Hum-Cancelling P-90 – Humbucker Cover

5.00 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
(22 customer reviews)

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A Lindy Fralin original! The Hum-Cancelling P-90 in a Humbucker Cover® has the big midrange and the bright wound string sound of the original P-90’s with none of the hum. Made with Lindy’s 2-coil design, the Fralin Hum-Cancelling P-90 sounds thicker and darker than our Fralin P-90’s.

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P90 Tone. Now Humbucker Sized.

We all love the sound of a screaming P-90 Guitar Pickup. It’s been used on countless records and countless guitarists rely on it to give them that aggressive tone they’re after. It’s Rock & Roll, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, and Country all rolled into one. At Fralin Pickups, our Hum-Cancelling P-90 guitar pickups are given a healthy dose of USA-Made Parts and wound by hand, and given a second coil to deliver the tone you love, with no hum. Our stock set has a Stock Bridge and a -10% Neck. This calibrates the set to have the same output. If you would like to customize this option, please see below for a more detailed description.


FeaturesFEATURES:

  • Adjustable Pole Pieces for Fine-Tuning Single String Balance
  • Neodymium Bar Magnets for a Smooth Tone
  • Lindy Fralin 2-Coil Design For Noiseless Performance
  • Wound with 43-Gauge Wire to specification
  • USA-Made Magnets and Wire.

SoundSOUND:

Fralin Hum-Cancelling P-90 Replacements are like our regular Fralin P-90’s, only thicker, darker, and with no hum.  You can expect a thick, darker, round bottom-end, and a rounder, less aggressive top-end, with a clear, fat midrange in-between. Our Hum-Cancelling P-90’s still have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone that you love, only with no hum at all. Single notes have a punchy, thick sonic footprint and have great sustain. Chords break up nicely with a slight compression and great note separation. These guitar pickups offer undeniable clarity and definition while remaining strong, fat, thick, and punchy. We can also make this pickup in a AlNiCo rod version for a brighter, more Fender-type tone.

 

 

HC-P90 (HB Cover)


FAQFAQ’s:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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 it’s respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-Style instrument.
  4. Will this fit in a Humbucker Position? Yes. It’s Gibson humbucker sized.
  5. What’s the String Spacing? 49.5mm.
  6. 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. 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 highest fret.
  7. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical InfoTECHNICAL INFO:

Materials
Wound with 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon and uses Bonded Neodymium Magnets. 500K Pots are recommended with this pickup.

Ohm Readings
-5% Neck: 15K. Stock Neck: 15.5K. +5% Neck, -5% Bridge: 15.9K. Stock Bridge: 16.7K. +5% Bridge: 17.7K. 

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Polarity Information
Our Hum-Cancelling P90s will “Meter Down”. They will match most everything that we make. If buying a single, request a “2-Conductor”, where we separate the ground from the coil, allowing you to reverse the coil if need be. 

22 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P-90 – Humbucker Cover

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Blank (verified owner):

    Just what I needed
    I wanted something just a little fat and rare in the bridge position. This fit the bill perfectly without adding noise to my rig.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lawrence Thompson:

    My build morphed into no hum P-90s at neck and bridge, std wind, and split blade blues in the middle with a std 5 way switch. I am so in love. I’ve got blues, strat and tele twang covered in one instrument (or at least variations of those tones that please my ear)! Custom pickguard & wood parts from Warmoth.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    John Lerro (verified owner):

    Poor Man’s 1968 Goldtop Build
    My first Gibson was a ’68 Goldtop, and after deciding to reacquire one without dropping $5k on a reissue, I built one that solved it’s two main issues, weight and hum. The body is a 2013 Standard Goldtop, and after researching pickups for quite some time (mostly with YouTube comparisons) I selected a set of standard Fralin Hum Canceling P90’s. Couldn’t be happier! To me it sounded more authentic than the Kinmans, and in person it’s just beautiful. There is the crispness and clarity that is associated with single coils without the hum. The tone is absolutely authentic, with a minor caveat that ‘real’ P90’s can be a little muddy on the low end, and these are not. But that may have more to do with the limited pickup height adjustability. I can’t say this guitar sounds *exactly* like my old ’68, which was traded away 30 years ago, but it’s a joy to play and has become my #1. Highly recommended!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lawrence Thompson (verified owner):

    I put one of these in the neck position of my strat and am blown away by the rich tone and volume. Awesome. I still have split blade vintage in the middle and split blade SHO at the bridge. The middle is on the same 500K ohm vol pot but has a 470K ohm resistor to ground. Bridge is same tie in as middle and has tons of quack which I seldom use. I see a future bridge change out soon. 5 way selector pos 2 is really dark. I’ll adjust that a bit also but it is usable as is. P90 on neck is a massive keeper!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Luc Aubrey (verified owner):

    Hum-Cancelling P-90s are Magical
    I replaced my pickups in my Les Paul Standard with the Fralin Hum-Cancelling sized p-90s and they sound amazing!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Donald Loeffler (verified owner):

    Nice Pickup!
    I ordered a single P-90 Hum-cancelling Pickup for my Gibson ES-175 in the neck position. It sounds about 98% accurate BUT NO HUM! I worked with Tyler who was excellent on the recommendation and very knowledgeable. I think Fralin should etch the back of the pickup for authenticity. Shipping and handling could be less expensive as well. Great product and Great service overall.

  7. 5 out of 5

    philcorsi (verified owner):

    This hum-cancelling P-90 is truly extraordinary. I couldn’t be any happier with the tone from it. Just as Luke told me when we spoke on the phone, it is a bit warmer than a regular P-90, but it retains that beautiful articulation I was looking for. I got it for the neck position on my Epiphone Dot, and it’s a match made in Heaven paired with a Fralin Pure PAF in the bridge. Many thanks to all the good folks at Fralin for a job well done. Absolutely fantastic pickups! And absolutely fantastic customer service, from start to finish!

  8. 5 out of 5

    John Thompson (verified owner):

    Amazing sound! I love these pickups!!! I have put them in my Les Paul and a Guitar that I built and can not get enough them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Graham Coulter (verified owner):

    Amazing pickup and the best customer service. I ordered a p90 as a replacement for a humbucker in the neck position of a 70s SG. It is the most dynamic pickup I’ve ever played, and is extremely versatile. I play everything from straight ahead jazz to fuzzed out psychedelic and it never missed a beat. It is a great pedal platform but sound excellent clean as well. If you’re looking for the clarity and shimmer of single-coils with the stature and fullness of a PAF, this is the ideal pickup.

    Tyler, who makes all the noiseless p90s, gave me a call to check if the pedal had gotten to me and how I was liking it. I have nothing but love for this company and have been recommending this product to anyone who will listen.

    Do yourself a favour and go Fralin.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joan Andrews (verified owner):

    I just installed these in a Gibson Les Paul Special Plus. This guitar was calling out for P90’s. They are perfect. Would love to have these in a semi hollow or a jazz box thats fitted with humbuckers. I am a fan of the clarity. I am more of a plug-and-play type. These sound great thru all my amps, from a ADF 100 down to my tweeds and blackstars. I am familar with your modern humbuckers. Have them in a Gibson 54 Custom. It was routed years ago. I am sure these would sound great in that guitar. Hell ,thinking of putting these P90’s in my V and explorer. Big fan of these pickups. And another thing, no hum! Thanks again. Hope this helps. Cheers.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tony Todd (verified owner):

    Paradise achieved. Beautiful polished nickel finish. The neck pickup with the Alnico Rods is beautiful when squeaky clean Great tone and definition. It also drives well. It combines very well with the bridge pickup. The bridge pickup remains fatter and delivers good clean sounds. It comes into its own when driving the amp I love the pair of them fabulous tone and NO NOISE !!!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kai Korteila (verified owner):

    Killer Jazz Tone! The Hum-Canceling P-90 replaced the original humbucker on my Godin 5th Avenue Composer.
    The original Godin pickup was actually very good, but I wanted something with a punchier attack and more clarity without compromising warmth and depth too much. And that’s exactly what I got. Couldn’t be happier!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joe Clayton (verified owner):

    Pickup sounds gorgeous, partners really well with the Bareknuckle I have in the bridge. Shipped out internationally in great time.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tom Meitzner:

    Put a set in my Les Paul special.These things rock.Really accept gain well,roll back the volume and they really clean up nice.Finally after changing pickups a few times on this guitar I found just what I was looking for.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jameson Edwards (verified owner):

    Everything I was looking for! These pickups are absolutely fantastic! I put them in an American Pro Tele Deluxe and they lived up to everything I’d read, with clear wound strings, meaty high strings, growl, nuance, articulation and no hum. Plus the Fralin staff was super helpful and friendly (and patient with me as I debated between a few of their pickups). Highly recommended!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ken Peoples (verified owner):

    Sounds are very good, kind of between a P90 and humbucker. I replaced the PAFs in my B&G semi hollow and they are a perfect match.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jaein Park (verified owner):

    Really Love It! I was a Humbucker lover and it’s my first P90 so I cannot compare other P90 pickups. Anyway, I love it. No hum, sounds somewhere between single and humbucker pickups, fascinating.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dan E. (verified owner):

    Bought a set of the hum cancelling P-90 in Humbucker case, love them! I installed them in an Ibanez Gio with double Humbuckers that I picked up at an auction . I now have a kick ass guitar! These pickups are everything they say and more. Quiet, no noise, nice and clean, and down and biting dirty too!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rich B:

    I’ve had these pickups in my Schecter PT for 6 months now and they absolutely kill! I play in a cover band. We play a little bit of everything. My two main guitars are an EBMM Cutlass, and the Schecter PT. I use the Cutlass (BTW, a GREAT Strat alternative) for more of the country and pop stuff. I wanted the PT to have a “Classic Blues / Rock” feel, that could definitely rock out, but It was important that the pickups have articulation. Long story short, I came across these and I couldn’t be happier. They sound great through gain or distortion, roll off the volume and they clean up nicely, but most importantly, they remain articulate. Think of the 70’s rock song “All Right Now”, by the band “Free” and the opening chord riff. It really nails that. Then for songs that require a little more gain, they still sound great, without losing definition. I’m 53 and have owned a ton of guitars and pickups and I think these might be my favorite pickups. Also, they are dead silent. Well done, Lindy!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Eric Bellingham (verified owner):

    The hum-cancelling P90 pickup in the humbucker case is awesome. Thank you very much. Really quiet.

    I now realise I have been after this particular sound for 40 years. Inspired by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner on Lou Reed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal album.

    I modified a telecaster by putting a humbucker in between the bridge and neck pickups but it tended to over-ride the bridge pickup.

    I was trying to get fat bottoms and mids but with bright edgy tops.

    This pickup does exactly that. Amazing with lots distortion.

    Thanks for your help.

    “I’ll be Back”

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shep:

    I had been looking for the right pickups for my Les Paul for a long time and these finally hit the spot. I had P94s, but found them to be a bit too brittle sounding. Just like Lindy described, these noiseless P90s are darker than single coils, but they have a great unique feel that is like a single coil that is just fuller than they normally are, or a humbucker that is just a bit too sweet to be a humbucker. They are great. I can play great sweet clean tones, or flip to the bridge for great articulate high gain tones!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner):

    Ordered a set of these as a gift for my wife. She had been looking to replace the stock Humbuckers in her 2006 Gibson SG.
    Not only did these fit perfectly, they look incredible and sound exquisite. Responds to subtle playing dynamics. Very balanced sound, a nice punch when paired with a Twin Reverb. Compared to the original pick-ups, when bathed in fuzz and reverb these retain a high level of articulation while sounding completely unhinged. Needless to say she couldn’t be happier with these pick-ups. And from a customer service standpoint, Lindy and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, taking the time to address my questions and ensure these made it time for the holidays.

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