P90

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(132 genuine reviews)

$110$220

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:

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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

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

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.

Gold Screws (Optional)

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

SPEED UP YOUR ORDER

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.

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.


The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.

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

P90 FEATURES:

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.

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

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

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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

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:

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    Hi Lindy, just to make sure, is there a difference between your standard p90's and dog ear p90's besides the shape? thanks J-W
  1. Q Hi Lindy, just to make sure, is there a difference between your standard p90's and dog ear p90's ...... Read more
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    Hey Jan-Willem, the pickup is the same between both models - it's just the cover and baseplate that changes.

  2. If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a direct mount without modification?
  3. Q If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a ...... Read more
    A

    Hey Carl, good question. No - the Pickguard Mounted Soapbar mod has both the lead and the pickup chassis mounted to it, and cannot be easily removed.

  4. My guitar tec is going to change out stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino and he’s not sure which dog ears to select under the “type” category. He said they’re the same as his ‘67.
  5. Q My guitar tec is going to change out stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino and he’s not sure which do...... Read more
    A

    Hey Charles, most Epiphone Casinos require Short Dogears. Select "Short Dogear" as the type.

  6. I am thinking about buying a Chinese Epiphone Casino. What size dog eared P-90 pickups would I need?
  7. Q I am thinking about buying a Chinese Epiphone Casino. What size dog eared P-90 pickups would I need?
    A

    Hey Joseph, most casinos require the "short dogear" model.

  8. Hello, I have stock p90 installed on my Gibson Les Paul goldtop. I believe they are -15% neck and stock bridge. I found they are too bright for my liking. I use mostly clean tone. I have to adjust the tone to about 7 and adjust treble on my Princeton Reverb amp to 2-3. Is there anything I can do other than adjusting the tone knobs. Thank you for your help.
  9. Q Hello, I have stock p90 installed on my Gibson Les Paul goldtop. I believe they are -15% neck and...... Read more
    A

    Hey Saran, I'd recommend changing your 500K volume pot to a 300K or even 250K. That will tame the brightness.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

132 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Jed Bodrie
    Verified Buyer

    I loaded a set of Fralin dogear P90s in to my Epiphone Casino, and along with news wiring, it really changed the guitar. It’s amazing how these pickups tranformed this guitar. It sounds big and full now, and it jangles a little and gets very rock ‘n roll when pushing the amp. And the fit was perfect on the guitar, no issues with install. Highly recommend. Makes your $400 Casino sound like a $3000 beast.

  2. Stuart Fontenot
    Verified Buyer

    I am highly pleased with the buying experience and the high quality product that was received from Fralin Pickups. The P90s are very clear and articulate while really rocking with a little overdrive or distortion. With the black chrome covers, they are also very beautiful looking. These pickups are the complete package for those who love that P90 sound but desire a little more than what the stock Gibson ones produce. The neck is bold while still sounding clean and the bridge is bright and clear with the perfect amount of natural compression, whether clean or distorted. Fralin as a company really makes sure that you are getting exactly what you want and in a timely fashion. My pickups were received quicker than quoted, and were gorgeous out of the box. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get more out of their sound.

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