Stock P90s on Epi Casino vs. Lollars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by telewacker, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. telewacker

    telewacker Member

    Messages:
    2,265
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Clayton, CA
    I just got a 99 Korean Casino...nice finish and fret work, plays great, nice acoustic tone but the pups are muddy sounding to me. I'm planning to upgrade to Lollars. Anyone done this? What about an RS electronics upgrade? How much improvement from these changes have you guys experienced? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. telewacker

    telewacker Member

    Messages:
    2,265
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Clayton, CA
    Anyone? Surely someone has performed electronics and pickup upgrades to these guitars?
     
  3. mainsale

    mainsale Member

    Messages:
    1,699
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2002
    Location:
    Cape Cod Blues
    I think that you will find that you must send the pickups that came on the Casino to Jason for rewinding because the casing for the P-90's are curved to fit the Casino and normal dogear P-90's are flat.
     
  4. pacomc79

    pacomc79 Member

    Messages:
    1,517
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga

    That's true. And the electronics upgrade will help too just to bring up the level of quality, but IMHO it's worth paying someone else to do it, Pain in the butt to get to those things and put them in through the F holes You could do that while the pickups are sent off to Jason.

    It should make a pretty big improvement over the stock tone which is not bad, but you should have a lot more clarity.
     
  5. telewacker

    telewacker Member

    Messages:
    2,265
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Clayton, CA
    The RS kit goes in Tuesday. I have a great luthier who's very reasonable, Greg Philpott at Orbiter Guitars in San Leandro, CA who's doing the work. I'll see how much improvement that makes first. I'm using this guitar strictly for straight ahead jazz. I play in an organ trio that gets a bit loud for a large hollowbody and the thinline style is less prone to feedback. I'll talk to Jason and see what he thinks after I do the electronics upgrade.
     

Share This Page