P90

(103 customer reviews)

$110.00$220.00

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:
Clear

Pickup Cover: * 

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

Shims for Dogears

Gold Screws (Optional)

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

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. (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 – Diagram

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.

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



The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.

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

P90 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

Overview

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.

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

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

FAQs

  • What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90? 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 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.
  • 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.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  • Can you do F-Spaced P90’s? As it turns out, we can not. Sorry!
  • What Pots should I choose? 500K, all day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

We only have Black and Cream Soapbar Covers in 52mm Spacing. We cannot provide White, Raw Nickel, or Polished Nickel Covers in 52mm Spacing.

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:

Have a question about our P90? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

4 Questions about P90

  1. hello, can you tell me the difference in application between the “short” dogear and “regular” dogear p90? I will be putting it on a Junior type guitar. thanks

    1. The “Short” dogear is used on Epiphone Casinos and the like – it is a shorter Dogear pickup with longer legs so the pickup tends to drop deeper into the pickup cavity. Also, it slants towards the headstock. The “Standard” dogear has no slant at all. Let me know if you have any other questions! – Tyler

  2. Looking for replica Beatles tone. There is a red Casino out there. A special edition. Do you know which P90s it came with ? Thanks

    1. Not 100% sure on this point, but I would recommend going with our Stock output of P90s. They are 50’s replicas.

  3. Do you build your standard p90s with an F spaced bridge option?

    1. Hey Jack,

      We don’t actually. We can build our Hum Cancelling P90 in an F-Spaced version though!

  4. Howdy, I’ve been building a kitset ES295 and I’ve decided I want to use Fralin dogear P90s as I’ve heard such amazing tones coming from them with guitarists I’ve worked for as tech. I want the tone to be as close to the original early to mid-50s Gibson P90s so am I best to go with the standard strength or a 5%underwind, I know its an open-ended question, but I don’t play anything too heavy ( not with this guitar) I have a satellite scamp head( very much a tweed deluxe with more watts ) and 2 old late 40s Celestion alnico G12s in the cab. I’m just wanting that as close to old American tone as I can get, -sorry my question rambled on,

    1. Hey Gavin,

      If you’re looking for the mid-50’s tone, definitely go with the Stock Output P90s. They are modeled after that era. Thanks!


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

103 reviews for P90

  1. jon

    hello, can you tell me the difference in application between the “short” dogear and “regular” dogear p90? I will be putting it on a Junior type guitar. thanks

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      The “Short” dogear is used on Epiphone Casinos and the like – it is a shorter Dogear pickup with longer legs so the pickup tends to drop deeper into the pickup cavity. Also, it slants towards the headstock. The “Standard” dogear has no slant at all. Let me know if you have any other questions! – Tyler

  2. Chris Wolfe
    Verified Buyer

    Finally found the perfect p90’s. Flipped several sets of Lollars and decided to try Fralins. Glad I did. Very happy now. Very helpful and friendly service too.

  3. Greg Tinsley
    Verified Buyer

    Great sounding p90s I’ve got them in 4 of my guitars You can’t go wrong with these

  4. Armando Escovedo
    Verified Buyer

    Rockin! The Tone you are looking for!

  5. Bob Harrington

    Looking for replica Beatles tone. There is a red Casino out there. A special edition. Do you know which P90s it came with ? Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Not 100% sure on this point, but I would recommend going with our Stock output of P90s. They are 50’s replicas.

  6. Jean Gardair
    Verified Buyer

    je possède une Gibson Lespaul 2018 (montée en p90). Je voudrais un son un peu plus brillant, un peu peu moins médium, un peu moins sombre. Je veux du tranchant, de la précision mais en gardant la chaleur rock’n’roll du P90… Que choisir : P90 normal ? -5% ? Hum cancelling ? Merci de votre aide. Jean

    English Translation:
    I have a Gibson Les Paul 2018 (mounted in p90). I would like a sound a little brighter, a little less midrange, a little less dark. I want sharpness, precision but keeping the rock’n’roll heat of the P90 … What to choose: P90 normal? -5%? Hum canceling? Thank you for your help. Jeans

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Jean:

      Je choisirais l’ensemble sous-enroulé, donc, -5%. Cela éliminera une partie des médiums et vous fournira un son plus net et plus net en général.

      English:

      I would choose the underwound set, so, -5%. This will scoop out some of the midrange and provide you with a cleaner more sharp tone in general.

  7. Simon Randall
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced the stock pickups in my Epiphone Casino with the Fralin P90s. It made an incredible difference. The Chinese-made Casinos’ stock pickups are notoriously hot, harsh, and lacking in subtlety. Upgrading them was a no-brainer, but I was shocked at the improvement when the Fralins were installed. Suddenly there were nuances to be had and suddenly it made a difference what I did with the pick. The note definition and string to string clarity are unbelievable. Chords sound rich and full. Lindy provided personal telephone guidance on measuring for shims, overriding the recommendation of my luthier, and I’m glad he did. Trust Lindy! These aren’t the first Fralins I’ve purchased and certainly won’t be the last.

  8. Jack Barney

    Do you build your standard p90s with an F spaced bridge option?

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      As it turns out, we do not offer our standard P90s in an F-Spaced version. We can make our Hum Cancelling P90s in an F-Spaced Version, however.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Jack,

      We don’t actually. We can build our Hum Cancelling P90 in an F-Spaced version though!

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