Gibson P-94

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  1. 22Top

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    Just wondering if anyone has any experience. I want to get some P-90 types without routing, and I've got a line on a pair of these right cheap from a dealer in town.

    Are they decent??? I'm gonna put them in my 335 copy.... am I nuts????

    My man at the dealer said that they were designed with Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar/Grady fame, and that they were in a custom lespaul that bore his name some time ago...

    Any info would be great!

    -Jarek
     
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    They're decent pickups - if you can get them cheap go for it and see how you like them.
     
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    I've never played them myself - but, have heard good things. Give em a shot!
     
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    Kenny "Blue" Ray (noted Bay Area blues guitarist and tone monster) uses them and has favorable things to say about them.

    I bought a used Hamer Echotone (ES-335 clone) from Will Ray (Hellecasters) that he'd swapped a P-94 into the neck position and he had favorable things to say.

    Those testimonials would be good enough for me. Let your ears be the judge.
     
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    Some people say it's tone is closest to the real Gibson P-90, among the humbucker-sized P-90 wannabees, albeit a bit more mild-mannered.

    I had a pair in a 335 copy and got great clean and low od tones. Versatile for jazz and blues. Even got a nice out-of-phase tone with it (w a push-pull vol. pot installed). A set is RWRP and hum-free in neck+bridge position. But the 60-cycle hum is still there when using either pickup by itself, and therefore not useful for high gain situations.

    OC that I was, I couldn't stand having a cosmetically unmatched pair and now regret having let them go.
     
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    Thanks folks!

    Gary: How much did the Fralin's run you, if you don't mind me asking???
     
  7. Gary Ladd

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    I got a set on the eBay several years ago for $100! :AOK

    I'm sure that if you ordered them directly from Lindy they be a lot more, say $130+ each...all I can say is if I need another set I won't hesitate.

    P.S. I also tried:

    Rio Grande Bastard (just the neck), which was nice but a little boomy and compressed.


    Kent Armstrong P-90 set, which had a LOT of growl but was undynamic & muddy until I got 550K Vol Pots + 1K Tone Pots. Not real P-90ish, but definately fun for the $$$

    Phatcats were nice, but a little too creamy for my taste...
     
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    I had a set on my les paul studio way back. It was pretty good. If you can find some for cheap, i'd go ahead and try them out :)
     

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