P90 – Humbucker

Vintage P90 Tone, Humbucker Looks


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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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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!


Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:

Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


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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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


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:
About this Sound Clip:

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.


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.

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

Customer Reviews

66 Genuine Reviews for P90 – Humbucker

  1. Big Daddy

    I played this pickup for a month before leaving this review. I like it more every time I play it. It’s everything Lindy describes it to be. I’ve tried a few of the other P90 humbuckers out there, and I must say this is the best one I’ve tried, by far. I got the 5% under-wound and put it in the neck of my Tele. Very clear and articulate, with plenty of P90 personality, but always very clean and clear. Chords sound fantastic with this pickup. Not sure how Lindy does it, but this does indeed sound like a top quality P90. Exactly the sound I was wanting for this guitar.

  2. Kirill Zorin

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  3. Damian David

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  4. Cepheus Strachan

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  5. Toshio Yamada

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  6. Van Rice

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  7. Jon Earl Spyker

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  8. 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!

  9. Tim Grace

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Bryan M

    Verified Purchase

    This is my second pair of Fralin pickups. I put a set of stock P90s in my old Yamaha SBG-200 and they’ve really breathed new life into that guitar. I’d been really falling in love with the sound of P90s for a while but didn’t have any guitar equipped with them, so these humbucker-sized pickups made for a very easy drop in replacement. They are so sweet sounding and very versatile, capable of covering tones for jazz, blues, rock, and I’m sure so much more. I am very happy with my purchase and I play this guitar much more now!

  12. François

    Verified Purchase

    Obviously made with “la tête, les mains, les oreilles et le coeur”,
    thank you

  13. Lauren Aase

    Verified Purchase

    Great Pickup Great Service

    Beautiful P-90 single coil sound and classy looks. I like that they drop right in to the humbucker routes on my ES335 Dot without any modifications to the body or having to buy additional hardware. The neck pickup had a phase issue when I received it but Lindy paid for shipping and fixed it and gave me a complimentary t-shirt and a pre-wired push-pull volume pot to switch to out of phase if I desire. Class A company and Class A pickups.

  14. Michael Maio

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  15. William Hustad

    Would like to buy HB p90 for single pickup Eastman AR371 (ES-175 copy). I play swing and early 50’s style jazz (like early Herb Ellis tone) so relatively bright as far as jazz tones go, but still fat sounding. Two questions please… 1] I’m considering an under-wound but thought I’d check and see if that’s what you recommend and if 2% or 5%. I’m using Thomastik flatwound .12s and acoustically the guitar has jangly clear highs that are somewhat more pronounced than the mids/low mids, while the bass is well balanced. I’d like to have some room to move on the tone control, making the tone darker and fatter but without losing too much clarity. 2] Second, is the “matte black” cover plastic? And will that have any noticeable effect on the tone compared to nickel? Thanks for your help

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey William, as a jazz player myself, I’d recommend going with the Stock output, especially if your guitar is bright acoustically. They are modeled after the early ’50s P90s. They are still plenty clean and bright without being too thick and dark. The Matte Black Cover is Nickel Silver – not plastic.

  16. Alexander Hardt

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  17. Bryan Eatman

    Verified Purchase

    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

  18. Jason

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  19. Jerome Duvigneau

    Customer added no additional comments

  20. James Little

    Verified Purchase

    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!

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