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P90 humbucker ...any thoughts?

kpflyingv

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I have a few guitars with P90 pups. I love the sound but sometimes live, they can be a hassle with noise. I have a PRS SE One that I would like to slip in a P90 hum cancelling, either a Duncan or a Fralin. Anyone have any experience with these? I don't want to lose the P90 sound, just the noise if it's possible.

Thanks
 
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Johnnyr

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I never tried the Duncan's or Fralin's but I have Rio Grand Fat Bastard humbucker size P90's in my Baker B1C. Love the fat sound and crunch with no noise.

Johnny
 

Lespaulsignature 74

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The Fralin hum cancling P90 is very good, I have a set in my LP Special DC. They are really not true P90's in that they have two coils but they sound very close.
 

mark norwine

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IMO, the world has been patiently waiting for the Fralin hum-free P90 since the invention of the P90 in 1946.

Yes, I mean it. It's that good...
 

theon

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Hello there,Ilitch Electronics has a noise canceling system for P-90's. It is called the CVNCS.It is internal but i have no idea of the cost.I emailed Ilitch he asked about the pickup readings and other specs.He is the gentleman who developed the Suhr BPSSC for strats.I have NOT tried this.Our fellow TGP members who posted before me have experience with the pickups they speak of.So take my info as just an attempt to help.Good luck with your tone quest!
 

kpflyingv

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Thanks theon, it does seem the tone quest never stops....even though I know the real tone is in the fingers and the heart, I still can't seem to stop seeking "the" guitar, amp, or combos of each. I "LOVE" P90 tone........but then again I "LOVE" Strats, Les Pauls, and Teles, not to mention PRS, and especially Flying V s......you get my meaning here I'm sure. I can't stop....and must remind myself over and over that "real tone is in the fingers and the heart".
Thanks for the input.
 

theon

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Yes i definitely get your meaning.But that is what makes the guitar so fun.We have to get the notes right and practice then work on the sound we hear.Whether they are in our head or from a favorite artist we enjoy.Also we all want a guitar that looks a certain way.You like the way 20 different guitars look and have to try them all.True "real tone is in the fingers and the heart".But it sure is nice getting our fingers on all those nice guitars.Not so nice when the heart or pocket will not allow you to purchase them all.Take it easy KFV!
 

rabbuhl

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I have fralin hc p-90s in my pre se singlecut. Make sure you replace the pots. I compared it against a Gibson with p-90s and it sounded similiar without the noise.
 




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