'56 Quiet Coil P-90 Soapbar Pickup

$149.95 to $299.95
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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8/20/2021 4:30 pm

You want the Missisippi Queen sound with no noise then get this pickup!!!

by Greg H -

This is the third one of these I have purchased ....it did exactly what I wanted I loved the sound of the stock one however the noise did not work for me where I play at most of the time which is sports bars and such .....this did the trick and even sounded better ....more Leslie West -Mick Ralphs than the stock one ever did !! No Squealing either except for the good kind !!! Thank you for such a great product !!

2/17/2021 1:48 pm

Sasa Miletic

by Sasa Miletic

Bough a calibrated set of "quiet coils" and installed them in a Gibson Les Paul Classic. The original Gibson p-90s were pretty much useless: not only terribly noisy, but the bridge pickup was wound almost the same as neck and was weak and ice picky. I must admit that I was a little skeptical before ordering, but I took my chance and I was very pleasantly surprised. Upon receiving I was curious to peek inside one of the pickups and I noticed they have so called "sidewinder design". When measured with multi-meter they appeared very hot - from over 12k for neck, and 21k for bridge pickup! That scared me, as I was afraid they would sound muddy. However, they sound fantastic. Neck pickup sounds great clean and distorted. From very "single - coil-ish", to "humbucker-ish" when distorted and it has great definition and signal strength. Bridge pickup has some nice breakup when clean and sounds also fabulous distorted. Both combined, on clean settings have that "rockabilly" sound, great for rhythm chops. Lowering volume pot settings cleans tone nicely compared to regular humbuckers and they generally respond great to potentiometers. With these pickups in a Les Paul you can cover a wide spectrum of genres; you can set your sound for jazz, blues and more heavy stuff. On top of everything they are very reasonably priced and as it turns out - worth every penny. Bottom line: I am very pleased with the outcome, I would reccommend them to all p90 fans and I am looking forward to buying more pickups from Mojotone.