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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For a Gibson blues hawk with a noise canceling dummy coil mounted from the back of the guitar between the neck and bridge P90s, what are the requirements for replacing pickups?
Q For a Gibson blues hawk with a noise canceling dummy coil mounted from the back of the guitar bet...... Read moreThere are no answers for this question yet.
are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnets
Q are your dogear p90s available iwith alnico 2 magnetsA
Hey Joel, you can certainly request is using the "Notes" field on the checkout screen.
What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?
Q What is the difference between braided shield and 2 conductor?A
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
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
Q Hi Lindy, just to make sure, is there a difference between your standard p90's and dog ear p90's ...... Read moreA
Hey Jan-Willem, the pickup is the same between both models - it's just the cover and baseplate that changes.
If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a direct mount without modification?
Q If I go with the PICKGUARD-MOUNTED SOAPBAR MODIFICATION option, can I still use the pickups as a ...... Read moreA
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.
WOW! I just installed the new set of p-90 vintage on a late 1990s Peerless Epiphone Casino. The original pickups were decent for a MIK guitar, but something was amiss. I have installed LF’s PAF and single coils on several instruments before, so I was looking forward to expereince their P90s. LF’s P-90s are not just great, they are SUPERB!! Each pick up is its own works, but as a reference, this set far surpasses the sound of original P90’s from my ’66 Gibson ES 330. They are absolutely perfect. Very quiet too which adds to the enjoyment of their sound thorugh a good old Vox AC-15.
The covers fit perfectly on the guitar and the bridge one, as expected, needed to be shimmed a bit. So If you are considering getting a set for a Casino, do not forget to add the shims that LF offers!
I bought a set of the Dogear P90s to replace the stock pickups in a Korean Epiphone Casino. I also upgraded the pots, jack, and switch with a ’59 Jazz Gib/Epi prebuilt harness from Tone Man. I recorded some tracks in GarageBand with the old pickups so I could compare them to the new pickups. However, as soon as I started playing the guitar with the new P90s, I didn’t need to compare because they sounded so much better. There’s more gain than before, but there is also a noticeable clarity of tone that makes me remember the old pickups as sounding slightly muffled. To me, it’s like seeing a blurry picture first and then seeing the same picture in super-high resolution–everything is more crisp, more detailed, and the nuances are distinct. I’ve grown to like the feel and the weight of the Casino, and with these new P90s, I notice that I’m playing it all the time.
The only question I have is whether or not the neck pickup should be parallel to the strings. The new neck P90 is tilted; at the point where it meets the neck it is slightly lower than the other side. I’m wondering if the shape of the top on a Casino is a little different than the guitar these P90s were designed to fit–or, if the neck pickup is supposed to be slightly tilted.
In spite of that question, I’m very pleased with these pickups, and I’m glad I bought them. They made an average, low-to-mid-range guitar into one that sounds high-end, makes me want to play more, and makes me want to be a better player.
I did some research and found out that I need an underwound pickup with two leads for phase switching. A day after I submitted my order I got a call from Lindy asking about the direction of the wounding from the pickup I pair it with. He didn’t have to do that and went above and beyond to make sure I get something that I liked. The pickup sounds amazing of course but there are a lot of good sounding pickups manufacturers. The extra mile is what I appreciate from Fralin pickups. It’s my second order and probably not the last?
I use this pickup frequently in the guitars that I build, four in 2021, and one in 2022. To me, they’re in between a Fender sound and a PAF because there are times when those pickups won’t work in a particular situation. I’ve used mine in church with great success. That guitar is on loan as I write this but I’ve heard nothing but good things from him and the members of his band.
I’ve been playing guitar for more than 40 years and I can say without fear of contradiction that these are the best pickups I’ve ever screwed into a guitar (in this case, a Gibson SG). I do doom/black metal type stuff, so needed something deeper and growly; went with overwound option on both. And man . . . there aren’t words to express in the English language just how amazing these babies sound through a high-gain amp. They growl, they snarl, will gorgeous highs and beautiful mids. This particular SG has just been promoted to #1 guitar in the guitarsenal (edging out another SG with Friedman PAFs). The tone is absolutely perfect, everything I could have ever wished for.
And want to mention the great customer service. There was a slight installation issue, due to my accidentally requesting the dog-ears. Lindy called me personally as well as my guitar tech here in Houston to walk through how to sort that out. Deeply appreciated!
Anyway, you cannot go wrong with Fralin pickups. This is actually my third set, after some min-hums in a Firebird and a humbucker-sized P-90 in a Tele. Lindy has golden ears. I am honestly thinking about putting Fralins in all my guitars.
Excellent pickups. I can’t A/B it next to the 1963 Gibson Jr that I used to own, but it doesn’t matter to me anyway, my 2019 Les Paul Special sounds great with these and I’m very happy. I bought the guitar and it had Fralin noiseless alnico Rod P90’s and I like those too (they will go into a Strat) but I wanted the straight P90. The alnico rods aren’t that much different, definitely a P90 but with a prettier, more twangy sound, they are winners too.
I had another well known (sierra delta) company’s p90 set in a epi 56 LP and was never too impressed. The neck was booming and woofing even when lowered. The bridge was muddy and too compressed. I called and Mr Lindy himself spent time talking through what resistance would best suit my amps and desired tone. These P90s are amazing. Not shrill, not too compressed, and not muddy. You can really pull individual notes out of a Barre chord. They clean up great with the volume knob. Lots of chime and harmonics also. I went 10.2k/9.2k B/N and they do everything from clean to classic rock, to metal. Great break up with a little gain and pick attack Very clear and articulate with high gain. I’m sold on Fralins. Good guy and good gear!
I put a set of Fralin P90’s on a Korean made Epiphone Casino. All I can say is Wow.
No comparison. The Fralin P90’s are much brighter and cleaner and when driven hard, the crunch is
unbelieveable. An average sounding guitar just became a great sounding guitar.
Amazing pickups. More dirt than PAFs, but clean up beautifully with the volume knob. The neck pickup sounds very much like a strat neck pickup with drive/fuzz on and volume rolled back.
Just installed my 5% underwound P90s into my Yamaha Revstar RSS02T. Wow. I was a bit concerned that I might be underwhelmed, but I needn’t have worried. I’m a clean / edge of breakup kinda guy and these pickups are absolutely phenomenal in that space – sweet, articulate and well separated. Wind things up a bit and they also crunch nicely. My biggest problem now is that I’m GASsing for a set of Fralin’s for my Strat… ?