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I'm thinking of dipping my toe in the P90 pool soon. I'm curious how the version with stapes sounds compared to the version with the pole pieces. The staple looks cool, but tone is what matters.
I have one of those. Best damn LP on the planet.Some years ago, I played a reissue of an LP Custom that had a staple neck pickup. That guitar yielded the best woman tone I ever heard. I wish I had bought it.
Completely depends on the staple pole. There are/were a few on the market. Some are meant to emulate the early Gibson pickup, some aren’t.
my favorite currently easily available p90s are the wolfetone mean/meaner set and the Wagner g90s both have regular screw head poles.
the Thorn GT90s are my fav all time but aren’t available right now. While being a staple pole it was not a Gibson clone, it has a huge tone that responds well to volume control and picking changes, plenty of horsepower.
The Lollar staples are nice but closer to a mild mannered Underwound tone
Thanks, I hadn't realised that, the Lollars I looked at seemed to be fixed, or at least doesn't have adjustment screws on the top.. The Seymour Duncan version also has adjustment screws. - Given these differences, I would be checking the type of staple pickup if I was interested in that option.Incorrect. The Gibson staples have adjustment screws for each pole (staple).
So know we are thinking a staple sounds different than a pole? I wonder what is next? Block inlays create tone along with that 1 screw that is gold plated news at Eleven.