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Once I got into P-90s I never met one I didn't like.
I did remove them when I modded my les Paul--but it had been routed for humbuckers & the P-90s (copies) didn't sit in the guitar very well, (The moved around a lot for starters) and it wasn't the sound I was going for at the time.

Now I have a P-Rail in my LP copy--and the sound I use the most is the P-90 setting.
Would I prefer a pickup that is just a P-90?
maybe.

If I get another electric getting a P-90 equipped one is on my radar--nothing definite at this point, but its it happens...
 

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I know we have a few P90 lovers here. What's your favourite? What qualities does it have that beat the competion?

Discuss :)
I have recently purchased a Nystrom JM with P90 Lollars in it..My first experience with the with pup and i love it a fair bit of hum when OD outside of center position but that is to be expected very happy with the growl from the Lollar's
 

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I have recently purchased a Nystrom JM with P90 Lollars in it..My first experience with the with pup and i love it a fair bit of hum when OD outside of center position but that is to be expected very happy with the growl from the Lollar's
As a JM fan, I'd love to know about the guitar you got.
 

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As much as I love a P90, I am not crazy about the Duncan SP-90 3B Custom P90 (bridge). Too humbuckery (this must be a word) and not polite at all. Their Vintage ones are sweet though...
Fair enough--not everyone likes the same thing--and I've never tried those ones (Unless that's what was in my Les Paul when I bought it)
 

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I had that one in a Godin LG and it actually was the only P90 ever I didn't like.
Glad I am not alone on this... It's weird how SD keeps advertising the Custom and the Vintage as a pair, they came like that in my Telecaster TC-90... I've been thinking of finding another Vintage for the bridge. SD must think a beefier bridge is a must with the P-90's setup or something...
 

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Hard to choose. I have this 3 x p90 strat and each pickup is a different winder. Neck is a Throbak, middle is a Fralin, bridge is a Wolftone mean (neck pup). The Throbak is supposed to be a bridge pickup but they balance better like this. It's a strat on steroids. They are free from hum too thanks to an Ilitch back plate. No change in tone, no hum. I probably like the Throbak best- it's pretty sweet.
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L&M Halifax had two of these used. I so wanted to love them, but didn't like the sound. Glad it wasn't just me, my Gibson P-90s are much better. Guitars were otherwise awesome and ridiculously affordable.
I could have replaced the P90s but there was more. Not being a Fender type aficionado, I couldn't deal with the lack of height between strings and body. The bridge being recessed in the body, I could never find a comfortable position for my picking hand. The other thing was the rough mahogany texture on the back of the neck. It was like playing a sandpaper neck.

Not for me ...
 

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Hard to choose. I have this 3 x p90 strat and each pickup is a different winder. Neck is a Throbak, middle is a Fralin, bridge is a Wolftone mean (neck pup). The Throbak is supposed to be a bridge pickup but they balance better like this. It's a strat on steroids. They are free from hum too thanks to an Ilitch back plate. No change in tone, no hum. I probably like the Throbak best- it's pretty sweet.
This is a guitar I have dreamt of more than a few times. Glad to see people are enjoying and not ashamed of such monstrosities, and I see one in my not too distant future. For now I will enjoy my Fender Tele with a set neck, 2 P90's and a tune-o-matic bridge. You know, more standard stuff...
 

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I played a Casino last week, and loved it--btu funds are such that I could not buy it--but I did buy a pedal & pedalboard (As posted elsewhere.)
The P-90s on that sounded great.
Not sure which type Epiphone uses on them.
 

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Was it one of the new "worn" ones?
I liked the one I tried...but I am somewhat biased as I really love my Casino Coupe.
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Rumour has it that they changed the pickup specs from the ones used in prior Casinos and Casino Coupes.
Yes, it was a worn one.
I also played a gloss finished one I liked as well.
But something about the worn one I liked better--although I might be rough on the finish.
 
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