triple p90/soapbar guitars...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by scott520, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. samdjr74

    samdjr74 Member

    Messages:
    8,770
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Yep, I got one and I love it, the Pelham blue finish is pretty cool as well


     
  2. fossilfuel

    fossilfuel dismember

    Messages:
    1,299
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Location:
    Isle of Gear
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. bsacamano

    bsacamano Member

    Messages:
    9,080
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    I wouldn't mind having one of these.
     
  4. Franklin

    Franklin Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,841
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I have a Warmouth body and neck with 3. The chambored mahogany is really warm sounding though. No quack in this sucker!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. itstooloudMike

    itstooloudMike Member

    Messages:
    2,435
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    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.
     
  6. McQuade

    McQuade Member

    Messages:
    562
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    The have Camo 3P90 Explorers from back then too. I want.
     
  7. TheFlyingBear

    TheFlyingBear Member

    Messages:
    872
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
  8. phatsolid

    phatsolid Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    157
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I love my old Lace California Special! Not many of these were made... like a strat on steroids.

    [​IMG]

    - D.
     
  9. kmcmichael

    kmcmichael Member

    Messages:
    779
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Location:
    Irving, Tx
    I am building something very similar except a rear load, wide almost classical neck, maple board and unchambered mahogoney body.
     
  10. Stormin

    Stormin Tele's and Plexis Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,063
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Location:
    Raleigh-wood, NC
    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

    [​IMG]
     
  11. dirk_benedict

    dirk_benedict Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,472
    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have this guitar in natural. Love the 3p90 format. MY "before I die" guitar is a blonde ES-5.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  12. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,987
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    South Fl.
    I like them a little. Decent quack in 2 and 4.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. mainsale

    mainsale Member

    Messages:
    1,696
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2002
    Location:
    Cape Cod Blues
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. JPF

    JPF Member

    Messages:
    8,673
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    New England
    Nathan Sheppard Guitars NSG25 with Bare Knuckle P90s

    [​IMG]
     
  15. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Member

    Messages:
    4,590
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    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.
    Love it.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. frisco kid

    frisco kid Member

    Messages:
    1,847
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas
    Totally digging my non reverse bird...amazing how the simple recipe of mahogany slab and P90's sounds sooo great!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


     
  17. frisco kid

    frisco kid Member

    Messages:
    1,847
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas
    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:

    [​IMG]


     
  18. patrickdylan

    patrickdylan Member

    Messages:
    378
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Location:
    MD
    Don't forget the manta ray 390!
     
  19. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,920
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Location:
    Charlotte NC
    This does it for me!

    [​IMG]

    It is like a fat strat
     
  20. dapa78

    dapa78 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    365
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I'm really enjoying my Reverend Manta Ray 390. Pickups sound killer, awesome build too.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice