P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin

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Build your own pickups! This kit has a 1950s-style black plastic bobbin and 1.97" (50mm) polepiece spacing.

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P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin

Item # 5980
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Build your own pickups! This kit has a 1950s-style black plastic bobbin 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.

We have lots of pickup winding supplies like wire, tape, and tools for winding pickups.

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Product Instructions

P-90 Pickup Kit with Vintage-style Bobbin

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

Ratings & Reviews

P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin

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Plastic bobbin and Alnico 5 magnets

By D. Harvey from Georgia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 18, 2013

Great kit, easy to follow instructions. Made my $300 Japanese hollow body sound like a ES-125. The one improvement that can be made is an option for the base plate. the plate can't mount to the dogear covers. depending on your build/repair, you may need to get another plate with the mounting tabs

Excellent product!

By Herberth from Bahia, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 05, 2012

I am very pleased with the kit I bought, really fantastic!

P90 pickup kits

By Thomas Dembinski from New york, New york
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 05, 2012

these kits are great, but i wish they came with wire to wind them with, great for a first timer though!

A very complete kit

By Highline Guitars from Denver, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 23, 2012

I have purchased several of these kits and find them to be an economical and faster way to gather all the parts at once. Best of all, quality is very good.

these pickups are SCREAMIN

By Spencer Wittenborn from Crane MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 13, 2011

I bought two of these to put into a solid mahogany body guitar, they have great sound and were easy to put together. My friend works at a coil winding company so I had him wind the bobbins for me, but other than that I did it all and it was a snap.

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