Fralin P92/Twangmasters?

Eric Pykala

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Always thought that the "domino" pickups Lindy made for the PRS EG models sounded really cool, then noticed these new pups on his site. Anyone have/heard them yet? Output relative to hummers/singles? Thanks as usual...-Eric
 

Gadowguitars

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They sound great...we got to try one of the first sets....tonally, it sounds like a p90 with out the extra noise...its a low hum single.
 

Eric Pykala

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I've got a PRS Hollowbody II Artist piezo on the way, and I already know the pickups have to go. I was thinking some Wagners with coil splits, but things like the P92s and Harmonic Designs Z90s still are appealing in the sense I wouldn't have to drill a hole in the top. Not as flexible as split hummers, but there's something about fat singles in a guitar full of air...anyone have other ideas? -Eric
 

Jon Silberman

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I'll tell you what I think - STOP DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! I have a pair of Z90s in my Reverend Rocco now that I love so much (they are awesome PUPs, as good as any I've ever played for my styles) that I recently ordered a second set for my Godin LGX-SA. Now you've turned me on the the Fralin options and I'm questioning myself yet again!

 

Eric Pykala

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Hey Jon! Yeah, the Z90s were what I had in mind until I saw the P92s. My only concern with the HDs was noise on some of the stages I play. From what everyone on the Net says the HDs are really quiet, so they may still get the nod. I was just hoping more people might have actually heard the 92s. Guess I can always resell them: Lindy's got a great reputation and wouldn't put his name on something less than stellar.
Any other pups I'm missing on? -Eric
 

Jon Silberman

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Rio Grande Fat Bastards & Gibson P94s are two possible alternate choices.
 

Stike

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I have a set of P92's. They are really quiet, as quiet as my HB guitars, and they sound really good.
 

Eric Pykala

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Hey Stike! Any chance you could elaborate on "good"? Are these in the Strat camp, or the P90 camp, or do they just sound like something completely different. I know, it's kinda like trying to describe the taste of vanilla icecream to a Martian...-Eric
P.S. I've already got Duncan Phat Cats in another PRS; great pickups, but looking for something with a voice that really compliments a hollowbody.
 

enharmonic

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They are most definitely in the P-90 camp. I love them.

Sorry for the late post, just saw this linked from another thread, and love singing the praises of this pickup.
 

mainsale

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+1 for the P-92, I have not tried the Twangmaster. I have them in a "Keef" Tele, and double 'Bucker Tele and a Les Paul Florintine. What does that tell you?
 

Jatmosphere

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I have a sweet '57 LP Special that just sounds awesome, but I'm really wanting to get a "tour-able" LPS type guitar and am in-between lollar p90's and the fralin p92's?? really wanting to try the fralin's as they'll be quiet, but do they really sound like p90's?? perhaps I just need to talk to the man himself? any thoughts, info would be muchly appreciated. thanks!
rock on w/ your bad self! :dude
 

teefus

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i have a p92 in the bridge position of my hamer newport pro birdseye. it really opened the guitar up. brightened it up considerably too. the seth's that are stock were just too dark for me. i have 2 sets of unbuckers in other newports. all of the fralin hb's i have tried have been fantastic. they are very friendly and helpful on the phone. they also have a wind it till you like it policy. can't go wrong with fralin, imho.
 

mainsale

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A guy I know put a set of Twangmasters into his Les Paul Special and he reported that the tone was in the Strat camp more than the P-90 camp. I hope this helps.
P-92 = Noiseless P-90
Twangmaster = Mo' Stratlike
 

lbw

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I just got a set of P92s which I'll be putting in a PRS CE with a SAS neck. I'll let you know how it sounds.. :)
 

Eric Pykala

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I'm glad this thread got resurrected. I got my HBII, played it with the stock pups for awhile until my Wagner Goodwoods came. The GWs were a big improvement, but maybe not in this guitar. In the meantime, I built a custom Tele for a customer with the P92 in the neck. WOW! Not a raw P90 sound, more polite/smooth like Jason Lollars' stuff (huge compliment here). Still haven't heard a Twangmaster, but I'm sold enough on the sound of the P92s to be saving for a set. If anyone has tried both Twangmasters and P92s, I'd be really interested in a more detailed Tone Report.
Just something about fat singlecoils in a hollow guitar...takes me back to my old Gibson 330.-Eric
 

JimH

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Is there any store you guys know of that I can order fralins from. Not easy in UK - can't find anyone stocking P-92s.
 




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