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Made by Gibson, Duncan, DiMarzio, Lollar, Fralin, whatever. These are my favorite pickups of all time. They can be as clear and snappy as any Strat or Tele and they can ROAR !!!!! Imagine a musical world without Missisippi Queen, or Drive My Car or Johnny B Goode or Hideaway or.......you get the picture.
So lets see the guitars where your P-90's reside. I have a few of these as I have a love affair with their tone. I'll start.....
Neither my first, nor my latest P-90 ride, but one of the best. Here is a Suhr Classic T I ordered with two Suhr 90s and a Suhr broadcaster in the bridge.
And.....A Baker BJ made with 2 DiMarzio custom wound P-90s.



 

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Ya gotta love P90s.

My '64 ES330

 

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Reverend Flatroc (1st gen import), Gibson Melody Maker (2003 variation), Tele Builds
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No the best photo, but this is my Reverend Charger 290. It completely cured my GAS for P-90 guitars.

The 3rd dial on it is a 'bass contour' control. When it's turned down, the pickups have a normal single coil sound. When it's turned up they have a full on P-90 sound.

 

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Hey Doctor, is that Dave Orbans/Stheiner Killertone Baker?-Uncle Eric

Sho' enuff is !!!!
Serial # KT 002 (KT for Killer Tone of course and never was there a more appropriate serial number for a guitar). Gene made two of these. So there is another out there...somewhere.

 

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Very nice guys, you're killing me. I sold that Tokai to Paul because I needed a bigger neck but I still haven't gotten around to replacing it. Damn, those Wolfetones were really sweet too.
 

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Very nice guys, you're killing me. I sold that Tokai to Paul because I needed a bigger neck but I still haven't gotten around to replacing it. Damn, those Wolfetones were really sweet too.
I have a set of WolfTone P90s (Rick Derringer) Set all wired up with RS Guitar Works upgrade kit. I still haven't had the opportunity to install them. I really must get some time in the work shop.
 

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GoldTop P-90 Goodness!

I love this thread. P-90s' are amazing pickups! First off, 1998 PRS McCarty purchased from my buddy Faracaster. When Pete had this for sale, he described the tone as " simple, direct, killer...". He was right! And last, but certainly not least, 1971 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. This is a special one. I have had this guitar for many years. I am the 3rd owner of this amazing guitar. Before I got this, the original owner had swapped the mini humbuckers for Gibson P-90s from the 1950s'. This guitar can do anything from warm round jazzy tones to flat out blues/rock. Think Stones, Humble Pie, Black Crowes.... I am alway's getting offer's to sell, but this one stays! It will go to my son when I go to that big gig in the sky.
 

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Dwagar, are those P-90's quiet enough in the studio? A friend has an Epi (similar style) with noise issues/
oh yeah, P90's can be noisy. Stay away from high gain (heck, even low gain), fluorescent lights, guys with metal plates in their head, etc. He might have to move around the studio to find a quiet spot. Try different cords, too.

His is probably a Casino (basically the same guitar)? John Lennon recorded just fine with his Casino. I've read that Casino's are 5 ply where 330s are 3 ply - it's been suggested this helps Epis in the feedback dept.

Remember they are a single coil pickup. But they can sound simply amazing.

Jeff, I covet that R4. One of my all time favorite guitars. Freddy King man. And Jeff Beck's Oxblood with the humbuckers in it. WAY too cool.
 

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Here's mine. Shot this today. Eastwood Studio 6.

 

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Another Singlecut SE, lousy picture. The finish is actually see-thru. Outstanding quality build, echoing what Tarbender said above. Neck's a little fat for me but it does sound great. Changed pots, all else stock.
 
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