Les Paul Deluxe retrofit w/ P90s - mini-hum same route?

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  1. kwk13

    kwk13 Supporting Member

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    I have seen a few Les Paul Deluxes that have P90s installed so I was wondeing if the Deluxe mini-humbucker route is the same route as a P90 would use? Would a P90 drop in the mini humbucker route?

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Senior Member

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    Yes. Its an exact fit. :dude

    Here's the same guitar.

    First with its original mini hums...
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    And now with P90's!!!
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  3. kwk13

    kwk13 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the help and awesome looking guitar!
     
  4. Chiba

    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    They mount differently though - mini-hums on the ends, P-90s in the middle. Did you have to do anything to mount the 90s??

    --chiba
     
  5. John Phillips

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    The metal mounting strip in the bottom of the cavity is drilled for both screw locations - the only issue is that you may have to drill small holes into the wood under the P90 ones to allow clearance for the screw ends.

    That's a really nice-looking Deluxe! They don't usually go as "50s" as that - the finish isn't quite the same, it doesn't normally check quite like that. Is that a very early one? I think all the ones I've seen like that have been '68/'69s...
     
  6. rockinlespaul

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    Thanks John...
    Yup...1970. Its been played hard for almost 36 years now. Its a killer axe.
     
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    According to what John said - and I've never known him to be wrong - you will have to drill two small holes under the mounting bar in the bottom of the pickup cavity, but that's it.

    --chiba
     

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