Yep, raise the PU. But in buying a P90, we are going to stick to the purist version we can find. And, watch buying dog ear shims. Tonerider has paid some deference to the P90 design with vintage braided conductor wire. Because I WANT to like it. And Gibson threw the new addition at everyone instead of allowing a choice. Dollar for dollar, it's hard to beat the value of the GFS pickups. Hardware, pickups, electronics and finishing, The Gibson is fitted with Grover Rotomatic tuners which people will tell you top trump the Wilkinson Vintage classic units on the Epiphone ES335 PRO You will also hear that the nut, bridge, tailpiece and all the hardware are of better quality.. And the P90, while never really going away, is prominent again. The pickups sound extremely good for an Epiphone. He still has it and uses it today. It is not an attempt at a copy; this is a big sounding P90 that has decided to have some fun and hide underneath a humbucker fitting. To test this, just use an icy-pole stick or similar as a temporary shim/spacer under the pickup, and check the output then. Other than what is in the catalog I can't even find anything on the net. If you're looking for best bang-for-the-buck, probably the GFS. Required fields are marked *. The P90 sound is quite nice as is the final single-coil sound, but without the punch of the humbucker. This pickup may not suit the P90 purist. But it is also true that they cost 1/4 the price of a standard GLP, they look pretty similar, and if you put better pickups in them, they’ll sound very similar. You have the P90 sound, or if you prefer, there is a Fender-ish single-coil sound. This may, at first glance, look like an ordinary bridge P90 pickup. Just pop a P90 in, and it is welcome to an iconic sound. Spacing is usually pretty similar but I think it is different on the neck on a casino. Compared to an ES 335, Wildkat is smaller and muc… If, however, you are a Gibson fan and you want the P90 sound plus a little more, it could well be? Or, put up some pictures. 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While Fender persisted with their ‘noisy’ (and boy, could they hum at times) single-coil pickup, the P90 was relegated down the chain to cheaper Gibson models. If you're looking to add a P-90 to a guitar, and you're looking for the best, I'd look at Lollar, Fralin or Vintage Vibe. Someone recommended him to me from the Telecaster Forums.. so far so good (I am not affiliated with him in any way), The thing to watch with archtops (Casinos, etc) is that most P-90s have a flat bottom on the cover. It isn’t even noiseless, so you are getting as dead on a sound as the real deal as possible. They are given metal covers to provide better shielding and help to reduce any unwanted noise. There are those who say it didn’t ever really have a chance to prove itself. Not bad ,just different .my plan is replace the bridge pickup with a hot Duncan . I have a few Epi's with both P90 Pro's and P90 Classics, I like them both depending on what guitar you put them in these are both Alnico V's. The classic "P.A.F" sound is closer than you think. And there are some guitar players who swear by them. There are several factors to clarify the … And when you crank it up, it sounds great. Well, they did, but the short cover required an ungodly amount (5/16"!) If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Nice looking guitar, by the way. By thanks! … I know the bridge and neck pole spacing is diffent on GFS dog ears. If there was a choice, it was very limited. The 1950s Gibson ES-330 delivered a very recognizable growly sound from its bridge pickup. If you are mounting these on an solidbody, chances are, it's flat and this will be a moot point. And I have platforms under the bridge pickups in both - a must with dogear P-90's. This pickup really isn’t like that. The Epiphone Wildkat features a Les Paul-type body. This pickup from Seymour Duncan is really a simulation of three iconic pickups in one. We are not saying that it can’t be done. thanks to you guys and if somebody have a other point of vue please let me know!!   Your previous content has been restored. Knowing what guitar you're using would help. There have been several re-issues on other models using the P90, but it was essentially confined to the history books. From what I've been able to determine (I'm sure that there's an exception, somewhere), most pick up sets that have the staggered height (tall bridge/short neck) have the narrower pole spacing at the neck. Lollar shims are. The sounds probably don’t quite produce the originals for the individual pickups. Everything comes together in the electronics-department… Electronics. Actually, overwound quite a bit. The top is a laminate, covered with a flame maple veneer, which gives it a very authentic feel. Hence it had a slightly different, thicker sound. It was and is a sound that is unique. Your guitar might have been conceived and born with those noisy humbuckers. There are though options. When I did my Casino, I logically thought that ordering a staggered set would be better because the poles would line up better under the strings. 6 different for 8. Of course, you would expect to find Seymour Duncan producing a vintage P90. The strategy is pretty clear; Epiphone guitars in the Original Collection will be closer to their forebears than ever before, with vintage-style features and finishes, upgraded electronics with hand-wired CTS potentiometers and in addition, Les Pauls and SGs will benefit from a … They are quite expensive and as they are just a bridge pickup only sold singly. So I ordered another pickup (same height and pole spacing as the bridge) and installed it. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. From its first appearance in 1959 the Wilshire has been one of Epiphone's most successful original solid body electric guitar designs. But, if you want that 50s 330 bridge pickup sound, here it is. I got a Dogear from a Guy in Newfoundland. This pickup is provided with a single conductor cable. P90 pickup sound on the Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 guitar #epiphone #lespaul #p90 It can make a difference. They are certainly going to impress those players who like letting go with some hard blues. Great height, and I didn't notice any difference with the wider pole spacing. The chords sound powerful and laced with that heavy mid-range P90 sound. It is what they do. This model is not your traditional semi-hollow where you have a center block of wood with a hollow body around it. Instead, it’s a hollowed out solid mahogany body, if that makes any sense. There’s also the fact that I’ve never much enjoyed the Epiphone pickup line – to me, they pretty much all sound muddy. They have a vintage style braided single conductor and a standard pole spacing of 49.5mm. Our choice as the Best P-90 Pickup. This is the main shortcoming of the guitar - the pickup height puts the pole pieces too far from the strings, and of course P90 type pups are not height-adjustable. Display as a link instead, × The guitar has two humbuckers, one at the bridge and one at the neck. Vintage with plenty of bite. ... Epiphone Les Paul Junior Jr P90 Pickup Black Ebony. While they are P90's, the Epiphone P90's that I've played are a pretty poor example. Privacy Policy | Get the punch and growl that P90 pickups offer with the Epiphone SG Classic Worn. Congratulations. They are not suitable if the pickup is screwed in through the scratchplate. These guitarists know that P-90 pickups offer a unique tonal palette that is distinct from — and complements — humbuckers and traditional single-coils. $273.00. I think they’re very good at them and charge a reasonable price. I just didn't like the way it looked. Thread starter Bigjoedo; Start date Dec 30, 2014; B. Bigjoedo Senior Member. It is going to suit someone who likes the Gibson classic single-coil but wishes it had just a little bit extra. But then for the third a full-size humbucker. $499.99. But now it has returned in various guises. But, there weren’t that many around, so the next best thing was to recreate the sound, hence the Antiquities range. It is quite even with this P90. Not a great deal of difference, we did look at one that we might consider a budget model, but the others were similar in price. The pickups are generally pretty good, however the bridge pickup can be a little bit trebly. The shims are flat, not thinner in the middle and will conform to the contour of the body. the sound is to smooth, the output is to low compare to a p-90 and for reference i put on the bench test my neck pick up on my telecaster its a twang king by dimarzio and he's more agressive in the volume, the gain and the tone, ok the p-100 is more like a hybrid between but is compare to a humbucker like the second test ive done comparing the p-100 to my little 59'mini humbucker of seymour duncan and man the 59' blow away the p-100.   Your link has been automatically embedded. providing it has the humbucker already factory fitted. Unlike many other US-brand guitars that are currently made in … Sound quality. There are some great options from talented manufacturers. The link the OP gave is a link to the main distributor. Well put-together and impressively playable for its price. The Wilshire P-90 brings back many of the features of the earliest Wilshire models including the symmetrical double-cutaway mahogany body with dual PRO P-90 Soapbar pickups, three on a side reduced sized Kalamazoo headstock with Epiphone Bikini badge and … The price is set at a reasonable level, making this one of the best p90 pickups currently available. Give us more information. On my first geet mod I bought a set of SSS Wilkinson pups for an el cheapo Chinese Strat, they were $45 delivered, they crank, excellent pups, especially at that price point. Joined Mar 26, 2014 Messages 104 Reaction score 67. Great deals on Epiphone P90. They're usually hotter/higher output, and are darker sounding.. With less definition and poorer dynamics than a great P90 can offer. Now, you haven't mentioned what kind of guitar you're working with and if the P-90s are soap bar or dog ear. If you want a pure P90 and nothing else, maybe this isn’t the pick up for you. This is a dogear design P90 from the Seymour Duncan’ Antiquities’ range. They come with a black finish. The price point is set realistically, though, for a single pickup, it is not cheap. It delivers a much bigger sound than the usual P90 might give. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. Somehow it just got lost when the humbucker arrived. I think that on a Casino, for instance, stock pickups adjusted correctly are pretty hard to beat. These are a great sounding P90. However you could get a guitar tech to fit P90’s without too many problems. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. framco, July 8, 2011 in Epiphone Electrics. It is the pickups though they are best known for and rightly so. Lindy Fralin has gone out of their way to produce a P90 that is as … WC90B P90 Single Coil – Bridge – £49.99. Introducing the new Epiphone P-90R PRO The Ltd. Ed. Maybe not a full blown website but he does have a facebook page.. use it :D. I have Lindy Fralin P-90's in my Gibson ES-330 with a 15% underwound neck PU, and GFS Vintage P-90's in another vintage Gibson (an ES 120 that has been converted to a 125TD. Epiphone ES-339 P90 Pro, Cherry. A true blue (Pelham Blue) semi hollow body for under $500. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. The Epiphone Les Paul provides a more affordable option, which comes near to rivaling an authentic Gibson—after all, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson in 1957. As this fits precisely into the space of a conventional humbucker, it will fit just about any non-single coil guitar. It was a single-coil that was wound a little differently from the Fender single-coil. But they go close, and for anyone wishing to employ a neck pickup with these many options, it is ideal. Love the Fralins... but I have to say, the GFS are really close - and for about 1/3 of the cost. Just as the single-coil on the Telecaster was unique, so is the P90 on a 330 or an SG, or even a Les Paul junior. EDIT: Seymour DO do dogears.. there are antiquities on Ebay for about 90$ plus shipping. Lindy Fralin has gone out of their way to produce a P90 that is as close to the Gibson original as possible. I ended up sanding a concave curve on my covers to fit tight to the body. First, of course, a bridge or a neck pickup or maybe both. There are others, but I've had/have guitars with PUs from these 3, so I'll keep my opinion to what I know. If you want to upgrade your instrument’s sound, installation of new P90 pickup can be incredibly helpful. So, at the end of the day, it is all about what sound you want. Another pickup option from Seymour Duncan. Framco has a lovely new korina Epi LP Junior with the stock Epi P100 (stacked) pickup see this thread: I have the sunburst version of this same guitar, and I can understand the desire to upgrade, but I would shim the pickup before spending $100 on a Lollar or other high-end pickup. the Epiphone P90s had great smooth roll off. To add to the authentic vintage sound, the top cover has been given an aged look. It has a powerful mid-range that dominates, as it should. To have all three, you will need a three-way switch. A good quality pickup can add to the sonic quality and improve tonal strength of the guitar and make it stageworthy as well. First produced by Gibson after the Second World war they became the standard pickup until the late 50s when the humbucker arrived. There was a boom in the market for vintage guitars. When it comes to Les Paul guitars, Epiphone occupies a uniquely important space. For example, the soapbar P90's on the same page are shown at £36.99 but you can buy them at Axesrus ( for £19.00. £50 is a lot for a "Chinese" quality pickup, Never tried BareKnuckles and I am a huge fan of Lollars (like.. rabid huge) but if I had a vintage strat PU to be rewound I would certainly give him a call. a lot of good idea because of the choice i have to do my homeworks and compare on the net the sound of each, anyway everybody understand that the p-100 is a good try by epiphone but is not the sound they should offer with this guitar. You can post now and register later. Your email address will not be published. If you’re a fan of the P90 pickup but prefer the look of the polished nickel covers on the units fitted to some of the classic late 50’s/60’s and onward semi-acoustic electric guitars, then the Wilkinson P90 is also available in neck and bridge formats with a smart nickel cover, with the classic ‘dog ear’ pickup mountings. The Phat Cat is a P90 that gives you a tone that will cut through. Go to the Lollar site to understand the difference between a LP Jr bridge (TALL), Casino Neck (SHORT), ES125 (in between). Hi Sambooka,I live in Newfoundland and I've been hearing rave reviews locally about the pups this guy from Botwood makes.People are saying that they're every bit as good as Lollars and Bareknuckles and in some cases even better and hotter or as hot or as smooth as you like.I've heard so much good about him that I'm considering to get him to rewind the middle pup on my '65 Strat(cold solder joint/unravelling wire problem). Lindy Fralin P-90 Soapbar Pickup. All the way down to the. Next up, we have a recreation of the legendary 1957 classic humbucker pickup. One of the interesting design issues with this pickup is that it delivers high output. Epiphone's ProBucker™ humbucker has quietly become one of the most talked about pickups in the industry. Black Friday Deals Week - Save Up to 96%! So not only a Gibson, Epiphone or a copy but also a Fender, Squier, etc. PICKUPS Two Epiphone Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers CONTROLS Individual Tone and Volume for each pickup with push-pull coilsplit switching on volume pots FACTORY STRINGS D’Addario XL .010-.046 WEIGHT 7.9 lbs BUILT China KUDOS A clever re-imagining of the ES-335. We haven’t actually reviewed that many pickups on this website yet, but we will try and do a lot more in the future. Fast & Free shipping on many items! The pickup that, in our opinion, delivers the best P90 sound is the…. There are one standard vintage bridge pickup and one neck pickup that is underwound by ten percent — an interesting combination but one that produces a good sound range. They certainly cannot be accused of not trying to cover every possible pickup requirement that guitarists might have. The Gibson pickup was well known for its heavyweight mid-range sound, and this certainly has that. So, let’s take a look at what’s on offer and find the Best P-90 Pickups for you…. The right selection can supercharge the tone and transform your guitar into an excellent sounding instrument. But of the three, it is the SG with its P90 he loves the most. It has two Alnico 2 magnets that help to deliver a big sound that has plenty of sustain and attack. $60.00 shipping. Add to this an understated bottom end that allows the mids to be the dominant force in the sound. For as much as I like the VV P-90s on my Casino, if I were to do it over, from a cost stand point, I would stay stock and adjust. One piece of advice I will definitely give him is: Get a better web presence. Since the 2000s, Epiphone's products have been extremely well made and back then around I remember when the first round of P90 loaded Epi JRs and Specials came out, and I wanted one then, but they quickly stopped producing them. A sheep in wolf’s clothing if you like. How do you find the Best P-90 Pickups? I tend to like the warmer squawk of the P90 Pro's in LP's and Brighter P90 Classics in my SG's. This pickup is a P90 that hides inside a humbucker’s exterior, and leaps out unexpectedly and bites you. ProBucker™ humbucker Pickups. Save money for an intoneable tailpiece, if anything.   You cannot paste images directly. i consult all the choices for a P90 replacement and i hang on this one, the wilkinson wc90, maybe is the one i dont know maybe somebody have a idea on it! Underneath the dogear cover, you will see a similar bobbin and mag wire as per the originals. Dec 30, 2014 #1 Hello, Just started playing Epiphone LP with Probucker pickups, these pickups scream, both clean and distorted!! Epiphone P-90 Pro pickups. I own an Epi Les Paul Standard Plus, and an Epi ES339. Epiphone's P-90 Pro soapbars are heavily inspired by Seth Lover's original designs. Some people think that the P90 was an early humbucker, but it wasn’t. (Image credit: Epiphone) 1928–31 Recording Model E. Although the Stathopoulo family built numerous guitars on a custom order basis ever since Anastasios Stathopoulo first opened shop in New York City in 1903, they did not offer standard production guitar models until Epiphone introduced the Recording Model series in 1928. This guitar sustains really well and sounds great. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The mid-based sound has taken a little bit of a back seat, and the sound is definitely more aggressive and attack-minded than the usual P90 sound. From Catalog: Wilkinson Special Pickups. It has two Alnico V magnets, and this pick up is overwound. That’s where Epiphone comes in. The neck is a maple piece that features a modified LP profile and a relatively nice rosewood fretboard. We have to say on listening to them, that it was hard to remove the ‘this sounds more like a humbucker than a P90’ feeling. i will try this, my daugther like pop-cicles after she eat them, i give them a try!!! Learn more. The pickup rings can be had for around $10-$15 (see other posts on this, not all rings are the same). Great sounds, great mid-range with plenty of power. They are not the cheapest option you will find, but it will be harder to find a better sounding pickup — certainly one of the Best P-90 Pickups on the market. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. But it doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a change. Today there are companies that make the P90. But it was most noticeable is the bottom end. Honestly, I think Epiphone’s real strength is in semi-hollow body guitars. its the Wilkinson P90 the best replacement??   Pasted as rich text. The two main options are soap bar and dog ear. The mismatched coil configuration delivers a thick and full sound. Most of the other pickups I've had in them were not so good. The pure P90, a few options, or a P90 with a bit of an extra kick. They do look like a typical soap bar P90, but inside there is something waiting to get out. The bridge pickup is reverse wound to cancel a little bit of the hum if you are using both pickups. I'd be interested to know if anyones tried using a short set of springs to mount between the dog ears and the body, effectively making them a height adjustable floating arrangement, I wonder if this would have any influence sonically ??? This SG has a … Getting the same cover will just make life easier for fitting a replacement. It looks like a soap bar P90, but do not try and feed it, it bites! Epiphone P-90R PRO single-coil pickups are individually voiced for rhythm and lead and provide a huge variety of sound choices for the modern guitarist. It also has a nickel-silver baseplate. Normally the fitting is slightly different. GREAT deal. The player who is looking for that pure mid-based sound but with a little kick. They were founded in 1976 and since have built a reputation for fine pickups. To deliver justice in the world and possessing supernormal powers to make us all run for our guitars and play. 4-ish range. Great, if that is what you want. of shimming to get the poles close enough to the strings. P90 it might be, but it is a P90 with a bit of attitude. If you have a choice, you are lucky. We have many fiercely loyal P-90 fans here at Sweetwater. It sounds a bit like someone starting up a chainsaw — a unique sound, with the Alnico bar magnets working overtime. There are some options to consider. But if you're looking at replacing an existing Epi P-90, I would encourage you to try adjusting the height of your stock PU before buying/replacing. This range of vintage pickups first appeared in the 90s. But for the moment, it is the return of the classic P90 we are considering. It should be noted that these pickups are for guitars where the pickup screws straight into the body. Seymour Duncan has recreated that with this P90. The manufacture of p90 pickups is just a small part of their range. This guitar has a couple of Epiphone P90 pickups, which is the traditional choice for semi-hollow guitars. A toggle or push and pull is needed to operate the humbucker and P90 together. The P90. Wilkinson pickups are way better than you'd expect for the money, as is their hardware. Have you tried bringing the pup closer to the strings, the symptoms you describe sound like it could be set too low. They’re ProBucker pickups rather than P90’s. Nowadays, he only uses it to record, but whenever I hear him, I think… mmm P90. The pickup with mystical qualities. The look and the sound are reminiscent of the real thing. And are built in the soap bar shape rather than the more familiar dogear. But for P90 lovers, it is an important part. And the 339, which I bought for $199, is a great budget guitar. Of course, pickups are a big part of their business, but they also make effects pedals and a couple of amps as well. Normally you might expect the humbucker to win in any duel in a volume battle with a single-coil. At the time of writing it’s not available with P90’s. But then you crank it up and off she goes. I don’t hate Epiphone. Upload or insert images from URL. Epiphone ProBucker Pickup review. The story of the P-90 is a sad one in many respects for some people. A Lollar shim pack would be the ticket. Sent you a PM! man the choice its easy first when you buy this guitar change string and the pickup and she become beautiful to play ( im in the process to shop my p-90 on yours recommandations guys ) maybe change the tuners machine head but its a other story!! There was just something about it. Have fun, we did. Using a couple of Alnico 2 bar magnets and added a special coil wind, you have that gritty sound. Sorry I'm not much help but, until you posted, I'd never heard of them. What a fantastic guitar for the money. The new PAF humbucker all but destroyed what to some was the better pickup and the P90 all but disappeared from the Gibson range. The Gibsons has 10, the a slightly different tone at 8, then completely dropped off a cliff. × These are a two-pickup set. Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar Worn Cherry. He also has a Les Paul with its noisy humbucker and also a classic vintage Telecaster with its ‘noisy’ Single-coil. ES-339 P-90 PRO features Epiphone's P-90R PRO "soapbar" pickup, a true recreation of the first generation of P-90 pickups found in Les Pauls. Very much a budget replacement model, it serves a good purpose if you want this sort of sound. Godin 5th Avenue CW Electric Guitar. But if you’re looking for pickup options for either a Telecaster or Fender Bass, check out our reviews of the Best Telecaster Guitar Pickups, the Best Precision Bas Pickups, and the Best Jazz Bass Pickups currently available. There are some from some well know parts suppliers that aren't even close to the same size and shape as most dog ears covers. The perfect bridge position pickup… Modeled on the pickup that started a revolution, this humbucker oozes vintage tones. But it also possesses a clear and crisp top. But you are getting three pickups in one. Ordered it on Wed.. arrived the following Thurs (would have been sooner but the PO was closed for Canada Day). That is probably why they sound a little ‘humbuckerish’. The P90 sound is unique, and most, we suppose, will be going for the pure sound. They recreate that very special P90 sound. I must confess to being a Fender person and that single-coil twang of Tele and Strat, so the P90 is a pickup I naturally like. WC90NP90 Single Coil – Neck– £49.99. You should be aware, though, that you do need some switches. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. $80.00 US plus shipping puts you in a good shopping range. That is often the case, though when single-coil and humbucker were played side by side. As we said in the introduction, we love the single-coil sound anyway, so this has been a labor of love. These are an excellent option if you are looking to replace older P90s or want to try them for the first time. 8 sounded different than 10. IMPORTANT: You dont mention what guitar but not ALL Dogears are the same size. Your email address will not be published. But the Tonerider is a P90-like pickup but with a bit of a difference. 2 Gibson ’57 Classic Plus Humbucker Pickup, Nickel – Best Humbucker Pickups for Les Paul. This has quite a bit extra and at a very affordable price. Clear editor. Epiphone SG Special P-90 review A compelling option for players priced out by a US-built Gibson with a crowd-pleasing pickup pairing By Rob Laing 29 October 2020 Epiphone SG Classic Worn P90 Electric Guitar. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at Many players have a burning desire for a Gibson Les Paul, but are constrained by the realities of their cost. Paste as plain text instead, × thanks i wasn't sure of the provenance, now maybe thinking about something else the DiMarzio Soapbar™ DP167, yes the gibson is a good choice, seymour dont do p90 with dog ear, my search is not done yet!!! I know the bridge and neck pole spacing is diffent on GFS dog ears. The GFS are much hotter, so I just turn the neck volume down to about 8 and it's fine. × ?. First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Wilkinson pickups are way better than you'd expect for the money, as is their hardware. The pickups are exactly the same size as their Gibson predecessor. The street price for those Wilkinsons will be much lower. Quite clean and with its natural lack of too much top at reasonable volumes. It has fooled experts, vintage purists, and even luthiers who have worked with the best vintage examples from the late 50s and early 60s. Way back when, I had the joy of working with a guitar player who had an SG Junior with a P90. All the musical styles covered in one pickup. result of that if they want to compare the p-100 to the single coil sound, thats not holding the track against a 50's replica of the most famous fender single coil (broadcaster and nocaster 54-56) not either against a mini-humbucker!/$%7. Note: If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we may receive a commission but at no extra cost to you. Does it play as well as the Gibson version? In 1968 Gibson re-issued the Les Paul gold top with P90’s. Top 5 Best P-90 Pickups You Should Buy In 2020 Reviews, Top 5 Best P-90 Pickups On The Market 2020 Reviews. The only real departure from the American version is the voicing of the pickups is different from that Gibson . We appreciate and recognize all those noisy humbucker types. Later they came out with the Special II, which is still being made and is also an excellent guitar for the money. There are some that have that humbucker edge and even one option we looked at where there were three different pickup configurations built-in to the same pickup setup. It seems that everyone wanted the dirty sounding PAF rather than the cleaner but still with a ‘kick’ P90. Of the three sounds, it is probably the humbucker that sounds the most powerful and authentic. It is easy and straightforward to fit and is an option for a variation on the P90 sound. The mahogany body and neck are the first steps to ensure a quality sound with plenty of flexibility. What sort of casing might be determined by what you have already. It helps to do that, too, if you plan on using shims, from say Lollar. Even though it does sound a little different to the Fender. People want them, and I am not surprised. They are a great pickup.
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