P90 – Humbucker

(49 customer reviews)

$129.00$258.00

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.

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, Humbucker Looks

Want to learn more about our P90 - Humbucker? Here's all the information you'll need:

P90 - Humbucker FEATURES:

  • 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

Overview

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.

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

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

FAQs

  • What’s the tonal difference between the P90 In A Humbucker Cover and your Stock P90Nothin’! These two pickups sound near identical.
  • 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 bright.
  • What lead do I choose? The type of lead 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 own dedicated 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 standard Gibson® humbucker sized.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  • 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!

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:

Have a question about our P90 - Humbucker? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

2 Questions about P90 - Humbucker

  1. HUM-CANCELLING P90-HUMBUCKER FAQS says “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!” It is described. Also, in the FAQS of P90-HUMBUCKER, you write “What’s the tonal difference between the P90 In A Humbucker Cover and your Stock P90? Nothin’! These two pickups sound near identical.” That means that the difference between HUM-CANCELLING P90-HUMBUCKER and P90- HUMBUCKER is “The Hum-Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up, and has no hum!” Is it? Should I choose P90-HUMBUCKER over HUM-CANCELLING P90-HUMBUCKER to pursue the P90 sound? What is the noise level of P90-HUMBUCKER? Also, if I choose HUM-CANCELLING P90 – HUMBUCKR, should I choose the Underwound option to get closer to the sound of a P90?

    1. Thanks for your question. Both our Hum Cancelling models will sound a touch thicker and darker than our Single Coil models, but they all sound incredibly similar. To answer your question, ask yourself if hum-canceling is important to you or not, as P90s do capture a good amount of hum. If you truly want to get closer to the sound of a single-coil P90 and want hum cancelling, the -5% is a great option.

  2. Hi, I have a couple Les Pauls but I don’t have one with P90s. The guitar I’m upgrading is a 3 pickup les Paul and I’m trying to figure the best configuration for P90s. I’m also considering doing 2 P90s and a humbucker and was hoping you may have some insight into best practices. I play Rock mainly, clean, crunch and high gain lead. I also have the wiring set up like Framptons with the middle pickup always on tied to a volume pot. Thanks for your help. Rich

    1. Hey Rich,

      3 P90s in a guitar sounds killer! A few notes: first, in terms of output, I would select 2 Neck Outputs and 1 Bridge Output if going with all 3 P90s. The Middle Neck Output sounds perfect in terms of output and tone. Second, we can wire it a few ways. If you want hum-canceling in positions 2 & 4, like a Strat, let us know in the notes field. Otherwise, you’ll have hum-canceling in Position 2 (Neck & Bridge), and your middle pickup will be in phase but not hum-canceling. Based on the styles of music you play, our Stock Set or +5% set will be perfect for you.


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49 reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. François
    Verified Buyer

    Obviously made with “la tête, les mains, les oreilles et le coeur”,
    thank you

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