P90 & HB in Semi Hollow?

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  1. Staticbuster

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    I really thought I posted this thread before, but couldn't find it...anyhow...

    Has anybody ever used a P90 neck with HB bridge setup in a ES style guitar? I'm thinking about going this route with a GFS Dream 90 for the neck and a Gibby 57 classic for the bridge in my ES355.

    I'd love to hear any experience y'all have had with such a combo.
     
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    I've never actually done it, but theoretically it should be cool. I'd go with a hot humbucker, so it'd be kind of a boost when going to the bridge. P90's in the neck position is my favorite sound, on a solid, semi, or hollow.
     
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    The duesy semi hollows are setup this way I believe.

    I liked the p90 grind in my 333 but ultimately prefer the dual 57 classics in my 335. A whole lot fuller and clearer at the same time.
     
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    Just make sure that the pickup in the neck is 7K ohms or less. Above that and they can start to get woofy sounding especially if you're running overdrive...
     
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    I never cared for the Duesy set up with P90 neck p'up...especially the in between setting which i found thin in most applications. I'm with you on the hum/hum being more full and clear.
     
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    I have have that combo, but I installed 2 GFS Mean 90s in my SheratonII.

    I love the tone of it.
     
  7. Staticbuster

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    Good thoughts. Anybody else?
     
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    Here's a different approach.

    Maybe a Wide Range Humbucker is what you're after? Authentic ones (ie. not the Fender reissues) have the clarity and high end of a single coil with the warmth and thick bottom of a humbucker. There are many makers out there and some offer a standard humbucker sized version (e.g. The Creamery's baby 71).

    Here is their baby 71 in a Les Paul:

    And here are their full-sized models in a Starcaster:

    I'm getting a set from Telenator (full-sized) for my Fender Starcaster reissue. If clarity is what you're after, that's what I hear in Wide Range humbuckers.

    Regards,
     
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    I did it in an epiphone riviera (335)for a while, had a Gibson p94 in the neck and 57 Classic in the bridge. It was a great sound.
     
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    Good suggestion, I had not considered WRHBs.
     

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