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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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.
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|
|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.
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:
P90 Questions And Answers:
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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.
Q My guitar tec is going to change out stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino and he’s not sure which do...... Read moreA
Hey Charles, most Epiphone Casinos require Short Dogears. Select "Short Dogear" as the type.
I am thinking about buying a Chinese Epiphone Casino. What size dog eared P-90 pickups would I need?
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.
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.
Q Hello, I have stock p90 installed on my Gibson Les Paul goldtop. I believe they are -15% neck and...... Read moreA
Hey Saran, I'd recommend changing your 500K volume pot to a 300K or even 250K. That will tame the brightness.
What are the bridge/neck ohm values for the +5% overwind?
Q What are the bridge/neck ohm values for the +5% overwind?A
Hey Joel, estimated Ohm readings for the +5% Overwind Set would be an 8K Neck and 8.4K Bridge.
What does the jet black chrome pickup cover look like? I don't see a photo
Q What does the jet black chrome pickup cover look like? I don't see a photoA
Hey Chris, it's a shiny black metal cover, like this image:
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.