'56 Quiet Coil P-90 Soapbar Pickup

$130.95 to $250.95
SKU: S3P90700
Weight: 0.45 lb

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Vintage P-90's from the 50's were very special because of their vocal and dynamic qualities, with bold highs that breathe with clarity. The only problem was the 60-cycle hum and for today's player, 60-cycle hum can be unbearable at times. Mojotone's patent applied for '56 Quiet Coil hum-cancelling P-90 delivers all of that vintage goodness of a coveted 1956 P-90 without ever compromising tone or feel.

Our approach was very simple, to make a P-90 pickup that sounds like a real vintage P-90 without the hum. ‘56 “Quiet Coil™” P-90 pickups are passive and only use the parts and materials found in original vintage ‘56 P-90 pickups. Vintage spec 42 gauge coil wire, lower Gauss Alnico magnets, adjustable polepieces, and vintage braided leads.

No PC boards, batteries, stacked coils, or anything else associated with other hum-canceling pickups were used in our design. The result is simply the most pure and authentic P-90 tone possible, with absolutely no loss of true single coil P-90 tone. Cranked, they are big and bold with a classic grind that pulsates with the amplifier like a sophisticated sounding P-90. Roll back the volume to get a sweet clean tone of a vintage P-90 without losing clarity or treble.

Quiet Coil Design Features:
  • Consistent scatterwound coils for that handwound tone, sensitivity, and clarity.
  • Vintage formulated Alnico magnet cores with lower Gauss levels like an aged vintage P-90 pickup.
  • Vintage braided leads for easy push-back soldering.
  • No routing modifications are required to fit shallow vintage routs like the taller stacked hum-cancelling designs.
  • Less parts are used to build the Quiet Coils compared to other designs. Like a vintage P-90 pickup, they are SIMPLE!
Bridge: Matches output of 8.6K vintage P-90.
Neck: Matches output of 8K vintage P-90.
Magnet: Alnico 5
Lead: Vintage 1-Conductor
Potted: Yes

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2/17/2021 1:48 pm

Dale Boyle

by Dale Boyle

My story is like many others...I love P90s but for the amount of gain I use, at times the hum is too much. So time and time again I try some humbucking P90, and bye bye hum, and unfortunately, bye bye tone. And around and around it goes. These "56 Quiet Coil" P90s break the cycle! I've had these installed for a couple of months now and my initial impression remains: Amazing pickups!

2/17/2021 1:48 pm

Joe Zummo

by Joe Zummo

I have a 2015 Gibson Melody Maker. Sort of a special with two p90s. thin slab of mahogany real light real responsive guitar. Love p90s cannot handle the buzz. I tried a series of cheaper p90 humbuckers and found it's just a mini humbucker not a p90. so I finally decided that I love the guitar enough to spend $235 on pickups. Well it was a good idea. I didn't have to change out the pots because of the peculiar 300K and 500K pots in it already. I'm not going to go as far as to say it's a perfect clone of a p90 but it's pretty goddamn close. A nice mid-range creaminess with that rock and roll bite smooth neck pickup solos really nicely. All in all perfect fit real easy setup easy solder in and out no complaints. 5 stars they do what they say they do!