Hum-Cancelling P90

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(138 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:

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
Clear

Soapbar Covers

Please choose how you want your pickups to look in your guitar.

Dogear Covers

Choose your standard Dogear Covers below. Available are White, Black & Cream. If you want a Metal Cover, choose “Short Dogear” from the select box above.

Short Dogear Covers

Below are the covers available for Short Dogear singles and sets:

Dogear Shims

Shims help height adjust your Dogear P90 pickups with plastic covers.

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar Modification

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (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. Measure your spacing here.

Gold Screws (Optional)

We can use Gold Screws to give your pickups a different look for a small up-charge. Not necessary if you selected Gold Covers.

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.

10 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Hello – I’m looking for a set of the noiseless dogear p-90’s for an Epiphone Casino – what size do I need and will I need any shims? Thanks.

    1. Hey Chris, You’ll need the Short Dogear set for an Epiphone Casino. You probably won’t need shims if you go with Metal Dogear Covers, but if you choose Plastic Dogear Covers, you might need some. Here’s a good way to check if you might need any: All About Dogear Pickups

  2. Hello – I am looking to replace the Memphis Historical Spec dogear P90s on a reissue 1961 Gibson ES-330 from 2016. Could I ask you which of your styles — dogear vs short dogear — would be appropriate for this model? Additionally, would your 5% underwound model most closely match the stock pick-up? When do you typically recommend the underwound model? Thank you

    1. Hey BC, we would recommend Standard Dogear for this model guitar. Also, the 5% underwind will certainly make the pickups a bit cleaner and clearer-sounding than our Stock output.

  3. Hello, I’m looking to add a set of noiseless p90s in my Les paul deluxe, it doesn’t seem to give me the string spacing option for what is recommended for Gibson. Is this pickup not available in that spacing? Thanks!

    1. Hey John, for most Gibsons, 50mm (our standard string spacing) works just fine. You do not need F (Fender) Spacing, and if your guitar requires 49.2mm, as some Gibsons do, 50mm works perfectly for this application.

  4. I have a new Gretsch G2215 P90 and would like to replace the stock P90 with a Frailin Noiseless but I need to know if it would require a deeper body rout. I’m reluctant to do that with this particular guitar because it seems that it might compromise its structural integrity.

    1. It’s really tough to say without having the guitar in front of us. Please refer to the dimensions and depth of the pickup here. I would compare these dimensions to your current pickup. I don’t believe you would have any problems, as our Hum Cancelling p90 is the same height as a single coil p90.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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”.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

138 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Chris Ghormley

    Hello – I’m looking for a set of the noiseless dogear p-90’s for an Epiphone Casino – what size do I need and will I need any shims? Thanks.

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Chris, You’ll need the Short Dogear set for an Epiphone Casino. You probably won’t need shims if you go with Metal Dogear Covers, but if you choose Plastic Dogear Covers, you might need some. Here’s a good way to check if you might need any: All About Dogear Pickups

  2. Julien Klettenberg
    Verified Buyer

    These pickups have transformed my Casino. It had sat in its case for years, unloved. Now it feels like a brand new guitar. Can’t recommend them enough.

  3. BC

    Hello – I am looking to replace the Memphis Historical Spec dogear P90s on a reissue 1961 Gibson ES-330 from 2016. Could I ask you which of your styles — dogear vs short dogear — would be appropriate for this model? Additionally, would your 5% underwound model most closely match the stock pick-up? When do you typically recommend the underwound model? Thank you

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey BC, we would recommend Standard Dogear for this model guitar. Also, the 5% underwind will certainly make the pickups a bit cleaner and clearer-sounding than our Stock output.

  4. michel calandriello

    the perfect neck pickup for my collings
    290 more clarity than lollar p90 plus the re noiseless great service they are 200 percent dedicated to quality and customer service.

  5. Steve Wills
    Verified Buyer

    All I can say is I’m so happy with the P90 I put in a 1959 Les paul Jr. The desciption of the pick up is spot on, No more hum! This pick up is outstanding.

  6. John Riley
    Verified Buyer

    Hello, I’m looking to add a set of noiseless p90s in my Les paul deluxe, it doesn’t seem to give me the string spacing option for what is recommended for Gibson. Is this pickup not available in that spacing? Thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey John, for most Gibsons, 50mm (our standard string spacing) works just fine. You do not need F (Fender) Spacing, and if your guitar requires 49.2mm, as some Gibsons do, 50mm works perfectly for this application.

  7. Ed Harrington

    I have a new Gretsch G2215 P90 and would like to replace the stock P90 with a Frailin Noiseless but I need to know if it would require a deeper body rout. I’m reluctant to do that with this particular guitar because it seems that it might compromise its structural integrity.

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      It’s really tough to say without having the guitar in front of us. Please refer to the dimensions and depth of the pickup here. I would compare these dimensions to your current pickup. I don’t believe you would have any problems, as our Hum Cancelling p90 is the same height as a single coil p90.

  8. Jorn

    I am new to P90 but I have been a tone nerd for 35 years. Played many P90 guitars, but never owned one. Now I do. Based on reviews I went with this pick up. And I am very very happy I did. It sounds amazing. Lots of clarity but still with this wonderful P90 punch. I have spend some time to adjust the hight and polepieces a bit, but specially learned to work with both the volume and tone control. They respond so well to both, and you can get a lot of tons out of it. The real magic is that its musical and inspiring. Great great pick ups – and a huge bonus is hat they er hum free – and they really are. No noise, just pure beautiful tone, that can behave very nicely and turn in to a rock monster if you ask them. Total respect to Fralin for developing these pick ups.

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