P90 – Humbucker

Vintage P90 Tone, Humbucker Looks

$129$258

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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( 64 genuine reviews)

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

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Pure P90, Humbucker Looks

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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.

Sound Samples for P90 – Humbucker:
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All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For P90 – Humbucker:

The tonal graph below for our P90 – Humbucker features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Tech Specs:

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

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:8.8K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10.3K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.


P90 – Humbucker Dimensions:

Fralin Humbucker Dimensions

P90 – Humbucker FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your P90 – Humbucker have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your P90 – Humbuckers to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

64 Genuine Reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. Michael Sipin

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  2. Cory Wilson

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  3. Miguel Padilla

    Verified Purchase

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

  4. Michael Kohls

    Verified Purchase

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

  5. Michael Thompson

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  6. Harry Baldaccini

    Verified Purchase

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

  7. matthew.mooney

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  8. Milan Vondrasek

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  9. Ned Bolle

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  10. Gary Payne

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  11. Gary Payne

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  12. C Harrison

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  13. GHenderson

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  14. Jeff McCoy

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  15. Nathan Gist

    Verified Purchase

    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 .

  16. Josh Lewallen

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  17. Sombrero D’Argentinovich

    Verified Purchase

    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!!!!!!

  18. Jason Morales

    Verified Purchase

    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!!

  19. Twayn Williams

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  20. Pat

    Verified Purchase

    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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