Hum-Cancelling P90

(137 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 humbucker 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.

8 Questions about Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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”.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

137 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Ken Cheshier

    I purchased a set of hum cancelling P90’s to install in my new Epiphone 339. The original pickups were not too bad, but I hate hum. After seeing a you tube video I pulled the trigger (bought them through Amazon), and man I am glad I did. They sound just like great single coil P90’s, but zero hum. I have bought many sets of pickups over the years and these have impressed as much or more than any pickup I have ever tried. I give them 10 stars!

  2. Phil Bardoul
    Verified Buyer

    If you’re looking for P90’s, look no further. These are, without a doubt the best sounding P90’s out there; bar none. The clarity and punch are astounding! You will not be disappointed. My experience dealing with Lindy and his staff has been phenomenal from start to finish. Absolutely the best! Do yourself a favour; try them out. You will be happy you did.

  3. James Gomez
    Verified Buyer

    I have a Dean Palomino whose pups went microphonic. I bought the P90 noise cancelling pups and they are awesome. I’ve been playing in bands for 37 years off and on. I have a bunch of guitars with great pups. This guitar, as an arch top jazz body with 3 pups and a Bigsby sounds fantastic. I actually play STP Plush with no squeal on top of Stray Cats, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, etc. Money well spent!

  4. Kyle Moore
    Verified Buyer

    Wow well worth the money ! I just upgraded to these hum canceling P-90 set .
    They are quiet when they need to be rich sounding .
    Beautiful cleans to all the way growling dirty ..
    I just put these is a USA Artist Custom quilt ..
    This is a incredible set perfectly balanced great for all I do , only sad thing is I’ll never put down my guitar again !

  5. Tom cadaret
    Verified Buyer

    I adore the sound I get out of these pickups. I have a redwood and walnut arch top guitar that my father built that needed to be amplified, not just for jazz, but for indie rock, blues, and a little country. I recently bought a bridge no hum p90, and had wonderful very accommodating customer service. Can’t say enough.

  6. Dave LiCari
    Verified Buyer

    Only P90ish pickup I’ll use. I love gain and hate hum so I tried a set of HC soapbars (thanks CME) in my Fender JA-90 Tele. I now play it more than my CS ’58 Les Paul! Today I replaced a stock P90 with a HC dogear on a LP Jr replica and I can do anything from country to metal. I won’t go back. Forward with Fralin!

  7. Chris Clemente
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced the p-90 in a PRS SE one. The noise of this pick-up is way quieter but retains the awesome P-90 tone. There is still a little noisy and less gain. But the tone is there!

  8. Artur Ostry
    Verified Buyer

    I have just put a set as a replacement on my custom built semihollow guitar and couldn’t do better. So much clarity, sensitivity and definition! Lindy is really one of a few to take time and answer all your questions helping to find the best solution. Thank you Lindy!

  9. Justin Heneghan
    Verified Buyer

    Lindy provides the best customer service I have ever encountered! I had an unique need for my guitar and Lindy worked with me directly to get the sound I wanted. I have no bridge pick up, only a neck and middle position. I was looking for a brighter middle position pickup so it would sound more like a bridge position pickup. The first P90 he sent was not as bright as i needed for this application so he made me a custom pick up specifically to meet my needs. I ended up with a Neck P90 under wound 5% with alnico rods and this pick up has exactly the sound I needed. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!
    – Justin

  10. Calvin Hoyt

    I got this as a replacement to upgrade my Hamer Special double cut a few months ago. The tone, balance, and sensitivity is great! It took just the slightest tweak of the pole heights to make it sound to my taste. I get that “whistling scream” from my high strings on solos to the barely audible notes making the best dynamic range ever. Thanks Lindy!

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