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. Michael D. McClish
    Verified Buyer

    I bought a set of stock p90’s for a project, modifying a new Epi Melody Maker E1. I chose the MM because of the nostalgia and simplicity, the fact that everything is on the pickguard, and I liked the classic sunburst model. I put in new CTS 500 pots/50’s wiring/PIOcap/selector with the new pickups. I call this my Po’ Boy 50’s Les Paul, it now has the warming bite of the classic p90 sound, mellow but with a little sting. The neck has all the classic jazz sounds, both together have that chiming richness, and the bridge sounds like all the great sounds of the 50’s-60’s era rock, bop, and jazz, and with overdrive it just feels right. The guitar itself has great dimensions, 43mm nut with a slim neck profile. I put Kluson locking tuners, classic knobs, kept the wraparound bridge(for now), so the looks and the sound match. A classic look and sound. Thanks for your phone advice, your sound clips, and your workmanship. Thank you Lindy Fralin!

  2. Nick Cormier
    Verified Buyer

    Before I got them, I thought the reviews were exaggerated. I knew I would like the Fralins, but surely they can’t make THAT much of a difference. I was 100% wrong. These are magic. I was dumbstruck at how much they have transformed this guitar (Chinese-built Epiphone Casino)! I’m finally hearing this guitar the way it was meant to be heard, and I could sit there for hours strumming an E chord just to hear all 6 strings ring out like bells.

    I 100% recommend these pickups to Casino owners (I used standard winds, with no risers), especially the owners of import models.

  3. Andrew
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic pickup. I went with a standard wind and installed it in my les Paul junior and this thing screams. It is a very versatile pickup as well as extremely articulate. I would recommend to anyone looking to put a better than stock p90 in their guitar.

  4. Tim Grace

    Humbucker sized P-90 Stock wind set in PRS Custom 24 with Les-Paul style wiring harness. These pickups live up to all the descriptions above and yes, I do luv the sound of a screaming P-90 pickup! To my ears the magic is in the set (both on) and roll those volume and tone controls around. The tones you can get are endless. If you are blessed with non-master volume amps or have models of them, I strongly suggest that’s where these pickups sound the best. They also take fuzz pedals and wah-wah’s exceptionally well. You should get you some!!

  5. Takashi Nagakura
    Verified Buyer

    I replaced both pickups from Gibson P-100 of my 2001 Les Paul Junior Special.
    This sounds very nice!

  6. Mark Der Bing

    Not recent, but the good news is rare these days Bought a set of A-3 P-90s five years ago after a short (info-packed) conversation with Lindy. Bought neck -10, bridge +6. While waiting I bought a $95 Epiphone Junior because it had a GREAT-sounding pickup. Put the pickup in a LP Jr. Very pleasing to my ears, better than Gibsons to my ear, sounded good through a variety of amps. still using it. Fralins sat in a closet.
    Finally, put the five-year-old Fralins in a LP Special. Lord have mercy. Wide range of vintage attitude.
    PS: I don’t want to sound like anybody but myself, it’s much easier now. (not necessarily good news….)

  7. Parker Denny

    Hey there! I recently purchased a Vintage Hot Strat set and Soapbar P90 set (5% overwound bridge). First, your pickups are inspiring. I’m pretty blown away by the pure clarity and actual tone coming out of my instruments. The versatility is striking, and most of all… I’m writing again. I can’t thank you enough.

  8. Bob Schreiber
    Verified Buyer

    Simply awesome company, product and customer service! I was referred to Fralin by Seymore Duncan and when I called about a 1955 Gibson ES-225T that was my dad’s because it had the incorrect pickup that appeared to be a mini humbucker, Lindy helped me choose the correct replacement dog eared P-90. It arrived in just over a week, was a breeze to install and sounds absolutely wonderful. The old girl has its tone back better than ever and I couldn’t be happier.
    I can’t thank you enough Lindy, I thoroughly enjoyed talking with you and the help you gave me! Your authentic P-90s are amazing.
    All the best!
    Bob

  9. Oleksii
    Verified Buyer

    P90 Neck, stock output. Really, really like this pickup. I have it paired with Fralin Steel Pole 43 bridge in a Cort Sunset TC which has Gibson looks but Tele soul – with strings through ash body, 25.5” scaled maple neck, etc. Neck tone is super sweet, singing, never muddy, perfectly balanced. I tried different P90s in this guitar, even the exotic staple one, but this one just represents the voice in my head, so good.

  10. Paul Pinkham
    Verified Buyer

    I’m an old guitar player with an affinity for P90’s. The middle pickup on my 2001 PRS custom 22 triple soapbar died on my. (It was not a Fralin). Lindy custom wound a pickup that matched my other two perfectly. I don’t see any reason to ever buy pickups from anyone else. He has what I want, the sounds are tremendous, and he and his shop people are about as nice as you can get. Maybe I should buy another guitar to I can get more of his magical P90’s………………….

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