Which Strat pickups are the most P-90 like?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by reallylost, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. reallylost

    reallylost Member

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    Hi,

    I guess the subject line says it all ... Which Strat pickups are the
    most P-90 like?

    I know I could buy a new pickguard and put real P-90's into that but
    I'd rather start out by experimenting with pickups I can just drop in.

    Thank you in advance.

    J.
     
  2. Bo Faulkner

    Bo Faulkner Member

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    fralin sp 43 maybe?
     
  3. SLG

    SLG Member

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    I would have to agree with the Fralin SP43. These make an excellent bridge pickup for a Strat.
     
  4. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I've used both the Harmonic Design Super 90s and the Fralin Steel Pole 43s. Both are excellent choices, IMO...
     
  5. Bloozcat

    Bloozcat Member

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    I haven't tried them myself, but Steve Kirsting's S-90 single coils get some pretty good reviews. They're supposed to sound pretty close to a P-90 in a single coils size pickup.

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/skgs/sk/
     
  6. David-R

    David-R Supporting Member

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    I agree. I have them in the mid and neck positions of a Strat with one of his humbuckers at the bridge. Great pickups.
     
  7. reallylost

    reallylost Member

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    Thanks for the information guys.

    I love the P-90 tone but also love the feel of the Strat shape so
    anything I can do to meld the two together ...

    John.
     

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