P90

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(109 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

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.

Gold Screws (Optional)

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

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.

8 Questions about P90

  1. Hi, I have a Epiphone Casino, with p90 dog ear, with your p90 dog ear, would the type be 50 mm only be correct. Also, would I need to order shims? Txs Bill

    1. Hey Bill,

      Take a look at our article here in determining whether or not you need shims. 50mm is the correct string spacing for this guitar!

  2. Hi, When using a metal cover, I’ve heard some high frequencies may be affected vs. a plastic cover. Do you wind a P90 differently to account for a metal cover or does it not make much of a sonic difference? Thanks!

    1. Hey Owen, we’ve heard that before too. If it happens, it’s incredibly subtle and not too much to worry about. The metal cover material we use is Nickel Silver, which is by far the most transparent of the metal cover choices. Plus, our P90s have plenty of brightness to them!

  3. Do you make a chrome soap bar p90? Looking at pairing this in the neck with a Tom Holmes h455 in the bridge of a semi hollow JWG Mockingbird.

    1. Hey James, currently we only have Polished Nickel, but are looking at getting Chrome covers in the future. It might be a few months out.

  4. Hello, I recently bought a new Epiphone Riviera Frequensator, which comes with mini-humbuckers. I would love replace these pickups with your P90 dog-ears, make the guitar look like a 335 with P90s (Luther Dickinson signature style). I have measured the route, and your P90 dogears-covers will cover the holes, so it should look nice and clean. I have a few questions: 1) I would prefer the raw-nickel covers or the chrome – I’m getting an alert that says these are only available in the “short-dog-ear set”. Is that the set I want? 2) Hard to know if I I’ll need shims before I install these and measure/listen, but will the shims work w/ the mini-hb route? 3) Am I stupid or crazy (or both)? Will this work?

    1. Hey Ryan, I’m not sure this will work. You can’t convert a Soapbar Rout-guitar to Dogears. The Short Dogear set is really designed for replacing pickups guitars with a slanted neck angle, like an Epiphone Casino. Instead, I would recommend going with the Soapbar Rout, which will work just fine, and use the Raw Nickel Covers we have for those!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

109 reviews for P90

  1. Harris Miller
    Verified Buyer

    I have an Epiphone Casino. I was able to tolerate the humming until I connected my headphones to the amp. That was it. I couldn’t take it any longer. I bought a noise cancellation pedal, which didn’t work all that great. So, I bought a noise suppressor pedal, which did the trick. Then, one day my son borrowed the pedal and I was back to square one. I went back and forth, as to whether I should get the P90s with or without the noise cancellation. Boy am I glad I did! Perfect! Lindsey said that they were 99% identical to the standard P90s. I’m still trying to see if I can hear that last 1%. No way. Run as fast as you can and pick up a set of these. Best in the world!

  2. neil laurent
    Verified Buyer

    Just as I expected!!!! when someone specializes in a craft that takes a product that so many others build, and just does what so many others have tried, and gives you that exact product, and WOW!! a home run, the winning touchdown, the winning basket at the buzzer, the final goal. Thanks Lindy, for making my lespaul jr. sing. I have never been disappointed .You build quality products. Help us to keep on rockin’ Neil

  3. Bill

    Hi, I have a Epiphone Casino, with p90 dog ear, with your p90 dog ear, would the type be 50 mm only be correct. Also, would I need to order shims? Txs Bill

    • Tyler Delsack (Manager, Fralin Pickups)
      (store manager)

      Hey Bill,

      Take a look at our article here in determining whether or not you need shims. 50mm is the correct string spacing for this guitar!

  4. Thomas Redding
    Verified Buyer

    Delivered another guitar with Fralin P-90s on Friday, (10 September). The new owner has called me three times and texted me more than that RAVING about the clarity and tone of his new guitar. That’s what I aim for with every build; that every other guitar that they own stays in its case or gig bag and this is ‘the one’. Your pickups in my build did just that. Thank you.

  5. James Nardi

    Firstly a shout out to the Fralin team. Its such a pleasure to deal with them. timely responses and great advice. I’m newer to the P90 Sound, and I’m super impressed by the tone of a newly installed Lindy Fralin, hum cancelling P90 with Alnico Poles. The Godin Kingpin P90 was awesome, but I’m using high gain pedals and the noise was really getting under my skin. While it’s not the same P90 tone. As Lindy explains on his site. I can go from Strat quack to LP Marshall tones. Great pick up. I’ve purchase 4 sets of pick-ups from the team at Lindy Fralin. All have been beyond expectation. Now I want to swop out a Humbucker for one of these hum cancelling P90’s.

  6. Owen

    Hi, When using a metal cover, I’ve heard some high frequencies may be affected vs. a plastic cover. Do you wind a P90 differently to account for a metal cover or does it not make much of a sonic difference? Thanks!

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey Owen, we’ve heard that before too. If it happens, it’s incredibly subtle and not too much to worry about. The metal cover material we use is Nickel Silver, which is by far the most transparent of the metal cover choices. Plus, our P90s have plenty of brightness to them!

  7. James

    Do you make a chrome soap bar p90? Looking at pairing this in the neck with a Tom Holmes h455 in the bridge of a semi hollow JWG Mockingbird.

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      Hey James, currently we only have Polished Nickel, but are looking at getting Chrome covers in the future. It might be a few months out.

  8. Graham Robinett
    Verified Buyer

    I swapped out the pickup in my riviera for the Fralin p-90 and the difference is mind blowing. Articulate, punchy and responsive. Great pickup.

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