ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC PICKUPS, NOW ON STEROIDS.
We all love the sound of a screaming P-90 Pickup. It’s been used on countless records and countless guitarists rely on it to give them that aggressive tone they’re after. It’s Rock & Roll, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, and Country all rolled into one. At Fralin Pickups, our P-90’s are given a healthy dose of USA-Made Parts and wound by hand, one at a time to deliver what you love most: amazing, unforgettable tone. Our stock set has a Stock Bridge and a -10% Neck. This calibrates the set to have the same output. If you would like to customize this option, please see below for a more detailed description.
Fralin P-90’s have a huge, fat, midrange tone. You can expect a clear, present, round bottom-end, and a sharp, aggressive top-end, with a clear, fat midrange in-between. Our P-90’s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone, with a warm low end and a fat top end. Single notes have a punchy, thick sonic footprint and have great sustain. Chords break up nicely with a slight compression and great note separation. Fralin P-90’s offer undeniable clarity and definition while remaining strong, fat, thick, and punchy.
- Adjustable Pole Pieces for Fine-Tuning Single String Balance
- AlNiCo IV Bar Magnets for a Smooth Tone
- Wound with 42-Gauge Plain Enamel Wire to specification
- Our Bridge is reverse-wound to give you Hum-Cancelling in the Middle Position
- USA-Made Parts
- 49.5mm Spacing
CHOOSING THE PICKUP:
Our Complete Set is our best-selling option. It has a slightly hotter bridge to compensate for the brightness near the bridge. If you’re buying a single pickup, please see the box below describing the information we need to get you the correct polarity information, and read this important article: “What’s The Deal With Polarity?”
CHOOSING THE LEAD:
- Gibson® Braided Shielded: Most popular. Use this if you have no special requirements (Coil tapping, Phase Reverse or Series / Parallel).
- 2-Conductor With Shield: Use this if you have Phase Reverse needs.
CHOOSING COLOR AND COVER INFORMATION:
The Fralin Hum-Cancelling P-90 requires a cover. We offer this pickup in the standard Soapbar and Dogear versions. We have the following options available currently:
Soapbar Cover Options:
- Polished Nickel ($10)
- Raw Nickel ($10)
Dogear (?) Cover Options:
- Black (Short Dogear Only)
Fralin P-90’s are wound with 42 Gauge Plain Enamel wire and built to vintage specifications. AlNiCo IV Bar Magnets. Fralin P-90’s like to use 500K Pots. Our Stock Set reads 7.2K on the Neck and 8.2K on the bridge.
At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want!