Stand out in the mix and cut through with the Lindy Fralin-designed P-92. A full-size humbucker with unique looks, the P-92 is a cleaner, more articulate P-90, with no hum. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of a traditional single-coil and a P90, look no further than this pickup here. Made by hand in Virginia with all USA-Made Parts, we guarantee the P-92 will inspire you for years to come.
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Are you seeking a more “polite” P90 tone with no hum? The P-92 is the pickup for you. Incredibly versatile, this pickup features bright wound strings with round treble strings. It’s perfect for Rock, Blues, Country, and Jazz.
Lindy’s unique Split-Single design allows you to achieve a genuine single-coil tone with zero hum, all packed in an awesome-looking humbucker. The USA-Made Alnico 5 bar magnet gives you a tight attack and bite, with a clear low-end and stiff treble.
The P-92 pickup sounds cleaner than our Hum-Canceling P90 but more aggressive than our Big Single 42.
- Lindy Fralin Original Design
- Clean, articulate P90 tone in a Humbucker size
- Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
- USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
- Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
- Fully Hum-Cancelling and silent in all positions
- Adjustable Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
- Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
- Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
- Risk-free 30-day exchange policy
As we’re sure you’re aware, a known challenge with P90 pickups is the hum. Rest assured: we’ve solved that problem and found a unique, versatile sonic footprint where the P-92 fits perfectly.
The P-92 features a cleaner and more articulate overall tone. It’s more “polite” than our Hum Cancelling P90s, and much clearer-sounding than our Pure P.A.F. That said, the P-92 offers you a thick, warm midrange accompanied by a stiffer and rounder treble – perfect for many music styles.
The P-92 is quick to break up, but you’ll find that it’s still clearer, like traditional Vintage P90s. Built with alnico V magnets, we use 42-gauge or 43 gauge wire depending on the strength you need.
When playing clean, you’ll find that this pickup has a thicker, bold tone with a stiff high end. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is dirtier than our Big Single, but not as much as a typical Humbucker.
Players who want a sparkly-top end should look at our Twangmasters, as our P-92’s sound more like a Gibson.
It all starts here: our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our P-92’s consist of USA-Made bobbins, baseplates, magnets, and wire.
We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, bright tone. We assemble each pickup one at a time, by hand. This allows us to achieve unbeatable attention to detail. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to prevent microphonics and to preserve the pickup for years to come.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P-92.
|Neck Ohm Reading (Stock):||6.8K*|
|Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):||7.8K*|
|Polarity:||Reversible with 2-Conductor Lead|
|Magnet:||USA-Made Alnico 5 bar magnet|
|Wire:||USA-Made 42 / 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Baseplate Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Cover Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Pole Pieces:||USA-Made Steel Screws|
|Available String Spacing:||49.2mm|
|Humbucker Leg Depth:||6mm|
|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.
* Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings are not useful when comparing to other models. This pickup is medium output, and leans to a cleaner, clearer tone.
Lead Color Codes
See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
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P-92 Questions And Answers:
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I have a CIJ Jaguar HH. Would the poles on these be spaced okay or do I need something with "F spacing?" thanks much!
Q I have a CIJ Jaguar HH. Would the poles on these be spaced okay or do I need something with "F sp...... Read moreA
Hey Jesse, you would need something F-Spaced, more likely. That said, if your strings are close to the 50mm mark when you measure, the P-92 should work. Here's how to measure String Spacing: https://www.fralinpickups.com/2017/11/16/check-string-spacing/
I my Les Paul Standard 60s, but am trying to get a more Jerry Garcia tone out of it...any recommendations?
Q I my Les Paul Standard 60s, but am trying to get a more Jerry Garcia tone out of it...any recomme...... Read moreA
Hey Kyle, It's tough to say, but the P-92 will give you a cleaner, more polite P90 sound. I'd recommend going with a Twangmaster or Sunbucker for more of the "Stratty" sound he was know for.
I have a gibson sg special. I usually use neck pickups. Do you reccomend using p92 in the neck position with the existing 490t pickup in the bridge position
Q I have a gibson sg special. I usually use neck pickups. Do you reccomend using p92 in the neck po...... Read moreA
Hey Martin, yes - the P-92 will give you a cleaner P90 tone in a humbucker size, if that's what you're after.
Considering the P92s! These would be replacing a Seymour Duncan JB at the bridge and one of the Duncan Custom SH pickups at the neck which were mounted with pickup rings in a Fender-style H-H configured guitar. Would the sizing work?
Q Considering the P92s! These would be replacing a Seymour Duncan JB at the bridge and one of the D...... Read moreA
Hey Doug, yes - the sizing will work just fine, as these are standard Humbucker-sized pickups.
What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90?
Q What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90?A The Hum-Cancelling P90 is slightly louder, darker, and thicker. It’s quicker to break up. The P-92 is more of a blend with a traditional Vintage P90 – cleaner and clearer.
Unbelievable. Dropped these in my BFR axis super sport, no changes to the electronics (except for installing a 3 way blade). These are by far and away the most musical pickups I have ever played. Dynamic, responsive, you can feel the higher quality compared to the stock humbuckers just holding them. I’ll only play fralins from here out. Nothing else compares.
I was given a bridge P92 for Christmas to replace a paf style humbucker I just never got on with. It was too rawk, and the low strings weren’t percussive enough. The P92 is super. It fixes all of that. It’s silent per design, and the low strings plunk appropriately. It sounds like the Heartbreakers and the Kinks and the Replacements when I turn the gain up. But it can sound delicate if I roll it back a bit. Like Field Mice delicate. Thanks!
I put the P-92 (2% overwound) in the bridge of my Gibson ES-339. This is just what I was looking for! It has a great, snappy top end and can both clean up well or get fat & dirty when needed. It pairs well with the Alnico noiseless P-90 I have in the neck, and this guitar has never sounded better!
After extensive research, reading forums, watching YouTube videos, etc., I purchased a set of the Fralin P92’s from Vision Guitar in San Jose to replace the stock humbuckers in my Epiphone ES-335. I loved the feel of the guitar but the stock pickups were muddy and dull. These P92’s are absolutely incredible. There’s so much clarity, definition, bite and “spank.” They’re punchy and articulate with remarkable response to pick attack, and can snarl, shimmer and sparkle beautifully by working the volume and tone controls on the guitar. Highly recommended.
I had been of the opinion that the original P90 tone (not the hum) was the summit of pickup design, and all the humbuckers that followed were just a tad down the slope. It became a kind of mission for me to find a hum-free p90 sound at the neck and bridge, so I kept returning to the sound clips on the Fralin website. I thought, “Well, a P92 in the neck and a split-coil T-style bridge might get it.” Long story short, I am astonished at how good both pickups sound. 500k pots for me, .015 capacitor, but I have a feeling there’s no way to make these pickups sound bad. I do intend to find out. More likely than sounding like Keith, you’ll make him want a set if he doesn’t have them already. To my ear, Fralin has found a new summit. Equal height or higher may be a matter of opinion, but I personally look forward to a long time playing these pickups. You want jazz on the neck? You got it by the dozens. You want twang and grit on the bridge? Truckloads.
I installed these in an sg and am really pleased with the result. Big fan of the Allman Brothers and Television, and have been chasing a bright articulate sound with hum-cancelling and harmonic depth – these pickup are ticking the boxes for me – they work beautifully with my amps and pedals.
I had gibson 57 classic. too muddy, later I got P90s, too noisy. Now, I got Franlin P-92s (2% and 5% overwound). They have beef, but a lot more articulated and less compressed than a PAF, a liiiittle less mid creamy as a P-90 but zero noise though!
Amazingly versatile pickup. I put a full stock set in a telecaster deluxe. Dead quiet and can get beautifully detailed cleans that are still rich sounding. Also sounds great for high gain and edge of breakup tones. Best pickups I have ever used.
Running a 5% underwound P-92 in an HH tele, neck position, recessed under pickguard (esquire-ish look) or convertible to a surface mount trim ring. Great either way!
Pole pieces needed very little adjustment across strings. EQ of pickup is very well balanced – tastefully present mid details and excellent high roll off.
I just installed these into a P92-Split Blade Blues Output-P92 strat guitar, and they sound fantastic. I have the Fralin humcancelling 90s and the 92s are very accurately a slightly more “polite” version of those. I did an additional 5% overwind which I’m happy about but I’m sure I would just been as happy with the stock winding. They pair well in the combination strat positions with the split blade getting you very quacky strat tones. I’m also using a bass contour circuit which just gives me more options onboard. Lindy and the entire staff were super helpful helping me figure this out, and were super helpful when UPS lost my package for 2 weeks.