P90 poll

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by joek86, Feb 18, 2006.

Which P90 for Cassic rock and Blues?

  1. Harmonic Design VP90

  2. Lollar P90

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  1. joek86

    joek86 Supporting Member

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    If you were picking up a guitar to play Classic Rock and Blues, which P90 would it be loaded with? I have Lollars in my Koll and am building another and it is spec'd with HD's, but I'm ascared!

    Joe
     
  2. Tinman

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    Fralins. I've had Lollars. I thought the Lollars were excellent, but the Fralin bridge pup is just a bit brighter. Both company's neck pups were equally great.
     
  3. Robert1950

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    I think you are limiting yourself in the poll. There are many P90 options. My only P90 experience was in the 60s, when I was broke, and borrowed a guitar for two weeks, and had to give it back, when I couldn't come up with the $110 Cdn to pay for it,... a 1956 Gibson Lp Goldtop,... OUCH!
     
  4. mainsale

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    Yep, I agree. Your hurting yourself by limiting the search. The Fralin P-92 is a great noiseless P-90 pickup and there is nothing wrong with Gibson P-90's either. You have lots of great choices. It could be a win/win situation for you if you open your eyes, mind and ears.
     
  5. Pete Faragher

    Pete Faragher Gold Supporting Member

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    My two favorites right now (and have been for some time) are the Duncan P-90s that are in the McCarty Soapbar. You can get them on ebay from time to time. Also the Dimarzio P-90s that Baker used in his guitars. Also on ebay occasionally. Both these pickups were supposed to be specially wound by their respective makers for these guitar builders. But I'm sure they could give you info on which of their models would be most like them.

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  6. AJ Love

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    Lentz, but you gotta buy a guitar to get the P-90
     
  7. AJ Love

    AJ Love Senior Member

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    Yes indeed, Splatt... although, realizing I'm not being helpful to the original poster's question, I will say that Jason Lollar makes my 2nd favorite P-90 pickup. They are very very high quality and sound (cue Tony the Tiger) GRRRRRRRRRREAT
     
  8. joek86

    joek86 Supporting Member

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    I know that I have limited myself by choosing to have only 2 to pick from, but Lollar to me is the gold standard, and HD has been recommended by people that I trust for good tone. I feel that I would open the flood gates and be in even more of a quandary if I add a bunch.

    Joe
     
  9. Strung Up

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    I'm pretty happy with HD's and . . . Suhr's. His P90s always get overlooked. Vintagey but without any mud or imbalance.
     
  10. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    Jason Lollar makes the best P90s I've heard, but then again, I've never played one of those Lentz guitars.
     
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    www.guitartom.net makes great pups.
     
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    Hamer uses Duncan 90s don't they?
     

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