are all p90s the same?

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  1. lennyonbass

    lennyonbass Supporting Member

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    I am somewhat inexperienced with guitar pups and the various winders out there...but I have heard it said that p90s are all the same...after all how many variables could there be?
    your thoughts?


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  2. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Supporting Member

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    False.

    Different magnets, magnet strengths, different outputs, different construction techniques.

    Construction wise, yes, it's a simple pickup. But in being so, it reveals the differences of materials.
     
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    I have a Gibson 60's Les Paul Tribute and I used to have a PRS SE Soap Bar. They were not alike at all. The PRS was clean and modern sounding. The Gibson sounded vintage, had some nice attitude and could get pretty raucous or twangy. I like the Gibson much better-it has much more character.
     
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    Agree. Don't like PRS p-90's. Gibsons are my favorites, Seymour Duncan makes some nice ones too.
     
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    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    Are all Humbuckers the same? Are all [any class of anything] the same?
     
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    GCDEF Supporting Member

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    You've been here 11 years and you ask a question like that? :huh
     
  7. lennyonbass

    lennyonbass Supporting Member

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    It's true...but I only have experience with 1 p90 guitar. An LP special.
    My question comes because I have an ES135 loaded with p100s, and am thinking that I'd like to get some of the stink of the LP into the 135.
    The 135 sounds great, but I can't help thinking about making a change.
    In comparison, the 135 lacks the bottom end of the LP, and the LP is sometimes like 10# in a 5# bag...its a lot to handle.
    So let me modify my original question. What recommendation can be made for "tamer"(?) p90?


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    I have an under wound Lollar P90 that is really beautiful but can still get nasty when goosed. I would have thought from your description though, that you may have been looking for something hotter and raunchier.
     
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    Have the same set of Lollars. LOVE them!
     
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    I've read a few years ago in the Vintage
    guitar magazine that on a 1956 vs a few R6 Goldtops shootout ,
    the Vos that had Lollars in it didn't smoke the real deal
    but had the reviewers scratch their heads cause it was
    beyond close and had something special !!

    I think that those shootouts in magazines
    should come with a CD for us to hear .

    It's like hearing a Chef on TV say ,....
    ( Feels like an explosion in my mouth !)


    Who care's !,......just make me taste the candy !!
     
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    lennyonbass Supporting Member

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    yes, indeed...something raunchier for the 135 but not as raunchy as the lp special.


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    +1.
     
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    I have a set of heavy air hammer heads that are very mellow and almost jazzy. Very 60's sounding with guitar tone.
     

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