Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker
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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Pure P90 Tone, No Hum.
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Hum-Cancelling P90 – Humbucker 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
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.
Listen to our friend Mike Hermans play our Hum Cancelling P90, only in a soapbar format. Same guts, different looks.
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.
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|
|Humbucker Leg Depth:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Baseplate & Cover Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**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.
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:
Hum-Cancelling P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:
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I have a semi hollow musicman axis hard tail). I would love to have your p90 Humbucker shaped pickups in it but that guitar has a number of parameters that I am not sure a bespoke order can address: 1) requires short legs 2) requires the triangular ears (dimarzio) 3) is mounted directly and therefore has a rather shallow cavity Is there anything we could do here ?
Q I have a semi hollow musicman axis hard tail). I would love to have your p90 Humbucker shaped pic...... Read moreThere are no answers for this question yet.
I'm excited to put a set of these "p-90"s in a 2003 ES-336 I'm trickin'out. I haven't had a guitar w/P-90's since the '80's - see below. Unless I'm mistaken and he was talking about standard HB's, my friend Martin said I want "RWRP" leads. Please advise, THX! Stuff you don't need to know but might find amusing (an old-man-glory-day-story). I had a '52 Les Paul and even though it always hummed along - even between songs - I LOVED the the way it PL...
Q I'm excited to put a set of these "p-90"s in a 2003 ES-336 I'm trickin'out. I haven't had a guita...... Read moreA
Hey Fred, you can go with Gibson lead actually - and since these pickups are hum-cancelling by default, you don't need any RW / RP - they will cancel hum in all positions.
I have an Epiphone SG with Humbuckers installed and would like to replace them with P90s and I was wondering if these would fit inside the hole, I'm unsure if they're too small or fit perfectly
Q I have an Epiphone SG with Humbuckers installed and would like to replace them with P90s and I wa...... Read moreA
Hey Tony, our Hum Cancelling P90 is a standard Gibson Humbucker size, it will fit perfectly.
Do these come f-spaced?
Q Do these come f-spaced?A
Hey TJ, as it turns out, we are only able to make these in 50mm string spacing.
I recently bought these pickups and currently having them installed in the bridge and neck. My guitar has a coil-splitting push pull knob feature. Now that I have hum-cancelling P90's, what will happen when I activate the knob?
Q I recently bought these pickups and currently having them installed in the bridge and neck. My gu...... Read moreA
Hey Sam, if nothing is hooked up to the Push Pull switch, nothing will happen. These pickups do not feature a coil-splitting ability - they are one continuous coil without any "tap".
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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.
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..
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Good bite, bark, punch, and definition!
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
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.