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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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:

  • 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:

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2 Questions about P-92


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

49 reviews for P-92

  1. Samuel D.
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Greg Lawrence
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  4. Blake Sauner

    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)

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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.

  5. Stephen Davis
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  6. Michael Tachenko
    Verified Buyer

    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

    • Tyler Delsack
      (store manager)

      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!

  7. Rod Bradfield
    Verified Buyer

    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!

  8. Andrea Santoni
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  9. Gerhart Guitars
    Verified Buyer

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

  10. Ted McConnell
    Verified Buyer

    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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