Question about P90s that come on those Gibson Faded...

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  1. llc55

    llc55 Member

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    Hi. I'm looking for one of those Special Faded LPs (already posted a WTB on the emporium) and was thinking about those P90s that come on those models.

    Are they good pups? Same P90 model as you would see in other more expensive Gibbos? (except CS, I assume).
     
  2. mkolesa@mac.com

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    afaik, gibson uses the same pups across the board, vos, custom shop, as well as regular models, so a p-90 is a p-90...
     
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    +1

    As a side note, I absolutely love the tones I get from my Faded LP DC Special....
     
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    i have a faded LP DC... pickups are a solid "ok". nothing spectacular, slightly icepicky, but pretty clear and they can get nice and raunchy. this is my second faded p90 gibson, and both have been noisier than I expected.. but maybe thats just me.

    spend another 150-200 bones and get some awesome handwounds in there. I just ordered a set from Jon Moore and I cant wait..
     
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    That's how I felt about the P90's in my Faded, before I sold it - they were good enough, but not great. If I hadn't sold it, I would have invested in some Lollar or Wolfetone P90s.

    - Chris
     
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    Hey, thanks for the replies!
     
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    Oh, forgot to mention: the weakest part on these Faded guitars seems to be the tuners. Did you guys change them on your guitars?
     
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    It might be the nut and not the tuners.
     
  9. Dana Olsen

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    Agreed, in fact, it's almost certainly the nut and not the tuners.

    Most new guitars, certainly all new Gibsons, just arent' setup up right for the end user when they leave the factory. Gibson feels that final setup should be done after the guitar is purchased so it better fits the buyer.

    If you haven't had your new Gibson setup, it's not right,especially the nut. You'' note some improvement if you have it setup, I bet.

    Good Luck, Dana O.
     

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