P90 – Humbucker

(31 customer reviews)


The Lindy Fralin P90 in a humbucker cover is our Stock P90, now featured in a Humbucker size. Get all the P90 Tone, and Humbucker looks! This guitar pickup sounds just like our Fralin P90’s – fat and rich, defined and clear. Also available in a Hum-Cancelling version.


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We all love the sound of a P90 pickup.  The P90 is one of the most versatile pickup designs out there: it’s Rock, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, and Country, rolled into one pickup. At Fralin Pickups, we build our P90s with USA-Made Alnico IV bar magnets and wind them by hand, one at a time.  The P90 in a Humbucker Cover is Lindy’s P90 design, packed into a humbucker cover.


  • 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
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects

Due to supplier issues, we are discontinuing Jet Black Nickel covers until further notice. We’ll keep you updated when black comes back!


Lindy Fralin’s P90 in a Humbucker Cover features a familiar P90 tone.  Expect a clear, tight bottom-end, and an aggressive top-end. Also, expect a snarly fat midrange in-between. Our P-90’s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone, with a warm low end and a fat top end. Single notes have a punchy, thick sonic footprint and have great sustain. Chords break up nicely with a slight compression and great note separation. Fralin P-90’s offer undeniable clarity and definition while remaining strong, fat, thick, and punchy.

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 aggressive USA-Made Neodymium 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. We wind each pickup using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This winding technique gives our pickups a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics.

P-90 In A Humbucker Cover


  1. What’s the tonal difference between the P90 In A Humbucker Cover and your Stock P90? The P90 In A Humbucker Cover is slightly darker than our Stock P90, but not by a noticeable difference. It’s very subtle.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Will this fit in a Humbucker Position? Yes. It’s standard Gibson® humbucker sized.
  5. What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  6. 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.
  7. Wiring Diagrams? Here!


Wound to Vintage Specifications with 42 Gauge Plain Enamel Wire and uses Alnico IV Magnets. 500K Pots are recommended with this pickup.

Our Stock Set reads 7.2K on the Neck and 8.2K on the bridge.

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31 reviews for P90 – Humbucker

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  1. 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

  2. Brandon Ellis (verified owner)

    Sounds great! Great pickup, great customer service.

  3. Richard Skelding (verified owner)

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Miguel Padilla (verified owner)

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

  15. Michael Kohls (verified owner)

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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 .

  27. 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.

  28. 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!!!!!!

  29. 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!!

  30. 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.

  31. 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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