Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

True P90 Tone, No Hum, Humbucker Size

$165$330

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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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.

Recommendation

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

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Pure P90 Tone, No Hum.

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Features:

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.

  • 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

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.

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All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker:

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

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LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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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:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

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* 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):16.8K* 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 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 aren't very helpful. Our Stock Set is close to the Vintage P90 output.

Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker Dimensions:

Fralin Humbucker Dimensions
All Humbucker-Sized P90s have a 50mm string spacing

Customer Reviews

91 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker

  1. John S

    Verified Purchase

    I put this in the bridge of my Gibson ES-339, and it gave me the additional snap and clarity I was looking for, while still maintaining a nice fat mid and bottom. I use this with an Alnico noiseless P-90 in the neck, and this is a very versatile set-up! Fine job, Lindy!

  2. Austin B

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome sounding pickup!

  3. Alberto Alemán

    Verified Purchase

    I put these in a Wildwood Select 2020 Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s. The original humbuckers, to my ear, sounded a bit dark and muddy. Now with these P-90s the guitar SMOKES!

    Love it.

  4. Timothy Osborne

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been playing guitar for about 30 years now. I can honestly say I’ve not had this much fun in a long time just playing. This pickup (I purchased the bridge) is so organic and open, cleans up well, and has an Amazing overdriven tone. I’ve had it for over a month and I’m still blown away. I told myself no more guitars this year, but I want another project guitar just to drop in a set of these now!

  5. Joe Bouchard

    Excellent pickups. Installing them on my Gibson 336 was easy. They are perfect, quiet and add that bit of snap and brightness that I was missing on the original pickups. Thanks for a great product.

  6. Max Cohen

    Verified Purchase

    These are incredible! My guitar has never sounded better- the feeling is more dynamic, cleaner, fuller, all the good adjectives.

  7. Craig Terrones

    Verified Purchase

    I love these pickups!

    I installed a Hum-Cancelling P-90 in the bridge and a P-92 in the neck of an Epiphone LP. The pickups sound open, clear and detailed when the settings on the amp and guitar are dialed back. Turn up the volume and things start getting interesting — a little bite and attitude, but still clear. Add gain to the amp and an overdrive pedal and they get dirty, even filthy, without losing definition when strumming a chord. The sound is exactly what I was looking/hoping for.

    The pickups are definitely worth the price and the wait time for delivery.

  8. Thomas Preble

    Verified Purchase

    These are fantastic pick-ups; they went into a Gibson ES 339, and boy, what a difference in the sound. Played thru my”95 Matchless lightning 15 or a Carr Mini Mercury, I am in tone heaven, Now, I have your pick-ups in 3 of my guitars (Tele, Strat & Les Paul) and can’t say enough about them, But, the P-90’s are something else, It’s hard to put the guitar down because it sounds so good!, Lindy hit it out of the ball park with these guys.

  9. Drew Wheeler

    Verified Purchase

    I love these pickups. I put them in a T-style partscaster (replacing a set of Duncan P-Rails) and a Yamaha RS620, and they’re damn near perfect to my ears. They cover everything from sweet articulate cleans to grinding metal adjacency, and they’re dead quiet. 5% overwind on the bridge, and .0022mfd tone cap (that’s not an extra zero – it’s one step up from the magic cap, and I’m digging it).

  10. Nathan Foley

    Verified Purchase

    Buy them.

  11. Eric in Portland OR

    Verified Purchase

    I must say, I’m very impressed with these pickups. They’re full-bodied and rich in their sound, but at the same time, they have snap, punch and crispness. How do they do that? Beats me, but they’re quite amazing.

    I have a 20-year-old guitar with a beautiful Warmoth body — chambered walnut — that I had all but stopped playing. Through every different set of pickups I’ve installed in it, the guitar has never sounded great. I’ve pondered selling it or giving it away several times ofer the years. I just never could love it.

    But these noiseless humbucker-sized P-90s have changed all that. In fact, this is now the guitar I first pick up when I enter the room. It sounds excellent and has lots of personality, always inviting me to sit down and play it!

    If you don’t have a set of these, buy one. You won’t regret it. Honestly.

    EC

  12. Sylvain

    Verified Purchase

    These pickups are perfect. Installed on a 1959 Epi LP, instead of Gibson Burstbuckers, the result is stunning… A much more open, much clearer sound which totally changes this beautiful guitar which suffered from too dark pickups. Congratulations to the FRALIN teams for the quality of their work..

  13. Brendan

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  14. Tom Weber

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  15. Matthew Halvatzis

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  16. Andy

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  17. Rob Bernstein

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  18. T

    Verified Purchase

    Good bite, bark, punch, and definition!

  19. 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

  20. JOHN

    Verified Purchase

    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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