Finally! NGD! P-90 Tele

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by SquierTap, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    Well, I can't recommend it enough, brother... I'm usually pretty picky... Especially for a "Squier Guy", lol... Like I said, the last two guitars I ordered weren't good expierences for me... But this one, right outta the box was great... Everything FEELS a HECK of a lot more expensive than the 170 bucks that it cost ($210 for shipping and everything)...
     
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  2. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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  3. lespaul1968

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  4. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    SWeet..Enjoy!
     
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  5. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    I was wonderin when you'd come along, @MrYeats , lol... And what you made of all this Harley Benton madness, lol... It's a heckuva lot of guitar for the price...
     
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  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    A friend has a Harley Benton LP. It is really a nice guitar, the only one I have pleyed.
     
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  7. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    Well, I'll tell ya this much, after havin her a week... I'm still totally in love, and the only other guitar that I've even played has been my lil Mustang Bullet (my "house" guitar)...

    I've never played P-90s, so I really don't know if these pickups are just REALLY clear, or if all P-90s are kinda that way... I imagine since technically they are single coils, that maybe P-90s kinda typically sound like single coils on steroids? Lol... Is that right? I need some of y'all's opinions that typically do play P-90s...
     
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  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Like many other pickups out there, there is a wide variety of p90's available. You can get anything from chimey clean to a throaty growll. A good set of pots and caps will determine some of that and with a treble bleed wiring, just controlling the pots will determine that. I.E. lower volume gets a good clean tone and crank it up for the gtowl...Fun to play with.
     
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  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Welcome to the world of P90. Your life will never be the same again.

    Nobody talks about it, but the covers on those aren't made of plastic, they're made of boiled bee's knees protein extact :cool:

    I have four P90 guitars and had a few more that didn't stick, mostly because of the guitars themselves, not the pickups. The four of them sound different enough from one another, to grant them a spot in my arsenal.

    One stock Epiphone LP Special 1, sounds real chimy and rich. This one now lives at the summer house on an island with that amp. No more gear carrying around there.

    One TV Yellow Epiphone LP Special 1 with boutique Tyson Tone Wraptail 57's, that growl like a big mean cat.


    One First Act hacked to death zombie double cut à la LP Jr, with a SX P90, that has it's own vibe of single coily tone.


    One PRS SE Soapbar 1 stock, that is tonaly very very versatile.

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    This clip was made with an Epiphone '61 Reissue SG.
    There could be more, like maybe a semi hollow.
     
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  10. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

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    What a beauty.

    It gives the Barbi with the same last name a run for her money.
     
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  11. SquierTap

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    "Boiled Bee's Knees"... Lol... Mercy sakes, hoss... That's ALOTTA guitar porn to just lay down and walk off, lol... I don't know where to start, those flat-out gorgeous guitars, or those insanely gorgeous cabinets... You do some damned beautiful work, man... That Super Champ box is sharp... And I'm diggin those tail pieces that you're puttin on... Always wanted to try those... I really like the way they look compared to the more traditional bridge/tailpiece... Just more simple and clean lookin... Gotta ask, what kind of tailpieces are those?
     
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  12. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

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    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Thanks. Four of the five you see have their original wraparound bridges.

    For the Epiphones, it's the classic lighning bar that Gibson still use. The one on the PRS is different, but stock too. They intonate real good, if you take the time to do it right. Most people are impatient and replace them with all kind of adjustable saddle bridges. I love the looks of the minimalist lightning bridge.

    On the yellow LP, the lighning bridge had a citar sound I coudn't get rid of, on two strings. So I bought this cheap one.

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    That is a copy of the more expensive aluminum Pigtail.

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    There's another one on the market that is called Badass. The worst ever. Can't be made to work on most guitars and most uncomfortable under the hand.

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    It solved the bad vibe on the yellow LP, but I felt I lost clarity in my tone. So, I got a new lighning bolt wraparound and now it's better.
     
  13. itsallintheblues

    itsallintheblues Squier-Meister

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    Hi! I'm the one who commented asking for the quality of these guitars on youtube! Glad to find you here as well!

    My only hesitation is that I want to replace the neck with the one I have that has my favorite profile and its a solid rosewood neck with Fender specs and already drilled.. Im wondering if I can just replace the neck without re-drilling and I hope it will fit correctly.. Otherwise, I may need to order a new neck without screw holes in it and with proper rosewood!
     
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  14. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Screw holes should be the least of your problems. They can easily be filled and redrilled. Neck lenght, pocket and heel size can be way more problematic.
     
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  15. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Congrats man that looks beautiful ! I love P-90's !:) DSCI1770.JPG DSCI1728.JPG DSCI1767.JPG IMG_20190624_212930_475.jpg
     
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  16. jml77

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    I remember seeing your post on the delayed in transit te-90qm, just after I had ordered mine. Mine arrived in 4 days, sometime near the end of May.
    It's a beauty for sure. Though I think I prefer your quilt top which looks like fluffy clouds, whereas I have a very bold almost tiger striped top.
    Must have been from the same batch. As virtually everything you say matches. Even down to the poorly finished though strangely well set up Tusq nut.
    The pickups are expletive-great. enough clear bass to rattle windows and wobble your intestines, but clear and punchy. Nice and jazzy on the neck, if needed, but there's bite too. The Bridge pickup has it all, growl and bite, but can be rolled back. Just great.
    The setup out of the box was really good, action was a little high for my preference but I've been able to take it down and there's no buzzes at all.
    One thing that has begun to bug me is the step on the neck joint, it's huge, in part due to the carved top. Makes reaching the top frets just a little difficult. Henning (EytschPi42) mentions this on his reviews.
    Another little gripe those string trees are a little too wide for the string spacing. I generally take the d and G tree off, and I've found a slightly narrower one for the B and E. My rough measurements make the nut width around 40.5 mm, which reminds me of my son's 2000 Squier standard tele, which had a narrow nut width and was an Indonesian Cort. Would be interesting to know which factory this came out of.
    Overall though I'm mightily impressed with this guitar. It scratched 3 little itches, it's a Tele, it's a semi-hollow of sorts, and it has P90 pickups.
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  17. SquierTap

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  18. SquierTap

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    Well, glad to meet ya on here, man... Like I said in the YouTube comments, I wouldn't necessarily just plan on ordering one and instantly replacing the neck without even tryin it... I know it's a Harley Benton, which isn't the most desirable brand out there, but in my experience, they do make some good guitars, ESPECIALLY for the money... I'd at least give it a shot...
     
  19. SquierTap

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    Well, congrats on yours! I hope ya like it as much as I like mine... And yeah, they definitely look like they came from the same batch! And I had to lower my action a bit too, cause I cut my flexor tendon in my left middle finger and completely lost use of it... And evidently I'm into self-torture cause I'm learnin clean country leads and chicken pickin which has a TON of whole-step + bends, lol...
    But literally all I had to do was grab a he wrench and drop it one whole turn and it was gold, lol... As a matter of fact, the set-up outta the box was so good, I haven't even set the intonation yet, lol... I need to quit bein lazy and get to it, but I've got a feelin that I won't have to do much... Lol...
     
  20. itsallintheblues

    itsallintheblues Squier-Meister

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    I do agree! I have purchased more expensive guitars with modding in mind but it ended up stock because I loved every bit of it!

    but, I have this sitting in my storage for almost a year! got it in here in Australia before the CITES ban on rosewood happened..
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    It was mounted on an American Pro body before, then I traded that Tele (returned to stock) for my grail which is an AVRI62 Telecaster Custom..
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    I can only imagine how good it will look if it any luck would have it that the screw holes line up and it fits perfectly on a TE-90QM.. for the price, I can never replicate that chambered mahogany body, a carved quilted maple top, with P90's from any boutique or third party tele body supplier so this is my cheapest bet.. I just hope it fits perfectly because I dont want to re-drill this rosewood neck.. I guess the only way to see is to take the plunge and try it.. if it doesnt, then I'd just purchase a separate neck and drill that for this.
     
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