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.
The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.
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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.
- 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
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.
|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|
Lead Color Codes
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Gibson Braided Lead:
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I have a brand new Epiphone Melody Maker E1 I am modding. I got a harness with CTS 500k pots, MOD cap .022u, 50's wiring, 3 way selector, braided wiring. It has a standard 43mm nut width. It has a compensated wraparound bridge, I hope to put an adjustable wraparound. I want to put a set of p90's in. What do you suggest is the best to get a full bodied sound, that old Lpjr feel, or old 50's LP Special? I know nothing abound +/- 5% winding up/down....
Q I have a brand new Epiphone Melody Maker E1 I am modding. I got a harness with CTS 500k pots, MOD...... Read moreA
Hey Michael, I'd start with our Stock Output, and note that you're always eligible for our 30-day exchange program - if you're not 100% happy with it, we'll swap it for something you will be happy with.
Hi Lindy, you answered a question for me before. I want a Jazz, clean tone in my Godin 5th Avenue. Of your sound clips I like the regular p90. How would jazz sound on the regular p90 vs. the NC p90? Is their more versatility in the noise canceling p90? Your opinion please?! John
Q Hi Lindy, you answered a question for me before. I want a Jazz, clean tone in my Godin 5th Avenue...... Read moreA
Hey John, you can expect a touch more midrange and output from our Hum Cancelling P90. The Single Coil P90 will certainly give you a traditional Grant Green Jazz Tone.
If both dog ear pickups are north up can I reverse wind one of them to make them hum canceling or are they OK being both north up and wound in the same direction
Q If both dog ear pickups are north up can I reverse wind one of them to make them hum canceling or...... Read moreA
Hey Greg, sorry for the delay in this response. If they are both North Up, reversing the leads will make them out of phase. You would need to reverse one of the magnets and leads to make them RW/RP. For instance, one pickup's leads would need to be reversed, and it's magnets need to be south up.
Hi Lindy, I recently got an Epiphone Casino (made in China) from Duke Robillard and I have a couple of questions for you. 1- To put them "out of phase" do I need the plastic cover or I can change the magnetic direction without change the metal cover? 2- I'm looking for the 40' and 50's sounds like T-Bone, Lonnie Johnson, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, etc. and I'd like to know about the right amount of winding, etc (-5% or stock?). I know you're the o...
Q Hi Lindy, I recently got an Epiphone Casino (made in China) from Duke Robillard and I have a coup...... Read moreA
Hey Luis, in order to put P90s out of phase, you can either reverse the leads of one pickup (if you have 2-conductor), or flip both magnets underneath the pickup. 2.) for the 40's / 50's sound, we recommend going with our Stock Output, and our Traditional P90s - they will give you the exact tone you're seeking.
I am looking to replace the neck pickup in my stock telecaster with your P90, what do I need to know and buy when replacing that pickup, Thanks
Q I am looking to replace the neck pickup in my stock telecaster with your P90, what do I need to k...... Read moreA
Hey Heath, the string spacing won't be an issue. The only thing to look out for regarding P90s in a Telecaster is to not go with the Gibson Braided Lead. Go with the 2-Conductor Lead and your installation will be a lot simpler.
I am interested in replacing the pickup on my recently purchased Fender Noventa telecaster (single pup). Does your P90 comfortably fit the Novena? Do you have any other concerns regarding compatibility with the Noventa? Fred Elswick
Q I am interested in replacing the pickup on my recently purchased Fender Noventa telecaster (singl...... Read moreA
Hey Fred, please check your dimensions of the cover with our dimensions on the "sizing" tab of the product information. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the string spacing. Our P90 is only available in 50mm. If you'd like 52mm string spacing, we can do it with our Hum Cancelling P90.
Hi , do the dog hear fit perfectly a Gibson ES 125 D from 1956 ? Many thanks
Q Hi , do the dog hear fit perfectly a Gibson ES 125 D from 1956 ? Many thanksA
Hello Norbert, this is a tough question to answer. Our pickups are standard Gibson sized, but sizes may vary from different generations of guitars. Please check the dimensions on our site on the "Sizing" tab.
Later model pickups on Gibson's have that white plastic wire connector. Do any Fralin P-90's have that option for a connector for my Epiphone Les Paul Jr. ? I want to get the regular P-90 from Fralin and I have the standard dog ear cover. Thanx for your time answering.
Q Later model pickups on Gibson's have that white plastic wire connector. Do any Fralin P-90's have...... Read moreA
Hey Ray, what you're referring to is called the Gibson Quick Connect system. As it turns out, we do not offer this system - we prefer a soldered connection as it's the strongest and best for tone.
Hello a made a les Paul that will have a P90 neck and a humbucker in the bridge , so Question like a vintage-voiced P90 and a pure PAF humbucker Hum-Cancelling can you match these for me , was thinking 5% underwind P90 and humbucker 8.2K or just go stock ? and best way of ordering , thank you
Q Hello a made a les Paul that will have a P90 neck and a humbucker in the bridge , so Question lik...... Read moreA
Hey Peter, I would actually go with a +5% Hum Cancelling P90 and a 8.2K Pure P.A.F. The 5% overwind will balance the midrange a touch. If you really like a clean Neck tone, go with Stock Output instead of +5%.
I'm very interested in replacing my stock pickups on my Epiphone Casino Coup. Do I need covers for the replacement set of short dogears you offer or will my old covers work?
Q I'm very interested in replacing my stock pickups on my Epiphone Casino Coup. Do I need covers fo...... Read moreA
Hey James, there's a good chance the covers will not fit. We are using 50mm on both the neck and the bridge. Some Casinos are about 47.5mm in the neck, and 50mm in the bridge. If your neck measures 50mm, they should fit fine.
Looking to swap out stock pickup in a Hamer Special Jr. Will your do gear pickup work for that? Will be using an Emerson LP Jr. wiring circuit (saw your pickups recommended by one of their customers)
Q Looking to swap out stock pickup in a Hamer Special Jr. Will your do gear pickup work for that? W...... Read moreA
Hey Harold, yes! Our pickup should work fine. I would double-check the dimensions, just in case.
Strat style guitar , neck and middle p90's ( no bridge p/u ) want a darker blues/jazz tone , one volume , two tone , our way switch . What do you suggest ? Thanks !
Q Strat style guitar , neck and middle p90's ( no bridge p/u ) want a darker blues/jazz tone , one ...... Read moreA
Hey Richard, I would go with the +5% on both pickups for a thicker darker tone.
Hi, will your p90 soap bar pickups fit my Rivolta Combinata?
Q Hi, will your p90 soap bar pickups fit my Rivolta Combinata?A
Hey Ubaldo, yes - our Soapbar Covers should fit the rout no problem. That said, please check our dimensions to measure before ordering.
Which model/wind dogear P-90 would you recommend for a single pickup LP Jr type guitar (Firefly) for the most versatility? To sound good both clean and dirty
Q Which model/wind dogear P-90 would you recommend for a single pickup LP Jr type guitar (Firefly) ...... Read moreA
I would recommend the Stock Output Bridge - it will be the perfect balance of both!
do you make a dog ear p90 that is surface mount -- i have a1949 es 175 and i cant cut into the arch top because of the underlying supports. perhaps a short p90 with a shim?? As long as there is room
Q do you make a dog ear p90 that is surface mount -- i have a1949 es 175 and i cant cut into the ar...... Read moreA
Hey Chris, as it turns out, we do not make a surface mount Dogear P90. Each one of our P90 Dogear models extends slightly into the body cavity.
Hello folks I love your products, both my Jazzmasters have your pickups and one of my Mex Strats has your Pure 54s. I have a China built Epiphone Casino that plays really nicely, but I think that the pickups can be improved. I would like to retain the look of the metal covers. Could you recommend which of your pickups to buy for this project? Also if you have wiring tips that you know improve a Casino, I would appreciate learning about that from ...
Q Hello folks I love your products, both my Jazzmasters have your pickups and one of my Mex Strats ...... Read more
hello, I bought a P90 soap bar for the neck position and I was wondering what is the recommended pickup height for this P90?
Q hello, I bought a P90 soap bar for the neck position and I was wondering what is the recommended ...... Read moreA
Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at it's highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.
Can you make these in a metal dogear cover with gold finish? Thank you.
Q Can you make these in a metal dogear cover with gold finish? Thank you.A As it turns out, all we have is Chrome and Raw Nickel. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90?
Q What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90?A The tonal comparison is hard to make, as these two models are so close in tone. That said, the Hum-Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up and has no hum. Our Stock P90 will have a bit more “glassiness” to it and a slightly softer, more vintage tone.
What’s the String Spacing?
Q What’s the String Spacing?A 50mm - we cannot do 52mm at the time of writing.
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