Looking for a chunky, solid output P90

Occam

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I have a Rio Grande blues pickup in there now and it's a big improvement over the stock Gibson P90 but it's a bit bright. I want a chunky, higher output sound with some really driving mid's....oh and wax potted because we play really loud and the Rio is too microphonic.
 

dzeitlin

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Try the Duncan's. I think it's the SP2 and SP3. They are close approximations to what the Mccarty p90 has.
 

erksin

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Originally posted by Occam
Can soapbar P90's fit in dog ear covers?
The 'Soapbar' is the cover - inside it's the same pup that goes in a 'Dog-ear' cover. You just have to be careful if you try to remove them...
 

hipfan

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Ah, OK. A lot of custom winders can make the pickup you want - Florance, Wolfetone, Dave Stephens, Lollar, Fralin.

Out of those choice, for chunk and driving mids, I think Wolfe and Dave Stephens might be most attuned to your wavelength. Wolfe winds great pickups and is definitely not afraid to rock.

Dave made me a set of his "X-set" soapbars (also available as dogear) that are around 12K in the bridge and 11K in the neck - serious mids and chunk. Yowza.

Plus, both Wolfe and Dave give one free rewind if the pickup doesn't sound like you want. Can't beat that!

Wolfetone

Dave Stephens pickups
 

Neill

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the hd p90's seem to be pretty popular. splatt uses them in his tornados so maybe he'll chime in.

i'm going with lollars in my myka custom based solely on user reviews and the fact that he's willing to wind to spec. i'm looking for something with a loose feel, that can get extremely mean... "woofy" is a good thing in my book, and according to mr myka, lollar can provide. we'll see....
 
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Originally posted by Neill MacInnis
the hd p90's seem to be pretty popular. splatt uses them in his tornados so maybe he'll chime in.
...
'at's what i got in here:



and they'll fill the bill. but some of that has to be attributed to Mr. Chapin and his tonewood & pot tweaking.


:cool:
 

hipfan

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Originally posted by Neill MacInnis
the hd p90's seem to be pretty popular.
No dogear with the HD's though, sadly enough. I asked Scott about that a while back, and it would have to be a very custom installation to do one of his VP90's in a dogear configuration.
 

erksin

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Originally posted by hipfan
No dogear with the HD's though, sadly enough. I asked Scott about that a while back, and it would have to be a very custom installation to do one of his VP90's in a dogear configuration.
I thought his VP-90s didn't ship with covers..?

Is it a shimming issue or something?
 

Macleod

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Originally posted by hipfan

Plus, both Wolfe and Dave give one free rewind if the pickup doesn't sound like you want. Can't beat that!

Wolfetone


Little correction here. I'll redo them as many times as is neccesary. Within reason, of course...I'm sure someone will come along one day and abuse it.
There's a consecutive 30-day "decision period." You have 30 days to decide whether you like it it not. Not 30 days from getting the original pickup, but 30 days from getting each pickup.
Since I started, I've only had to redo three or four. Once.
 

Occam

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What a coincidence...I'm going to go with the wolfetone pickup, I'll let you guys know how it is.
 

cnardone

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Originally posted by hawkeyeinexile
'at's what i got in here:



and they'll fill the bill. but some of that has to be attributed to Mr. Chapin and his tonewood & pot tweaking.


:cool:
I love that guitar. If you ever look to move it, I want first dibbs.

cmn
 

gregc

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Try what Hamer uses: Seymour Duncan "Hot" and "Custom".
gregc
 
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Originally posted by cnardone
I love that guitar. If you ever look to move it, I want first dibbs.

cmn
it's been my #1 since i got it a little over two years ago. thanks, C., i'll put you on the list (like it'll ever get used ;))

&btw to the P90ers, those Wolfetones are winners, too. those & Lollars & my HD's are a tough call.

:cool:
 

SG_Junior

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I am surprised that you didn't like the Gibson P90's. I have had many P90 equipped guitars, and I find Gibson P90's to be the best. Fralin's were good. The Kent Armstrong's were good. I didn't like the Lollar's at all - too polite. They were very sterile sounding.
 
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