Gibson p90s from the last 20 years?

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  1. Marble

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    How are Gibson P90s from the past 20 years? I've heard they are all pretty rockin', but wasn't sure if its just been the last few years that they're great. I need a hot bridge pickup around low 9ks.
     
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    I haven't put a meter on the ones in my 60's Tribute, but they most certainly rock. I would assume that they are in the high 8 range due to their response and the way they will push my amp's input.
     
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    i prefer the gibson p90s because they are a little dirtier than some of the boutique offerings that tend to be more polite sounding. i had a 97 reissue special with factory p90s that sounded great. i have tried newer ones that sounded basically the same to me. p90s are a pick-up that i think that gibson does really well. i hope that helps
     
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    btw... most p90s can be hotter than some PAFs... but they can still get single coil sparkle (and hum)
     
  5. Marble

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    Thanks, that's some good information
     
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    I have a 2004 SG. They sound great on that. I agree with the other posters. They're hotter sounding than my HB SG and definitely rougher, in a good way.
     
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    Stock Gibsons are nice and you can pick 'em up cheap used.
     
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    The best p-90s in my opinion are late 50's and early 60's Gibsons.
     
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    Low 9's is too hot for a versatile P90.

    Try one of the recent mfg. Gibson Firebird ceramic magnet pickups. You can find these for a song.
     
  10. Marble

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    It isn't supposed to be versatile. Its for a full-tilt screech, sustaining and scorching leads with cranked amps (no overdrive or fuzz pedal stuff)
     

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