P90

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(123 genuine reviews)

$110$220

Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin P90: a vintage-voiced P90 known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange. With clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs, we guarantee that the Fralin P90 will inspire you, no matter what guitar or music style you play. As with all Fralin Pickups, you can take pride in knowing we designed, built, and assembled your P90 in Virginia using 100% USA-Made parts.

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.

Lead Length

If you have an Archtop guitar, like an ES-335, you may need long leads. Check this box below, and we’ll give you some extra lead length.

Gold Screws (Optional)

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

3 P90 Polarity

If you’re buying 3 P90s for a 3 P90 guitar, Let us know how you want to pickups to cancel hum. We can make the middle pickup RW/RP (like a Strat), which will cancel hum in positions 2 & 4. Otherwise, we can make a RW / RP neck which works best for 3-way switches and a blender pot.

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:



Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

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.



The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.

Want to learn more about our P90? Here's all the information you'll need:

P90 FEATURES:

Don’t you love the sound of a screaming P90 Pickup? What’s not to love? Easily one of the most unique and versatile pickup designs out there, the Fralin P90 pushes the limit by using 100% USA-Made parts and a tone that will make your jaw drop.

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack and crystal-clear lows. 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:

  • Original Gibson Size – Soapbar and Dogear models available
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built and hand-wound for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-free 30-Day Exchange Policy

Sound

Get excited – Fralin P90s covers an impressive, broad tonal spectrum.

Featuring a clear neck and an overwound bridge, our P90s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone with a distinct wound string, and percussive treble string. The midrange is full, thick, and warm – perfect for adding depth to your guitar.

Are you looking for the traditional Fender-type sparkle? You won’t find that here. The Fralin P90 is all Gibson! For that, we recommend checking out our Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod model. We also have a Hum Cancelling version of this pickup available.

Whether playing clean or dirty, we guarantee the “3-dimensional depth” that the Fralin P90 provides will inspire you for years to come. Single notes are punchy and clear without sounding tinny, and chords break up with a tight compression that’s guaranteed to push your amp.

And with a hand-wound scatter-wound coil, your pickup is as unique as you are – each coil features a subtly unique voice that will undoubtedly inspire you. Experience what you’ve been missing and give your guitar the P90 voice it was meant to have with the Fralin P90.

 


Tonal Graph for P90:

The tone graph below for our 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 P90.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.2K
Neck Polarity:Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:50mm

Sizing

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups Soapbar 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.

P90 Questions And Answers:

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

    I've got what seems like a particularly dark and thick sounding 2011 goldtop p90 LP traditional. It's nearly 11 lbs and has a REALLY fat round tone. Current stock gibson soapbar p90s sound a little dark a bit muddy to my ears. Using Emerson 500k pots w .22 orange drops. I want a bit more clarity and a little less bloat from the guitar. Considering 5% underwound set for this guitar. Not sure though because I like to rock with this thing and play s... Read more
  1. Q I've got what seems like a particularly dark and thick sounding 2011 goldtop p90 LP traditional. ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Derrek, the -5% set will still have plenty of output, just a scooped midrange. If you're suffering from a particularly dark tone, I say go for it. The difference between the Stock output and the -5% is pretty subtle, but it does help carve out some of that midrange.

  2. Hi Can you get a 2 x P90 set with blender on a pre wired strat pickguard? Thanks Stu
  3. Q Hi Can you get a 2 x P90 set with blender on a pre wired strat pickguard? Thanks Stu
    A

    Hey Stu, we don't offer that pickguard style, but if you order an HH Pickguard, you can request this in the notes field. You'll have to send us a pickguard of your choice, but we can do it.

  4. Is it possible to convert a set of Soapbars to Dogears? I have an old Soapbar set that I was hoping to use in my Casino. Thanks in advance!
  5. Q Is it possible to convert a set of Soapbars to Dogears? I have an old Soapbar set that I was hopi...... Read more
    A Hello Kev, it might be possible. Are the pickups ours? - Tyler
  6. I have an LP with a Gibson P90 in the neck and looking for a bridge pickup. Will a Fralin bridge P90 work well with the Gibson?
  7. Q I have an LP with a Gibson P90 in the neck and looking for a bridge pickup. Will a Fralin bridge ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Tim, yes, our P90 will work perfectly for your Gibson Les Paul - take a look at the polarity article here - all we need to know is the magnetic direction of your current Bridge pickup so we can match it.

  8. It doesn't seem possible to see all the options when you only only want a bridge pickup. Since I'm seeking to re-equip a Les Paul Junior I only require a bridge pickup as that's all it has.
  9. Q It doesn't seem possible to see all the options when you only only want a bridge pickup. Since I'...... Read more
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    Hey John, there may have been a website issue at the time, everything seems to be working for me on this end. Can you please try again? Also, what options are missing? - Tyler

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

123 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Scott Futrell
    Verified Buyer

    I put a set of Fralin P90’s on a Korean made Epiphone Casino. All I can say is Wow.
    No comparison. The Fralin P90’s are much brighter and cleaner and when driven hard, the crunch is
    unbelieveable. An average sounding guitar just became a great sounding guitar.

  2. James
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing pickups. More dirt than PAFs, but clean up beautifully with the volume knob. The neck pickup sounds very much like a strat neck pickup with drive/fuzz on and volume rolled back.

  3. Martin Willcox
    Verified Buyer

    Just installed my 5% underwound P90s into my Yamaha Revstar RSS02T. Wow. I was a bit concerned that I might be underwhelmed, but I needn’t have worried. I’m a clean / edge of breakup kinda guy and these pickups are absolutely phenomenal in that space – sweet, articulate and well separated. Wind things up a bit and they also crunch nicely. My biggest problem now is that I’m GASsing for a set of Fralin’s for my Strat… ?

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