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)...
     
  2. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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  3. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-Nut

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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...
     
  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

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    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-Meister

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    What a beauty.

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

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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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?
     
  12. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    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.
     
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