Humbucker & P90

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  1. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    I want to put a Seth Lover,7.2k,in the neck & a Vintage P90,9.35k in the bridge in a Tele.
    How bad will the hum be with both of them on ?
    Will they ballance out well ?

    JJ
     
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    P90s tend to hum bad from my experience, but im not personally familiar with that P90 or the combo youre asking about
     
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    It's vintage. Not high output.

    JJ
     
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    you should be able to balance things out with pick up height, sounds to me like it's got potential to work out great
     
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    With both pups on will the hum be as much as just the P90 or less than just the P90 ?

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    A single coil is going to hum, unless you have another single coil reverse wound to match it. Doesnt matter if its vintage or high output.
     
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    Yes I know that it's going to hum.
    That wasn't the question.
    The question was.
    Is it going to hum LESS than if you just have the P90 on ?

    JJ
     
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    no, a single coil is going to hum, unless you have another single coil reverse wound to match it. A single coil with a humbucker with still hum. Try out a HSS strat, in the bridge/mid position, it still hums
     
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    I'd imagine it would hum slightly less, purely because you have a part of the whole signal hum canceling... might not be a hugely noticeable decrease though


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    That's what I was guessing.
    That the hum would be less than what just the single coil makes.
    I've been asking G&L Bluesboy players about hum on their guitars and they all say it's not bad.
    They use a Seth Lover and a hot ceramic SC.
    I asked the inventor of the Bluesboy & he said the guitar is very well grounded.
    I want to run a Seth & a vintage P90 soooooooo bad ! :RoCkIn


    JJ
     
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    i have an asat classic with the big fat single coil mofo's and its totally fine... in fact out of the thousands of guitars i've played i'd say its about the best.
    I'm so pleased i actually own it!
     
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    "Vintage" or not, P90's hum like crazy. I have two Duncan Vintage P90's in my Special and it hums to death if it gets anywhere near a power source. The only way to cancel singles is to have one reverse pole, reverse wound. That way two singles act like a big humbucker. You could also stick a dummy coil on the guitar (yuck!).
     
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    I ended up going with a Seth neck & a P-Rail bridge.
    I'm waiting on the P-Rail.

    JJ
     

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