The Ultimate Vintage P90 Tone


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

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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

P90 FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your P90 have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your P90s to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

Customer Reviews

167 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. Jon S

    Verified Purchase

    I left a review about a week after I received Fralin’s P90s. It’s now been a few weeks and my opinion is maybe even more positive. These are my first Fralin pickups but I’ve had Lollars, Seymour Duncan’s, and Gibson, and the Fralins outshine all. They’re so so smooth, enough power to push my amp but still super dynamic and open, articulate with open chords. I’m impressed by the amount of treble these things get while staying miles away from being ice-picky. I’m a customer for life.

  2. Wally Garfield

    Verified Purchase

    These P-90 pickups are the best! Thank you!

  3. Justin Trowbridge

    Verified Purchase

    I own many sets of Lindy’s pickups. Lindy’s pickups never fail to impress me. The P-90s that I ordered look and sound fantastic in the Epiphone Casino. I also have to say that I appreciate Jenny saving me some money on shipping. I ordered the P-90s the day before I ordered a Vintage Hot Stratocaster bridge pickup. She emailed me and informed me that she had combined the two orders and that I only had to pay for the shipping once. The customer service that Lindy and his team offer is always top-notch. Thanks again!

  4. Benjamin Clark

    Verified Purchase

    Ive had +5% in a SG jr for 15 years. Just got a SG special with stock wind Fralin p90s. A little brighter than the overwound that works great for that guitar. Roll down the volume and get great cleans. I use 500k pots. Ive had pickups from several other makers and always go back to Fralin.

  5. Jonathan Sprague

    Verified Purchase

    Best P90 set I’ve ever played, hands down. I have a super bright semi hollow that I couldn’t tame, these didn’t trick. So smooth
    I bought stock wound neck and 5% overwound bridge and they balance perfectly to my ears. The bridge is twangy but not overly so and the neck is just buttery. I’m a Fralin customer for life now.

  6. old professah

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered an underwound soapbar neck P90 with a plastic cover. I installed it in the neck position a fixed-bridge stratocaster, with the mounting screws directly into the alder body and foam weatherstrip material underneath the baseplate to allow height adjustment. The pickup height is approximately 1/8″ from the strings when they are held down at the last fret. This is a single-pickup guitar with 500 k pots and a shielded pickup cavity. To my ears, the P90 sounds nice and clear, sort of like a strat neck pickup with more character or richness. It seems less dark than previous P90s I have tried. The single-pickup noise seems pretty low. I’m not sure why this is – whether it’s influenced by the lower windings, the baseplate structure, or whether I got lucky with the shielding. Overall I find the tone of this P90 very pleasing and I am 100% satisfied with my purchase. Now I just need to play better!

  7. Karl S.

    Verified Purchase

    I installed a set of the Dogear P90 with raw nickel covers for a MIC 2022 Epiphone Casino. These pickups have completely transformed the guitar into a wild beast. When turned up they are spiky, chimey and brash. Turn the volume down and they soften up a bit, but still retain a bite. I can get warm Grant Green jazz tones with the tone knobs dialed back, ’65 Beatles chime with everything up, and jump blues grooves with the knobs dialed back a touch. It’s so versatile now and this guitar has become my #1 over my Tele (which has a set of Fralin Vintage Hot Tele pickups). Plus, they look dope as hell with the raw nickel covers, which give the guitar a vintage look and feel. I wanted to stay true to the original 60’s metal covers and these look the part. I can’t imagine there’s a better set of pickups for this guitar.

  8. Michael Fitzpatrick

    Verified Purchase

    Easy ordering from the website, reasonable amount of time to prepare, process and ship. Straight forward installation and set up, had to cut the springs to get the right height, as expected. String it up and away it went, beautiful crystal clear clarity, add a little gain and got a little growl. Haven’t had a lot of time to do much more yet but I’m looking forward to spending a lot more time with this guitar soon. Thanks for a great upgrade and great service!

  9. Mark Hansen

    Verified Purchase

    I installed Lindy Fralin’s P90
    pickup in my friends Epiphone Les Paul Jr. This guitar had a Lace V90 in it that had someone installed incorrectly.
    The pickup was a 1/2 ” from the strings and I thought that was why it was so wimpy. I ordered Dogear shims from Fralin and while waiting I measured this pickup. Couldn’t believe it, 2.5 ohms!.
    I called my friend and suggested we order a Fralin P90.
    The shims (I knew I would still need) arrived quickly and the pickup was here two weeks later.
    One shim did the job and the pickup was the perfect height. I loved the old school braided wire and installation was easy.
    I plugged into my 64 Vibro Champ and wow, really. Great tone, only one pickup in a Les Paul Jr and this bridge pickup, slightly over wound is all you will need. When my friend picked up his guitar, he was blown away, and seriously happy.
    Now I want to get for a lap steel I’m working on. It would be perfect!
    Thanks Lindy !

  10. Henrik Bakken

    Verified Purchase

    I am very happy with the whole process from the day I ordered my pair of P90s to this day when I can play with the them. Great service and updates about the delivery etc. But, the most important, they sound great. Love the sound and the versatility they offer. There is a great difference with the ones from Fralin and the pair I had before(Epiphone).

  11. Steve

    Verified Purchase

    Gadzooks, I’ve tried the other brands, always come back to Lindy. Nothing else sounds as good. Customer service is second to none. And all Lindy Fralin pickups just sound beautiful, be it single coils, humbuckers, or these amazing sounding P90s.

  12. Francis Voignier

    Verified Purchase

    I have installed and used innumerable P90s in my time as both builder and performer. It is one of my favorite pickups, but not all of them are built equally. While some can be quite harsh, others, especially over-wound ones, may be downright unusable due to excessive compression. In general, I tend to favor those with lower wind using alnico II, III or IV magnets. But everything is relative, and a pickup is only as good as how well it is made and the quality of its components. So far I have had little experience with Fralin P90s, but as part of rebuilding an old Domino hollow body guitar, I intuitively decided to go with Lindy’s vintage voiced dogears and I’m glad I did. It is by far the best sounding P90 out there, articulate, open and with the kind of bark that is neither too harsh nor squashy. It made that old Japanese guitar sound like a million dollars, the kind of instrument you pick up and realize you’ve been playing it for an hour, forgetting that you were only meant to give it a test run. This P90 is now the one for me!

  13. Steve

    Verified Purchase

    WOW. I’m used to being impressed by Lindys pickups but these exceeded expectations, by far. I’ve tried a lot of other Lindy Fralins pickups – Real 54s, Vintage Hot for both strats & teles, Pure PAFs. The split blades, steel poles, etc. ALL sound amazing, I’ve tried other brands. Keep coming back to Fralins. They.Just.Sound.BETTER. Than anything else. They all sound like the original pickups that are being emulated but somehow better. Much better. I don’t know what sort of magic he’s came across but everything Fralin is magical sounding, and inspiring. I’ll never be famous but I can have a famous, amazing sounding guitar with Fralin pickups. ALL Fralin pickups I’ve purchased are downright INSPIRING. Well done, Lindy, once again!

  14. Rob

    These are hands down the best P90 pickups there is. I swapped out the shoddy Epiphone Pro P90’s in my Casino for a pair of the standard Fralin P90’s. Wow. They are sublime and beat any other P90’s I’ve had the pleasure of owning (SD Antiquities, Lollar, Monty’s 54, Gibson, Mojotone). If you’re looking for P90’s, the search stops here.

  15. Rick

    Verified Purchase

    A truly perfect P90! Thank you guys for the support and excellent service.

  16. Stephen H

    Verified Purchase

    My first experience with Fralin, and a great one. The pickups in my Epiphone Casino were just very bland and lifeless, broke up way too quickly, muddy, uninspiring. Complete 180 with the stock Fralin P90’s. Clear, articulate, respond well to pick attack, and break up nicely as I push the guitar volume, as opposed to just an on/off switch. Love the way they sound clean, too – neck pickup is very bluesy and warm, and bridge is well-defined without sounding “ice picky”. Will definitely be buying more Fralin pickups in the future

  17. Ryan MacKay

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered a set of stock P-90s for a Black Cherry Telecaster build I did. Wow. These things sing. They have to be the most responsive P-90s I have played. They have tons of bite despite the fact I went with Fender Tele spec’d pots and caps. I was so impressed I will use Fralin pick-ups on my next builds – a ’51 P-bass (already on order) and a classic Black Cherry P-Bass to match the Telecaster. Not only do these things sound amazing, the cream pick-up covers really compliment the wood. After much research and debate, I am glad that I went with Fralin’s.

  18. Alf

    Great pickups. Clear and articulate – and fat and warm too! Love them.

  19. Eric Mangum

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered a P90 bridge, 5% over, for a single pickup Les Paul project. The overwind is perfect for the application….all the power you need in the bridge position. Then drop the volume a bit, roll the tone to the deep end and you get all the thick rich sounds of a neck pickup. Beyond all expectations! Absolute P90 perfection!

  20. Steve Hoover

    Verified Purchase

    I love A4 P90’s.
    I went with a stock bridge wind and -5% neck wind for a 06 Korean Casino.
    The neck cover angle was off for my particular guitar, so I built a custom wedge shim out of a .080” piece of black pickguard material under the front half of the neck pickup. With this set up I am very happy with the balance between both pickups.
    These are great P90’s and I think they sound period correct with the metal covers.

    They were safely packed and the turnaround time was quick. Thanks Lindy and Company!

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