Hum-Cancelling P90

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(147 genuine 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:

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

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:

    What capacitor value do you recommend for the stock noiseless p90 set?
  1. Q What capacitor value do you recommend for the stock noiseless p90 set?
    A

    Hey Chris, I would recommend a 0.02mfd cap value.

     

  2. Which lead do I need if my guitar only has a single P90 pickup? (Original collection Les Paul Junior)
  3. Q Which lead do I need if my guitar only has a single P90 pickup? (Original collection Les Paul Jun...... Read more
    A

    Hey Scott, you can go with a Gibson Braided Shield lead for an easy installation.

     

  4. What output do I choose?
  5. Q What output do I choose?
    A 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.
  6. What lead do I choose?
  7. Q What lead do I choose?
    A 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.
  8. What’s the tonal difference between this and your Stock P90?
  9. Q What’s the tonal difference between this and your Stock P90?
    A The Hum Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up, and has no hum!
  10. 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!
  11. Q I’m looking to add a set of noiseless p90s in my Les paul deluxe, it doesn’t seem to give me the ...... Read more
    A 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.
  12. I purchased a Gretsch 5627 p90 model from guitar center. It has the soap bar style cream p90 pickups. The stock pickup does hum quite a bit. I have a noise gate but it sucks up tone. Which specs would you recommend to replace these?
  13. Q I purchased a Gretsch 5627 p90 model from guitar center. It has the soap bar style cream p90 pick...... Read more
    A You can’t go wrong with a set of our Stock output Soapbar Hum Cancelling P90s. I would recommend going with the 2-Conductor Lead.
  14. I have a 9.0k dogear P90 that I want to replace with one of your noiseless P90’s because the 60 cycle hum is driving me bonkers when I dial up the stink on my amp. Which wind would approximate the fat, midrange-y tone of this P90?
  15. Q I have a 9.0k dogear P90 that I want to replace with one of your noiseless P90’s because the 60 c...... Read more
    A I would personally go with the +5% output to match up with a 9K P90. Stock Output might cut it as well, as Hum Cancelling P90s tend to be a little more midrange-heavy than their single-coil counterparts. That said, if you mainly play clean, go with the Stock Outputs. If you mainly play dirty or overdriven, go with the +5%.
  16. Hello! I am planning to put a Hum Cancelling P-90 in the Bridge of my Novo Serus to go with the Fralin Firebird (stock wind) in the neck. Which output wind would you recommend and which spacing? Thanks!
  17. Q Hello! I am planning to put a Hum Cancelling P-90 in the Bridge of my Novo Serus to go with the F...... Read more
    A I recommend Standard Spacing (49.5mm / 50mm) for the bridge position of a Novo Serus. I would go with the Stock Output as well – they will match really nicely.
  18. I can’t find the dimensions of your noise-canceling p90. I have a single dogear Les paul junior and I have been advised that the channel cut inset is not deep enough for a Seymour Duncan or Kinman p90 noiseless pickup and I would have to rout out the space. Is this the case with your noiseless p90 also?
  19. Q I can’t find the dimensions of your noise-canceling p90. I have a single dogear Les paul junior a...... Read more
    A

    We're sorry for the delay on this! I had to find the time to amend the cover drawing I have up on our site. The new dimensions are here.

     

  20. Hi, Just wondering about which string spacing I should choose for the hum-canceling P90s. I have a 36mm string spread at the nut and 52.4mm at the bridge. my nut width is 43mm. Thanks, Chris
  21. Q Hi, Just wondering about which string spacing I should choose for the hum-canceling P90s. I have ...... Read more
    A Hey Chris, we recommend the standard string spacing of 50mm.
  22. I am wanting to add a Hum free P90 to the neck position of my next thinline tele build and trying to decide which tele bridge pickup to pair it with. I want it to match the output of my current thinline which has a High Output Split blade neck and SHO split blade bridge. Would the Steel Pole hum free bridge pickup be a good match and should I consider a hotter wind on either pickups?
  23. Q I am wanting to add a Hum free P90 to the neck position of my next thinline tele build and trying...... Read more
    A The Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge would be a touch cleaner and brighter than the Hum Cancelling P90. I would recommend going with the -5% Hum Cancelling P90 Neck and a Stock Split Steel Pole Tele Bridge for a compensated tone.

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Hum-Cancelling P90 Questions And Answers:

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

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

147 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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Bridge Output:

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Type of Lead:

Gibson® Braided Shield

String Spacing:

Standard (50mm)

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