P-90 Pickup Kit with Fiber Bobbin

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P-90 Pickup Kit with Fiber Bobbin

Build your own pickups! This kit has a modern black fiber/maple/fiber bobbin with brass solder-point eyelets and 1.97" (50mm) polepiece spacing.

Build faithful reproductions of the classic Gibson® single-coil pickups: go for the vintage sound, or wind them your own way for custom tone. Our kits take the guesswork out of pickup-making, with authentic-specification parts and assembly instructions to make the job easy and fun.

Each kit contains:

  • Nickel-silver baseplate
  • Nickel-plated polepiece screws
  • Alnico 5 magnets with threaded steel spacer
  • Mounting screws and springs
  • Coil lead wires
  • Single-conductor braided-shield hookup wire

Matching P-90 Soap-bar Cover is available in cream or black.

About P-90 pickups: The Gibson® team designed the P-90 in 1946. It was their most commonly used pickup until the appearance of the PAF humbucker in the late 1950s. The P-90 is a punchy single-coil with a fat, warm sound and a raw high end response. It's still used by Gibson® on several models. Recently, "boutique" pickup builders have begun making custom versions of the P-90 using black fiber flatwork similar to Fender pickups. This gives a unique but traditional look when the pickups are installed without covers.

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P-90 Pickup Kit with Modern-style Bobbin

Assembly instructions for the P-90 pickup kit with modern-style bobbin.

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P-90 Pickup Kits

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great sounding, easy to work with kit. Loved the result but i think it could be cheaper considering that the cover it's not included

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Fiber bobbin P90

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This Kit is great! Every thing fits..You can pot the bobbin without warping like the plastic...Also the magnets are magnetized...I tap the pole piece holes with a 5/40 tap...

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Alnico 5 P90 Pickups

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A friend bought me one of these kits for a present after I helped him with a guitar build. It was easy and straight forward to put together and I wound it with about a 10k coil. I would always now go for the Alnico 5 magnets rather than the Alnico 2 magnets ....... those three extra Alnico's REALLY make a difference!

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