P90 – Humbucker

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(56 genuine reviews)

$129$258

Finally, achieve incredible P90 tone with a humbucker look! The Fralin Humbucker-sized P90 is a vintage-voiced P90 known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange. With clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs, we guarantee that the Fralin P90 will inspire you, no matter what guitar or music style you play. As with all Fralin Pickups, you can take pride in knowing we designed, built, and assembled your P90 in Virginia using 100% USA-Made parts.

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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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Notice

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 More

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



Pure P90, Humbucker Looks

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P90 – Humbucker FEATURES:

Don’t you love the sound of a screaming P90 Pickup? What’s not to love? Easily one of the most unique and versatile pickup designs out there, the Fralin P90 pushes the limit by using 100% USA-Made parts and a tone that will make your jaw drop.

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack and crystal-clear lows. Hand-build into a humbucker chassis, you can now have that famous P90 tone in all humbucker-equipped guitars.

We also have a Hum-Cancelling and Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod version of this pickup available.

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design: True P90 Tone, now humbucker sized
  • Adjustable USA-Made Pole Pieces for Fine-Tuning Single String Balance
  • AlNiCo IV Bar Magnets for a smooth, punchy tone
  • Hand-wound with 43 Gauge SPN wire and our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • RW / RP Neck for hum-canceling in the middle position
  • Multiple Outputs available for fine-tuning your Pickup’s voice
  • Nickel Silver Baseplates and Covers for little to no effect on tone
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • 30-Day Risk-Free Exchange Policy

Sound

Get excited – Fralin P90s covers an impressive, broad tonal spectrum.

Featuring a clear neck and an overwound bridge, our P90s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone with a distinct wound string, and percussive treble string. The midrange is full, thick, and warm – perfect for adding depth to your guitar.

Are you looking for the traditional Fender-type sparkle? You won’t find that here. The Fralin P90 is all Gibson! For that, we recommend checking out our Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod model.

Whether playing clean or dirty, we guarantee the “3-dimensional depth” that the Fralin P90 provides will inspire you for years to come. Single notes are punchy and clear without sounding tinny, and chords break up with a tight compression that’s guaranteed to push your amp.

And with a hand-wound scatter-wound coil, your pickup is as unique as you are – each coil features a subtly unique voice that will undoubtedly inspire you. Experience what you’ve been missing and give your guitar the P90 voice it was meant to have with the Fralin P90.

It all starts here: our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Lindy Fralin’s P90 in a Humbucker Cover consists of a precision injection mold and USA-Made Steel Screws. We use USA-Made Alnico 4 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. This winding technique gives our pickups a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to and prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.


Tonal Graph for P90 – Humbucker:

The tone graph below for our P90 – Humbucker features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90 - Humbucker.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.2K
Neck Polarity:Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings
String Spacing:50mm
Cover Material:USA-Made Nickel Silver
Baseplate Material:USA-Made Nickel Silver
Magnets:USA-Made Alnico 4
Wire:USA-Made 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Recommended Pot Value:500K

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.

P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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    Hi! I have a stock set of your P90 HB that I'm basically very happy with. But, sometimes I'm wondering if the bridge could be a little thicker, not so much darker. So my question is, which HB would pair best with the neck P90 HB. A Pure PAF 8.2... or something else?
  1. Q Hi! I have a stock set of your P90 HB that I'm basically very happy with. But, sometimes I'm wond...... Read more
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  2. Can you match the P90 Humbucker with the Steel Pole 43?
  3. Q Can you match the P90 Humbucker with the Steel Pole 43?
    A

    Hey Andrew,

    Yes - our -5% Output will match nicely with the Steel Pole 43.

  4. Hi Lindy. I need a P-90 guitar so I have an LP standard and I want to put a set of your humbucker style P-90’s in it. Do your noiseless P-90’s have the character of your true single coil versions? I also wanted to ask you what your thoughts are on putting a 5% under wound in the neck and a 5% overwound in the bridge? Thanks for your time and thank you for rewinding all my old PAF’s to hotter specs way back when I had The Guitar Warehouse…... Read more
  5. Q Hi Lindy. I need a P-90 guitar so I have an LP standard and I want to put a set of your humbucker...... Read more
    A

    Hey Rod, our Hum Cancelling P90s feature a subtly thicker tone than our single-coil P90s. The difference is very slight. We already overwind the Bridge from the neck, so I wouldn't recommend underwinding the neck and overwinding the bridge any further. At most, I'd recommend keeping the Bridge stock and underwinding the neck for a cleaner and clearer neck tone. - Tyler

  6. hi! I'm trying to swap out the pickups in my d'angelico deluxe dc for humbucker sized P90's with that vintage sound (i have a 62 LP/SG jr with one dogear P90 and would love to have something that sounds like that) which p90 would you guys recommend to emulate that sound? And for the covers, is the black pictured in the preview on your website the jet black chrome or the matte black? I might get it with gold screws to go with the hardware. My guit... Read more
  7. Q hi! I'm trying to swap out the pickups in my d'angelico deluxe dc for humbucker sized P90's with ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Sid, we feature two black covers on the site's gallery images - the first is Matte Black (flat, not shiny) and the Jet Black Chrome has a shine to it. We recommend the Stock Output for what you're looking for!

  8. Good afternoon- I'm looking for a p90 style pickup replacement for a Gibson custom shop es 335 '59 reissue. I'm wondering if you can make a recommendation on something that will fit without any body work and is best for a 50s/60s Chicago blues sort of tone. I find the stock pickup a bit on the "dark" side, particularly the Neck and don't love the middle position - not getting that nice "plucky" middle position tone currently. Any advice would be ... Read more
  9. Q Good afternoon- I'm looking for a p90 style pickup replacement for a Gibson custom shop es 335 '5...... Read more
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    Hey Chris, our stock output is modeled after the 50's era P90s, so we'd recommend trying out Stock output first. You'll be backed by a 30-day exchange policy, so if you need more power down the road, you can always exchange it. - Tyler

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

56 Genuine Reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. Toshio Yamada
    Verified Buyer

    1st off, order was fulfilled quickly, packaging was nice, installation support was good.
    2nd, the pickup is nice, solid construction, good shielded cable and chrome pickup cover.
    3rd, it sounds frikkin good. I never liked the 498T that came in my LP, the Lindy P90 feels so much better, also works great in the center position out of phase with the bridge 490T for that hollow blues tone.
    I actually use the bridge pickup now, great for chickin-pickin or with a fuzz for lead tone.
    While some may like the 498T, I consider the Lindy P90 a major upgrade, much more responsive and open.

  2. Van Rice
    Verified Buyer

    The P-90-Humbucker pick up that I purchased for my parts built Esquire is one great pick up. The tonal range is quite astonishing and it’s got more power than I’ll need. Thanks for a great product, 5 stars.

  3. Jon Earl Spyker
    Verified Buyer

    These pickups are outstanding. They are my first venture into P-90 world, so I put them in a kit guitar that I destroyed and rebuilt, and wonder why I waited so long to try them. I get comments about how good they sound. I will be buying more for future builds. The midrange is fat and musical, and it cleans up nicely when the volume is rolled back.
    Highly recommended.

  4. Eddie

    Wow, just WOW! I put a set of these (standard wind) in a 61 SG reissue and got exactly what I wanted…Pete, Live At Leeds, Pete!

  5. Tim Grace
    Verified Buyer

    P-90 set, Stock windings, snazzy black covers in a PRS Custom 24.
    To my ears these are the most musical of pickups! Read all the info above that the Fralin folks provided and ALL the adjectives and superlatives you’ll see, are right here in this set they wound for me and I am sure your set will be that as well. These pickups (to me) are like getting the best parts of single coil high and low end, with extra sizzle on the highs when you crank up the guitar volume knob….all the middle frequencies from a great humbucker….and (the best part) attitude for days when you open them up and wonderful cleans when you back them down. Since I know you’re reading the reviews…just buy these, you won’t be disappointed.

  6. Matt Malone

    Out of this world customer service. Very efficient shipping. Most importantly, an incredible product. I’ve been a PAF lover my entire 30yrs of guitar playing. I enjoy a single coil from time to time. This is the worlds best pickup. A perfect blend of snarl but a bit of quack. I think I actually prefer this over a PAF. Incredible build quality. This was my first Fralin purchase. I will be back for sure. Epic.

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