P-92

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Modern Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(50 genuine 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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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 More



Stand Out. Cut Through.

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

P-92 FEATURES:

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

 

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

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:49.2mm
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.

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.

P-92 Questions And Answers:

    What’s the tonal difference between this and your Hum-Cancelling P90?
  1. 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.
  2. What output do I choose?
  3. Q What output do I choose?
    A 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.
  4. What lead do I choose?
  5. Q What lead do I choose?
    A 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. This is also useful for phase reversal, which is why we recommend it if ordering a single pickup to match another manufacturer's pickups.
  6. Will this fit in a Humbucker Position?
  7. Q Will this fit in a Humbucker Position?
    A Yes. It’s Gibson humbucker sized.
  8. What’s the String Spacing?
  9. Q What’s the String Spacing?
    A 49.3mm
  10. How far away do the strings need to be from the pickup?
  11. Q How far away do the strings need to be from the pickup?
    A 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.
  12. I spoke with Lindy Fralin 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
  13. Q I spoke with Lindy Fralin this morning, a truly wonderful experience and I just ordered a pair of...... Read more
    A 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!
  14. 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 ... Read more
  15. Q So happy to find a set of humbucker sized p90, and noiseless to boot! My question is, as a lefty,...... Read more
    A Yep – no issues here, you might need to adjust the pole pieces, but they are fully adjustable and are safe to play around with.
  16. I am wanting to upgrade the pickups in a PRS SE Hollowbody. I am planning to use a Pure PAF in the bridge as I have the stock version in two other guitars and absolutely love it. However, I am thinking about using a P-92 in the neck as I am wanting a little bit cleaner/brighter pickup in the neck. My question is, will the outputs be relatively close between the Pure PAF and the P-92 or do I need either of them underwound or overwound to achieve s... Read more
  17. Q I am wanting to upgrade the pickups in a PRS SE Hollowbody. I am planning to use a Pure PAF in th...... Read more
    A Yep! The P-92 and the Pure P.A.F. will make a great set together. I would recommend overwinding the P92 by 2% to keep up with the Bridge. They won’t overpower one another, but the added midrange from overwinding the P-92 by 2% will keep the tone a bit more consistent.

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P-92 Questions And Answers:

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

 


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

50 Genuine Reviews for P-92

  1. Mark Reagan
    Verified Buyer

    Nice replacement! My faux Telecaster had a muddy humbucker in the neck position. I replaced it with a P-92 to brighten the sound. It worked like a dream.

  2. Twayn Williams
    Verified Buyer

    I don’t get along with standard Humbuckers. They just don’t work for me, but I really like p90 type tones. Part of the issue is that I play with a big fat gypsy pick — 3.5mm — and I hit really, really, really hard. This causes a perceived “scoop” in the mids with a regular humbucker and causes the low notes on the E and A strings to disappear on the bandstand.

    Why I waited so long to try a p-92 is beyond me. I put it in the neck position of my Comins GCS-16 laminated archtop and it’s exactly what I wanted. Brighter than a p90, but still with a good mids support. I play through either a PRRI or a 5E3 clone. Jazz, Swing and a bit of Jump Blues.

    I previously had the Hum-Cancelling P-90 in a Humbucker Cover in the guitar and while it was a good sound, it was a bit darker than I wanted and a bit too compressed for my tastes. I also tried a p90 in Humbucker Cover and it was way too dark in that guitar. The p92 is right in the goldilocks zone, not too bright, not too dark, not too mid-heavy, not too scooped. It’s just right.

  3. Paul Saulnier
    Verified Buyer

    Love these P-92s. Excellent range and variety of tones.

  4. Tom DiMartile
    Verified Buyer

    A Loyal Fralin Guitar Player
    Lindy, thank you so much for the personal attention and advice that you and your staff provided in my decision to try the Pure PAFs in my Gibson ES-335 and your P-92’s in my Gibson SG Supreme. Both were older guitars with the original humbuckers. I am absolutely sold on the new Fralin pickups and they are everything that you said they would be and more. The clarity, expressiveness, and articulation of these pickups is phenomenal! I am a blues and jazz style player and tend to favor a cleaner sound letting the natural tube saturation of my amps do the work. The Pure PAFs are perfect in my ES-335 and “pure” is the best description I can think of. The P-92s in my SG is nothing short of amazing. I know some “soapbar” purists may not agree, but I can’t tolerate single-coil hum. These pickups are completely noiseless and they now give my SG a tonal character and range I never thought possible. I am now eyeing up some other guitars in my collection for a possible Fralin makeover! Thank you again.

  5. Lance Bastion

    I put a P92 in the bridge position of a Music Man Silhouette. After speaking to Mr. Fralin about what I was trying to achieve, he sent me the pickup and it delivered…big time. Beautiful, snappy cleans at low volume morphing into very smooth and round as the volume on the amp is turned up. Somewhere between Fender and Gibson.Pretty much what I was hoping for and dead quiet. A true gem. Highly recommended. Great service from a guy who knows his stuff.

  6. Jon Eigil Eknes Thorsen
    Verified Buyer

    Sweet distinct upgrade. Being mounted in neck position Les Paul Classic Ebony with original 61 R/61 T Zebra pickups w/push-pull coil-tap. The stock pickup was too muddy and raw for my taste and style. Fralin P-92 gives clarity, high string distinction, dynamics, and a lovely punch. Love it.

  7. roger
    Verified Buyer

    I just received and installed a P92 pickup for my EP LP JR.

    You guys probably hear this all the time, but all i can say is – WOW! It sounds just fantastic, and is dead quiet as advertised and as i hoped for, but didn’t really expect to achieve.

    Does it sound like a real P90? I don’t know. I don’t have one handy to compare.

    Does it sound like i imagined it would in this guitar? Yes, absolutely what i was hoping for.

    Thanks, and you can expect more orders from me in the future.

  8. Matt Luger
    Verified Buyer

    Perfect for me, bought em’ twice
    I put the stock P92s in my Les Paul years ago and loved them so much that I decided to put a slightly underwound pair in my semi-hollow body. They’re perfect, great detail and midrange without sounding harsh, and as everyone who’s played through these will tell you, the neck is killer with its tight low end. Totally noiseless too!

  9. Sam D.

    I assembled a Strat style guitar from Warmoth parts for my son. I installed a pair of these pickups–a bit pricey for me, but they were exactly what I was looking for. I ordered another one for a new build for me, but haven’t gotten around to that yet, so I installed it in the neck position of a Les Paul. The sound out of that pickup is exactly what I wanted as well. These P92 pickups are very nice sounding. Warmer than single coils, but much quieter than P90’s, and much more articulate than most humbuckers I’ve tried over the years. And my son is satisfied with his guitar!

  10. Stephen Vroman
    Verified Buyer

    Nailed it
    After a few emails explaining what I was looking for tone-wise, the Fralin folks suggested an underwound P92. It really sounds great, having some of the girth of a P90 without being too midrange-y!

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