attack. I’m a longtime single-coil guy (mostly Fender Strats) and the Epi humbuckers sounded muddy to my ear. The Fralins have the edge of a single coil with none of the “antenna effect” — you know, when you have to turn every which way onstage to find the spot with the least hummmmmmm. My installer had to take out a little wood under the neck pickup as the Fralins are a little taller than what came out of there. On the whole, glad I bought these!

  3. Matthew Halvatzis
    Verified Buyer

    I installed these in my Epiphone SG modern, and they’re really good pickups. As someone who usually plays Suhr SSV SSH+ and sets that have a more medium/modern output, it took me a second to get used to these pups and adjust my settings. On my axe fx III, I increased the input gain to compensate and I’m a big fan. These pups are super quiet, and they definitely have excellent articulation without sounding muddy at all. Customer service is great, and aesthetically, the raw nickel really goes with the SG modern.

  4. Andy
    Verified Buyer

    Full disclosure that this is the first “P90” of any kind I’ve played ever. I’m usually a humbucker guy but wanted to add some versatility to my Flying V as it will be my main stage guitar in an eclectic covers band.

    The sound is exactly what I was hoping for. More attack and articulation than a humbucker but with no hum at all. In fact this is quieter when idol than a humbucker. I may still be in my honeymoon phase but it might be my new favorite pickup.

    So I can’t vouch for how it compares to real P90s but can certainly say if your humbuckers are tired or feel stale, I’d definitely try one of these.

  5. Rob Bernstein
    Verified Buyer

    Put a set of these (standard wind) into my Hamer Talladega to replace the original SD P90’s.
    They brought this guitar back to life. The SD’s were so noisy I just did not like to play this guitar. Once I did the swap, I can’t put this down now. Not a hum to be found and they sound fantastic. Thank you, Lindy and team!

  6. T
    Verified Buyer

    Good bite, bark, punch, and definition!

  7. Frank Armitage

    Last February I saw a vid featuring the great Greg Koch demoing a Gibson custom shop, featherweight spec 1954 gold top Les Paul with P 90 pickups. When I heard those jazzy cleans I thought to myself; “That’s it, that’s the sound I’ve always wanted !”. I will always maintain that in the electric guitar world, there is nothing more underrated than a Les Paul played clean. My holy grail of tone, I called my guitar tech extraordinaire, Jon Mouradian, told him what I heard/wanted and he said; “Lindy Fralin is the guy”. Called Lindy; way dialed in, he couldn’t have been a cooler, nicer guy. He recommended these pickups. Ordered them straight away. Jon installed them along with 50’s vintage wiring from RS Guitar Works. Seven months later I’m happy to say that my tone search is over. Team Fralin absolutely nailed it ! Even better than what I heard on the Greg Koch vid, (The tone, not the playing !). I run my Paul through a custom made Princeton reverb, built by amp genius Bryan Noble. Speced exactly to a 1964 Blackface, the lone exception is that it has a 12″ speaker. The combo of this amp and my LP is unbelievable. Thanks to Lindy, my 02 gold top Les Paul Classic is as close as it can get to that 54. Those reliced nickel , pickup covers look badass cool too ! My eternal gratitude. Awesome, awesome pickups ! Frank Armitage

  8. JOHN
    Verified Buyer

    P90 hum cancelling pickups. I got the set. Dual coils are innovative and I chose these over some other handmade big name pickups for that reason. More than I expected really. The difference between a really good pickup and a so so pickup is very noticeable. Lindy recommended .047 caps in the circuit however I am trying out a .033 and a .015 first. They are very brite and I am probably going to change them out for the .047s later. They are PIOs so I’m going to wait till they get broke in a bit. The pickups are just starting to get the grit that P90s are known for and are powerful. Have that Strat quake hiding in the tone when I give the string a good attack. I got the 5% overwound to help get the tone a little darker, something like an older Les Paul Jr. sound. The black nickel covers compliment the black finish on the guitar and look great. It’s always a gamble when something is purchased over the net but this one paid off. Customer service was right there even before the pickups were delivered. Lindy’s outstanding reputation stands. Hail to the King.

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