P90 Guitar Mania

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  1. pgurlea

    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have discovered the wonder of P90 guitars after following the buzz about the G90 loaded Grosh ElectraJet. A lot of people love these guitars and Joe Gamble’s demo of the G90 ElectraJet absolutely rocks. A different animal P90 is the Gibson Historic 1956 (R6) and 1954 (R4) reissue. These are also wonderful P90 offering. I am not asking for a comparison of the G90 Grosh & P90 LP. These are two completely different guitars.
    What I am asking is what P90 guitar do you play and why do you love it. Clips would be great.
    Thanks & Enjoy the thread,
    Paul
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a '53 ES-175 that has been my main gigging guitar for more than 10 years now. it has a thick, full sound that overdrives an amp nicely, with a bit of hair and growl that makes me smile every time I plug it in.
     
  3. jcv

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    I play a Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute. I love it because it sounds fantastic. what I don't love is the hum... almost sold it but it's just too cool of a guitar to part with.

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  4. coldfingaz

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    P90's rule.
     
  5. guitrr

    guitrr Reverb Junkie Silver Supporting Member

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  6. pgurlea

    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have not heard of Creston guitars. One pickup - one knob, I assume volume:). Is ther body alder?
     
  7. msr13

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    I am really digging the sound of this guy.

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  8. theruley

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    The Jr style guitar is absolutely my favourite guitar in the world. The single bridge p90, mahogany construction, and wraparound bridge is my holy grail of tone. The single p90 is so responsive to the players touch and volume and tone knob tweaks. It is absolute prefection to me.

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    eventually got rid of it to fuel my GAS, but then I came across this old beater, after I cleaned it and swapped the mini hum for a p90 it was like being re-introduced to an old friend. This one ain't going anywhere!

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  9. Carlo

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    Grosh Electrajet with DiMarzio P90s.
    I've always played Les Pauls and Strats but the Electrajet is so versatile and comfortable I don't want to play anything else! The P90s sing. They are very touch responsive. Different pick attack different finger vibrato and they go from sweet to growling.
     
  10. Sean French

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    I've owned a buch of P90 guitars.
    Vintage 50's LP juniors, Historic', Anderson' and some others.

    P90's are their own thang. They are awesome as they encompass what makes single coils great and also what makes humbuckers great.
     
  11. Blues-90

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    My #1 for the past several years has been a Guild Blues-90. Hence, my handle. It is a semi-hollow singlecut without f-holes. It has the stock Duncan P90's. It sounds thick, with a monstrous bottom end. It just rings forever. She is a noisy beast, though.

    I really wish I could get the tone she has without the noise, but I am afraid that I would loose the tone that made her my #1.
     
  12. Polynitro

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    had this for a few months now. I would have never bought something like this but now I want another one. (I won this in a raffle)

    Lollar overwound p90
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  13. GulfportBound

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  14. GAD

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    P90s need a big ol' plank of mahogany.

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    In my early 20's I got my 1st Les Paul , a '71 Deluxe with my tax return. Soon I found out "those cool lookin soapbar pickups" would fit in the routs
    Now I had no idea what a p-90 sounded like at the time . I just thought they looked cool , so I got a pair .......
    So near 30 years later ^^^
     
  16. fossilfuel

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    Here's what I use...

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    LOVE all those ^^^

    I nail 'em to everything, it's an illness I tell you...

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    yucatown Theory-free noodling enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    Popped my cherry in the late '70s with this '64 ES-125 TDC - As I recall, this thing honked big time, but I wanted an acoustic at the time so it had to go.

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    Then I cop'd this one after a long absence of a P-90 platform - '71 SG Special

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    This one didn't last too long. Although I pulled the P-100s and replaced with Lollars, it just didn't feel right to me - '89 Les Paul Standard (yes, it was called a Standard)

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    This was actually pretty sweet, but not my style - '95 ES-135

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    This sucker was lean and mean, but I didn't like its faded finish - '06 Les Paul DC

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    I went off course with this '03 PRS McCarty. But going off course wasn't so bad.

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    Since I went off course once, figured I'd do it again. This is my current P-90 platform. The pickups are from a '59 Les Paul Junior and a '62 ES-125. This one, by far, conveys the BEST P-90 tone of all I've owned. RS Superpots 500K and Russian PIOs (.015µF/.033µF), semi hollow maple cap'd mahogany body, SG thin mahogany neck, and a Callaham S trem. Still in the tweaking mode, but despite that, this through a JTM45 or 5E3 circuit is P-90 heaven.

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  20. zhivago

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    2003 R4...

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    P90s...the only way to go for me :)
     

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