P90 – Humbucker

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(59 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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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

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 About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 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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    hey, can you guys put a gibson quick connect on one of your humbucker sized p-90s?
  1. Q hey, can you guys put a gibson quick connect on one of your humbucker sized p-90s?
    A

    Hey Mike, as it turns out, we do not offer the Quick Connect system - actually, we recommend removing it altogether as while it does make swapping pickups easier, you are putting a plastic connection where a soldered connection should be. Upgrading to a soldered harness would be the best upgrade for your tone and reliability.

  2. Is the stock P90 set hum cancelling when both pickups are selected?
  3. Q Is the stock P90 set hum cancelling when both pickups are selected?
    A Hey Garth, yes!
  4. Have you ever had anybody mail pickups (two of your P90- Humbuckers) back to you to install in a pre-wired pickguard? I have a 2016 Fender Stratocaster Elite and instead of swapping out pickups I would prefer to do an entire pick guard, switch, pots, etc. Thanks, Todd
  5. Q Have you ever had anybody mail pickups (two of your P90- Humbuckers) back to you to install in a ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Todd, as it turns out, we don't really do that here. It's better to take the parts to a local luthier and have them install everything in your pickguard. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

  6. I have a Gibson SG with Classic 57s that I want to convert to P90s and I've settled on the Fralin P90 - Humbuckers. I'm going to need to replace the wiring harness because it has coil splits and I want to get rid of all that stuff. First question is should I go with the stock winding? I just got a Les Paul Special P90 and I love that tone. The closer I can get to that, the better, even though I know the SG will probably have a bit thinner and les... Read more
  7. Q I have a Gibson SG with Classic 57s that I want to convert to P90s and I've settled on the Fralin...... Read more
    A

    Hey George, we would recommend the Stock Winding for your setup - you'll get a vintage P90 tone and output. To address your second question, there's really not much sonic difference between 500K and 550K, in my experience. If there is, it's extremely subtle and your tone won't be disaffected by it at all.

  8. Hi! I have a Danelectro Baritone 66bt and I love the weird lipstick bridge pickups, but I'm underwhelmed with the stock humbucker-sized p90 in the neck. Looking to replace the just the neck pickup with a Fralin humbucker-size p90. Which Fralin would you recommend for this guitar and to match with the danelectro lipstick bridge?
  9. Q Hi! I have a Danelectro Baritone 66bt and I love the weird lipstick bridge pickups, but I'm under...... Read more
    A

    Hey Jake, I'd recommend going with a stock P90 Humbucker neck pickup, with 2-Conductor Lead. It should match really nicely.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

59 Genuine Reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. Kirill Zorin
    Verified Buyer

    I was shocked at how good this pickup turned out. Easy to install, sounds great, highly recommended to anyone looking for something outside of your usual humbucker or single coil guitar. Will happily get another when the time comes. Thanks!

  2. Damian David
    Verified Buyer

    I popped these babies into my SG and man! Glad I did. The sound is fantastic out of the box and when I fine tuned the screw heights to the strings, the levels are perfect. Theyvare soooo expressive. Now, I am admittedly more of a single coil guy over a burst bucket, but even so, I’m considering swapping the humbuckers out of my Tele deluxe with some more of these. Lindy Fralin has turned all of my favorite guitars to play into my favorites, and these are no exception.

  3. Cepheus Strachan
    Verified Buyer

    These pickups are astounding. Far superior to GFS and Seymour Duncan. I believe the perfect description for other humbucker size p90s is ” pinched sounding “. These pickups are open, warm, and glassy. They really brought my PRS hollow body II to life.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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