P90 – Humbucker

(46 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!



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.

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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!

P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:

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1 Questions about P90 - Humbucker

  1. 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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  1. Rich

    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

    • Tyler Delsack (store manager)

      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.

  2. Alexander Hardt Verified Buyer

    Mind Blown – Again

    This is my fourth set / pickup from Lindy and again a mind-blowing experience. I paired it with a CS Nocaster Bridge pickup in an Ash Thinline Tele. With the help from Jon, I went for the 5% underwound option. Despite that this is my first P-90, it’s beyond words how great it sounds. It sings in a very rich and full voice. Not fat, but very warm and resonant.

  3. Bryan Eatman Verified Buyer

    p90 humbucker

    First off dealing with Fralin is a pleasure, called to get some information on which pickups would suit my guitar and the staff was very helpful. Then they suggested I speak with Lindy himself and to leave my number and he would call me back which he did a couple of hours later and we had a nice discussion on which ones would suit my needs and he was right on the money. the p90 humbuckers fit in perfectly and sound great I am completely satisfied with my purchase and would make the Fralin pickups my go-to resource. Thank You Lindy and staff for your help and Quality products, 2020 Epiphone standard 50s goldtop

  4. Jason Verified Buyer

    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.

  5. Jerome Duvigneau

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  6. James Little Verified Buyer

    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!

  7. Doug Frede Verified Buyer

    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!

  8. Alex Demir Verified Buyer

    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.

  9. 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!!!!

  10. Guy Schiavone Verified Buyer

    Great Pickups, Great Service

    Great sound! Exactly what I was looking for.

  11. Michael Beach Verified Buyer

    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!

  12. Andy Callandar Verified Buyer

    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!!!

  13. 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.

  14. Brent Horrocks Verified Buyer

    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!

  15. Brent Horrocks Verified Buyer

    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!

  16. Adam Corwin Verified Buyer

    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

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