Hum-Cancelling P90

(133 customer reviews)

$159.00$318.00

Are you still searching for that noiseless P90 tone that sounds like a real P90? Your search has ended: introducing the Fralin Hum Cancelling P90. With a unique coil design and magnet structure, the Fralin Hum Cancelling P90 provides a versatile, hum-free tone that cleans up and gets dirty, with plenty of articulation and clarity. Read more to find your guitar’s real voice:

 

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Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar?

Most Soapbar Pickups are height-adjusted with screws that thread into the body.

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (Modern Les Paul Junior Tribute, Soapbar-equipped SG’s) Check this box if your guitar requires this modification. You’ll get 2 tabs to slip on the mounting tabs for threading your screws. Available in Gibson-Spacing only.

DIMENSIONS

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 More



All P90, No Hum.

Want to learn more about our Hum-Cancelling P90? Here's all the information you'll need:

Hum-Cancelling P90 FEATURES:

  • Lindy Fralin Original Design: True P90 Tone, No Hum
  • Multiple Outputs available for fine-tuning your Pickup’s voice
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Neodymium Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-Free 30-day exchange policy

Overview

The Fralin Hum Cancelling P90 is one of the best-selling models we make, and it’s easy to see why. Genuine P90 tone and dead-quiet performance? What’s not to love? 

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack, crystal-clear lows, and round highs. And the best part? Zero hum. Available in a Soapbar, Dogear, and Humbucker, you can rest assured knowing you can get the Fralin P90 tone in any guitar you have.

Sound

There are a few ways to cancel out the hum in a pickup. Some manufacturers feature a “stacked” coil design, which we believe leads to a lifeless and dull tone that lacks character. Lindy’s Hum Cancelling P90 features a Side-by-side coil design that is not stacked and attains a more accurate P90 tone that actually sounds like a P90.

Expect a vintage-voiced P90 tone, with a slightly thicker midrange and rounder highs. This pickup will undoubtedly push your amp hard and provide that snarly midrange and top-end “bark” we have come to expect from a P90. Suitable for many music styles, this pickup can scream and clean up nicely for jazz or blues.

Going even further, you can customize your tone by selecting Overwound and Underwound options. By overwinding a pickup, the tone gets thicker, darker, and dirtier. By underwinding a pickup, the pickup gets clearer and more articulate.

Speaking of versatility, are you looking for a jazzier tone? We can use Alnico 6 Magnets to taper the highs even more and offer you a softer sound. Are you searching for a cleaner and more Fender sparkle? Check out our Alnico Rod Version that features Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control.

Hum-Cancelling P90s consists of 100% USA-Made parts, including a precision injection mold, USA-Made Steel Screws, and Neodymium magnets. 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, using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique, which gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and preserve the pickup for years to come.

 

 

 


Tonal Graph for Hum-Cancelling P90:

The tone graph below for our Hum-Cancelling P90 features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Video

Listen to our friend Mike Hermans play our Hum Cancelling P90, only in a soapbar format.

 

 

 

Tech Specs

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

The phase of this pickup is reversible with 2-Conductor With Shield lead.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading (Stock):15.5K*
Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):16.8K*
Neck Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor Lead
Bridge Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor Lead
Magnet:USA-Made Bonded Neodymium
Wire:USA-Made 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Bobbin Material:USA-Made Nylon Injection Mold
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:50mm

* Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings aren't very helpful. Our Stock Set is close to the Vintage P90 output.

FAQs

FAQS:

  1. What’s the tonal difference between this and your Stock P90The Hum Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up, and has no hum!
  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 clear.
  3. What lead do I choose? This 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 respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  4. What’s the String Spacing? 49.5mm.
  5. I don’t see what I’m looking for? We can do some custom work, for sure. However, we’re not tooled-up for certain things, like Nickel Dogear Covers. Contact us if you’re not seeing something you’re looking for.
  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!

Sizing

Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

 

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:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Hum-Cancelling P90 Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our Hum-Cancelling P90? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

6 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Hello, Looking to buy a set of those Hum cancelling P90 to upgrade my epiphone wilkat (with Bigsby) and I was wondering if my options were right. Type: is the Short Dogear the correct option Output: Stock Type of leaf: two conductors with Leaf String Spacing: Standard Alnico 6 magnets (I’m looking for a softer tone). thanks in advance Vincent

    1. Hey Vincent, I believe there was a typo in your question – “Leaf String Spacing”. We Recommend 50mm String Spacing. All else looks good, just use the “Notes” field to request the Alnico 6 Mags!

  2. What value of pots should I use with the hum cancelling P90’s? Should I use the stock 250k ones? Also, would you recommend the usage of a treble bleed on the volume with these P90’s?

    1. We always recommend 500K pots with our Hum Cancelling P90s, or standard P90.

  3. can I get this pickup in a black Dodger for a 1960 SG JR. ? THANKS, JOHN

    1. Hey John, yes – we make our pickups in a Dogear mounting. Please select “Dogear” under “type”.

  4. Howdy! I have a Reverend Double Agent OG and I would like to replace the neck P90 with one of these, but I have 2 questions. 1) Should I have the output selected as underwound, stock, or overwound? I would like to match the volume of the humbucker, which the stock neck P90 does very well. 2) What string spacing should I select? Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Sam,

      I would recommend our Stock Output neck, Standard String Spacing (50mm) and 2C Lead.

  5. is the 50MM dogear and string spacing correct to fit into a les paul JR

    1. Hey Dan,

      Yes, 50mm and Dogear is the correct style for the Les Paul Jr. I recommend plastic covers (black, white or cream) instead of metal covers as the metal covers have a bit of a curve as they are designed to work on carved-top instruments.

  6. Hi, I have a Reverend Charger 290 (limited w/Bigsby) with two of their version of P90s. I would like to replace them with two of your Hum-Cancelling p90s. Could you tell me if your p/u’s will fit and if so which spacing I should order. I’ve already have two of my guitars set up with your pickups (one Strat and one Nashville Tele) they both sound amazing and have served me well on many a gig and recording session. So thank you for making me sound good. Thanks, -How


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

133 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Vincent

    Hello, Looking to buy a set of those Hum cancelling P90 to upgrade my epiphone wilkat (with Bigsby) and I was wondering if my options were right. Type: is the Short Dogear the correct option Output: Stock Type of leaf: two conductors with Leaf String Spacing: Standard Alnico 6 magnets (I’m looking for a softer tone). thanks in advance Vincent

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Vincent, I believe there was a typo in your question – “Leaf String Spacing”. We Recommend 50mm String Spacing. All else looks good, just use the “Notes” field to request the Alnico 6 Mags!

  2. Tommy Fontaine
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  3. Mark Hartman
    Verified Buyer

    This is my first experience with the “ noiseless” P90’s and I could not be happier!! I get all of the growl of a vintage P90 with zero noise. I even requested the 5% underwound trying for that true vintage sound and was rewarded 10 times over. I highly recommend these pickups. Could not be happier

  4. Michael Kahleck
    Verified Buyer

    Love my new Hum Canceling P90’s

    I’ve always loved the sound of P90 pickups. I’ve never liked the noise that you have to put up with. These are game changers for me. The neck pickup has that buttery warmth that I love. The bridge pickup has that nasty bite with the clarity for leads that I adore. All of this, without the noisy distraction, means I couldn’t be happier!

  5. Eric Wilson
    Verified Buyer

    No Buzz, Airy Dynamics

    I’m recommending this pickup with a 100% positive endorsement. The hum canceling technology works like a charm, and it sounds essentially identical to the Gibson P90 it replaced. A word about the “essentially identical” language – I own a 2017 Gibson R9, with stock Custombuckers. I also own a 2014 Gibson R8, also with Custombuckers. These two guitars are identical, except for the slight difference in the neck shapes. Same exact electronics. And yet, they sound noticeably different. The Custombuckers in the R9 have more output, less bass, and more zing on the top end. The ones in the R8 have lower output, more bass, and less treble. These are supposed to be identical Gibson pickups…one set from 2014 and one from 2017. So, if you’re looking for a dead-accurate match to your existing hummy, buzzy P90, remember that even in identical guitars, identical stock pickups are going to have varying tone and output. In my case, the Fralin noiseless P90, in “stock wind,” has just the tiniest fraction lower output than the Gibson pickup from my 2014 Wildwood Spec R6, identical bass and mids, and no loss of sparkle on the top end. As I say, nearly identical. And although noiseless, it still does that P90 thing, where you turn the volume down to 8, and it gets that different tone. My experience with Fralin pickups in the couple of guitars I have played that had them, is that they are generally on the “airy” side, as opposed to the midrangey hammer response you get in some brands. If airy and dynamic are your preference, you’ll love this noiseless P90. In my use, I roll the tone back to 7 when using it in a high gain situation. Then in cleaner mode, with the tone back up to full, it’s all chimey and sparkly, just how you would want. As a bonus, the Fralin company is nothing but great when it comes to customer relations. So, if you’re looking for a noiseless P90, buy this one without hesitation.

  6. Brandon O’Reilly
    Verified Buyer

    Amazingly verstaile

    Such great pickups – clean notes are so clean and yet they handle distortion really well that you still hear every note. New favs!

  7. K Robertson
    Verified Buyer

    American beauty

    I went with a stock hum-cancelling P90 bridge pickup and turned my inexpensive Epiphone LP Junior into a TONE beast! I had already replaced both pots and the jack, and this pickup was the final and most critical component. The follow-up emails with installation tips were really helpful. I went with the traditional Gibson shielded wire and it went into my guitar easy-peezy. Great website, easy ordering, and an awesome, sassy pickup that is SO quiet! I work for a small business in Southern California and wanted to support another great small American business- Lindy Fralin and his team of pros! My new P90 was clearly made with love and transformed a guitar I thought of selling many times into a guitar I can’t put down. Thank you!

  8. Dan Elder
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  9. Rex Shepard
    Verified Buyer

    Another stellar pickup! Just had a 5% underwound noiseless P90 installed in a Tele neck position. Tried the guitar out in the builder’s shop and everyone had to stop and listen – tonal bliss – and smiles all around.

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