Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(65 genuine customer reviews)

$165.00$330.00

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:

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

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!

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



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

Overview

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.

Sound

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.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Video

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.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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.

FAQs

  • 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!

Sizing

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.

Humbucker Lead Color Codes

See below for our Humbucker 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.

3-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
3-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch, need coil-splitting, or if buying a single pickup. This lead allows you to reverse the phase and coil split.

4-Conductor Lead

2-Conductor With Shield
4-Conductor Lead - Only select this lead if you need Series / Parallel wiring. This lead allows you to reverse the phase, wire in series / parallel, and coil split.

Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

6 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker

  1. Hello, Just ordered a set of Noiseless Humbucker-sized P90’s (2-conductor) and am wondering about how to wire them to a 4-way blade switch. Thanks-

    1. Hey Rob, this diagram should help you out here: https://www.fralinpickups.com/2017/03/14/4-way-switching-tele/

  2. Hi there. Do these pickups perfectly fit into a typical Epiphone Les Paul pickup route/space/position? Thank you in advance.

  3. Hello! I have a set of him-cancelling p90s and I adore them. I wanted to know if you have something like this but with more distortion in the bridge. Thanks

    1. Hey Bryan, we have a +5% Overwind version of this pickup, and I might be able to get a few more turns of wire on it. However, I would recommend our High Output PAF.

  4. Hi, I’m building a Telecaster Deluxe and have your P90 hum cancelling humbucker for the neck position, what do you recommend for the standard single coil bridge pickup? Thanks!

    1. Hey Rodney,

      I would recommend a Steel Pole 43 Tele Bridge if you were looking for a P90 Bridge Tone, or, a High Output Tele Bridge for a regular Fender tone. We recommend 500K pots for the setup.

  5. Is there a wind for this pickup that you would recommend as a match with a stock wind Twangmaster in the neck position?

    1. For the Bridge, the Stock Wind will match perfectly with the Twangmaster if you want a little more “oomph” out of your bridge pickup. Otherwise, the -5% will also match up well for a cleaner overall tone.

  6. Hello, I’m looking to replace a little 59 in my strat bridge. Would this pick up work with 250k pots. My neck and middle pick ups are Lollar Blackface and I was going to get a regular humbucker but I think this would be interesting. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, Jody

    1. Hey Jody,

      Two thoughts here: Yes, the pickup will technically work on 250K pots, but expect a slightly darker tone and different sound quality than the Lollars, although It won’t be as dark as a humbucker, though. I would recommend going with the -5% Underwind to clean up a bit of the midrange. Second, our string spacing on this pickup is 50mm. Please check your string spacing at the bridge pickup to make sure it will work. If that sounds good to you, I believe this will be a great-sounding pickup in a Strat Bridge.


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

65 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

  1. 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!

  2. Rob Bernstein
    Verified Buyer

    Hello, Just ordered a set of Noiseless Humbucker-sized P90’s (2-conductor) and am wondering about how to wire them to a 4-way blade switch. Thanks-

  3. Padraig Lyons
    Verified Buyer

    Hi there. Do these pickups perfectly fit into a typical Epiphone Les Paul pickup route/space/position? Thank you in advance.

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Yep! These are standard Humbucker-sized.

  4. T
    Verified Buyer

    Good bite, bark, punch, and definition!

  5. 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

  6. Bryan
    Verified Buyer

    Hello! I have a set of him-cancelling p90s and I adore them. I wanted to know if you have something like this but with more distortion in the bridge. Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Bryan, we have a +5% Overwind version of this pickup, and I might be able to get a few more turns of wire on it. However, I would recommend our High Output PAF.

  7. 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.

  8. Daniel Santaniello
    Verified Buyer

    Who knew a modern Sterling Cutlass could become a vintage Les Paul Jr and noiseless at the same time. The concept of P90 sound in different pickup sizes is brilliant.

  9. St. John
    Verified Buyer

    HOLY squiggly line, exclamation point, dollar sign and asterisk…what a difference quality pickups make. Used a .033 and .015 cap on install instead of .047s to liven up the tone. I may change them out later to get a bit darker, but man, these deliver the tone I wanted. I always feel like it’s a gamble when I get something blind over the web but this was well worth it. The black nickel covers look great too although I was expecting a bit darker but, just the same, look great on the all black guitar. My renovation project is a true success with these pickups. Great product support as well. A truly innovative design.

  10. Michael
    Verified Buyer

    I really love the stock wound pickup I put in the bridge of my old Univox Lucy. Really has nice output that drives my amp to a nice, articulate crunch just as well as a nice, chimy clean tone.

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