Hum-Cancelling P90

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(182 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:

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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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.

3 P90 Set

Buying 3 P90s as a set? Check this box. We have a few winding options for you.

Let us know how you want your 3 P90 Set to work in your guitar!

Gold Screws

We can use Gold Screws instead of Nickel for a small up-charge. Not necessary if Gold Covers are selected.

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.

SPEED UP YOUR ORDER

Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:


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 About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 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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Have a question about our Hum-Cancelling P90? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Hi! I own a Riviera with three (dogear) P90’s and I’m thinking of replacing them with your hum cancelling P90’s. Which pickup (neck or bridge) would you recommend for the middle position? Thanks in advance!
  1. Q Hi! I own a Riviera with three (dogear) P90’s and I’m thinking of replacing them with your hum ca...... Read more
    A

    Hey Emile, a Neck output always works perfectly as the Middle Position.

  2. Do I need the 2 conductor wiring for an SG Junior? (single pickup)
  3. Q Do I need the 2 conductor wiring for an SG Junior? (single pickup)
    A

    Hey Charles, no you don't - Gibson Braided lead will work just fine!

  4. Hello- Have a hum cancelling P-90 on the way for use in a Les Paul Junior. I was wondering if the performance of the pickup would be adversely affected if I put a 50’s spec wiring harness in the guitar. (One 500K pot, one 250K pot). Thanks for any response.
  5. Q Hello- Have a hum cancelling P-90 on the way for use in a Les Paul Junior. I was wondering if the...... Read more
    A

    Hey Michael, sorry for the delayed response to your question. No - not at all! It should sound great.

  6. How do I order this pickup with the nickel soapbar cover? There are pics of nickel, but the form doesn't seem to have it in the options.
  7. Q How do I order this pickup with the nickel soapbar cover? There are pics of nickel, but the form ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Craig, to select a metal cover, you need Soapbar selected as well as "Standard 50mm" in the string spacing. Metal covers are not available in F-Spacing.

  8. Which of your noiseless soap bar P90 sounds the most like a 1950’s Gibson P90?
  9. Q Which of your noiseless soap bar P90 sounds the most like a 1950’s Gibson P90?
    A

    Hey Roger, I'm really sorry about the delayed response to this question. We recommend our Stock Outut Hum Cancelling P90. If you wanted it even cleaner, our -5% will provide you with a bit more clarity in the midrange.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

182 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

  1. Larry Denney
    Verified Buyer

    I just had these pickups installed in my 2013 50s Tribute LesPaul, +5% overwound on both, my intial thoughts are WOW!! they really made that guitar come to life,(4-stars for now, probably go to 5 after I play them a bit!!) Much more body than with the stock P-90s, Playing up the neck now this guitar really sings, no drop off on the high strings as before. Lows are tight, Mids growl nicley, highs are very sweet to my ears, all with no noise! Awesome product! I may now have to look into some of your other offerings for my humbucker guitar!

  2. BK from the US
    Verified Buyer

    I installed 2 Fralin Noiseless P90s into my baritone guitar and am totally impressed. Very quiet and super punchy – a big improvement on my stock P90s. They were a big hit at my last show -I had more clarity and intelligibility in the band mix, and I plan on touring with this guitar.. Also appreciate the direct support and guidance from the staff at Fralin -nice and helpful people. Maybe I can get a tour of the shop next time I play Richmond.

  3. Kit Johnson
    Verified Buyer

    Hi, I got an email asking me to review or tell you what I thought of the noiseless P90s but I hadn’t had them in a live situation yet.Well, last weekend I got the chance to do a show with them but now I can’t find the email.

    Long story short, they sounded fantastic, I’m very pleased. Best tone I’ve had out of that guitar and even at high volume that irritating pickup hum is more or less gone.

  4. Jerry McKenzie
    Verified Buyer

    I put these pickups in an Epiphone ’55 Les Paul Custom and they really do sound great. They sound like the Gibson P-90s that come stock with the guitar, (which I liked) but without the ugly noise. I fine-tuned my set to include a – 5% underwound in the neck position for added clarity with cleaner tones, and a + 5% in the bridge position for a little more punch with drive tones, and this spec works great for me. You can read all the reviews, but you never really know how your pickups will sound until you play them through your own guitar and amp(s), and in this case, I could not be happier. I also have to say that Lindy Fralin has built a first class company that is focused on great products, excellent customer service, and quality above quantity. This is a company that I will continue to support in the future, and I’m already shopping for my next pickups!

  5. Alex Qasabian
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced my stock Gibson custom shop SG special p90s with Lindys noiseless p90s. The Gibsons were too dull and muddy especially in the bass position and they had that horrible hum. The new pickups have fixed both issues. Bothe positions are more articulate and noiseless which is great for recording.

  6. David Yelland

    I have just put a dog ear hum-cancelling P90 in my 2001 Les Paul Junior. Beautifully made and fitted without any mods to the guitar at all.
    Far better sounding pup than the expensive hand made P90 that was in there before (which had been a significant upgrade over the stock pup. Clearer and gutsier at the same time.
    Less hum and noise than any of my other humbucker equipped guitars. Finally I can use the guitar anywhere without worry.
    May well be the best pup of any kind ever made.

  7. James
    Verified Buyer

    I had been contemplating upgrading the P90s in my Goldtop Deluxe for a number of years fo these Hum-Cancelling P90s. I absolutely could not be more pleased with my decision. My only regret is not pulling the trigger sooner. I dropped in a stock set and the clarity is perfect..with no hum. Thank you Lindy et al.

  8. Dan Hovey
    Verified Buyer

    I really like the P-90s that came in my Les Paul Special. Had no strong desire to change them tone-wise, but I needed to get rid of the noise. When the Fralin Hum-cancelling P-90s were installed, I noticed a little difference in the treble. The Fralin had a little bit rounder top end. I usually roll off the tone controls to about 8. Don’t do that with the Hum-Cancelling Fralins. Having gigged with these pickups a number of times I have discovered some wonderful qualities; a little extra something in the mids or lower-mids, and a little extra sustain. They sound great to me now, and NO HUM! My Special is now a go anywhere, do any gig guitar.

  9. Ross Bliss
    Verified Buyer

    These P90s deliver everything you’d want in a P90 – without the hum! If anything they have more clarity than the stock Fender P90s I started with. They’re kind of an ideal solution if you want to eliminate hum but retain the authentic sound of a P90

  10. Brian Gerbs
    Verified Buyer

    I cannot convey strongly enough how these pickups are fantastic!!! I put them into a ’56 Epiphone LP reissue for my blues band and have been playing them at weekly gigs for the past 4 months.

    They provide the right amount of clarity AND bite they are perfect. Each pickup is voiced in such a way that they drastically change the sound of the band. The neck pickup (stock) is thick and responsive, the bridge pickup (wound -5%) is jagged and forceful, AND the middle position has a lovely balanced tone for rhythm work. Oh, let’s not forget, they are hum-cancelling!!!

    I couldn’t be happier. Cheers Lindy and his team.

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