P90

(96 customer reviews)

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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.

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.



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

P90 Questions And Answers:

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

2 Questions about P90

  1. 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!

  2. Can you wind a set of P-90s with a stock neck pickup value and a 10% over wind value for the bridge? Thanks!


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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  1. Gavin

    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,

    • Tyler Delsack (store manager)

      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!

  2. Bradley McGee Verified Buyer

    Increased clarity, while still having the aggressive and dynamic qualities of a P90. Excellent! As usual.

  3. Michael Peters Verified Buyer

    P90 in Gibson tenor guitar. This pickup sounds great. Warm with bite and low noise. Thanks!

  4. Christopher Blake Verified Buyer

    Expressive

    Expressive like a good P-90 should be. Cleans are clear, warm, and big, but once you dig in you get the bite P-90s are known for. There were a couple of good contenders that seemed to sound a little better in sound clips, but I knew Fralin’s reputation and that clips can’t be totally trusted. I made the choice to go with Fralin, and I am happy with the choice I made.

  5. Leona Colbourne Verified Buyer

    P90 Single Coils with Alnico Rods

    I put these pickups in a Gibson Custom Shop ’54 wrap tail goldtop Les Paul. The overall tone is definitely more akin to a Fender Jazzmaster than I was originally expecting. The Alnico rods have a narrower pickup magnetic aperture which resulted in marked the Fender tone. I am only just exploring these new tonal capabilities and am loving these pickups. Thank you very much for the outstanding pickups…..

  6. Steve Maltze Verified Buyer

    Best customer service, best pickups.

    I’d leave 6 stars if I could. Lindy saw what I was going for with a weird order (N:P90 B:Tele 4way mod), and took the time to give me a call personally to make sure I was aware of some of the quirks of the configuration I ordered, and explained how winding could improve the sound, along with a bright switch. Pickup came 5% under, mods in place, and it’s absolutely perfect. This has been, bar none, the best customer experience I’ve ever had. Will never buy pickups anywhere else again!

  7. Stephen Tagliaferri

    Installed in a Les Paul, I like them so much I am going to order a set of vintage hots for my Strat. Thank you

  8. Gordon Pan Verified Buyer

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