P90 – Humbucker
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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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
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.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90 - Humbucker.
|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|
|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|
**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.
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:
P90 - Humbucker Questions And Answers:
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I have a Godin ultra A6 and looking for recommendations to replace the Godin humbucker factory pickup
Q I have a Godin ultra A6 and looking for recommendations to replace the Godin humbucker factory pi...... Read moreA
Hey Steven, any standard humbucker will work just fine. Just pay attention to your string spacing. If you want a traditional P90 tone, this is a great choice. We also have it in a hum-cancelling version.
Can a P90 humbucker be made f-spaced for a fender bridge?
Q Can a P90 humbucker be made f-spaced for a fender bridge?A
Hey Mark, we don't have the covers, bobbins, or baseplates to make the P90 Humbucker in an F-Spaced version - we apologize for the inconvenience.
I have a 3-pickup guitar currently with humbuckers and would like to put in p-90s. Do you make a set of three with slightly increasing output moving from neck pickup, to middle pickup, and then to the bridge? Or do you have a recommendation?
Q I have a 3-pickup guitar currently with humbuckers and would like to put in p-90s. Do you make a ...... Read moreA
Hey Uri, we normally recommend (2) Neck outputs (one for the middle) and (1) Bridge output - thanks for your question!
Can you please suggest the best humbucker sized bridge pickup to create as much tele twang as possible in a PRS Studio nearfield guitar? The guitar has a fixed bridge and has a dark tone overall. Thank you!
Q Can you please suggest the best humbucker sized bridge pickup to create as much tele twang as pos...... Read moreA
Hey Jeff, I'd recommend the Twangmaster (if you can accomodate 50mm string spacing at your bridge) or the Sunbucker (Available in multiple sizes).
hey, can you guys put a gibson quick connect on one of your humbucker sized p-90s?
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.
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!
Obviously made with “la tête, les mains, les oreilles et le coeur”,
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.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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!