P-90s for LP Special

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  1. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Who makes a great set of p-90s these days. I want to swap out the p-100s in a LP Special.

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve
     
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    I've always liked the Gibsons. Dislike the SD's for sure. The modern Gibsons are good pickups... mostly all the same output ... a touch under 8 ohms resistance if I remember right. The vintage ones varied depending on the guitar they were in. ... some as low as 6.5 that I know of. I had one Lollar, it was fine but I didn't like it any better than a Gibson.
     
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    Wolfetone Mean and Meaner - classic P-90 growl with no mud
    Fralin Noiseless - reg wind neck and hot bridge - more toward a single coil sound
    Lollar - smooth round P-90 tone with some bite in the bridge
     
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    Gibsons or Lollars. I kept the original Gibson ones in my Hysteric special...they sound great.
     
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    FreeBlues Silver Supporting Member

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    How much you want to spend?

    I've had the stock Gibson's, not bad, not great. I disliked the Lollars, way to polite, middy, smooth.

    I've had and liked Harmonic Designs, Thorn GT-90's and, my all time favorite (great vintage set excepted), Wizz P-90's.
     
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    I like the Sheptones. You should look into them.
     
  7. SPROING!

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    Gibsons are classic, though my current P90 guitar has Duncan Antiquities. Very raunchy.
    The Lollars are a much "sweeter" variety with more chime and less grind.
     
  8. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    My LP Jr Special has Gibson P-90's and would never change them out!
     
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    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Mine has the p-100 in it though.:huh:dunno
     
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    My point was that Gibson makes great P-90's. Consider those as replacements
     
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    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Got ya!
     
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    This. I like the original Gibsons in the bridge position, but in the neck I like more clarity so I have the Lollar 50's wind in my LPJS, and the low winds in my SG.
     
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    I recently bought an Historic SC Special. Before I actually got it I was thinking about the things I could do to it to make it a little better than stock, and the pickups were one of the things I was going to change. However, upon getting it I was quite surprised the pickups sound amazing so I would recommend Gibson P90's. I have another DC Special, not Historic tho, and the Gibson P90's in this guitar sound great too.

    I have another P90 guitar that I didn't like the P90's in (not Gibson). I replaced those with www.sheptone.com and they are all that. I could easily recommend these as well.

    When I was considering changing the pups in my Historic Special, I was thinking of going with www.manliusguitar.com. They have several clips of their P90's on their site and they sound great. Actually I think they sound so good that it saddens me that my Historic Special doesn't need pickups, I was really wanting to get these.
     
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    I like the P-90s in my LP Junior Special. I'd personally use Gibsons if it's a Gibson. They make really good pickups IMO.
     
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    Wolfetone Mean meaner set
     
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    Yep. After all, they designed it. Hard to say you make something better than the original. Even if you do make it "better" in some way, it's not original any more.
     
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    I have always really liked my Gibson P-90s in my SG classic and 330. I tried an LP Historic with Fralins and it just wasn't for me. They were pretty of sure. But just didn't have the thing I liked about my Gibsons. I recently bought a vintage 59 LP Jr with original P-90 and it is a step above. I would like to find a modern build like that. The Fralin was not at all like the 59...but then the 59 P90 is what all should be striving for IMO.
     
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    I haven't found any of the current P-90s that are quite like vintage Gibsons.
     
  20. Wild Turkey

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    Disconnect the dummy coil on the P 100 and you will have an original gibson P 90 I did this with my Billie Joe junior and documented it on Mylespaul .com

    Dont know if the mods would let me post it here, If I got the go-ahead I'd stick it up for you.
     

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