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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# Description In stock Price Quantity
5980 P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin Yes
6 or more $18.55  

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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.

See even more pickup kits and pickup parts.

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P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin
P-90 Pickup Kits with Plastic Bobbin
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5 4-18-2013
Plastic bobbin and Alnico 5 magnets

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

D. Harvey  Georgia
5 10-05-2012
Excellent product!

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

Herberth  Bahia, Brazil Read my reviews (3)
4 5-12-2012
P90 with alnico 2 mags and plastic bobbin

First time buying from stewmac AND first time building a pickup. At my first go, my (40 gauge, instead of traditional 42) copper wire broke at 5500 rotations with 2.8 ohm resistance. Decided to try it out and the sound was very brittle. Wasnt happy with it so i took it off and added another 3000 rotations totalling 8500. Ive played alot of p90s and i can say this is now one of my favorites. Sounds in between a humbucker and a hot single coil. I just wish the copper wire came with the kit. Oh yea and did i mention that shipping was very fast? Thanks stewmac!

NasD  Alberta
5 3-05-2012
P90 pickup kits

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

Thomas Dembinski  New york, New york
5 2-23-2012
A very complete kit

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.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
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5 8-13-2011
these pickups are SCREAMIN

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.

Spencer Wittenborn  Crane MO.
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