Hum-Cancelling P90

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(160 genuine reviews)

$159$318

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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Soapbar Covers

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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.

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Notice

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

Recommendation

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



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:

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.

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

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.

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

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

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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.

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:

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    Hi there, Can anyone tell me if there is much tonal difference between the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS and the Alnico Noiseless P90 HUMBUCKER? I was going to get the first one but if I can replace my current neck humbucker with the Alnico Noiseless P90 HUMBUCKER, it would save me having to potentially rout the guitar and fabricate a new pickguard to incorporate the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS. If you could please let me know when ... Read more
  1. Q Hi there, Can anyone tell me if there is much tonal difference between the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WIT...... Read more
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  2. What affect does going 5% under wound on both hum-canceling P90’s have? Would it provide more volume range before over driving the input stage of the amp?
  3. Q What affect does going 5% under wound on both hum-canceling P90’s have? Would it provide more vol...... Read more
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  4. Doing a custom semi hollow body build and wanting a mellow tone similar to B&G Little Sister P90’s. Planning to go hum canceling P90’s with -5% on both pickups. Should this get me close?
  5. Q Doing a custom semi hollow body build and wanting a mellow tone similar to B&G Little Sister ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Andy, the -5% would work really nicely with that guitar and help scoop out some of the midrange and provide some clarity. By mellow, you could be referring to a tone with softer highs, or, you could be referring to a quieter, more polite P90 tone. I'd recommend going with the Stock output for the former, -5% output for the latter. - Tyler

  6. Hi! I have a dark sounding guitar with an all mahogany body. I play low in open C and was wondering if I use the -5% underwound, I can get some clarity back?
  7. Q Hi! I have a dark sounding guitar with an all mahogany body. I play low in open C and was wonderi...... Read more
    A

    Hey Rob, Yes, I believe so, particularly if you're coming from higher-output pickups. The -5% will scoop some midrange and give you a bit more clarity. - Tyler

  8. Hello! My plan is to put a set of Lindy Noiseless P-90s in a Jim Adkins JA-90 Thinline Tele body. I have the body and neck with no electronics at all yet, so there is no pre-existing wiring. Would you mind giving me a brief explanation of String Spacing and what effects this has? Which spacing would you recommend for me? Also, does Lindy sell the wiring kits with all the needed electronics or do I need to get that somewhere else? Any advice you h... Read more
  9. Q Hello! My plan is to put a set of Lindy Noiseless P-90s in a Jim Adkins JA-90 Thinline Tele body....... Read more
    A

    Hey Ed, for the String spacing, we normally recommend a 52mm Bridge and 50mm neck on a Fender Tele. Check out this article here for more information. Regarding the electronics, you can opt for one of our Prewired Telecaster Control Plates, or our Read more

  10. I am looking to get a noiseless dogear set for my Epiphone Casino. I was thinking short neck (5% underwound)/standard bridge (5% overwound). Would this work for a balanced set? Also, do you also recommend a shim for the bridge to bring it closer to the strings?
  11. Q I am looking to get a noiseless dogear set for my Epiphone Casino. I was thinking short neck (5% ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Dan, if you purchase a "Stock" set, the neck is already -10% from the bridge, and is very balanced. Any additional underwinding / overwinding will throw this a bit out of balance. For example, if you overwind the bridge, I recommend overwinding the Neck as well to keep things in balance. I absolutely recommend checking your pickup height at the bridge and determine if you need a shim. Read more

  12. Hi, I need to know the exact size of noiseless P90 plastic cover soap bar mounting screws to install my new pickup. I don't have the original screws. I have purchased aftermarket P90 screws but they are 2.8 thread diameter and too large so if you can provide your specific size then I will know the size I need find. thanks for your help Tony
  13. Q Hi, I need to know the exact size of noiseless P90 plastic cover soap bar mounting screws to inst...... Read more
    A

    Hey Tony,

    #3 x 1-1/2” Phillips Oval Head (#2 Head).

  14. is there a left hand orientation?
  15. Q is there a left hand orientation?
    A

    Hey Tom, this pickup can be rotated in the guitar. Just make sure the "D" pole is the highest pole. On Left-Handed guitars, the pickups' lead should come out of the treble side (under the high E string). - Tyler

  16. What's your opinion on 250k pots vs. 500k pots for p90's? I'm having a harness made, and they say 500k pots are the ones to use. I want to put the hum cancelling soapbars on a new Melody Maker E1, w. 43mm nut width, so I assume standard sizing. If the bridge spacing is 52.5 then is the soapbox pole distance still 52 or 50?
  17. Q What's your opinion on 250k pots vs. 500k pots for p90's? I'm having a harness made, and they say...... Read more
    A

    Hey Michael, 500K pots for sure, and you want 50mm (standard) spacing for your pickups.

  18. Can you reverse the magnet to get a Peter Green tone?
  19. Q Can you reverse the magnet to get a Peter Green tone?
    A

    Hey Brian, yes - you can certainly request this. Please use the "Notes" field on the checkout screen to request it.

  20. I have a hollow body Guild StarFire ST. Do I need a bottom bracket so I can install it into a hollow body? If so, do you sell them?
  21. Q I have a hollow body Guild StarFire ST. Do I need a bottom bracket so I can install it into a hol...... Read more
    A

    Hey Steve, this is a good question. I'm not sure how your guitar is routed , or what's underneath the pickups. Traditionally, soapbars are mounted directly into a piece of wood under the pickup, screwed into the body. We also have a "Pickguard Mount" for the Soapbar. Lastly, if Humbuckers will work for this guitar, we have this model in a Humbucker housing... Read more

  22. I have a Gibson SG Special soap bar p90 . What spacing should i request 50 mm ? I want to order the noiseless pickups .. thx David
  23. Q I have a Gibson SG Special soap bar p90 . What spacing should i request 50 mm ? I want to order t...... Read more
    A

    Hey David, 50mm is the standard spacing, so all you need to order is "Standard".

  24. Can your Hum Cancelling P-90 be ordered in a set of 3?
  25. Q Can your Hum Cancelling P-90 be ordered in a set of 3?
    A

    Hey Ed,

    You can do this, but you have to select a Complete Set first, add that to cart, then add another Neck pickup to cart. Leave us a note on the Checkout Screen to let us know that this is a 3-pickup guitar. Thank you. - Tyler

  26. I have a stock 2013 50s tribute Les Paul, p-90 guitar, I would like to install a set of your 5% overwound pickups in this guitar, do I need to Mess with the stock pots, or leave them as is?, I use headrush MX5 and really love some tones I’ve created, but wish to get rid of the annoying hum. We play anything from full gain to country.,
  27. Q I have a stock 2013 50s tribute Les Paul, p-90 guitar, I would like to install a set of your 5% o...... Read more
    A

    Hey Larry, we recommend keeping your standard Pots, as long as they are 500K.  - Tyler

  28. I’m sorry in advance if I’m over thinking this. But on your Tips page it says most P90‘s &?humbucker‘s the lead comes out of the treble side. But then below that it says neck humbucker‘s, the lead comes out the Bass side. I have a set of your noiseless p90s and I just want to be sure that on the neck pick up if the lead comes out of the treble side or the bass side?
  29. Q I’m sorry in advance if I’m over thinking this. But on your Tips page it says most P90‘s &?hu...... Read more
    A

    Hey Greg, it is quite confusing. We make our pickups the same way - with the lead coming out of the Treble side. On Les Pauls and the like, sometimes the pickup needs to be turned around and the lead comes out of the bass side. It's fine either way, just check the pole piece stagger - we pre-set the stagger, and if the pickup needs to be turned around, you might need to adjust it a bit.

  30. Hi, Hope you are well. I am in the middle of a custom guitar build and am planning on using 3 P90s. I am wondering if you can assist with recommendations as to the best way going about this. Thank you in advance, Cheers!
  31. Q Hi, Hope you are well. I am in the middle of a custom guitar build and am planning on using 3 P90...... Read more
    A

    Hey Julian, we recommend two Neck Outputs and one Bridge Output for the 3 P90 route.

  32. I have a guitar made by a company here in the UK called Vintage a mid-range guitar that came with 3 stacked ceramic P90's , when I hit the gain on the amp it hums bad, you need a noise gate, it's a great guitar well built, solid Alder body, and Rosewood Maple Neck , I am looking to upgrade these P90's I don't mind going with a decent set of pups, what can you recommend for a guitar that requires 3 P90's without the hum,
  33. Q I have a guitar made by a company here in the UK called Vintage a mid-range guitar that came with...... Read more
    A Hey Brian, definitely check out these Hum Cancelling P90s. If going with 3 Pickups, go with two Neck outputs (one neck, one middle) and one Bridge output.
  34. I'm going to buy a set of the Hum-cancelling p90s but have a few questions. I have a Jazzmaster with a Mastery bridge. I was wondering: * What outputs do you recommend? I know this is by preference, but curious if y'all have opinions for a JM. * What spacing should I order? I believe this should be 52mm because of the Mastery Bridge (although this is a fender guitar). Thanks!
  35. Q I'm going to buy a set of the Hum-cancelling p90s but have a few questions. I have a Jazzmaster w...... Read more
    A

    Hey Travis, we recommend the Stock Output for the set, and F-Spacing at the Bridge. This will optimize the tone for your guitar and setup.

  36. I am looking to replace the P90s on a Collings I-30 as I'm looking for a thicker tone, especially on the 1st and 6th strings, but still want to keep it clean. What would you recommend on product (trad'l P90 vs. hum canceling) and specs, and do you know whether your P90s will work well with that guitar?
  37. Q I am looking to replace the P90s on a Collings I-30 as I'm looking for a thicker tone, especially...... Read more
    A

    Hey Joseph, our Hum Cancelling P90s feature a touch more output and midrange, so you might like it to warm up the tone over the single coil P90s.

  38. I am wanting to add the Hum free P90 soap bar to my Fender Tele Deluxe (Chris Shiflett model) as an upgrade. What type of lead and string spacing should I get?
  39. Q I am wanting to add the Hum free P90 soap bar to my Fender Tele Deluxe (Chris Shiflett model) as ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Ray, if you're looking to upgrade the Neck, choose 50mm. If you're looking to upgrade the bridge, use 52mm. I would choose Gibson Lead if you have two Volumes and two Tones.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

160 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Dan Elder
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  5. 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.

  6. Michael Keating

    I picked up a Heritage H530 this past year. It was beautiful. Played and felt unbelievable. But the Lollar p90s (which are held in high regard) were simply unusable (I do experience a bit more noise in my home than elsewhere). I had my tech install Fralin Hum-cancelling P90s. Over the past year, the Heritage has overwhelmingly become my favorite guitar I’ve ever owned for virtually every style. Whether playing worship/ambient music, jazz, funk, blues, or rock, the pickups shine. The pickups are beautifully balanced, have a great clarity, and work well with varying degrees of gain. While these pickups are not cheap, I would claim they are worth every cent. Brilliantly dynamic, cleaning up beautifully, and so versatile.

  7. Mark Hartman
    Verified Buyer

    This is my first experience with your products and I’m just blown away. I’ve got all the growl of a p90 with none of the noise! Highly recommended. Could not be happier

  8. James Ryan
    Verified Buyer

    Absolutely Brilliant! True P-90 tone without the hum!

    The hum-cancelling P90 from pickup guru Lindy Fralin solved a huge problem I’ve had for years. A P90 sounds unique unto itself, but under certain high-gain settings, the hum can be overpowering. Problem solved! It delivers the thick P90 sound with no buzz or hum…PLUS the aged nickel cover (available as an option) perfectly compliments the natural play wear of the guitar I dropped it into. Thank you and your team, Lindy. You are a wizard….it’s magic!

  9. Justin Stewart
    Verified Buyer

    Hum Cancelling Super Tone

    This pickup is so badass. It’s quiet but snarls like a beast. This has changed my life forever. On top of that, I called to ask about setup, and Lindy himself answered and gave me some super helpful info.

  10. Joseph Farrell

    Great Pickups!! I put these in my PRS 245, and they gave me the look and sound I wanted!!

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