Hum-Cancelling P90

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(157 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.

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

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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:

Have a question about our Hum-Cancelling P90? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible.

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    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?
  1. Q I am looking to get a noiseless dogear set for my Epiphone Casino. I was thinking short neck (5% ...... Read more
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    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

  2. 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
  3. 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).

  4. is there a left hand orientation?
  5. 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

  6. 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?
  7. 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.

  8. Can you reverse the magnet to get a Peter Green tone?
  9. 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.

  10. 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?
  11. 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

  12. 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
  13. 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".

  14. Can your Hum Cancelling P-90 be ordered in a set of 3?
  15. 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

  16. 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.,
  17. 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

  18. 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?
  19. 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
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    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.

  20. 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!
  21. 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.

  22. 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,
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.

  26. 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?
  27. 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.

  28. 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?
  29. 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.

  30. Hi I just bought a Guild guitar with a set of Franz p90’s Wondering what would be the best fit to have a simliar tone but without the hum , different magnets as regular p90’s but very low output, I was thinking about your soapbar p90 underwound? Dimension wise, would your pickups fit as Franz p90’s replacement ? Thanks a lot, I already own two of your pickups , Tele split Blade and pure Paf for my semi and love them! Hope this will work for... Read more
  31. Q Hi I just bought a Guild guitar with a set of Franz p90’s Wondering what would be the best fit to...... Read more
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    Hey Christophe, you can certainly use our 5% underwind to achive a lower-output, cleaner tone on our Hum Cancelling P90s. As far as magnets go, we have Neodymium, which we feel gives the most traditional P90 tone. We also offer Alnico 6, which gives a much softer and jazzier tone.

  32. Do the pickup covers interchange with stock Gibson covers? In case I want to change the look?
  33. Q Do the pickup covers interchange with stock Gibson covers? In case I want to change the look?
    A

    Hey Larry, as long as the string spacing is 50mm, you can interchange the covers. All Soapbar covers are relatively standardized across the industry.

     

  34. Do you know if the F-Spaced set of Hum Cancelling P90's would fit into a 72 Telecaster Deluxe with the fender widerange pickup cavities??
  35. Q Do you know if the F-Spaced set of Hum Cancelling P90's would fit into a 72 Telecaster Deluxe wit...... Read more
    A

    Yes, it should fit, assuming you're changing your pickguard.

     

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

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

     

  38. Which lead do I need if my guitar only has a single P90 pickup? (Original collection Les Paul Junior)
  39. 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.

     

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

157 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Douglas William Cardy
    Verified Buyer

    I ordered two sets P90 Dogears. 5% overwound for bridge positions and just the regular winding for neck. Hum cancelling is awesome! Have one set installed and they are excellent.
    Hope to have the others in another 330 soon. Might be a bit more expensive than some others however quality and sound, tone is amazing. Hope to get some humbuckers this year for my 335’s.
    Thank you again for the great pups! DWC, The Guitarmon!

  2. Peter Rodeschin
    Verified Buyer

    Just wish I knew about these sooner. Have one overwound in my LP jr and a pair in a Guild TBird. Sound amazing and are quiet.

  3. Derek

    Love these pickups. Lindy Fralin you are a wizard!

  4. Paul Rau
    Verified Buyer

    To Lindy and the team,
    I completed my first guitar build on a ‘partscaster’; swamp ash body and roasted maple neck with a Bigsby tailpiece. I used your Dynasonic, P90 and split blade Telecaster pickups. I replaced the tone control with a blender pot for the bridge and neck pickups. I couldn’t be happier. I have 3 distinct sounds from each pickup that are all loud and clear. I am using a handmade 5E3 clone amp and the tone is the best of all my guitars with the new Fralin pickups. Lindy thanks for your help selecting the pickups and with some follow questions during installation. I am still tweaking the pickup height adjustments to get equal volume and max tone. I will be recommending your products.
    Paul Rau
    Maniac Amplification

  5. Paul Smith
    Verified Buyer

    To Lindy, Tyler, and the kind staff at Lindy Fralin pickups,

    I recently purchased a Quiet P-90 for my lap steel guitar, and honestly can say that I have, after a 10 yr quest for the “right” sounding pickup, can say that my journey is over. This is quite possibly the best-sounding pickup I have ever personally owned. This pickup is a perfect match for my lap steel which is made of 1 piece of solid west African Khaya wood, which is a very beautiful warm-sounding tonewood, however, the pickup was crucial to get the right balance between mid-range “growl” and brightness to counteract the warmth of the Khaya wood. I can not say enough about how great this pickup sounds, and am extremely grateful to all, this is one amazing pickup!

  6. Mark Williams

    I had a Fralin hum-canceling P90 installed in the neck position of a Ron Thorn G/T several years ago but neglected to write a review (I’m about to order another for an LP Special I just found.). This pickup has been exactly what I’ve been looking for over years, and it has been just great–wonderful tone whether clean or overdriven & I love the innovative design. I’ve tried a number of “no noise” P90-type pickups from very, very well-respected builders without being completely satisfied, but the Fralin Hum-Canceling P90 is by far the best of its type I’ve ever tried.

  7. Grigory Orlov

    Hello, Lindy!

    Today I installed your P90 hum-canceling on one of the guitars. I work in a guitar workshop and have heard a lot of different pickups. But yours is something special! Most of all, I appreciate in the pickup the ability to respond to the dynamics of sound extraction and volume control. Even with very strong distortion, I can achieve a clear sound, or a crunch, only by turning the knob to a different position.

    Despite the snow outside the window, the mood was quite spring 🙂

    I want to thank you for your undoubted engineering and musical luck and wish you further success and development of your business!

    Best regards! Grigory, Moscow, Russia

  8. DZ Mauldwin
    Verified Buyer

    Replaced a Gibson P90 on a SG Junior Reissue with a %5 over wound Lindy Fralin noiseless P90. WOW! I absolutely love this pickup! Lots of growl like expected from a P90 but without the 60 Hz hum. Not muddy nor ice picky either. Really nice articulate P90 that responds to dynamic playing and the volume and tone knobs. Highly recommend this pickup!

  9. Dave
    Verified Buyer

    Replaced the 9k P90 in my Epiphone Coronet with a 5% overwound noiseless P90 from Lindy. Wow, this thing just honks. Fat, greasy tones, has me unleashing my inner Leslie West! Plus no 60 cycle noise!!!

  10. Garrick Roberts
    Verified Buyer

    Sounds like a P90 without the hum. Output seems very slightly down compared to single-coil P90 but it’s not a problem. I love it.

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