Another vote for Fralins. I've got them in my Ken Loper tele, and they're just wonderful - subtlety when you back off the volume, bite when you crank it up, generally complex, three-dimensional sound...
I've used Gibson, Duncan non-Antiquities, Duncan Antiquites, and Lollar unpotted P90s. My personal favorites are either the Lollar unpotted P90s or the Duncan Antiquities. The Duncan Vintage P90s are also quite nice, but the Antiquities or the unpotted Lollars have more snarl, when you want it.
Thread's got me wondering about all the new aftermarket P90s out there. Which one's have the least hum and are there any 'noiseless' designs that sound good?
I've got an old ES-125 that has gloriuos tone, but the old dog ear's got so much 60 cycle buzz that I rarely use the guitar anymore. If there's a replacement pickup that'd take care of this problem, I'd sure like to hear about it.
I have the Lollars in my Baker and I swapped out the Lollars in my Koll for a set of Voodoo (Peter Florance) pickups. For some reason, I prefer the Voodoo pickups in the chambered Koll. Seems to me like a little more harmonics and overtones with the Voodoo.
I am going to have an interesting situation on my hands in the coming months. I have 2 Koll's coming, one with 3 HD VP90's and one with two Lollar's. The guitars are going to be quite different in nature, hopefully I have put the right ones on the right guitar!
Has anyone tried the Vintage Vibe pups? I have a McInturff dbl. cutaway w/ported chamber that needs a set of P90s to bring out all of its potential. I'm trying to steer clear of the honky bridge pup sound that accompanied the original DiMarzios. Looking for a big rock tone. Pete's stuff looks and sounds interesting. Thanks
i have a pair if Vintage vibe P90's. i have been using then for about a year. i switched from the stock SD's i had in my Hamer artist which were way too hot. the difference between these two sets is soo huge, simplly because the VV are wound to a traditional spec and the SD's are super hot, can't really compare the two.
i am still interested in Fralins or Lollars (i keep thinking i am missing something...)
the great thing about VV is that Pete is a real nice dude and is totally willing to wind you a custom set. in fact, he went through a couple iterations with me till i was happy.