Gibson P-94 or Kent Armstrong HB sized P90

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  1. The Whiz

    The Whiz Member

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    Which would you prefer for a Les Paul in the bridge position? The neck pickup is a SD Seth Lover and that ain't going anywhere. ;)

    taco
     
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    I just installed a set of Bill Lawrence L-495's in mine. Read the review in the Product Review section.

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    If it's between the P-94 and the Armstrong, get the P-94 and don't look back! Just my humble opinion of course, but I think the P-94 is far superior to the armstrong offering. Don't get me wrong...the Armstrong is certainly a fine pickup, but the P-94 is several steps up the ladder in tone.
     
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    I've had P-94s in two Les Pauls (one sold, one still owned) and they're awesome. Never used the BL's, no reason for me to - I love the P-94.

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  5. The Whiz

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    Thanks guys, do you think the P-94 will be a good match for the Seth Lover neck output wise? Alternatively I could move the Seth Lover bridge pickup to the neck for greater output (currently my Les Paul has Seths in bridge and neck--I love it in the neck but the bridge I'm seeking something with the mids and articulation of a p90).
     
  6. The Whiz

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    Hey, it looks like the P-94 has been discontinued.
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    I guess it's the Kents then.
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  7. Phil M

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    Don't forget the Rio Grande Bastards. I have a set of Bastard/Fat Bastard in a Heritage and they sound really good.
     
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    Also, Duncan makes a humbucker sized P-90 called a Phat Cat.
     
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    Iwas gonna post earlier to let everyone know where you found any .
    Probably all going in $3000+ LPs from now on :rolleyes:
     
  10. The Whiz

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    Of what I read, they are very HOT. I'm not looking for something with that kind of output.
     
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    I keep reading how "sterile" they sound.
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  12. richardcouch

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    Not true Papa-T. I like thwm better than the P94's by a long shot...

    Also check out Rio Grande's

     
  13. The Whiz

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    The electric guitar pickup is the single most inconsistently loved/hated part of the whole signal chain. Mind blowing!

    I do like Seymour Duncan's I've had in the past, maybe I should jump on the phatcat. If I listen to every negative comment I hear on every product, I'd never buy anything. Haha. ;)

    Thanks, Mr Couch.
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  14. richardcouch

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    Any time Papa...

    What amps you using thhese days?

     
  15. The Whiz

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    Dr Z Z28 is my favorite. I also have a Mesa Blue Angel which is pretty cool. Considering a Kingsley Deluxe 30 or a Dr Z Maz Jr down the road too.
     
  16. Phil M

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    Mr. taco,

    The Fat Bastard IS hot, but the regular Bastard seems about in line with what I think a P-90 should sound like. I have not tried the Phat Cats, but have heard that some folks like them. Just another option.

    If you've got your heart set on P-94s, they show up used here once in awhile, and on ebay.

    They're not P-90s, but have you looked into the TV Jones Filtertron style pickups that go into a humbucker hole? I'd really love to try them in the Heritage!
     
  17. The Whiz

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    Filtertron! I'll look into that. Thanks.
     

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