P90 – Humbucker

(43 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!


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

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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


Pure P90, Humbucker Looks

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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

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!

Sizing & Wiring Diagrams

Humbucker Dimensions

 

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

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!
Sizing & Wiring Diagrams

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

43 reviews for P90 – Humbucker

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  1. Jason (verified owner)

    I have two Ibanez guitars that are on the cheaper end (AF55 and AF75), but they play fantastic and I wanted a better tone. I tried some Phat Cat 90s and while it was ok, they were just to sterile and thin sounding.
    I decided to take a chance on these Fralin P90s and wow, they really make my guitars’ sound exactly as I hoped. These picks are full sounding and sound warmer, not sterile, with lots of definition.
    These will be staying in my guitar.

  2. Jerome Duvigneau

    Customer added no additional comments

  3. James Little (verified owner)

    Best in the business!
    I got the 5% extra wind and put this bad boy in the neck pickup of my Tele and WOW! What a versatile pickup.

    This pickup effortlessly pulls off blues, jazz, classic country, fingerstyle, classic rock, you name it!

    Fralin pickups are truly second to none! Order yours today!

  4. Doug Frede (verified owner)

    As usual, great sounding pickups. Put them in an ESP Eclipse CTM with a JB/59 and it’s tremendous. Quacks in the middle, great sounding neck and bridge. Perfect upgrade for any relatively inexpensive used guitar!

  5. Alex Demir (verified owner)

    Above and beyond! From clean to crunch the P90 humbuckers rekindled a love for my StingRay RS. Super satisfied with the range of tones I can get.

  6. Ricky Peters

    Unbelievable but Lindy did it!!! I have a vintage les Paul special with P 90’s … fantastic tone .. I put a set of the raw nickel covered humbucker size P90 in another guitar I have and I’m telling you in blind fold test I’m not sure anybody can pick which is which … Customer service is as good as it can get !!! Fralin Rocks!!!!

  7. Guy Schiavone (verified owner)

    Great Pickups, Great Service

    Great sound! Exactly what I was looking for.

  8. Michael Beach (verified owner)

    Great pickups!

    Fantastic upgrade to the p90’s in my Les Paul. Bright without being shrill, big and full but not muddy. Fantastic customer service as well. Thanks so much!

  9. Andy Callandar (verified owner)

    Brought back to life!

    Changed out the Humbuckers in my fender FSR custom Telecaster with a -5% and stock wind f/b respectively. PIckups created response and clarity like no other. With the amp on the edge of a breakup a little volume knob roll-off cleans up without loss of volume. Loved the action of the guitar but the tone was uninspiring because the original pickups were wound hot and had little dynamic range; these brought new life to my guitar. Tons of tone, clarity, and sensitivity to boost any playing style. Black chrome covers on a black guitar….stunning!! Thanks for making a great product!!!

  10. Gerald Gagnon

    Fralin dogear P90: The pickup sounds clear from bass to treble. Kinda like the best P90 I’ve heard for awhile. Thanks, Gerald.

  11. Brent Horrocks (verified owner)

    Awesome pickups!
    I love these pickups! I ordered stock output for both bridge and neck. It’s super mellow, very articulate, and howling with a bit of overdrive added in. Thanks Fralin Pickups!

  12. Brent Horrocks (verified owner)

    Wow! I love these pickups! Thanks Lindy + Team! They were a perfect drop-in replacement for humbuckers. The tone is amazing, and I couldn’t be happier!

  13. Adam Corwin (verified owner)

    It’s not exactly a P-90 and it’s not a humbucker, but it’s all single-coil, big fat sonic mojo. This is my second one. I used the first in the studio for my main slide tones in “The Paul” and I have this one on my touring semi-hollow body. It’s more predictable than my traditional P90 and it’s a great single-coil choice if you don’t want to start digging into your Les Paul like a jabroni. Seriously, it’s become one of my favorite tones both live and in the studio. These are an under-appreciated concept and Fralin hits the mark better than other similar choices I’ve tried -Adam Joad

  14. Brandon Ellis (verified owner)

    Sounds great! Great pickup, great customer service.

  15. Richard Skelding (verified owner)

    P-90 In Humbucker Cover: Exactly what I was looking for.

  16. Patrick Price (verified owner)

    Twang city!
    Loving these pick ups. Put them in an SG I like and the results have been awesome. Bridge has the classic P90 tone and can get really bright and twangy but doesn’t sound brittle. Roll off the volume a pinch and my ODs and fuzzes react dynamically which I love. Middle position is cool and makes for great funky tones. I opted for the 5% Underwound neck and I’m very pleased. I am always trying to brighten up the neck position in order to get more tones that still cut through and won’t sound too muddy or jazzy. Super happy with my product. Customer service was excellent 🙂

    Mack price

  17. Edward Mellis (verified owner)

    Best company and Products I have ever dealt with
    know nothing about guitars but was building one as a gift for grandson. Every person I talked to at Fralin Pickups was so helpful it got me through the project and the boy was ecstatic. Sounded so good with these pickups he sold his other 4n guitars and plays non stop. Thank you for such a great product and such helpful people

  18. Jeffrey White (verified owner)

    Great Tonal Upgrade
    What a great way to wake up a guitar tone!! These pickups and combination were perfect for what I was looking for. I do find these are just a little darker than the regular P-90’s but so close it’s hard to tell. Really awesome product. More purchases to come from me.

  19. Steven Poucher (verified owner)

    I put these in an LP special that I had put Frain p-92’s in previously. I liked the p92s but decided to go for a true single-coil. The p90s are awesome! I especially like the neck pick-up.

  20. Edward Oldham (verified owner)

    Great!

  21. Paul McCrary (verified owner)

    RP90H-S (set) installed in Epiphone Swingster. Installation by Pellerito Guitar included new wiring, caps and pots. Three months playtime later and still marvel at the tonal transformation. Articulation is exquisite, overtones rich and complex, pick sensitivity expressiveness cover full range smooth to barkin’. Loving these pick-ups!! Great product Lindy Fralin!

  22. Fred (verified owner)

    Just installed a set of stock pickups in a Gibson CS-336, replacing the stock humbuckers. I wasn’t sure what to expect but had gotten bored with the (perfectly adequate) PAF 59s that came with the guitar.

    I have not been able to put the guitar down since putting these in. They are incredibly touch sensitive and have brought out a completely different instrument. Off the rack this was kind of a blue machine/rock and roll guitar – great with gritty distortion (think Bryan Lee), but less interesting to me on its own. Now it responds to every little nuance of touch with finger or pick, especially in the split position. The neck pickup and split are my favourites, but the bridge with some drive can still rock. Although P/U installation in a small hollowbody is not for the faint of heart, this was a major improvement. Thanks!

  23. Michael Finocchiaro (verified owner)

    Amazing sound!
    I have a many guitars of all different types, so I took a Les Paul Studio that had mediocre at best sound with its stock pups and put a pair of p-90 in humbucker case in it. Holy moly what an excellent sounding guitar it is now. Couldn’t be happier with them. Pro sound for sure. Thanks Lindy Fralin!

  24. Michael Sipin (verified owner)

    Awesome P90!

    I put this in the neck of an Epiphone Sheraton II, and it’s exactly what i was hoping for. It has chunky crystal cleans, and with a little bit of breakup it sounds throaty and mean. I paired it with a gfs mean 90 on the bridge, which I will likely replace in the future with another Fralin HB sized p90. I’m very satisfied. This pickup easily beats other HB sized p90’s in this price range like the Gibson p94’s and the SD phat cats. Though I have yet to get my hands on some lollars.

  25. Cory Wilson (verified owner)

    Just what I wanted to hear! Picked this up for a Thin Line Les Paul with a single humbucker. Paired with with 50’s wiring scheme and this thing sings. So dynamic, raunchy when it wants to be, and articulate. It’s hard not to put one of these in every guitar I own!

  26. Miguel Padilla (verified owner)

    Excellent pickup! Glad I got the 5% underwound because it sounds perfect with my setup. Thanks Fralin staff!

  27. Michael Kohls (verified owner)

    I’m simply in love with these pickups. Nice complexity and harmonic overtones!

  28. Michael Thompson (verified owner)

    I opened them up and there was a fine scratch across the top of one pickup (only noticeable at certain angles, but still an eye sore) and since I have had them the black frame on the neck pickup has become slightly discolored – like a blue tint. They sound great though.

    • Tyler Delsack – Fralin Pickups (store manager)

      Hey Michael, Sorry to hear about the scratch – do you want a replacement cover? We’ll send one to you ASAP if so!

  29. Harry Baldaccini (verified owner)

    Installed these in a PRS and they fit perfect in humbucker frame. Very musical tones with distortion and clean up when wanted

  30. matthew.mooney (verified owner)

    In a Les Paul, I put a 5% in the bridge and a -5% in the neck, and it’s unbelievably awesome. Highly recommended combo for a Les Paul.

    I’m a huge P90 fan now. They have the power/fullness of humbuckers but with added clarity/openness and incredible touch sensitivity. The bridge can pull off hard rock (Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots) and borderline-metal (Tool, Deftones) no problem. At full gain, I can strum a chord hard and get the expected amazing distortion/breakup, but I can also gently strum a chord and a get warm bluesy ‘just breaking up’ dirty-ish-clean sound… with great sustain… and that’s all without even touching a knob on the guitar!

  31. Milan Vondrasek (verified owner)

    I replaced humbuckers (good distortion but lifeless clean) in Gibson SG. I pay attention to hum little bit now because singles (no hum is in middle position). The sound is amazing with great dynamics for both clean and distortion. SG lives now – exactly as expected.

  32. Ned Bolle (verified owner)

    Rippin’ slide tone!
    Dropped a pair of these into a partscaster project. Wow! Great, punchy tone. Creates a great grown pushing the front end of a tube amp. Pure P90 tone.

  33. Gary Payne (verified owner)

    I already reviewed these pickups, and am still stoked with how good they sound. I resubmitted this review to include the cap values I ended up with. (at least for now!) I really like these pickups best with a .022uF cap. I know tone is very subjective to each persons taste and music style, and this value works best for me. I like to play classic rock and blues, and the .022’s gave me the sound I was looking for. Still experimenting with cap values though! Great pickups Lindy!

  34. Gary Payne (verified owner)

    I’m pretty pleased with these pickups. The only p90 I own is in a 1956 Gibson ES225T. I really like the sound of that guitar, but don’t play it much because of it’s age. I really hate to put the wear and tear on it. So, i had this Epiphone dot laying around and thought why not? I installed a stock set, replaced the alpha pots with CTS pots and used a couple .05mfd caps. and wired it all up. These new pickups are not as airy sounding as the old P90, but a lot of that may be the guitar and not the pickups. These seem to have more punch. I can get a tube amp to break up pretty quick with these. That may or may not be a good thing for you, but I like the tone a lot. They do have a tiny bit of hum, but I mostly play strats and teles, and they are no different than most single coils I play. It really is negligible. They have a well balanced tone without being too bright or too boomy. I may play around with different caps in the guitar, say a .033mfd maybe just to see what they sound like. I got mine with the gold covers, and they look awesome. I think these pickups would be great for just about any style music. Enough punch for rock, a lot of growl for blues, and though I don’t play jazz, I don’t see why they would not be a good choice for that also. Very happy with these. GET SOME.

  35. C Harrison (verified owner)

    These have a really great tone. I wanted something in a newer Epiphone Riviera (humbucker size) that would be close in sound to some vintage gtrs I have that still have their stock P90 pickups. I decided to go for the stock P90s (I don’t mind the hum, I’ve always played single coils with hum and it’s never been an issue with me or anyone else I’ve worked with in the studio or live) and they seem very close to the old pickups. I wonder if they might even sound better, if I could hear them in the same gtr? They make this Epiphone a real joy to play now and I’m using it a lot. The only problem I had buying from Lindy was making up my mind between all the variety of great sounding humbucker sized pickups he makes. No regrets though. If your looking for a straight up P90 replacement, these sound really sweet and right for a P90. P90s to me, have such a cool sound for any style I usually want to play. This is my third set of Lindy’s pickups, and I have a feeling I’ll be hear again geeking out on which set to buy for another guitar.

  36. GHenderson (verified owner)

    Replaced the muddy pickups in my PRS McCarty Korina,nice and tight with a crisp sound. I do regret not buying the hum canceling version as they do hum a bit. A new guitar for $300.

  37. Jeff McCoy (verified owner)

    Unreal! I’ve tried 3 or 4 other humbucker sized P90’s and researched maybe 10 more. I have a number of P90 equipped guitars, so this is an area of great familiarity for me. Lindys humbucker sized P90 is the ONLY one that matches the sound of a true P90! I was so floored by how this pickup sounded that for a second, I thought I was playing one of my vintage juniors. The quest for a true sounding P90 in a humbucker size ends here my friends. From now on the only pickups that go in my guitars are Fralins. Period. Thanks a million Lindy, you nailed it.

  38. Nathan Gist (verified owner)

    Well dear reader I’m very pleased with my set of these p 90s . I’ve only been playing a few years but I’ve worked a lot of shows in San Francisco at The Fillmore so I know how good a guitar can sound . I had the bridge with 5% added per my techs suggestion and a stock neck I had him put them in an SG studio he says it sounds great and very unique in that guitar he should know he’s been NEIL YOUNG’S tech for 40 years. I love Fralins they’re in my two road worn strats and tele and in my heritage 535 I’m currently having a guitar built and we’re going to get a Fralin firebird for the bridge and a stock p90 for the neck , fingers crossed , it’ll squeal , scream and crunch like “old black” . Thank y’all so much for making such great products in my state of birth .

  39. Josh Lewallen (verified owner)

    I changed out the Starla bridge humbucker in my PRS Vela. The Vela has a D-type single coil neck pickup & a Starla humbucker w/ a push/pull pot for single coil tones. I felt the Starla bucker to be extremely bright and kinda thin. I didn’t care for the tone of the pickup with the tone rolled back and it’s the 1st time i’ve ever reached for my treble knob on my amps to dial it back before noon. This Lindy Fralin P-90 in a humbucker case was a perfect fit all the way round (physically & tonally.) I play modern worship music and i love my midrange. Playing in a band with two piano players, bass, and an acoustic guitar there’s alot of frequencies covered and i have my slim space that needs to cut at times and lay underneath or soar on top at other times with ALOT of effects going on. This pickup is perfect. It’s dynamic. It does what i asked of it and there’s not a gigantic volume jump between the PRS D-type neck pickup and the Fralin P-90. That being said i got the 2 conductor wire and used my push/pull pot for some out of phase tones. There’s a volume drop there, but it’s another useful and phenomenal tone. Very AM sounding and very useful at times. I’m digging this pickup.

  40. Sombrero D’Argentinovich (verified owner)

    As someone has already mentioned – Genius! I just had one of these installed in the bridge of a Gibson Les Paul Vixen model. It is 5% wound as I wanted just slightly more mids and less treble. After plugging it into my little hand-wired Marshall and striking that first chord I stood there for a few seconds with a giant grin on my face. You think I was happy? You’re DAMN right I was. This was the sound I was after! Balls & incredible clarity in the same package; no painful highs, and an incredible richness to every note. This is the sort of pickup that will inspire you and keep you playing for hours.
    The guitar in question came with the stock Gibson blandbuckers. I swapped them for vintage-flavoured bareknuckles which were a mild improvement at best( they really need to stick to high output). The Fralin P90 may as well be from another dimension compared with the rest. And it’s the same price! If you like TONE get this pickup!!!!!!

  41. Jason Morales (verified owner)

    I ordered a stock pair of the p-90 humbucker style with Alnico bars instead of pole pieces for the neck pickup only. The idea was to put them in my LP Custom to sort of emulate a 55 custom with the p-90 and the staple pickups. I was so stoked to unwrap these guys. The build was beautiful and with the jet black covers these things looked fantastic. Upon installation they sounded wonderful. The bridge pickup had an amazing bark with the perfect amount of bite, super smooth and creamy going through my color sound power boost pedal. The neck pickup is awesome. Warm with that alnico spank that you might find in a fender. A real treat to my ears through a clean channel. All in all no regrets on picking these babies up. Only thing I might have changed was to go another -5% or so on the neck pickup. No shortage of power there at all.
    I will also add that the people a Lindy’s shop were super nice and helpful. I called 2 different times and had great exchanges both times with the staff there.
    Thanks guys. Well done!!

  42. Twayn Williams (verified owner)

    I bought a -5% (total -15%) neck p90 in Humbucker Cover to install in the neck position of a 2013 Fender American Standard Telecaster. It replaced a Seymour Duncan bridge Phat Cat (the bridge PC humbucks with a bridge Fralin Blues Special) and while it was a good sound, it was a little too dark for my tastes. I emailed Fralin and they got back to me very quickly with a recommendation. I bought it, installed it, and it’s spot on for what I wanted — about midway between the Phat Cat and a Fralin vintage Tele neck. Perfect for my needs which are clean swing/gypsy jazz.

    There is a caveat: the p90 comes with regular humbucker mounting “ears” which means that the neck rout on a Fender Am Standard or Special will not be deep enough. I had already had my guitar modded to fit the Phat Cat, so it was a drop-in replacement. I don’t know if Fralin can use a different base plate or not, but it’s worth enquiring into.

  43. Pat (verified owner)

    These P-90’s are genius. I bought a new 2016 Gibson Memphis ES-339 with stock Burstbucker pickups (what could be better, right?). It sounded very good, but not great…a bit dark and one-dimensional. Having purchased Fralin Strat’ pickups in the past I thought of their P-90’s and tried ’em. Wow! These pickups are really, really versatile! These P-90’s most definitely elevated the tone of my 339…depth, full, some sparkle — not sure how they do it but these are the best. That said, there’s a tiny bit of 60 cycle hum under adverse environmental conditions, but not intrusive…less than a Strat’. If you can’t tolerate any hum, just get the noiseless Fralin P-90’s to elevate your tone! Enjoy!

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