Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

(57 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.

3 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

57 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

  1. Paul Gray
    Verified Buyer

    I was looking for a pickup that was humbucker sized and sounded EXACTLY like a Gibson p90 pickup but noiseless.

    * These 5% underwound pickups didn’t sound exactly like a Gibson p90. I would say they sounded closer to a humbucker than a single coil but they did have some p90 qualities.

    * The tone of these pickups still resonated with me and that is why I kept them. They sound wonderful on any setting, clean or dirty. I have them in an 89 LP Custom and they are very versatile.

    * I talked to Lindy about my experience and he mentioned that I may like his P94 pickups better, but I enjoy these pickups too much to send them back. I may purchase the p94s in the future though.

    * The electric in my house is extremely noisy (even with humbuckers). These humless p90s are absolutely silent!

    *Great customer service!

  2. Greg Lawrence
    Verified Buyer

    If the electric guitar pickup was in the key of love! When I play the guitar with these pickups it puts my Dad asleep and when my Dad plays it, it puts me to sleep. On my Gibson sg Faded.

    Thank you,
    Lindy Fralin

  3. Scott Mclaughlin
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic pickups!

    I play in a country band that does a wide range of covers from the 90s to current hits and I’ve always struggled with the tone of particular tele of mine with a dual humbucker set up. These pickups were a fantastic purchase. They are being used mostly with Morgan amplifiers and they react very well to a wide variety of gain. Perfect for playing chords with overdrive while still retaining clarity and the touch-sensitive nature of the amps break up. They get really badass when you put them behind something with high gain.

  4. Robert H Weir
    Verified Buyer

    Rebirth

    So I put a pair of Lindy;s P-90s on an old Gibson ES-175 and the guitar was reborn; I can still hear the wood, but now there’s a rainbow of harmonics that jump out and wanna play. At this point, the guitar is playin’ me..

  5. Paul Hole
    Verified Buyer

    This is what I was missing

    I bought these back in the first half of 2020. The second I got these installed and the guitar strung up, the sound that came out of the guitar was just.. So good. I got a neck and bridge set of them, -5%/+5% wind for neck/bridge, the neck came out feeling very low-end heavy, and the bridge sounds almost perfect. Blending the two together with the middle position on my guitar, there’s a sweet spot I found that makes the guitar sing. The guitar I installed them on was already my favourite to play on, and they only amplified that fact. I knew P90’s we’re the way to go, and I’m glad I spent the money to get these. There’s a very good chance I’ll outfit more my guitars with more of them sometime down the line.

  6. Rodney Melvin

    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!

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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.

  7. Gabriel

    Hi , I’m from Sydney , his is it works for delivery from other countries ?? HUM-CANCELLING P90 – HUMBUCKER!!

    2- I would like to put in Gibson 339 what is the best output match for it ??

    Thank you ??

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Gabriel,

      Yes – we deliver our pickups worldwide. I would recommend the Stock Output for a 339, they would be perfectly balanced for the guitar.

  8. Jim McCuaig

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

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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.

  9. Jody Lundell

    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

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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.

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