P 90s

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  1. fish78

    fish78 Member

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    Well, as most of you know...I am a very beginner...but there is one thing I have learned here...I flat love the sound of P90s...now the TGP conumdrum...I love humbuckers and single coils too...being of limited budget this kills me...I want them ALL! Damn you TGP.
     
  2. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    This guitar is P-90 heaven:
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    '68 Firebird III. Middle pickup wired to a push pull phase reversal pot.
     
  3. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Limited budget?

    I got this PRS SE Soapbar II Maple from GC over the July 4th weekend...they were blowing them out for $190. Even at the regular price of $499, it's a great guitar. at under 2 bills, it's a steal!

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    I much prefer it with a set of Fralins...and it still cost only $350!

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  4. MikeB_18

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    Both of those are great looking guitar gentlemen. :BEER

    I also have a fond love of P-90's that I didn't discover until a few years ago. I always saw myself as a humbucker player, I love 'em but P-90's are undeniably cool.

    This is my newest aquistion, an SG Special with Alnico II P-90's. These are great sounding stock pickups, at this point I have no plans on changing them.

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    This is my '96 Custom Shop Junior, I recently put a +5% Fralin in it to knock down some of the real chimey highs as well as a Jensen PIO cap. I'll soon be adding some RS pots to it.

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    Last is my '01 ES-135 that I bought a few years ago with the intent of making some changes. It originally came with P-100's but I've since swapped them for a 15% underwound neck, stock bridge set of Fralin's. This was the first time I was exposed to Fralin's P-90's and I think they're fantastic. I really need to get a better picture of this guitar.

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  5. robyogi

    robyogi Silver Supporting Member

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    Dumb noob question - are P90s noisy? Noisier than strat or tele singles? Love the tone, I'm just wondering if you've found them to be noisy.
     
  6. LocustXReign

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    Ive never found them noisier then any other single coil, however, they're not exactly quiet. Totally worth it though; it's like when you have to take antibiotics and they give you the *****.

    -Dave B
     
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    I'd say they've become a pretty integral part of my sound lol!

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  8. MikeB_18

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    I don't find them any noiser than your typical single coil.
     
  9. robyogi

    robyogi Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice...:eek::banana
     
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    not noisier, but they have the same issues...
     
  11. soulohio

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    my feelings exactly

     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Right on Dave. I like em so much my 2 Heatleys are P90 loaded. Never found anything better than a good P90.
     
  15. goodtone

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    For rock and roll, P90's in a good Les Paul Junior really quite somes it all up in my neighborhood !!
     
  16. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    I've got the P 90 fever too!

    SInce I already have two Historic LP's with humbuckers and two 335's with them also I'm going to sell/ trade off one LP for one with P 90's.


    I've had them in the past oh so long ago.
     

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