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I recently started looking to purchase some new gibson dogear p90 and found out that they don't make them anymore. The soapbar will not fit. I am a bit stunned that they are literally not available. I have an Epiphone Zephyr Blues deluxe. Im looking at options I guess at this point. Ive listened to all the usual suspects as far as other brands but really looking for a clone rather than another flavour.
 

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Canadian after market pickup builders.

Vineham Pickups: P90_Pickups
(Craig rebuilt a set of dogeared Casino P90s for me.) He has some of the best pricing too.

There is also Sanford Magnetics - P90

Tone Emporium also has P90s dogeared - The Tone Emporium Guitar Pickups
(I have a set of HB sized P90s fro Rick - haven't installed yet) Also very good pricing.
 

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There is also Sanford Magnetics - P90
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I thought Sanford was out of business - I was hoping they would get going again but that might not have happened - there’s a thread about them on here somewhere which might be useful to read before ordering a pickup from that company.
 

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@Wardo - Sanford's website is still up
 

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There is also Sanford Magnetics - P90
I thought Sanford was out of business
Sanford's website is still up
I checked just the other day and everything was still showing "sold out", but he has started posting to Instagram and now there are prices on his site. Anyway, if @eric tye does buy from Sandford, he might be among the first in a while. I'd recommend making sure they are actually in stock and ready to ship rather than a pre-order.

As far as other dog-ear P90 options, there are also these:
  • Lollar P-90 dogear - I've heard these described as a bit "hi-fi". So if you are going for a raw P90 sound, these might not be for you.
  • Lollar 50's wind P-90 dogear - Alnico II, lower output
  • Mojotone - various options from classic to noiseless. The product pages specify the magnet type and output. The quiet coils are apparently just side-by-side coils like a typical humbucker and the visible pole pieces are fake. I've never tried them, but the demos sound pretty good regardless.
Here is a helpful video comparing vintage Gibson's and small builders, including some of the Sanfords. They do sound great... so hopefully things come together for him.
 

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Oh Yeah, Jon Moore. Had a pair of his soapbar P90s installed installed +/- 10 years ago in a Hamer P90 Special (which is long gone, but fondly remembered)

J S Moore Custom Guitar Pickups - Info

Lollars are very highly rated, but a bit expensive and come the the USA. Mojotone is also American
 

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Why don't you just buy a used one? I've seen a few on Kijiji over the years and I'm sure you could find one on eBay/Reverb.
the problem with the used pickups is that I need 3 which more than never comes up. Also, used pickups one never really knows what your getting.
 

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Oh Yeah, Jon Moore. Had a pair of his soapbar P90s installed installed +/- 10 years ago in a Hamer P90 Special (which is long gone, but fondly remembered)

J S Moore Custom Guitar Pickups - Info

Lollars are very highly rated, but a bit expensive and come the the USA. Mojotone is also American
I actually emailed J S Moore and never received a response.
 

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I have took a shine to to Mojotone and the SD Zephyr. Ive heard Seymour antiquities that were close but not quite. Part of the problem is every guitar is going to sound different with them. Ive heard a switch master with Lollars but even though this is a clone it isn't the real deal. Originally, I figured I was safe with Gibson as I do like the sound.
 
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