Search for the BEST P90

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by dirtypool, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. dirtypool

    dirtypool Member

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    Hi, I own a Gibson'54 BB reissue Les Paul custom and love that guitar.
    However, the bridge P90 sounds a bit thin to my ears and I would like to try another brand.

    So who makes the best?

    Grtz Richard Pool
    the Netherlands
     
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    I haven't tried them myself but if you do some searching around here you will find that the general consensus is that Lollars are very hard to beat: http://www.lollarguitars.com/
     
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    Rio Grande's Bluesbucker is my favorite P-90 for the bridge position.

    --chiba
     
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  5. I had a Rio Grande "Bastard" (for humbucker mounts) that sounded very authentic to my blown old ears.
    I would buy another Rio Grande if I were shopping for P-90 tones.
     
  6. dirtypool

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    Thnx guys, I bought a Lollar from the Emporium the next day I posted this thread, havent put it in yet (busybusybusy :) ) but I think I will be happy.
    Keep you guys posted, as soon as it sits.

    Grtz Richard
     
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    Bought it from a guy with exact the same guitar -Historic '54 Black Beauty Les Paul Custom- who listened to the name Richard as well....such coincedence :p
    He bought a set and only needed 1 as well, just like me

    Grtz Richard
     
  8. Turbozag

    Turbozag Senior Member

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    We just got a couple from Wolfetone Pickups, and they are killer!
     
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    Can you elaborate?

    I know there are 3 Wolfetone P-90's (hot, hotter and hottest or something like that) - which one did you test?

    Can you compare them with Lollar's or any others?

    Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)

    John.
     
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    Well I have some OC DUffs on order. Some may ask wtf Duff's??

    I ordered them based on the Tele pups he twisted up for me which were fantastic.

    Unfortunately I'm prolly 8 months or more from listening to them since the are going in a Thorn I just ordered. Ron is gonna try em when he gets em in about 2 weeks and let me know what he thinks.

    We are shooting for vintage tone. The neck pup is going to be slightly underwound and the bridge slightly over.

    Anyone else ever tried Duff's P90's
     

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