Which P90s for my '69 Les Paul Deluxe

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  1. Grooveman

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    I am thinking about changing the mini-humbukers in my '69 Les Paul Deluxe to P90s.
    Which P90s should I check-out?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. PosterBoy

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    Arcane have just brought out the Phil X signature ones. He's a massive fan of P90's so I'm guessing they are gonna be goooood
     
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    Lollar's in all my guitars. I love 'em long time.
     
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    I'd throw a set of Gibsons in there and call it a day. The Gibson P90s are very good pickups. They hava a nice growl to them, just like a good P90 should. :)
     
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    Love the amp and the uber-cool Hotbox.
     
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    I've tried a bunch and have settled on the Duncan Antiquities. They are not overwound, if that is what you are looking for, but have a great, dynamic and pure sound.
     
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    The Boot!!
    I've got Wolfetone's in my 1970 GT Deluxe and they're fantastic!!

    You can call Wolfe and describe the sound you're looking for, and he'll wind 'em to your specs......awesome customer service and awesome product......can't recommend highly enough.

    Peace,
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    Fralins are my fave!
     
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    I like the stock Gibsons---very good bang for the buck, but if you want a slightly better balance between bridge and neck, a slighty overwound bridge pu (or underwound neck pu, my preference) will do nicely. Lollar, Fralin, Zhang, SD (with a mag swap), all the above mentioned, etc etc. I did the same thing to a early Deluxe and it worked out great...
     
  11. jetlag

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    Wolfetone and Zhangs are great. I especially like their bridge P90s. The stock lollar front P90 is pretty nice too.




    If I were to order one again I'd probably do -5% though. A few that are very interesting but I have yet to try are Tom Short and Throbak P90s. The Throback, last I checked, weren't up on his site yet so you'll have to call him.
     
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    Early 60s gibsons are the best they sound better than any boutique ones i tried.
     
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    If they're half as nice as the two sets of his buckers I've had the pleasure of hearing/playing, my money would be on the Zhangbucker P90s.

    Only non-stock P90s I've heard/played personally were SDs and Lollars. Lollars won that one by a MILE IMO.
     
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    Wolftone p-90s are great but still they can't compare with vintage early 60s ones. I never tried Zhangs.
     
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    I like the lollars much more than the current Gibson P90s.
     
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    That is one of my 'want' guitars. I'd leave it the way it is, personally.
    Is there anything wrong with the stock mini buckers?
     
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    Me too.
    He makes Mean, Meaner and Meanest.

    I have 2 "Meaner" models in my 70 Les Paul DeLuxe.

    Love em. I also have one mounted in my modified Melody Maker.
     
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    I just found a pair of PRS soapbars on fleaBay for a really cheap price. Put them in my Les Paul Pro Deluxe, and they are outstanding. I was going to go the boutique route but I'm glad I snagged these. I saved at least two Franklins by doing this.
     
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    This would be my choice also. Before I knew any better, I routed my 72Goldtop Dlx for a set of HB's, back in 1973. Had to have the Allman Bro' sound back then! If TGP had only been around in 1973.
     

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