Noiseless P-90's?

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  1. Unburst

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    I love the sound of P-90's but I have horrible noise problems in my apartment, like unbearable buzz with any SC pup, since I like to record at home, this pretty much rules out P-90's for me.

    Are there any good sounding noiseless P-90's?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Seymour Duncan STK-P1 stacked soapbars. Pretty fat sounding,
     
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    I've had great success w/ the DiMarzio Virtual P-90 in my McInturff
     
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    Yep, I'd try the Virtual P90 from Dimarzio. Their pickups are great and very innovative. I’ve recently decided that every time I want to change pickups, I’ll start with Dimarzio. They have a huge selection of types for any application. I’ve never installed one that wasn’t exactly what I needed.

    Plus, they’re extremely well priced.
    :AOK
     
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    +1 on the Dimarzios. As always, YMMV.
     
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    I would like to respectfully disagree about the Seymore Duncan Stack pick-ups - I bought a used LP double-cutaway that came with the Duncans installed and the original Gibson P-90's in a bag. I set the toggle to the bridge position and played an open chord and said "Yuck!". The neck positition did sound great, but the bridge pick-up just sounded dead. I swapped out the Gibsons for the SD's and played the same chord and said "Yeaaaa!" - Very nasty and rauchy (but also very noisy).

    As one old Gitpicker told me many moons ago, "I play guitar to MAKE noise - I don't need no stinkin' noiseless pickups!"
     
  7. Unburst

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Jack-have you tried the Dimarzio?

    Well, that's all well and good, and believe me, I'm not normally a fan of noiseless pups, but in this case it's the lesser of two evils.
     
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    P-90s are regular sigle coils, aren`t they.

    Try the SSC System.
     
  9. Unburst

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    That is a possibilty, but I don't think Suhr have it working for P-90's yet.
     
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    Is the SSC system only for Stat-type guitars or can it be used for others, like Telecasters? Obviously, no back plate on a Tele.
     
  11. PlexiBreath

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    I have a PRS Soapbar II Korean guitar that I put a set of Lollar P90s into. I absolutely love these pickups! With both pickups on the humm is cancelled, but there is still typical P90 of humm when only on either pickup. John, if you come up with a backplate SSC fix for P90's I'd be all over it, even though this guitar doesn't have tremolo, therefore no need for a backplate, I'd find a way to mount it anyway.

    What I prefer about the SSC system is you are not stuck with the noiseless solution tied to a specific pickup. Maybe you want to use a vintage pickup, or some handwound pickup from your favorite pickup craftsman, with the SSC you are not locked in, you have the freedom to swap out pickups to taste. In my case I prefer the Lollars over anything I've heard (so far), if in the future I prefer something from someone else I can make the change without loosing my noise solution. That's why I hope John and company come up with a cool SSC retrofit solution for P90 guitars. Pleeeeease!
     
  12. Unburst

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    That would solve my problem for sure.

    :AOK
     
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    I love the sound of P-90s but the electrical supply in our practice space makes them practically unusable. If this Suhr system could be used on a SG Classic that would really open a door for me.
     

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