Hum-Cancelling P90

(120 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

Pickup Cover (Required) * 

Please choose how you want your pickups to look in your guitar.

Shim for Dogears

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.

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar?

Most Soapbar Pickups are height-adjusted with screws that thread into the body.

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (Modern 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.

DIMENSIONS



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.

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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

Fralin Dogear Spacing & Sizing

Hum-Cancelling P90 Questions And Answers:

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

120 reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90

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  1. Ben Bruton Verified Buyer

    So kick ass!!

    Sorry for the rhetoric, but this is the most delicious pickup I’ve ever heard! I installed it in the bridge position. It plays nice with the pre-existing pickups in my guitar. It’s both creamy and snotty at the same time. In other words- not brash at all- it just sings! Thank you!

  2. Roger Redmon Verified Buyer

    I’m getting a great sound from my Les Paul Junior. your pickup is clear and clean, even with heavy distortion. I play through a 5150 head and a Marshall 1960 A cab. it sounds great. thanks for the pickup

  3. Dennis Henderson Verified Buyer

    Super quiet and great-sounding pickups

    Love them! Great customer service very helpful! Lindy took the time to talk with me and get exactly what I was looking for in some P-90s. I have other Lindy’s pickups in three of my other guitars and there AWESOME in build and sound! Highly recommend any of his pickups to anyone wanting to upgrade their Guitar.

  4. Jason Murphy Verified Buyer

    Noiseless perfection! This pickup is awesome! So glad I pulled the trigger on this one!

  5. Henry Johnson Verified Buyer

    I’ve found my Brand!

    My Lindy Fralin single dogear pup went into my New Model LP Junior. I’m working on a particular project that requires the distinct bite of my 59 LPJ but obviously I don’t want to drag out my vintage guitar for a project requiring commuting. So having used various brands of P-90’s I decided to call Lindy Fralin. I told him what I had and what I was looking to accomplish. Couple of weeks later I was installing this hum canceling P-90 that fits like a glove. While I was in there I added an Emerson pre-wired volume/tone module. The magic was immediate, I got that 59 bites and spark and have a new favorite guitar for this project. Compatible with my few pedals. There is no fair comparison to the stock pup and pots I removed. Now I know why Lindy Fralin Pickups are in the top 5. For my money, they are Number One! Thanks Lindy.

  6. James May Verified Buyer

    Hum-Cancelling P90 on Gibson Acoustic
    It’s a good pickup, I’m very pleased with the sound. I mounted it on my Gibson Advanced Jumbo so I could get an electric sound on my acoustic guitar. See this thread for the whole story. https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583381

  7. Gary Bonadio Verified Buyer

    After being blown away with the Fralin single coils on both my Tele and Strat…and then putting the Fralin PAFs on my Epi 339, I couldn’t wait to swap out the P-90s on a new Epi Les Paul Special TV yellow which just arrived. Wow… Thick, Chunky, and Punchy and best of all NO HUM. Did I say WOW. Makes you want to turn your Amp up and ROCK. Thanks, Lindy and staff for a Great product and Great service.

  8. Matt Bridges Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  9. Pascal Heems Verified Buyer

    Amazing product

    Being a P90 addict, I was in search of a solution to keep the growl of the original P90 without the hum. A quest for the Grail that eventually ended up with Fralin Hum-Cancelling P90. Beyond my wettest dreams, it is an amazing response. My Goldtop has never sounded like this before. No doubt Fralin provides the best product in its category.

  10. Joseph L Basile Jr Verified Buyer

    P90 sound without the wicked hum

    I’ve installed the dog ear in an LP style Junior, with a .022 cap. I was blown away by the pure tone. U can fuzz it up with gain, etc. but this pickup, for me sounds incredibly clean. Consider purchasing the shims if u are not sure how n height. They are exact fits. Thanks so much for great craftsmanship.

  11. Edward Reynolds Verified Buyer

    Live up to the name!

    I love my new Fralin hum-cancelling P90s. They are as advertised and will not disappoint. I would not hesitate for a moment to put these in your guitar. Lindy Fralin has been able to do this for a living, for a long time, for a reason.

  12. Eric Hanks Verified Buyer

    Best P-90 I’ve ever used

    Honestly, these pickups blow the stock Gibson’s out of the water. They are hotter, thicker, and much meaner. And on top of that, they still clean up as a good P-90 should. These have made my Gibson SG Classic my secret weapon. Oh, and the raw nickel finish is very unique and beautiful.

  13. David Van Moorlehem

    I purchased a Noiseless P-90 with stock output from an international online retailer for an inexpensive classic-inspired P-90 guitar that I recently bought. My reasoning was that the pickup would dramatically improve the sound of this budget guitar, while I saved for a high end version of a classic mahogany set-neck guitar. Additionally I factored in that I would likely install the pickup in the better guitar later. This pickup has transformed the sound of the budget guitar. I agree with the many other reviewers that this pickup is a fantastic noiseless rendition. It has the harmonics, touch sensitivity, dynamic range and above all, the magic tone I associate with classic P-90’s. The voicing is superb. I spent the first two days playing match the tone with classic albums that featured killer P-90 tones. Early Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Slade, Mountain, and Trapeze…this pickup made matching the character of those excellent tones quite easy. Well done Lindy! This pickup absolutely deserves its stellar reputation. And yes it is incredibly quiet!

  14. Fred Coury

    AMAZING! Hi, My name is Fred Coury. I’m a tv composer in LA. Erik Goresh installed noiseless p-90’s in my gold top Les Paul and I’m blown away. I was afraid that I couldn’t use the guitar on my show as it was so noisy. Once your pickups went in, that guitar instantly became my favorite Les Paul in my collection and has been used on every episode since!
    Thanks for making such a great product!!

  15. houstontg Verified Buyer

    I have a PRS McCarty, all mahogany (maybe Korina, I’m not sure how to tell the difference). I put a hum cancelling P90 in the bridge spot and a hum cancelling alnico rod P90 in the neck position. The bridge pickup is a bit lower output than the original (Lindy said it would be), but wow I love how they sound. Even besides the hum cancelling part, they really hit the spot. I was concerned about losing the guttural tone that the guitar has, but no worries, these pickups do it justice.

  16. Kenneth Smith Verified Buyer

    Wonderful pickup, but they’re not 100% “authentic” P90s

    … which is fine. Now that I know what they are, I’ll use them when appropriate. My reference comparison is Kinman noiseless P90s. The Fralins are more humbucker sounding. More even, uniform frequency response. More compressed, fewer transients, smoother, creamier. Not as articulate, airy, or “hollow” sounding. They are also SIGNIFICANTLY lower output. That being said, I do like them. But I would choose the Fralins for a rock-oriented sound, not a clean or crunch blues sound where picking dynamics are really important. The Fralins are wonderful and are very focused and tight, but they have a smoothness to them. They aren’t a “rude and nasty” pickup. They have a slightly compressed sound that’s really fat – sort of reminds me of the creamy smoothness of Joe Bonamassa or Warren Hayes, but tighter and more focused. Very nice indeed, but without the extreme articulation and openness of a really authentic vintage sound. But don’t get me wrong. They’re STILL light years better than Duncan offerings for example. This is a very versatile pickup. And a lot of people will like it. I’d say most will. Except if you’re looking for true vintage, I’d choose Kinman by a substantial margin. But if authenticity isn’t important, then these are a great option. They have their own thing going and sound unique to me. And their unique sound is a very good thing to my ears.

  17. Gary White

    Great pickups. I couldn’t be happier…I’ve had a lot of trouble with my ’65 Gibson ES-330. When I bought the guitar in 1990 the neck pickup consisted of a Gibson black label humbucker screwed into the nickle dog-ear cover. The bridge was original, but was very quiet and was basically unusable. In ’98 I found a replacement for the neck pickup in a short dog ear. It had a chrome cover that I hated, but it’s what I had to use. I eventually got the same brand to replace the Gibson bridge pickup. The sound was passable I guess, but I was never happy with it. So after many years of barely playing my main guitar I finally found the money to get Fralin replacements. The sound is awesome and I’m finally happy with my guitar. It is finished now, it is in the shape I wanted it in. So very happy with my purchase. Thinking of getting some humbuckers for a Jazz guitar I have. 5 out of 5.

  18. Peter Lees

    I had noise canceling P90’s put in my thin line Guild Newark Collection (ES-125) single coil guitar. There is NO NOISE!!
    They sound fantastic! Thank you ??

  19. Scott Coutant Verified Buyer

    They sound so much better than the Gibsons that came in my 56 reissue Les Paul

  20. Tyler Marshall Verified Buyer

    No more noise!

    My 2019 Les Paul Jr. is a fantastic guitar but was useless to me in most clubs with bad power due to the p90 hum. This pickup solved that issue for me and the jr. is seeing a ton of stage and studio time. I will be buying more of these for my P90 equipped guitars! Thanks guys!

  21. Vincent Thibault Verified Buyer

    I really love my new pickup but I was a little disappointed that I got sent a bridge pickup that was meant to be mounted to the pickguard even if I didn’t need that so I had to poke the screws thru the wax and stuff which wasn’t ideal. Sound-wise pickup is awesome!!

  22. Dean Kirby Verified Buyer

    Just what I needed! I put this in a Les Paul copy that I really like. It is the third pick up I have tried. The original (bought the guitar used) was some sort of aftermarket, not sure the maker. I put in a Duncan, too much noise. This one did the trick and sounds awesome! Thanks

  23. Alan Grobert Verified Buyer

    Sound as advertised, hum gone. A real humdinger, as it were. Installed on a Godin 5th Ave.

  24. Sean McCloskey Verified Buyer

    Put a +%5 overwound bridge and regular neck in my PRS SE 277 Semi-hollow Baritone and was completely blown away by how good the guitar sounds. The clean and dirty tones are just amazing!

  25. Zach Norton Verified Buyer

    Overwound Bridge

    Sounds phenomenal, no hum, easy to install, wouldn’t hesitate to order again

  26. Keola Donaghy

    I recently built a Gibson LP Double Cutaway using a body from Precision Guitar Works, and a pair of Fralin Noiseless P-90s with RS Guitarworks wiring harness. It took about four months beginning to end, but my Lord, it is the most amazing sounding instrument I’ve ever played. It’s my first P90-equipped guitar, and the sparkle/chime, body and tightness of the tone is beyond belief. I really did not expect the flexibility that this configuration was going to give me – I thought was really going to be just a niche guitar in my toolbox, but now envision so much more. This is my third Fralin installation (I have Pure PAFs in an Ibanez AS73 and Split Blades in my Tele), and have been progressively happier with each install. Mahalo Lindy and crew!!

  27. Kire Najdovski Verified Buyer

    Best Hum Cancelling P90 Pickups
    Def the best pickups out on the market. Big game changer! If you need some really great quality pickups don’t hesitate to get these bad boys, as well as any other pickups made by Fralin!
    Love it. Keep up the great job!

  28. James Collodoro Verified Buyer

    Awesome pickup. True to a P90 without the hum! Love it.

  29. Robert Bain Verified Buyer

    Warmth! Plenty of output. Much warmer than the 5% over P90. Nice detail.

  30. Tommy Hall Verified Buyer

    Quiet as a mouse until you want to drive them and then they growl like a P90 should. These are the 9th set of Fralin pickups I have bought and installed in my new builds. Love each one. Great pickups and great service.

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