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


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.


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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.


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

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3-4 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.

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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.


Tonal Graph for P90:

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


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Tech Specs

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

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
Recommended Cap Value**:0.02mfd

**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.


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? Ask it here. Your Question will be publically visible. If you want to ask a Private Question, please contact us through our Contact Us Form.

If you have multiple questions, please call us at (804) 358-2699.

    Are the P90 pickups wax potted?
  1. Q Are the P90 pickups wax potted?
    A Hey Steve, yes they are - in paraffin wax.
  2. Hello, I have found conflicting answers when it comes to the 49mm spacing of Gibson neck pick up. I have been told it is too little difference to worry about when it comes to installing 50mm neck replacement pick up. The neck pickup in question is on a Les Paul special 2021. Will your 50 mm soap bar fit properly and perform properly in the neck of this guitar?
  3. Q Hello, I have found conflicting answers when it comes to the 49mm spacing of Gibson neck pick up....... Read more

    Hey Frank, great question. As long as the strings eclipse the pole pieces, everything will work great. More information on this here: How Do I Check My String Spacing? You will have no issues with a 50mm Neck pickup.

  4. Hey Fralin team - Do you wind each pickup for a different tone whether they're meant for neck versus bridge? I'm thinking could an overwound neck pickup be used at the bridge, or is it wound too bright for the bridge regardless of its output. Or vice versa with using an underwound bridge pickup at the neck.. Thanks!
  5. Q Hey Fralin team - Do you wind each pickup for a different tone whether they're meant for neck ver...... Read more
    A Hey Mike, we overwind our bridges in comparison to the neck. So, the Neck would be something like 7.2K, and the Bridge would be closer to 8.2K.
  6. are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnets
  7. Q are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnets

    Hey Joel, you can certainly request is using the "Notes" field on the checkout screen.

  8. What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?
  9. Q What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?

    Hey Jayme, the Braided Shield is a non-reversible lead designed for single-pickup guitars or if you're installing a new set of pickups as a set. The 2-Conductor With Shield lead will allow you to reverse the coil direction of the pickup to prevent any phasing issues. More information is located here: How To Choose The Right Humbucker Lead


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140 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Chris P
    Verified Buyer

    Tremendous tone on these pickups. I put these in 2003 Epiphone Casino that already had custom pickups installed in it from another manufacturer. I had these underwound by 5% because there are so many other ways to add gain and adjust EQ but you can’t create something that isn’t there in the first place. Awesome clarity and definition and really nails the 50s/60s sound that I was going for. Thanks for making a great pickup!

  2. Steve Shearin
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased a stock wound P90 Soapbar set for my new Gibson Les Paul Special at the beginning of January. I received them as promised on time. I procrastinated installing the new pup’s because I believed the stock ones were pretty good. Finally, after two months I decided it was about time to get these new pickup’s installed and hear what this guitar was capable of. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked the sound or not, these pickups are much clearer than the stock pup’s. When played at the same level, the hashy sound was gone. Clear, round, warm tone I wasn’t accustomed to with this guitar, was now what I was hearing. Turn the volume up on the guitar, and the amp breaks up nicely with articulation, grit & growl. I’m very satisfied with my purchase, these pickups truly transformed my LP Special into a better instrument than than I expected.

  3. Gene
    Verified Buyer

    Very pleased with the new P90. I replaced the stock P90 from a Les Paul Jr 2015 and it swapped out like a dream. Easy. The pickup has a fuller, cleaner sound and makes the guitar a more responsive instrument all around. I have done many modifications to the guitar and this was the final one, so now it’s time to really play it! Customer service/support was excellent and immediately responsive to my questions about windings and matching responses. Many thanks.

  4. Timothy Rice
    Verified Buyer

    I am liking these Fralin P90s much more than the stock ones that came with my LP Special. They run the whole tonal gamut of clean, articulate, and warm to compressed crankiness. By contrast, the ones that came with the guitar were a bit sterile and nondescript. This is the fifth set of Fralins I’ve installed on various guitars in my humble collection. Highly recommended!!

  5. Tony Pyanoe
    Verified Buyer

    These easily outshine the stock pups that I had in my SG special! I placed these a neck and an overwound bridge in LP Double cut build and glory is the only word that comes to mind! First, I am a huge fan of ALNICO IV magnets and am happy to see them used in this style of pickup…super rare. For me, it’s a pickup that is always waiting to be unleashed. Yes, they clean up smoothly with a great snap, especially the bridge; but when you dig in that’s where they really shine! The note-to-note clarity is spectacular with an overdriven tone! NO muddiness and I even found them pretty quiet if you shield the cavities etc.

  6. Austin Zentz
    Verified Buyer

    Fralin is the best. period. As a builder and former tech I’ve used a lot of different stuff out there and nothing matches the quality.

  7. Scott Grady
    Verified Buyer

    I cannot believe the range of the tones, adding Fralins, change the guitar completely I would recommend, and great people to work with.

    Thank you !

  8. Ken
    Verified Buyer

    This is easily the best sounding P90 I’ve heard. Very wide range with a nice, full bottom end. It really compliments a single pickup guitar like my SG Junior.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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