Does Gear Fetish (GFS) have a Duncan Phat Cat clone?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by NoahL, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. NoahL

    NoahL Member

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    I'd be interested in hearing from someone who's played them. I'm kind of skint right now and can't afford the $159 for a new pair of the actual Duncans.
     
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    FWIW, the Dream 90 is thinner souding and the Mean 90 is more middy (but in a p90-ish way), IMO.
     
  3. NoahL

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    Sounds like you're not overly impressed?
     
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    Here's the skinny... The GFS Mean 90 comes extremely close to sounding like a classic Gibson P-90 tone, but in a humbucker case--about as close is you can get without the pickup actually being a Gibson P-90.

    If you are considering Phat Cats, then obviously, P-90 tone in a humbucker-routed guitar is what you are looking for, and the Mean 90s nail that middy, snarling P-90 tone. The icing on the cake is that a new pair is priced just under half the price that a pair of new Phat Cats run.

    I have a pair installed in my Faded SG and love them. String articulation is excellent. The neck Mean 90 is RW/RP to the bridge one so it's humbucking in the middle position. Basically, with the pups changed out, I've tonally converted my Faded SG to an SG Classic, for a lot less bread than it would have cost me if I'd have bought the SG Classic instead of the Faded SG.
     
  5. NoahL

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    thanks, that's a good description. i'm getting a cheap fender squier jagmaster and i wanted to take out the duncan-designed humbuckers and put in something a little more articulate but still aggressive. sounds like the mean 90s are the ticket. i had a phat cat in the bridge of an Agile LP clone, and it was a pretty pickup, but not as snarly as i wanted.
     

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