The Ultimate Vintage P90 Tone


  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output

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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.


Customize your P90:

Looking for a 3 P90 Set?

We recommend a Neck output for the middle pickup. Add a Complete Set and another Neck Pickup to make a 3 P90 Set.

Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

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.

3 P90 Set Wiring

Buying 3 P90s as a set? Check this box. We have a few winding options for you.


Checking this box does not add a P90 for you. You must select the options and add the third P90 to your cart.

Let us know how you want your 3 P90 Set to work in your guitar!

Gold Screws

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


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.


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 About Lead Choice

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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.

Sound Samples for P90:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Soundclips recorded by Phil Heesen III, on a PRS SE. Pickups are the Stock Output Soapbar.

Tonal Graph For P90:

The tonal graph below for our P90 features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Videos for P90:

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:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90.

Neck Ohm Reading:7.5K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.0K 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.


Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal Dogear (Archtop)

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups

Customer Reviews

172 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Michael West

    Verified Purchase

    My 5th Fralin pickup. This P90 did not disappoint. Tough but articulate. Like all my Fralin Pickups lots of nuance and dynamics that seem to be missing from other pickups. Great service and products. I’m looking forward to my next purchase!

  2. John Wiley

    Verified Purchase

    These are by far the best P90s I have ever played!!! There is a true beefy single coil tone that most P90s are lacking. There is incredible detail in the tone. I am Fralin pickup customer for life now. These brought my Casino back to life. Thank you so much.

  3. Jon Goldberg

    Verified Purchase

    These pickups truly are the ultimate in vintage P90 tone. Installation was easy, as I had previously installed a solderless wiring harness. I would highly recommend doing this (make sure to get the 50’s wiring too). However, there was a slight mishap where the first set of pickups that shipped were out of phase. Now I know this might sound crazy, but I’m kind of happy this happened because then I got to experience Lindy’s legendary customer service. Receiving a phone call from the owner himself was a highlight of the purchasing process and he made it clear that everything was going to be taken care of it. He took care of it and then some. This is a wonderful company and I will absolutely be buying from them again. And it goes without saying that the pickups are fantastic — they are such an unbelievable improvement over the stock Epiphone P90 Pro pickups in my 2023 Casino. I can’t get a bad sound out of them. Sincere thanks to Lindy and the Team!

  4. Kevin

    Verified Purchase

    The P90 stock wound pickups just went into a prototype. They’re staying.
    They’re articulate and superbly dinamic. The balance of frequency and of the two together is superb.
    Absolutely quit shopping and testing. Order these immediately.

  5. Bud

    Verified Purchase

    Put together a strat with this P90 in the bridge. Single pickup strat and it’s all I need. Wonderful.

  6. Chris Hawkins

    Verified Purchase

    So I have a 2023 Epiphone Les Paul Special. When I decided to keep it, I decided to eventually modify it. Why..simply out of curiosity..and for the fun of a ”doing it yourself mod “. I put CTS pots in, paper in oil caps (.022), wired it 50s style, switchcraft switch and jack. Then I chose a set of standard wound Fralin P-90s and put them in. Also changed the tail piece to a lightweight aluminum one. Mythos Pedal’s YouTube channel did this mod..I copied it. I’ll get to the point…It’s an absolutely fantastic sounding guitar.. tone up the wazoo !! The Fralin pickups sound so pleasing to my ear. That’s all you need to say really. Well worth the effort. Thank you Lindy Fralin for making amazing pickups. I am a happy guy !

  7. Jake S.

    Verified Purchase

    I was looking for a good soapbar variant to replace the neck pickup in my LP Goldtop. Customer service was exemplary and directed me toward exactly what I needed. Fralin products have a reputation among tone chasers; try them out and you’ll immediately understand the hype. These are arguably the best P-90 pickups on the market.

  8. Adam

    Verified Purchase

    I bought my dog ear p90 +5% overwound to swap into my Les Paul Junior. Definitely packs some more punch, greater output. Yet the clarity is still there. I’m a fan!!

  9. Bart Broers

    Verified Purchase

    Amazing pickups, love the customization and customer service is also fenominal. Would definetly recommend

  10. Thomas Bailey

    Verified Purchase

    A recent acquisition of a mid ’00s Fender Japan Aerodyne telecaster meant jettisoning the previous owners concept of a good matched (P90-tele bridge) set.
    Nearly every single pickup maker says they’re doing “exact copies” of classic old school Gibs0n p90s & I don’t buy it. I know the big guys on Staten Island would have had an okay set that I could have grabbed off of almost any shelf here in Europe, but I strongly believe in the personal rapport from the supplier to the luthier to the musician to the music. After a bit of time driving myself crazy with “P90, telecaster neck pickup” google searches, I knew I needed to just have the right tool for the job, “cry only once” as the folks at my local bicycle shop like to say. So after a few thoughtful email exchanges with the team & a very pleasant phonecall with Lindy himself, there is now a 100% no BS neck pickup in my tele … it’s not trying to be anything else than a good old P90 following a simple recipe and like a good home cooked meal, wound to compliment the tele bridge that I ordered along with it.
    Very grateful to Lindy & the crew for care & diligence with this custom order.
    Thomas Bailey, Immigrant Music, Paris FR

  11. Chris Eves

    Verified Purchase

    This P90 rips! And after I placed my order, Lindy took the time to call me and make sure the polarity, etc was exactly what I needed. Thanks!

  12. Taylor Lansdale

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered a set of soapbar p-90s, underwound by 5%, and dropped them into a thinline tele. Instant improvement. All the positions sound incredible – especially the bridge. They handle grit so so well. When I took the guitar to the studio, a session guitarist fawned over it. When he pushed a 65 Reverb with them, said he found one of his favorite tones ever. These pickups are so versatile and really good value for the money. Couldn’t recommend more.

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