P-92

(49 customer reviews)

$165.00$330.00

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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Stand Out. Cut Through.

Want to learn more about our P-92? Here's all the information you'll need:

P-92 FEATURES:

  • 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

Overview

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.

Sound

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.


Tonal Graph for P-92:

The tone graph below for our P-92 features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

Video

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P-92.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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:50mm
Humbucker Leg Depth:6mm

* 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.

Looking for humbucker wiring codes? You can find them here.

FAQs

  • What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90? 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.
  • What output do I choose? The best selling set is a Stock Neck and a Stock Bridge. Getting more turns will add midrange and make the pickup sound darker and thicker. Going with fewer turns will make the pickup sound clearer and more articulate.
  • What lead do I choose? This depends on your guitar and a few other things. Gibson Lead: Go with this if installing a set into a Gibson-style instrument, where each pickup has its respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  • Will this fit in a Humbucker Position? Yes. It’s Gibson humbucker sized.
  • What’s the String Spacing? 50mm.
  • How far away do the strings need to be from the pickup? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. The ideal starting location should be 1/8″ on the bass string, and 1/16″ on the treble string when the High E string is pushed down at the highest fret.
  • Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Sizing

Humbucker Dimensions

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:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Humbucker Lead Color Codes

See below for our Humbucker Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.

Gibson Braided Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

3-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
3-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch, need coil-splitting, or if buying a single pickup. This lead allows you to reverse the phase and coil split.

4-Conductor Lead

2-Conductor With Shield
4-Conductor Lead - Only select this lead if you need Series / Parallel wiring. This lead allows you to reverse the phase, wire in series / parallel, and coil split.

P-92 Questions And Answers:

Have a question about our P-92? Leave it here! We will answer your question within 24 hours.

2 Questions about P-92

  1. So happy to find a set of humbucker sized p90, and noiseless to boot! My question is, as a lefty, the pickups, no matter how oriented in my Les Paul, will have the pole pieces staggered opposite of their intended design. I.E.- bass strings will be sitting towards the back of the cover, and high strings towards the front. I’m assuming these have fully adjustable poles under the covers where they’re not drilled? So it is possible to get covers drilled for a “lefty” pickup? thanks, love my Fralin p90s in my other guitars (soapbar)

    1. Hey Blake,

      Yep – no issues here, you might need to adjust the pole pieces, but they are fully adjustable and are safe to play around with.

  2. I spoke with Lindy Farlin this morning, a truly wonderful experience and I just ordered a pair of P92s for my ES 335. Lindy stated that the standard Gibson 500K pots would be fine for these pickups, but I forgot to ask about capacitors. Do I treat these as single coil, humbuckers, or P90s? Will the caps I already have in my guitar (set up for Burstbuckers) be fine or do I need to consider something different. Thanks

    1. Hey Micheal, You would want to treat these as P90s. They will sound best with 500K pots. I’m a fan of 0.02 or 0.047 caps, but I’m sure they will sound great with whatever you have installed!


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

49 reviews for P-92

  1. Phil Heesen III

    I had been thinking about adding some Fralin pickups to my 2001 Gibson ES-335 for several years. The guys were kind enough to let me come into the shop and try some of their humbucker options. I was looking for more articulation (less mud) on my neck pickup and was thinking the Sunbucker would do the trick. Tyler suggested I try the P-92, which wasn’t on my radar at all. It magically ticked all of the boxes! The wound strings have more clarity and less mud than the stock Gibson ’57 Classics but the plain strings still sound fat like a humbucker. It almost sounds like there is a separate pickup for the wound and plain strings, it’s amazing! This pickup is not overly bright in the neck position of my 335, it still sounds very fat but has a lot more clarity than the stock pickups. It also breaks up in a very cool and dynamic way. Grittier than the ’57 Classics, more like a single-coil. It’s a joy to play with the dynamics and hear the response from the pickup. Mine is 8,000 winds which pairs really well with the 7.6k Pure PAF I had put in the bridge position. If you’re looking for some more clarity in your neck humbucker (even if you’re not a P-90 fan), I highly suggest checking these out. They really surprised me and I’m so glad they are in my #1 guitar.

    I’ll be back soon to add some of the Fralin magic to more of my guitars. The pickups sound incredible and all of the guys in the shop are friendly, approachable and REALLY know what they’re talking about. Thanks!

  2. stefandoke
    Verified Buyer

    I probably looked at 20 different pickup sets and listened to twice as many sound clips. These sound so amazing, I’m even happier with them than I thought I’d be. I put a set of 8,200/9,200 in my Epiphone SG project guitar and it sounds amazing. Easily as good if not better than some Gibson SGs I’ve played. P-92s really took this project to the next level, super happy I chose to go with these.

    I was looking to get a little more bite and added string/note clarity with a punch in the mids and these definitely did it. They honestly exceeded my expectations.

    For reference, using for: Pysch Rock/Garage Rock, lot’s of delay, fuzz, reverb, chorus pedals >> Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212

  3. Steve Gross
    Verified Buyer

    My objective: The P90 punch from my ES-355 with no modification. I looked around, read A LOT of reviews on P90 options. I found tons of praise for the P92 and zero complaints. I knew the Fralin name, but never dropped a set in any of my guitars. Before I ordered, I thought I’d call the help line for some opinions, and Lindy answered. Sorry, that just impressed me. If I owned a business, put my name on a product, I’d like to take the call, which anyone knows isn’t as possible/probable as it may seem. After our conversation and a wee bit more deliberation I ordered a set online (8000 neck, 9200 bridge) before the Christmas deadline (present for me). They were delivered before the big day as advertised and I installed the day after, HAPPY! They make my Epi shine, scream, and articulate anything and everything I was hoping to hear from my workhorse. Mission accomplished, thank you.

  4. Paul Blanchet

    Having loved the Fralin P90s in my tele (which I still love), I decided to try a P92 for the bridge position of my HSS strat. I had a very nice humbucker in that position, but was having difficulty balancing it with the two single coil pickups, in terms of volume of gain. Well, the P92 was a great idea, as it balances well with single coils. To me, it has the feel of a P90 with the warmth of an older humbucker. When I switch between the neck and bridge pickups, I hear absolutely no change in volume, which makes me very happy. The tone of the P92 in a clean amp reminds me of early B.B. King. Single notes are warm, but well-defined. With some overdrive, it has a nice, midrangy “squawk” that reminds me of the first few ZZ Top albums. Overall, great pickup! Thanks!!

  5. Brian D. Mentzer

    Lindy, you’ve done it again! I just had my local luthier install your 8200/9200 P92 set in my 2017 Gibson SG Standard T. I’ll be the first to admit I know little about what makes these pickups work so well, but I’ve been playing for over 40 years and I am DANG picky about tone. The P92s in this guitar are pure magic- articulate enough for clean chording, comping and soloing; convincing jazz tones with the tone controls rolled back on the guitar and, cranked, through a JRAD Archer (Klon type pedal) into a 65 Fender Deluxe Reverb PTP … WOAH! Somehow thick and biting at the same time- articulate yet “in your face” crunch and sustain! Glorious tone on both neck and bridge pickups and, unusual for me- fantastic tone in the middle position too! I had to force myself to put the guitar down this morning in order to get to work on time! ALSO, before purchasing these pickups I spoke with Lindy via phone; as always he is kind and gracious, answering questions and treating me like I was someone special (I’m not a pro performer- just a guitar nut!). Thanks so much Lindy! If this old guy can manage it- I’ll post some clips on the cloud for others to evaluate…

    Brian Mentzer Sellersville, Pa.

  6. Patrick Cannon

    I’ve been installing and recommending P-92s for the past 10 years. I’ve never heard of anyone that wasn’t absolutely thrilled with the tone. Install a set and have a P-90 dream machine without the soapbar routing, or put one in the neck position opposite a high output humbucker at the bridge for a very versatile tone monster. This is one pickup that I’d say would truly work great in any type of guitar. It’s just a matter of what flavor of awesome tone you’ll get based on what you put them in. Fralin customer service has always been great as well.

  7. Stewart Schill
    Verified Buyer

    I just replaced the Seth Lover Humbucker in my G&L Bluesboy with this P92, and it sounds phenomenal. So thrilled with the tone, bite and character of this pick up, and how it blends with the single coil bridge. It is magical. Thank you!

  8. Dan Schwalbe

    Fantastic pick ups. They replaced a set of stock Seth’s in my Heritage H525. They sound great.

  9. Jarrod

    Got the 8,200 neck and 9,200 bridge. They sound like really FAT, hot, overwound p90’s. Full and round yet still bitey with great sustain and harmonic content. They are absolutely dead silent. Put them into some fuzz and delay and have some real fun. Excellent for leads. My new favorite pickups.

  10. Matt F

    I purchased a neck P92 and a bridge Dimarzio 36th Anniversary last year for my favorite guitar. After installing the pickups, I realized that in this guitar the neck sounded a bit too dark and the bridge sounded a bit too bright. Huh….
    So, I swapped them and it’s magic.
    The P92 is, without a doubt, my favorite pickup ever. The tone is fantastic. It has great low end (firm and powerful-not wooly or undefined) and a sweet top end (just the right amount of bite and sparkle), but it’s the mids that make this stand out. In a shootout with every other humbucker sized P90 around (https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/20058-humbucker-sized-p-90-review-roundup?page=3), the P92 stood out with one other – the Fralin P0. The reason why these 2 stood out is the mids were wonderfully complex. I could hear frequencies present in these 2 that were missing in almost every other pickup.
    I play heavy music. REALLY heavy music. This pickup is the best sounding pickup I have ever used. The P92 is totally responsive to playing dynamics and volume control adjustments. It can whisper, sing, scream and roar. Even at full gain, you can just lower the volume and voila! You get a great crunch with amazing dynamics. Dime it and it’s a monster (albeit one wearing a Tuxedo and speaking articulately before it rips your face off).
    Thank you Mr. Fralin. You made my favorite player my best sounding guitar as well.

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