P90 – Humbucker

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(55 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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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

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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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    Greetings, will this pickup fit in the neck position of a les Paul studio with the hum cancelling option and if so what’s a good choice for clean and dirty tones in terms of specs when submitting the order as it will be paired with a PAF alnico 2 style bridge pickup, probably somewhere around the 8K output area, please advise, thanks
  1. Q Greetings, will this pickup fit in the neck position of a les Paul studio with the hum cancelling...... Read more
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    Hey Claude, this pickup will fit your neck position just fine. I recommend going with the +5% Overwind on this pickup if pairing with a humbucker in the bridge.

  2. I have a 2019 Gibson ES-339 with Classic 57s. I like the sound of the bridge pickup, but the neck pickup can get a bit muddy for my tastes with even just a little bit of gain. How would you compare your P90 Humbuckers to the 57s? If I only replaced the neck pickup, would it pair well with the existing 57? I generally don’t play with a lot of gain, but sometimes it’s needed. I prefer more vintage tones. For example, my Strat is a 60s American ... Read more
  3. Q I have a 2019 Gibson ES-339 with Classic 57s. I like the sound of the bridge pickup, but the neck...... Read more
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    Hey Tom, humbuckers can get muddy due to the design of the humbucker itself. The P90 features a narrow magnetic field and thus provides a bit more clarity than a Humbucker. You can expect more definition in the wound strings, as well as a rounder treble string. If you were to purchase a single pickup, we recommend going with 2-Conductor Lead (for phasing problems), and a +5% Output to help balance the midrange.

  4. Hi, I would like a pair of Humbucker-sized P90 pickups. I want them to be brighter than a humbucker, but also manageable hum as I will play with a fair bit of gain at times. How would you recommend I choose the style (Classic vs. Hum-canceling), and wind? Thanks!
  5. Q Hi, I would like a pair of Humbucker-sized P90 pickups. I want them to be brighter than a humbuck...... Read more
    A

    Hey Brendan, I'd personally go with the Stock Output of our Hum Cancelling P90s - you'll get zero hum, but a cleaner tone that's pure p90.

  6. Hi, Do you make an F spaced Humbucker sized P90? Cheers! Robert
  7. Q Hi, Do you make an F spaced Humbucker sized P90? Cheers! Robert
    A

    Hey Robert,  as it turns out, we do not make an F-Spaced Humbucker P90. That said, the 50mm string spacing might still work. Check out our article on the subject here: Here's how to measure String Spacing

  8. Hello Where can i buy in Europe your pickups? Thanks Best regards Marco Lameiras
  9. Q Hello Where can i buy in Europe your pickups? Thanks Best regards Marco Lameiras
    A

    There are many dealers in Europe. Please check out dealer page here.

     

  10. I wish to purchase a p-90 humbucker that has hum cancelling for a neck position in a walnut bodied Tele w/ HH humbucker routes. Do you carry this wit Alnico V magnets and gold pickup cover?
  11. Q I wish to purchase a p-90 humbucker that has hum cancelling for a neck position in a walnut bodie...... Read more
    A

    Hey Andrew, yes – we offer this pick up in a gold cover and pole pieces, but our standard magnets are Alnico 4. You can request Alnico 5, if you'd like.

  12. 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 differe... Read more
  13. Q HUM-CANCELLING P90-HUMBUCKER FAQS says “What’s the tonal difference between this and your Stock P...... Read more
    A 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.
  14. I just asked a question about peter green mod on these p-90 – humbuckers. After a little reading of the website, perhaps the best question to ask is, what’s the best way to get the out-of-phase thing on a set of your 0-90 – Humbuckers, given that I have not yet placed an order. I will be using Gibson-type leads. Thank you! Bart
  15. Q I just asked a question about peter green mod on these p-90 – humbuckers. After a little reading ...... Read more
    A The best way to perform the mod is to have one pickup built with a 2-Conductor lead. This allows you to simply reverse Black & White and put that pickup out of phase. Then, you can reverse the pickup back if you don’t like it or decide to sell down the road.
  16. I want to replace the neck humbucker (BurstBucker 1) with a humbucker size p90 and keep the BurstBucker 2 in the bridge of my les paul 60 reissue. Should I go with the standard winding or under wound so they will be balanced?
  17. Q I want to replace the neck humbucker (BurstBucker 1) with a humbucker size p90 and keep the Burst...... Read more
    A I would go with the -5% neck for this pickup. If your BurstBucker 2 is 7.5K, the -5% neck would match nicely.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

55 Genuine Reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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