The Ultimate Vintage P90 Tone


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

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( 169 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.


Customize your P90:

Looking for a 3 P90 Set?

We recommend a Neck output for the middle pickup. Add a Complete Set and another Neck Pickup to make a 3 P90 Set.

Select Options Above To Display Add-Ons

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 Wiring

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


Checking this box does not add a P90 for you. You must select the options and add the third P90 to your cart.

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

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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.

Sound Samples for P90:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Soundclips recorded by Phil Heesen III, on a PRS SE. Pickups are the Stock Output Soapbar.

Tonal Graph For P90:

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


Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Videos for P90:

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:

Gibson-Style instruments

Phase Reversible

Coil Splitting

Gibson Braided Lead
Only select Gibson Braided Lead if you install these pickups as a set into a Gibson-style instrument. Examples of a Gibson-style instrument include a Gibson Les Paul, 335, or Telecaster Deluxe, or any guitar with two Volume Pots and two Tone Pots.

Note: This lead is not intended for Telecasters with a Control Plate. If the braiding touches anything, it will short it out.

2-Conductor Lead:

Phase Reversible

2 Conductor Lead Fralin Pickups
Select 2-Conductor Lead if purchasing a single pickup or wiring this pickup to a Blade Switch (like a Fender-style instrument). 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Tech Specs:

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

Neck Ohm Reading:7.1K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.1K 1
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 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 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.


Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal Dogear (Archtop)

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups

Customer Reviews

169 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Simon Randall

    Verified Purchase

    I replaced the stock pickups in my Epiphone Casino with the Fralin P90s. It made an incredible difference. The Chinese-made Casinos’ stock pickups are notoriously hot, harsh, and lacking in subtlety. Upgrading them was a no-brainer, but I was shocked at the improvement when the Fralins were installed. Suddenly there were nuances to be had and suddenly it made a difference what I did with the pick. The note definition and string to string clarity are unbelievable. Chords sound rich and full. Lindy provided personal telephone guidance on measuring for shims, overriding the recommendation of my luthier, and I’m glad he did. Trust Lindy! These aren’t the first Fralins I’ve purchased and certainly won’t be the last.

  2. Carl Hick

    Verified Purchase

    Great Sounding P-90

    I had been using humbucker-sized p-90s (SD Phat Cats) in a Telecaster and was not completely happy with the sound and decided to make the jump to routing out the neck position and getting a proper quality soapbar. So glad that I did. The humbucker-sized ones are nice enough but not quite there in terms of what I wanted in sound. My old guitar buddy who is more of a techy than I am and is constantly switching pickups loves my Fralin p-90 and says he wants one now too. This is my first Fralin pickup. I’ve mostly used Seymour Duncan’s and really like them but I intend to look into Fralin in the future for pickups future and will tell all of my friends. Well worth the money spent.

  3. Matt Fornes

    Verified Purchase

    Extremely pleased!

    I cannot say enough about how pleased that I am with my new P90 pickups. They’ve made a huge difference in the overall sound of my guitar, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade and improve their existing pickups. The follow-up information about the wiring and pickup height was useful, and it was much appreciated. I will surely be doing business with Lindy Fralin pickups again

  4. Brent Adams

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent P90! Installed this in an Epiphone Coronet reissue. Love the sounds it achieves. Purchased 5% underwound, thrilled with the results. It is a fine transducer!

  5. Bradley McGee

    Verified Purchase

    Increased clarity, while still having the aggressive and dynamic qualities of a P90. Excellent! As usual.

  6. Michael Peters

    Verified Purchase

    P90 in Gibson tenor guitar. This pickup sounds great. Warm with bite and low noise. Thanks!

  7. Christopher Blake

    Verified Purchase


    Expressive like a good P-90 should be. Cleans are clear, warm, and big, but once you dig in you get the bite P-90s are known for. There were a couple of good contenders that seemed to sound a little better in sound clips, but I knew Fralin’s reputation and that clips can’t be totally trusted. I made the choice to go with Fralin, and I am happy with the choice I made.

  8. Leona Colbourne

    Verified Purchase

    P90 Single Coils with Alnico Rods

    I put these pickups in a Gibson Custom Shop ’54 wrap tail goldtop Les Paul. The overall tone is definitely more akin to a Fender Jazzmaster than I was originally expecting. The Alnico rods have a narrower pickup magnetic aperture which resulted in marked the Fender tone. I am only just exploring these new tonal capabilities and am loving these pickups. Thank you very much for the outstanding pickups…..

  9. Steve Maltze

    Verified Purchase

    Best customer service, best pickups.

    I’d leave 6 stars if I could. Lindy saw what I was going for with a weird order (N:P90 B:Tele 4way mod), and took the time to give me a call personally to make sure I was aware of some of the quirks of the configuration I ordered, and explained how winding could improve the sound, along with a bright switch. Pickup came 5% under, mods in place, and it’s absolutely perfect. This has been, bar none, the best customer experience I’ve ever had. Will never buy pickups anywhere else again!

  10. Stephen Tagliaferri

    Installed in a Les Paul, I like them so much I am going to order a set of vintage hots for my Strat. Thank you

  11. Gordon Pan

    Verified Purchase

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  12. Jeff Mau


    Just a note to say thank you! I purchased a Custom Shop Les Paul Special and kept it beyond the return window and ended up very disappointed. It just didn’t have a good sound clean or driven but acoustically I knew it was in there.

    I purchased Stock P90 soapbars and put them in and couldn’t believe my ears. There it was! The tone I thought I was buying in the first place was just missing Lindy Fralin!

    Thank You!

  13. Tom Coplen

    Verified Purchase

    The Vintage P-90’s I ordered sound amazing. I had questions concerning “over/under” winding and Lindy called me directly the day after I placed my order. I explained the tone I was looking for and what the instrument (Rivolta Combinata) was lacking and he recommended the “stock” set right away. It is exactly as I had hoped it would be and more! Chimey, glassy, clean when needed (even at full volume with reduced pick attack) and loads of the desirable P-90 snarl. Super balanced volume between neck and bridge pick ups as well. I am going to order more pick ups for other guitars for sure and I would recommend everyone else does the same!

  14. Noel Winters

    Verified Purchase

    Best Vintage P90 Around – Grunt on the bottom, grit on the top, and the designer who will take the time to actually speak to you! Thank you, Lindy!

  15. Christopher Enright

    Verified Purchase

    Great sound, funky screws

    Can’t go wrong with these well-made pickups. My only issue is the supplied mounting screws. While traditional plastic covers are usually countersunk and accept countersink oval head screws nicely, the supplied covers are metal with no countersink. The proper screw would be pan-headed. The supplied countersink screws are an odd choice that looks a bit weird. I enquired if there was a reason for this but have heard no reply.

  16. Rich Hesp

    Verified Purchase

    Purchased a set of P90s for a SG classic. Spoke to Lindy during the ordering process – wonderful customer service and great to help support small business. Went for a slight over wind on the bridge pickup. Installed sound is fantastic. I think a significant improvement over the stock Gibson pickups. Clean through a Deluxe Reverb, very well balanced with a great thump in the bottom end. The sound feels very alive. With volume and gain, a great SG / P90 snarl. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

  17. Gordon Pan

    Verified Purchase

    My second set in 5 years.
    Explains why I revisit these pickup again when P90s are called for.

  18. Dave Fowler

    Verified Purchase

    Top quality and service. Lindy and crew are peerless. These P90s opened up my SG. I couldn’t be happier.

  19. Dennis Hoffman

    Verified Purchase

    Sweet P90’s
    Fralin P90’s have the most pleasing sound to the ear. It is smooth, sweet, and well balanced without sharp resonant peaks or overly accentuated treble. They pull out the detail the guitar has to offer without obscuring the bass with a layer of mud and bloated tone. These are pickups that make playing the guitar fun as the sound pulls the listener in. I believe the best term is compelling: evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.

  20. Ronald Brodeur

    Verified Purchase

    That P90 Growl
    Installed in silver sparkle Harley Benton single cut “Junior” style guitar with new pots & cap.
    I now have the sensitivity to volume and tone control adjustments that opens up unlimited playing styles.
    Starting in 1966, my guitar journey has taken me from Fender single coils to LP humbuckers and now the sounds of a single P90. No need for pedals, it’s all in the pickup.

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