P90

  • Single Coil
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Traditional Appearance
  • Vintage Output
(122 genuine reviews)

$110$220

Discover what you’ve been missing with the Fralin P90: a vintage-voiced P90 known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange. With clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs, we guarantee that the Fralin P90 will inspire you, no matter what guitar or music style you play. As with all Fralin Pickups, you can take pride in knowing we designed, built, and assembled your P90 in Virginia using 100% USA-Made parts.

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

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Soapbar Covers

Please choose how you want your pickups to look in your guitar.

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.

Gold Screws (Optional)

We can use Gold Screws instead of Nickel for a small up-charge. Not necessary if Gold Covers are selected.

3 P90 Polarity

If you’re buying 3 P90s for a 3 P90 guitar, Let us know how you want to pickups to cancel hum. We can make the middle pickup RW/RP (like a Strat), which will cancel hum in positions 2 & 4. Otherwise, we can make a RW / RP neck which works best for 3-way switches and a blender pot.

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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

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.



The Ultimate Vintage P90 Replacement Pickup.

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P90 FEATURES:

Don’t you love the sound of a screaming P90 Pickup? What’s not to love? Easily one of the most unique and versatile pickup designs out there, the Fralin P90 pushes the limit by using 100% USA-Made parts and a tone that will make your jaw drop.

Whether you play Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or Funk, you will undoubtedly stand out in the mix with the pronounced pick attack and crystal-clear lows. Available in a Soapbar, Dogear, and Humbucker, you can rest assured knowing you can get the Fralin P90 tone, in any guitar you have.

Features:

  • Original Gibson Size – Soapbar and Dogear models available
  • Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
  • USA-made Alnico 4 Magnets for aggressive tone and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • RW/RP Neck pickup for hum-canceling on the middle position
  • Adjustable USA-Made Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built and hand-wound for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • Risk-free 30-Day Exchange Policy

Sound

Get excited – Fralin P90s covers an impressive, broad tonal spectrum.

Featuring a clear neck and an overwound bridge, our P90s have that undeniable thick Single-Coil tone with a distinct wound string, and percussive treble string. The midrange is full, thick, and warm – perfect for adding depth to your guitar.

Are you looking for the traditional Fender-type sparkle? You won’t find that here. The Fralin P90 is all Gibson! For that, we recommend checking out our Hum Cancelling Alnico Rod model. We also have a Hum Cancelling version of this pickup available.

Whether playing clean or dirty, we guarantee the “3-dimensional depth” that the Fralin P90 provides will inspire you for years to come. Single notes are punchy and clear without sounding tinny, and chords break up with a tight compression that’s guaranteed to push your amp.

And with a hand-wound scatter-wound coil, your pickup is as unique as you are – each coil features a subtly unique voice that will undoubtedly inspire you. Experience what you’ve been missing and give your guitar the P90 voice it was meant to have with the Fralin P90.

 


Tonal Graph for P90:

The tone graph below for our P90 features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our P90.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.2K
Bridge Ohm Reading:8.2K
Neck Polarity:Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings
Wire:USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 4 Bar Magnets
Recommended Pot Value:500K
String Spacing:50mm

Sizing

Metal Dogear Dimensions for Fralin Pickups Plastic Dogear Dimensions For Fralin Pickups Soapbar 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.

P90 Questions And Answers:

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    Hello! I have a Novo Solus with your overwound p-90 and it is such an amazing pickup, the guitar ended up becoming my number 1! I have another guitar with 2 p-90s that I am considering changing to Fralin pickups. Would there be any issues changing to two overwound p-90 pickups in one guitar, or would it function as normal? Is it recommended to go standard winding on a 2 pickup guitar? Thanks!
  1. Q Hello! I have a Novo Solus with your overwound p-90 and it is such an amazing pickup, the guitar ...... Read more
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    Hey Steven, there's no issue with going with multiple overwound pickups, and it would sound great. Just select a +5% Neck and a +5% Bridge, and they will be compensated out of the box. - Tyler

  2. Hi all at Fralin! I have a Fralin Alnico Rod Hum Cancelling P90 in the neck. The bridge is a little bright for my tastes but I like the tone of the neck. Which wind of regular P90 (I don’t mind the hum) for the bridge would pair best with the Alnico neck?
  3. Q Hi all at Fralin! I have a Fralin Alnico Rod Hum Cancelling P90 in the neck. The bridge is a litt...... Read more
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    Hey Scott, we'd recommend our stock output.

  4. I have a brand new Epiphone Melody Maker E1 I am modding. I got a harness with CTS 500k pots, MOD cap .022u, 50's wiring, 3 way selector, braided wiring. It has a standard 43mm nut width. It has a compensated wraparound bridge, I hope to put an adjustable wraparound. I want to put a set of p90's in. What do you suggest is the best to get a full bodied sound, that old Lpjr feel, or old 50's LP Special? I know nothing abound +/- 5% winding up/down.... Read more
  5. Q I have a brand new Epiphone Melody Maker E1 I am modding. I got a harness with CTS 500k pots, MOD...... Read more
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    Hey Michael, I'd start with our Stock Output, and note that you're always eligible for our 30-day exchange program - if you're not 100% happy with it, we'll swap it for something you will be happy with.

  6. Hi Lindy, you answered a question for me before. I want a Jazz, clean tone in my Godin 5th Avenue. Of your sound clips I like the regular p90. How would jazz sound on the regular p90 vs. the NC p90? Is their more versatility in the noise canceling p90? Your opinion please?! John
  7. Q Hi Lindy, you answered a question for me before. I want a Jazz, clean tone in my Godin 5th Avenue...... Read more
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    Hey  John, you can expect a touch more midrange and output from our Hum Cancelling P90. The Single Coil P90 will certainly give you a traditional Grant Green Jazz Tone.

  8. If both dog ear pickups are north up can I reverse wind one of them to make them hum canceling or are they OK being both north up and wound in the same direction
  9. Q If both dog ear pickups are north up can I reverse wind one of them to make them hum canceling or...... Read more
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    Hey Greg, sorry for the delay in this response. If they are both North Up, reversing the leads will make them out of phase. You would need to reverse one of the magnets and leads to make them RW/RP. For instance, one pickup's leads would need to be reversed, and it's magnets need to be south up.

  10. Hi Lindy, I recently got an Epiphone Casino (made in China) from Duke Robillard and I have a couple of questions for you. 1- To put them "out of phase" do I need the plastic cover or I can change the magnetic direction without change the metal cover? 2- I'm looking for the 40' and 50's sounds like T-Bone, Lonnie Johnson, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, etc. and I'd like to know about the right amount of winding, etc (-5% or stock?). I know you're the o... Read more
  11. Q Hi Lindy, I recently got an Epiphone Casino (made in China) from Duke Robillard and I have a coup...... Read more
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    Hey Luis, in order to put P90s out of phase, you can either reverse the leads of one pickup (if you have 2-conductor), or flip both magnets underneath the pickup. 2.) for the 40's / 50's sound, we recommend going with our Stock Output, and our Traditional P90s - they will give you the exact tone you're seeking.

  12. I am looking to replace the neck pickup in my stock telecaster with your P90, what do I need to know and buy when replacing that pickup, Thanks
  13. Q I am looking to replace the neck pickup in my stock telecaster with your P90, what do I need to k...... Read more
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    Hey Heath, the string spacing won't be an issue. The only thing to look out for regarding P90s in a Telecaster is to not go with the Gibson Braided Lead. Go with the 2-Conductor Lead and your installation will be a lot simpler.

  14. I am interested in replacing the pickup on my recently purchased Fender Noventa telecaster (single pup). Does your P90 comfortably fit the Novena? Do you have any other concerns regarding compatibility with the Noventa? Fred Elswick
  15. Q I am interested in replacing the pickup on my recently purchased Fender Noventa telecaster (singl...... Read more
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    Hey Fred, please check your dimensions of the cover with our dimensions on the "sizing" tab of the product information. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the string spacing. Our P90 is only available in 50mm. If you'd like 52mm string spacing, we can do it with our Hum Cancelling P90.

  16. Hi , do the dog hear fit perfectly a Gibson ES 125 D from 1956 ? Many thanks
  17. Q Hi , do the dog hear fit perfectly a Gibson ES 125 D from 1956 ? Many thanks
    A

    Hello Norbert, this is a tough question to answer. Our pickups are standard Gibson sized, but sizes may vary from different generations of guitars. Please check the dimensions on our site on the "Sizing" tab.

  18. Later model pickups on Gibson's have that white plastic wire connector. Do any Fralin P-90's have that option for a connector for my Epiphone Les Paul Jr. ? I want to get the regular P-90 from Fralin and I have the standard dog ear cover. Thanx for your time answering.
  19. Q Later model pickups on Gibson's have that white plastic wire connector. Do any Fralin P-90's have...... Read more
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    Hey Ray, what you're referring to is called the Gibson Quick Connect system. As it turns out, we do not offer this system - we prefer a soldered connection as it's the strongest and best for tone.

  20. Hello a made a les Paul that will have a P90 neck and a humbucker in the bridge , so Question like a vintage-voiced P90 and a pure PAF humbucker Hum-Cancelling can you match these for me , was thinking 5% underwind P90 and humbucker 8.2K or just go stock ? and best way of ordering , thank you
  21. Q Hello a made a les Paul that will have a P90 neck and a humbucker in the bridge , so Question lik...... Read more
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    Hey Peter, I would actually go with a +5% Hum Cancelling P90 and a 8.2K Pure P.A.F. The 5% overwind will balance the midrange a touch. If you really like a clean Neck tone, go with Stock Output instead of +5%.

  22. I'm very interested in replacing my stock pickups on my Epiphone Casino Coup. Do I need covers for the replacement set of short dogears you offer or will my old covers work?
  23. Q I'm very interested in replacing my stock pickups on my Epiphone Casino Coup. Do I need covers fo...... Read more
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    Hey James, there's a good chance the covers will not fit. We are using 50mm on both the neck and the bridge. Some Casinos are about 47.5mm in the neck, and 50mm in the bridge. If your neck measures 50mm, they should fit fine.

     

  24. Looking to swap out stock pickup in a Hamer Special Jr. Will your do gear pickup work for that? Will be using an Emerson LP Jr. wiring circuit (saw your pickups recommended by one of their customers)
  25. Q Looking to swap out stock pickup in a Hamer Special Jr. Will your do gear pickup work for that? W...... Read more
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    Hey Harold, yes! Our pickup should work fine. I would double-check the dimensions, just in case.

     

  26. Strat style guitar , neck and middle p90's ( no bridge p/u ) want a darker blues/jazz tone , one volume , two tone , our way switch . What do you suggest ? Thanks !
  27. Q Strat style guitar , neck and middle p90's ( no bridge p/u ) want a darker blues/jazz tone , one ...... Read more
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    Hey Richard, I would go with the +5% on both pickups for a thicker darker tone.

     

  28. Hi, will your p90 soap bar pickups fit my Rivolta Combinata?
  29. Q Hi, will your p90 soap bar pickups fit my Rivolta Combinata?
    A

    Hey Ubaldo, yes - our Soapbar Covers should fit the rout no problem. That said, please check our dimensions to measure before ordering.

     

  30. Which model/wind dogear P-90 would you recommend for a single pickup LP Jr type guitar (Firefly) for the most versatility? To sound good both clean and dirty
  31. Q Which model/wind dogear P-90 would you recommend for a single pickup LP Jr type guitar (Firefly) ...... Read more
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    I would recommend the Stock Output Bridge - it will be the perfect balance of both!

     

  32. do you make a dog ear p90 that is surface mount -- i have a1949 es 175 and i cant cut into the arch top because of the underlying supports. perhaps a short p90 with a shim?? As long as there is room
  33. Q do you make a dog ear p90 that is surface mount -- i have a1949 es 175 and i cant cut into the ar...... Read more
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    Hey Chris, as it turns out, we do not make a surface mount Dogear P90. Each one of our P90 Dogear models extends slightly into the body cavity.

     

  34. Hello folks I love your products, both my Jazzmasters have your pickups and one of my Mex Strats has your Pure 54s. I have a China built Epiphone Casino that plays really nicely, but I think that the pickups can be improved. I would like to retain the look of the metal covers. Could you recommend which of your pickups to buy for this project? Also if you have wiring tips that you know improve a Casino, I would appreciate learning about that from ... Read more
  35. Q Hello folks I love your products, both my Jazzmasters have your pickups and one of my Mex Strats ...... Read more
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    Hey Ross, we don't make any harnesses - but you can check out quality ones here.

    Casinos can be tricky. Our Metal Dogears should fit but careful measuring is required - please carefully measure your pickups by following our dimensions here.

     

  36. hello, I bought a P90 soap bar for the neck position and I was wondering what is the recommended pickup height for this P90?
  37. Q hello, I bought a P90 soap bar for the neck position and I was wondering what is the recommended ...... Read more
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    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" on the Bass Side and 1/16" on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at it's highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

    Here's an article for more information.

     

  38. Can you make these in a metal dogear cover with gold finish? Thank you.
  39. Q Can you make these in a metal dogear cover with gold finish? Thank you.
    A As it turns out, all we have is Chrome and Raw Nickel. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

122 Genuine Reviews for P90

  1. John Rice
    Verified Buyer

    I put these P-90 pickups in a dual pickup Les Paul Junior. It is my first experience with P-90s. I was extremely pleased with the results. The pickup set arrived quickly. I installed them after applying shielding paint to all the cavities and grounding them. I used two 500k CTS pots and a 22 cap. The P90’s are powerful, clear, and very strong in the midrange but not shrill. There is very little single coil “hiss” and in the “both” pickup selection they are quietly hum bucked.

    These pickups really help my guitar punch through the mix and is a nice blend with the other guitar player in the band as he uses a PRS guitar with standard humbucker pickups. Allows a nice blend where the two guitars are distinct.

    I did have an installation question and called for advice which Lindy provided for me. It was accurate and cleared things up for me. Just a phone call away!! Very excellent service and Fralin makes an excellent product. I’m going to build another dual pickup Les Paul Junior and this time I’m going to try the Fralin humbucking set just to check out the difference, but this P-90 set really has the punch and response I was hoping for. Great product.

  2. Ryan

    *THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE ALNICO POLE P90*

    I was looking for a pickup that had the attack and brilliance similar to that of a Dynasonic or Gibson’s Staple P90 of the mid 1950s. The unique sound of these two pickups are scattered across countless Eddie Cochran, T-Bone Walker and Elvis (post Sun Records) recordings; Scotty Moore’s iconic sound from his years at RCA are the best example of a Gibson Staple P90. On the tonal spectrum the Dynasonic and Staple are nearly identical to each other and fall in between the snap of a Telecaster bridge and the bite of a P90, perhaps slightly closer to the Tele end: this is what I was chasing.

    I ordered and installed Lindy’s AlNiCo pole 5% P90 in the bridge position of a Guild hollowbody and I was NOT disappointed. I believe this pickup is better than both Gretsch’s Dynasonic and Gibson’s Staple. I liked that this pickup lacked the twangy attack the Dynasonics typically have and it is not as scooped in the mid-range as a Staple, harmonically richer as well. The best way I could describe this is pickup is having the attack and clarity of a 50s Broadcaster pickup with the fullness and chime of a 50s P90 played clean. This pickup may not be for everyone because it really resists breaking up. While it has plenty of snarl it will not overdrive like a P90, this is exactly what I wanted – clean and loud. This pickup sounds best with low wattage combos like Tweed style amps. Brownfaced amps can be dialed in to sound excellent with this pickup but my experience proved blackface amps are too clean and, while sounding big, the pickup sounds somewhat sterile because it simply will not begin to growl even with the volume dimed.

    If you put the pickup through a preamp or boost, just pinch the boost a bit, you can get it into snarly P90 ground but with more clarity and definition; it doesn’t compress like a P90. If you use a good tube preamp, a tape delay as a preamp or boost it acts much more like a P90 and cleans up when you bring the guitar’s volume down a little. Overall, this pickup is very responsive to the volume and tone controls on the guitar. I find that a majority of the sweep on the volume control is usable and, if using audio log pots with 22 caps, the tone can be gently brought down to even off the brightness giving you a lot of versatility.

    While I rarely use pedals, this pickup responds excellent with a good overdrive pedal and boost pedals.

    If you like the response of a P90, if you feel Fender’s single coil pickups sound too thin, yet you want the clarity and bell-like tone they offer this is the pickup for you!

  3. Rich Wegelin

    I should have done this a long time ago. I changed out the pickups in a Wildkat. The shop I took the guitar to had some issues installing the pickups and Lindy advised that I needed an additional shim. I cannot say enough about Lindy’s customer support. Once the new pickups were in, the shop asked if they could keep the guitar for an extra 2 weeks because everyone in the store loved the sound so much! I play through an original Fender Blues Deluxe or a Clark Beaufort (Deluxe clone). I get compliments on the sound every time I play. I am looking at a new guitar with P-90’s and if I get it I will be buying Lindy’s to replace the stock set.

  4. Dan Schwalbe
    Verified Buyer

    I have the stock set in a Gem series Les Paul Studio. They are fantastic pickups! Out of phase they quack beautifully, getting that classic Hubert Sumlin sound, but also capable of morphing towards Buddy Guy, and even a little Peter Green. The bridge has enough twang for country, the neck gets a fabulous Jump Blues sound.

  5. Devin
    Verified Buyer

    I contacted Lindy about a custom wind I wanted for my Gibson SG Jr. 60’s model. The stock pickup just did not have enough punch for my taste. Lo and behold, I get a call from the man himself! We talked about what I wanted, basically a significant overwind with a custom wire. We talked and dialed in exactly where it needed to be. Once it arrived, I installed it in my SG and cranked it up. I play a ’74 Marshall jmp 50 which was Jose modded by Voo Doo amps. This baby really sounded like the hammer of the Gods cranked through the Marshall! Plenty of extra punch. A bit darker, which was what I wanted since the stock pickup was too thin and bright. The huge improvement was the presence and harmonics. Wow! This pickup is alive! You can feel every note. The harmonics and sustain are off the scale and the presence is just spooky! Since it’s basically one of a kind due to the wire, I have dubbed it “The Devinator”! It has a permanent home in my Gibson now. Thanks again Lindy!

  6. Michael Donoghue
    Verified Buyer

    I got a good deal on a new Epiphone Casino. It is a beautiful guitar and very nicely made. But the stock pickups, as so many before me have experienced, were horrible. I have always loved American Gibson P-90’s, but you can’t find dogear style anymore. After listening to a bunch of samples, I decided on Lindy Fralin. I thought they came closest to vintage Gibson. They came last week and immediately improved the sound 100%. But they were a little low so I ordered a couple .100″ shims. I just put them on and I cannot believe how good that guitar sounds. Straight into my Deluxe Reverb it has that growl and punch P-90’s are known for. The sound of classic rock. I could not be more satisfied with these pickups. Thanks, Lindy.

  7. Nathan Barton
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced some stock p90’s in a frankenstein/tele deluxe. Along with the new CTS pots and mojotone caps i put in this is easily now my favorite guitar to play. There is so much clarity and note separation. Even with higher gain settings, 9th chords sound transparent. It’s eerie how much mojo went into these pups……

  8. Christopher King

    I sent in a set of stock Epiphone P-90s to have them rewound for a Casino that I had assembled from individual surplus parts. The stock pickups I acquired for the project had a DC resistance of 12K ohms, a little too much emphasis in midrange, lacked high end clarity, and additionally the neck position was overly boomy in comparison to the bridge. The completely rebuilt set I received has perfect balance, crystal clear chime, and just an overall absolutely wonderful tone. I had expected the set to come back sounding better, but was unprepared for just how much better that turned out to be. It was as if I was starting over again with a new instrument after I got them installed. This company’s customer support, communication and order fulfillment are second to none. I could not be happier with my purchase. Thank you!

  9. Diego Corvalán
    Verified Buyer

    I put the p90 in a epiphone wildkat. Sounds with clarity and definition. Not dark like the stock ones. I am very happy with the sound of these pickups.

  10. Jack Kerouack

    I put these in a vintage 1965 epiphone casino . It had been loaded with humbuckers but now it is back to the original sound. You guys did a great job. I played out with them the first chance I got. The sound man commented on how noise free this guitar is. Unusual comment for a single pickup guitar. I can’t stop playing the old epiphone now. I chose the stock wind and I am very satisfied with the sound and balance. Chimey highs and a smooth bottom end. I am very impressed . I worked in the r/d department at Ovation and also at Guild in the 70’s and 80’s and know a bit about sound. I play through a 1966 (not a re-issue) Fender Princeton Reverb or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, great sound through either amp. I play in a Christian Blues and Southern Rock band . We are on you tube under the name Leftovers .

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