P-92

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

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(55 genuine reviews)

$165$330

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.

Recommendation

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

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A Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



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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
Recommended Pot Value:500K

* 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.

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:

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    Just watched a video of Lindy demonstrating the P92 and said the bridge was 8000 and neck was 7800. Are those stock, or how much underwound?
  1. Q Just watched a video of Lindy demonstrating the P92 and said the bridge was 8000 and neck was 780...... Read more
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    Hey Jeremy, those pickups were very underwound. Our Stock Set comes in at 8,200 on the Neck and 9,200 on the Bridge.

  2. I really want a nickel set with gold pole pieces, Ive been told before that y'all cant make that -- can the adjustable pole pieces be removed and replaced? Could I buy a nickel set and gold pole pieces and swap them myself?
  3. Q I really want a nickel set with gold pole pieces, Ive been told before that y'all cant make that ...... Read more
    A

    Hey David, we're not sure who told you that, but we can definitely do it! Just request it in the "notes" field on the checkout screen and we'll make it custom. - Tyler

  4. I have a 335 and strat w/ texas pickups. I changed the 335 57's for a P90 (alnicoII-enamel-9.2k-7.2k) love it! No need to always backup neck volume (as I did w/ 57s). Nice clarity, mids and noise canc. on mid pos. However. w/ gain, its gets too noisy in neck/bridge pos. I was thinking about a HumCanc. P90s, but I am afraid to be too dark for the 335. Then, I looked Alnico HumCanc. P90s, but I don't want 335 to sound too similar to the strat. Fina... Read more
  5. Q I have a 335 and strat w/ texas pickups. I changed the 335 57's for a P90 (alnicoII-enamel-9.2k-7...... Read more
    A

    Hey Francisco,

    Yes - go with the overwind P-92s! You'll love the tone and the overwind bridge will give you a bit more output and push.

  6. Would a P-92 in the bridge position pair well with a Twangmaster in the neck? I’m wanting a brighter neck sound and a bit darker bridge sound than what I’m getting from two Fender humbuckers right now. Thanks!
  7. Q Would a P-92 in the bridge position pair well with a Twangmaster in the neck? I’m wanting a brigh...... Read more
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    Hey Goose, yes, you can definitely do this. I find that the P-92 sounds best on a 500K pot, and the Twangmaster sounds best on a 250K pot. You can accomplish this by using a 500K master volume and running a 470K (or 500K if you can find it) from the switch to ground where you solder your Neck pickup. Take a look at this wiring diagram to get an id... Read more

  8. I have a CIJ Jaguar HH. Would the poles on these be spaced okay or do I need something with "F spacing?" thanks much!
  9. Q I have a CIJ Jaguar HH. Would the poles on these be spaced okay or do I need something with "F sp...... Read more
    A

    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/

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

55 Genuine Reviews for P-92

  1. Steve Andrews
    Verified Buyer

    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.

  2. Cyril Londechamp
    Verified Buyer

    Very nice 🙂

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Stephen Davis
    Verified Buyer

    Customer added no additional comments

  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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