P90's - never had 'em

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Eddie, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. One String Sam

    One String Sam Squier-Nut

    Jan 10, 2015
    The Moon
    Fender Tele Nashville which I had a set of low wind P90's built by Sanford Magnetics installed along with a low wind bridge pup built for me by The Creamery. Re the Stetsbar, I bought the guitar with a bridge replacement cable operated string bender system and had that removed and replaced with the Stetsbar, may replace that with a standard Tele bridge.

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  2. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    I also have a set of Rose T90’s I need to put in a Tele.
  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I’m not sure how they sound in a Tele yet! LOL

  4. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    image.jpeg image.jpeg Love P 90's,they can be a little noisy. Great in the bridge of a jr. For a pure rock tone.
  5. jefffam

    jefffam Dr NC Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    I have several with P90's, one with a P94 set. I have planned more P94's and S90's sets for Strats. (It's part of my planned mods that will eventually get done). But I really love the P90 sound. It is fatter than regular Strat type single coils, and different than HB sound. They have a growl and attitude all their own.
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  6. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
  7. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

    Nov 11, 2011
    + 1
    (or more - at latest count I currently have 7 guitars with p90s in)
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  9. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

    Aug 18, 2020
    Rhode Island
    1583AD91-659F-408E-8FE0-4C3912031C6E.jpeg DEA90CBB-92C8-4846-8326-19F6A821C851.jpeg F483FEA3-8F0D-43BE-8AB5-88FD2186C7F5.jpeg Hunt down a Epiphone 56 Standard Pro like mine gold or black.

    I did 50’s style wiring (Bourns pots) upgraded to Gibson Kluson tuners and a roller bridge, graphite nut.

    it’s my no 1 by a mile. The neck is sublime and the Epiphone Pro P90’s are incredible

    This is top line Epiphone much different guitar than the 56 Goldtop.

    you’ll be a P90’s guy fast!
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    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    Leave the Strat as is. But, I have four LP's and an SG, all with P90s, and they deliver all the tone you could ask for.
  11. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    I’ve had them in two guitars. I think they sound pretty ok, but I prefer them in the bridge. The neck p90 I found to be pretty dark, and it kinda got lost in the mix playing with a band. I do still kinda wanna get my hands on one of those Grote Jazzboxes, however.

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  12. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
  13. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Squier-Meister

    Apr 6, 2014
    Wokingham England
    I really like P90s, though I've never understood the fuss about noise, considering there are plenty of single coil Teles and Strats around and we seem to manage OK with them. ;)

    I got a P90 Gold Top 60's Tribute Les Paul as a belated 50th birthday present to myself and love it. Often get compliments about my sound when I've used it for gigs or open mics (it sounds amazing through my Champ clone when it's cranked a little bit). I love the neck pickup tone too; especially when using a slightly overdriven amp/pedal sound.

    Couldn't help myself earlier this year when I went to a shop 'just to try' a new Gibson LP Junior. I wanted to see what the 'rounded 50s' neck felt like and ended up buying it. :) It sounds different to the bridge pickup on my Gold Top too, so I can feel justified having both:

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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  15. jordnot

    jordnot Squier-Meister

    May 1, 2020
    I usually enjoy them once in a while, for variety, but end up going back to buckers and single coils
  16. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-holic

    Jun 16, 2016
    NY - EC
    Thanks! Was just playing it - growls like a tiger but cleans up beautifully :cool:
  17. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier-Meister

    Apr 30, 2017
    I was considering getting a p90 guitar for some time, I like the "honky" tones, for lack of a better word. I finally picked up a Jr. and built it around a Duncan P rail I scored for cheap.
  18. Chubbles

    Chubbles Squier-Meister

    Mar 6, 2018
    Philadelphia PA
    Be careful, humbucker sized P90s may not have true P90 tone.
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