Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(38 genuine reviews)

$159$318

The Alnico Rod Hum-Cancelling P90 is a brighter, more “Fender-like” sounding version of our best-selling Hum Cancelling P90. It has more top-end sparkle and a cleaner tone with enhanced articulation. Furthermore, it still retains a loud and beefy midrange. As always, this pickup has no hum!

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Soapbar Covers

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Dogear Covers

Choose your standard Dogear Covers below. Available are White, Black & Cream. If you want a Metal Cover, choose “Short Dogear” from the select box above.

Short Dogear Covers

Below are the covers available for Short Dogear singles and sets:

Dogear Shims

Shims help height adjust your Dogear P90 pickups with plastic covers.

Pickguard-Mounted Soapbar Modification

Some Soapbar Pickups are mounted on the pickguard via a screw on either side. (Les Paul Junior Tribute, Soapbar-equipped SG’s) Check this box if your guitar requires this modification. You’ll get 2 tabs to slip on the mounting tabs for threading your screws. Available in Gibson-Spacing only. Measure your spacing here.

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Notice

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

Lead Time

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.



P90 Looks, Fender® Sparkle.

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Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods FEATURES:

The Hum-Cancelling P90 with Alnico Rods is the perfect pickup for those looking for a cleaner, more articulate P90 pickup. It has an airiness and sparkle not found with adjustable pole pieces. Also, It’s great for those looking to balance a dark guitar. You’ll find that this pickup stays clean, while still having a fat, beefy midrange and thickness commonly found with P90 pickups.

Even though we are calling this pickup a P90, it’s not quite a P90. P90s are known for a snarly midrange and a stiffer top end. The Alnico Noiseless P90 is softer, cleaner, and has that ‘sparkle’ that you’re familiar with! This pickup is available in all our Soapbar and Dogear versions.

Features:

  • Alnico Rods for a Fender-type sparkle
  • Soapbar / Dogear construction
  • Hum-free design for completely noiseless operation
  • 49.5mm Standard Spacing, with an option for 52mm Bridges (Black & Cream Soapbar only)
  • Wound with USA-Made 42 Gauge SPN Wire
  • Backed by our 10 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Wax Potted to prevent microphonics and corrosion
  • 30-day Risk-Free exchange policy

Sound

The Alnico Noiseless P-90 will sound like a regular P90, but with a familiar Fender sparkle on the top-end. Clean and articulate when playing without distortion. You’ll find that the nuances of your playing will come out as this pickup “breathes” more than it’s compressed P90 counterpart. With distortion, you’ll find a smooth, late breakup with a familiar Fender Strat-type tone. Expect a clear pick attack and a warmer midrange.

This midrange of this pickup is pronounced as well. You’ll find that the Alnico Noiseless P90 will still sound fat and beefy!

Are you looking for more of a traditional P90 tone? You won’t find that here. This model features a more “Fender” quality to it. If you’re looking for a traditional P90 tone, check out our P90 and Hum Cancelling P90!

 

Take a listen to our friend Mike Hermans use our Alnico Noiseless P90 in the neck position of his Tele:

 

Check out the comparison between a regular Hum Cancelling P90 and the Alnico Rod P90:

 


Tonal Graph for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods:

The tone graph below for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:8.8K*
Bridge Ohm Reading:10K*
Neck Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor With Shield Lead
Bridge Polarity:Reversible with 2-Conductor With Shield Lead
Magnets:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Single Poly Nylon
Baseplate Material:Nickel Silver
Recommended Pot Value:500K / 300K **

*Due to the unique design of this pickup, ohm readings are not useful when comparing to other designs | ** Use 300K to tame a bit of the top end.

Sizing

Soapbar Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups

Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups

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.

Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods Questions And Answers:

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    Hi Fralin Pickups, Do you sell pickup screws for the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS w/ burnished covers? I purchased a used Epiphone Casino with these already installed and one of the neck pickup cover screws is stripped. I'd like to fix and replace it. Thanks, Dustin
  1. Q Hi Fralin Pickups, Do you sell pickup screws for the HUM-CANCELLING P90 WITH ALNICO RODS w/ burni...... Read more
    A

    Hey Dustin, yes - we call it Raw Nickel. They are not aged covers, but they are unplated nickel silver, giving them a raw almost brushed look.

  2. I’d like to swap out a neck P90 in my Reverend Double Agent. The current neck pickup is the Reverend 9A5 (42 ga. wire, alnico 5 magnets, 7.5K ohms). The bridge pickup is a DiMarzio AT-1 Humbucker (passive, Alnico 5 magnets, 16.50K ohm). These two pickups have a good volume match but the neck P90 is very dark. I’m looking at the Lindy Fralin Noiseless Alnico rod P90 to brighten up the neck position. QUESTION: Would the neck version (8.8K) of t... Read more
  3. Q I’d like to swap out a neck P90 in my Reverend Double Agent. The current neck pickup is the Rever...... Read more
    A

    Hey Dan, I believe the DiMarzio you're pairing our Alnico Rod P90 with will greatly overpower our pickup. I believe you'll have a massive gap in Tone and Output and switching between the two will be quite a jump. We could go with a Bridge wind (10K) and you'll have a bit more output and midrange while still retaining the clarity. - Tyler

  4. Is this available in a HB sized cover, and if so, is it set the middle of the pickup, or offset to an edge of the cover so that it can be aligned with the right spot on the string if dropped into an LP style guitar?
  5. Q Is this available in a HB sized cover, and if so, is it set the middle of the pickup, or offset t...... Read more
    A

    Hey Dale, yes - take a look at our humbucker version here. Our pole pieces are set in the middle of the pickup, like a P90, but the string spacing is 50mm, which works for the majority of guitars. - Tyler

  6. Can you split the coils on this pickup?
  7. Q Can you split the coils on this pickup?
    A

    Hey Mike, as it turns out, we cannot split the coils of this pickup - it's one continous coil.

  8. Saw the comparison clip (Hum-canceling P90 vs HC P90 with Alnico Rods) and prefer the latter. It’s not clear to me for a TELE Deluxe (Shiflett) if the Hum-Canceling P90 with Alnico Rods model is available in a humbucker size (only see Soapbar and Dogear). Therefore, the models I really should be looking at are either the Hum-Canceling P90-Humbucker or the Alnico Noiseless P90-Humbucker? Hope my question is clear. Thx!
  9. Q Saw the comparison clip (Hum-canceling P90 vs HC P90 with Alnico Rods) and prefer the latter. It’...... Read more
    A

    Hey JP, thanks for your question. Yes, check out our model here.

  10. How do I order these P90’s for a 3 pup guitar? Two bridge and a neck for the middle or ?
  11. Q How do I order these P90’s for a 3 pup guitar? Two bridge and a neck for the middle or ?
    A

    Hey Kevin, we recommend going with 2 Neck outputs and one Bridge output. Also, use the "notes" field on the checkout screen to let us know it's for a 3 Pickup Guitar.

  12. Hey there, I have an epiphone elitist casino and would like a set of hum cancelling p90s for it (with chrome covers). What are the specific things I need to choose to order these?
  13. Q Hey there, I have an epiphone elitist casino and would like a set of hum cancelling p90s for it (...... Read more
    A

    Hey Alex, you need to select "Short Dogear" from the type, and then under the cover options, you'll see Chrome.

  14. I have a 2020 Gibson LesPaul Special single cut with 2 Gibson P90s in it. The hum is a bit much and the tone is honky and not to my taste. I am looking at your hum cancelling p90’s with alnico rods. The routs look tight on this model and I was wondering if you had experience fitting your p90s in this type of Gibson. I want to pull the trigger but need to know if the size will work. Thanks
  15. Q I have a 2020 Gibson LesPaul Special single cut with 2 Gibson P90s in it. The hum is a bit much a...... Read more
    A

    Hey Raffi, our Soapbar covers are standard Gibson size, so I don't think you'll face any issues there. Also, the pickup itself isn't much deeper than a standard P90. I think you'll be good! Worst case scenario, you should be able to use your Gibson Covers if ours don't fit for some reason.

  16. I have a Fender Player Mustang 90 that I love but the p90 hum is killing me. Is the hum-canceling p90 with alnico rods set the correct choice? Should I get everything stock with standard spacing? Do I need to change out the stock pentameters on the guitar (I believe they are 325k or 350k)? I want to keep the tone but kill the hum. Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.
  17. Q I have a Fender Player Mustang 90 that I love but the p90 hum is killing me. Is the hum-canceling...... Read more
    A

    Hey Jason, you'll like these pickups if you want a Fender Strat or Telecaster tone out of the pickup. If you want a P90 tone, go with our Hum Cancelling P90s.

     

  18. I bought a Fralin P90s with alnico rods. One of the road in each coil is chamfered. This chamfered pole goes to G or D string?
  19. Q I bought a Fralin P90s with alnico rods. One of the road in each coil is chamfered. This chamfere...... Read more
    A

    Hey Mauricio, the Chamfered raised pole is under the D string.

     

  20. Looking to swap out my stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino for a set of Fralin Hum-Cancelling P90’s, (short-standard dogears) do I need to purchase the shims as well? Thanks  
  21. Q Looking to swap out my stock P90’s in my Epiphone Casino for a set of Fralin Hum-Cancelling P90’s...... Read more
    A

    It depends on your guitar. You'll have to measure. See our article here on how to measure for Shim Spacing.

     

  22. I am interested in buying a set of your hum-canceling p90 with alnico rods to replace my stock p90s in my 82 Gibson LP, because I find them muddy. Is the right string spacing standard 50mm for a Les Paul? I would like to try the polished nickel cover, but can I reuse my old covers, if I like that look better?
  23. Q I am interested in buying a set of your hum-canceling p90 with alnico rods to replace my stock p9...... Read more
    A Yes, 50mm is the correct string spacing. Your covers should work just fine, as long as the string spacing is correct.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

38 Genuine Reviews for Hum-Cancelling P90 With Alnico Rods

  1. William Campbell
    Verified Buyer

    As Good as Their Reputation
    Fralin pickups are widely respected, and as I have found out, for good reason. The stock P90 pickups in my Eastman Airline Mercury were noisy, weak on the high end and a bit mushy on the low end. My new Fralin Alnico P90s are completely quiet and have much more defined lows and high mids. My Airline Mercury is a new instrument and I have new inspiration.

  2. David Estevez

    Customer added no additional comments

  3. Michael Freese
    Verified Buyer

    And Another Great Fralin Product! Sweet tones at ALL settings – versatile!

  4. Daniel Tarver
    Verified Buyer

    i bought a mustang p90 earlier this year. it was kind of an impulse buy, I’ve always wanted a p90 equipped guitar and the short scale seemed fun and different. I’ve had the most difficult time trying like/love this guitar. Anyway i was able to address issues with tuning stability, finding the string gauges that work for me and on to addressing my biggest issue, i stock bridge p90. I am a bridge pickup guy 100% of the time. I was really intrigued with the alnico rod p90s. I am more accustomed to the “fender like” single coil tone. my biggest complaint with the stock bridge p90 was the lack of note definition and difficulty taming the wild high end. i think its probably more common to put an alnico rod in the neck with the traditional p90 in the bridge but i am super happy with my decision to opt for the alnico rod bridge. I just got back from visiting my friends/ex-bandmates in arkansas. this was the first time id played the new guitar/pickup super loud in a band setting and i felt like my guitar was possessing me with with the holy spirit or something. lol. the harmonics, tone, touch sensitivity, i was blown away! sounded amazing live and recorded. the alnico rod hum-cancelling p90 does what its says it does. it turned a guitar i was struggling to like into my favorite guitar. Thanks Lindy!

  5. Barton Turner
    Verified Buyer

    Perfection
    I installed a pair of these in a telecaster build I recently completed and couldn’t be happier with the choice. The neck position, which I constantly struggle with due to lack of clarity and definition, has become a favorite now. This pickup gives amazing clarity and top end in that position. The bridge is a cross between a great P90 with the high end ‘airy-ness’ of a good single-coil tele pickup, and is perfect for my application. I’m really thrilled with the outcome of this build and a significant reason is these pickups. I can’t recommend them enough. Quiet, responsive, and sound great with the volume knob rolled back a bit. I can’t imagine how they could be improved, honestly.

  6. Daniel Padley
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic. One of the best pickups I’ve ever played. A totally convincing single coil P90 sound from a hum cancelling pickup. Would highly recommend!

  7. Garrick Roberts (The Boomtown Rats)

    At last! I’ve been trying to find a P-90-style neck pickup to match the 10% overwound Firebird bridge pickup in my black 1980 Les Paul Deluxe (my tribute to Neil Young) and had already tried two underwound single-coil P-90s, both of which sounded muddy and too strong, compared to the Firebird pickup. In the end, I gave in and asked for your advice and you recommended the hum-cancelling P-90 with alnico rods with 10% underwind, which fits in a standard P-90 cover. I really like the clean look of it without the pole-adjustment screws and the sound of it is a perfect match for the Firebird bridge pickup. It’s got a beautiful clear top end, which I couldn’t get from the single-coil P-90s I tried.
    Lindy Fralin pickups are the business and your customer service is second to none. You’ve helped me put new life into my guitar. Thank you from a very happy customer.

  8. David Betz
    Verified Buyer

    Tele P90 Neck pickup

    Just what I was looking for punch sparkle and girth — a great pickup!

  9. Paul Smith
    Verified Buyer

    I just wanted to personally thank you for doing what you do. I’m a lap steel player from Massachusetts and recently purchased a Quiet P-90 with Alnico Rod magnets. This is by far the best pickup I have ever had in this guitar. The tone is inspirational, need I say more?

    Thanks Again, God Bless and be safe

    Smitty

  10. Brian Willia
    Verified Buyer

    Very pleased took care of 99% of my noise.

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