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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by scott520, Feb 6, 2013.
Yep, I got one and I love it, the Pelham blue finish is pretty cool as well
My EBMM AL replaced my only Strat.
All of the positions on the five way are useable, where I found the middle position on the Strat kind of meh, even after a pickup swap.
I'll always keep this guitar.
I wouldn't mind having one of these.
I have a Warmouth body and neck with 3. The chambored mahogany is really warm sounding though. No quack in this sucker!
I rarely see them anymore, but back in the early 80s Gibson made a small run of black Explorers with 3 creme P-90s. I bought one new, for pretty cheap, because the store couldn't sell a guitar like that without humbuckers. I really liked that guitar. It was light, well balanced, and sounded awesome through a Marshall. I wish I would have kept it. I really don't think they made very many, and I've only seen one in the last 25 years. But yes, guitars with 3 P-90s are very cool.
The have Camo 3P90 Explorers from back then too. I want.
The Godin Icon Type3 is another option. Comes with Lollar P90s from the factory:
I love my old Lace California Special! Not many of these were made... like a strat on steroids.
I am building something very similar except a rear load, wide almost classical neck, maple board and unchambered mahogoney body.
For me, the 3-P90 concept kicks ass. It definately does the Strat on steroids but has Tele and Gibson tones in there too. I have mine wired a bit differently than most as I use a 4-way blade switch. I get the following:
Pos 1: Neck only
Pos 2: Neck+bridge (think Tele)
Pos 3: Mid+bridge (think Strat)
Pos 4: Bridge only
I have this guitar in natural. Love the 3p90 format. MY "before I die" guitar is a blonde ES-5.
I like them a little. Decent quack in 2 and 4.
In addition to a Gibson ES-5, I have this TCM Royal loaded with Lollar P-90's. The mini toggle cuts out the tone circuit.
Nathan Sheppard Guitars NSG25 with Bare Knuckle P90s
Reverend JS-390 has long been said to be a "swiss army knife".
It's 3 P90s on a Fender scale. The BCC knob lets you thin things out to almost a Tele/Strat combo as the Brisge P/U is a touch hotter.
This custom ordered Robin is close. I can get cleaner Strat-type sounds on 2 & 4.
Totally digging my non reverse bird...amazing how the simple recipe of mahogany slab and P90's sounds sooo great!
cmattthes...your Hamer slays me every time! I custom ordered a Goldtop...looked great but was a dud tonally...shoulda gone with the chicken head 5 way:
Don't forget the manta ray 390!
This does it for me!
It is like a fat strat
I'm really enjoying my Reverend Manta Ray 390. Pickups sound killer, awesome build too.