P-92

Clean P90 Tone, No Hum

$165$330

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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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.

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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.

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About this Sound Clip:

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

Tonal Graph For P-92:

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

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OUTPUT

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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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 P-92.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading (Stock):6.8K* 1
Bridge Ohm Reading (Stock):7.8K* 1
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 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.


* 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.

P-92 Dimensions:

Fralin Humbucker Dimensions
All P-92's have a string spacing of 50mm.

Pickup Pairing

Our P-92 pairs well with the following models:

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Customer Reviews

71 Genuine Reviews for P-92

  1. Dennis Butcher

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  2. Joel

    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!

  3. John S

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  4. Andrew

    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.

  5. Dan

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  6. Sean Hartwell

    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.

  7. Davi Belo

    Verified Purchase

    Totally awesome!
    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!

  8. Cody

    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.

  9. Andrew

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastico!! 6-Stars
    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.

  10. Matthew Halvatzis

    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.

  11. Steve Andrews

    Verified Purchase

    I’ve been on the pickup merry-go-round for years. A couple months back I called Lindy and told him that I loved the round, chime-like sound of my Lollar Charlie Christian single coil, but I couldn’t stand the noise and hum anymore. At first I was thinking of getting the Big Single, but Lindy suggested the P-92 to get the darker, thicker tone I was looking for. I purchased the overwound version and, man, I’m glad I did. This is hands-down my favorite pickup ever. The notes are fat, juicy steaks for my ears. The P-92 magically combines clarity of tone with a sticky ‘bite’ in the attack that fascinates and inspires me. I can’t put my Tele down since putting this thing on. Thanks, Lindy! I’ll be a Fralin fan for life.

  12. Cyril Londechamp

    Verified Purchase

    Very nice 🙂

    Couldn’t be happier. Very good tone, zero hum, tempted to change all of my guitars to these babies 😉

  13. Samuel D.

    Verified Purchase

    I’m sure these are my favorite pickups–just because I haven’t had the opportunity to try all of them. I’ve now put P-92’s in two Warmoth guitars (two in each) and one in the neck position of an Epi Les Paul. My take on the sound is that they are full and clear on a clean channel and with beautiful drive possibilities as you add gain. My last pair of P-92’s I ordered with the two leads (rather than one shielded conductor). This allowed me to wire them to an Oak Grigsby 4-way and added a very nice series connection to the mix. The two-conductor variant I also found easier to work with as opposed to using the shield for the second conductor. The two pickups they replaced (P-92s with shielded hots) went into my own guitar with a 3-way switch. Again, I really like the warm but a bit more single-coil sounding output of these. More full than typical single coils. I don’t have much experience with true P-90s but for the ‘apparent’ difference in sound, I would gladly give up the noise. My third Warmoth has a set of split rail pickups which are very good too, but I think I prefer the sound of these. If there’s a fourth, it will have some combination of steel-pole or split-steel pole pickups. Compared to DiMarzios (Steve Morse bridge pickup, Area ’61 and Area ’67), the Morse bridge has great high output but to me sounds a bit thick or dull; I really liked the Area pickups, but they don’t have the full ringing sound that these have–a bit closer to the sound of a lower power humbucker to my ears.

  14. Dan Strack

    These pickups are awesome! To my ears the P92 sits somewhere between Jazzmasters and P90s. Very clear but they still have lots of personality and no noise.

  15. Greg Lawrence

    Verified Purchase

    Really like this pickup. The more I play it the more I like it. I chose the 5% Underwind Neck with the stock Bridge. I like playing the lighter music.

  16. Stephen Davis

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  17. Rod Bradfield

    Verified Purchase

    P92’s for a ’99 Epiphone Sheratan II

    I’ve put the `Powered by Fralin Pickups’ decal on my 1999 Epiphone Sheraton II case, having held off until deciding I was happy with the P92 standard replacement set I ordered. After doing a temporary, solder-less install, the P92’s immediately sounded better than the original humbuckers, even with the stock Epiphone wiring. Once proper pickup height was achieved, they came to life even more. I’ve played acoustic guitars for 60 years, recently switching to playing electric. Good tone on acoustic guitars is easy – find one that sounds good, buy it and play it. I’ve attempted `going’ electric’ for some time, but found it difficult to `dial in ‘ good tone on equipment previously owned. Now with somewhat better equipment, I generally prefer single coils, even more so given the Sheraton II’s original dark and lifeless humbuckers. It was rarely played it, even though it frets wonderfully. The decision to change to P92’s came after researching and listening to various options, including sound clips on Fralin’s website. A P90 sound seemed a good compromise between single coil and humbucker. Fralin’s customer service was excellent and especially helpful. Like others have mentioned, I was even able to talk to Lindy Fralin at one point! The P92’s fit perfectly in the Epiphone’s humbucker mounts. With no P90 experience, I can’t say whether P92’s achieve `true’ P90 sound or not. They are, however, excellent pickups in their own right, combining humbucker sustain, warmth and full (but clearer) low end with a great deal of single coil `spank’, `sparkle’ and `growl’ I like. I’ve even explored playing the neck pickup on it’s own, something totally avoided with the original humbuckers. On any pickup setting, adjusting volume and tone knobs makes for an expansive palette of interesting sounds, and, they’re dead quiet. I play through a Fender Mustang II amp modeler. Without changing `amps’ and settings from those used for single coils, the P92’s sound good. Adjusting settings for the P92’s, they sound outstanding, good enough to hold off on changing the original Epiphone wiring at this point. The Sheratan II is now out of the closet and played regularly. Once picked up, it’s `inspiring’, as Fralin’s description says, and hard to put down. Fralin sent 3 emaiils after receiving the pickups. They cover soldering, grounding and height adjustment. While these may be automated, they are very helpful and a nice touch! Thank you!

  18. Andrea Santoni

    Verified Purchase

    Customer added no additional comments

  19. Gerhart Guitars

    Verified Purchase

    Some Kinda Wonderful!
    When these pickups stuck out their tongue and licked their ear…I had to take them home to Mamma!

  20. Ted McConnell

    Verified Purchase

    Chime, Spank … and Girth
    I put a P92 in the bridge position of a DC Long scale maple/mahogany guitar. This was a month ago so. It’s miraculous. Seriously. No big mid honk but enough mids for a snarly grind. Amazingly articulate, and high end spank sufficient to get tele-like tones without ear chisels with a 500k pot. Zero hum. can actually make chime in the bridge position. This would all seem like an oxymoron to those of you who try a lot of pickups, but it works.

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