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    Default P90 appreciation thread?!

    I love P90 pickups,

    My one and only electric, my Epiphone Wildkat "koa" has P90's...

    There is that focused, strong single coil "bite"-

    yet with power, fatness, mids-

    And I get the heaviest tones I've ever gotten- (i play alot of riff based heavy metal)
    along with sweet, chiming clean tones.



    Because of the one-off cover designs on my pickups, I was told by BKP pickups, that I had to send the pickup in for a rewind/magnet change,
    instead of buying replacements.

    But they work fine!! Bridge pickup is 12K, neck pickup 9K (if i remember correctly). Apart from microphonic covers (which I'll fix with silicone), they are superb.

    Any P90 lovers "out there"?

    -Erl
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    Default Re: P90 appreciation thread?!

    Love me some p90s! They're much more versatile than most people give them credit for.

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    Default Re: P90 appreciation thread?!

    Yeah... my P90 guitars, were the only ones I could use the tone control in...

    unless just making more "mush"

    P90's are aggressive, loud and bright-.

    i can turn the tone control down halfway, without any mud- just easening the top end .
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    P-90s are my all-time favorite pup. Singles are a tad thin sounding and most buckers are muffled and muddy sounding (I DO have some favorite buckers, however). I love the aggressive attack and clarity that you just can't seem to get in most (if not all) buckers. And the power that is so hard to find in singles. I totally love the flexability and versatility of P-90s due to having two magnets.
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    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Someone here told me something along the lines of "if you're aiming for an Iced Earth type tone, you'll need a Les Paul with humbuckers" -

    :o

    I'm getting the heaviest tones EVER! As i said- with my stock bridge P90 .

    There's something about the bite and focus...

    Some day I might try to experiment, with changing one, or two, of the stock magnets.
    because of the special covers, I've heard I need to send the entire pickup in for a rewind, if I need something more done.

    cheers!
    -Erl
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    Default Re: P90 appreciation thread?!

    Are you sure you can't remove the covers on yours?
    Usually it's just a blob of solder on each side.
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    Whatever you do, please don't drop the soap bars in the shower...
    I think I took a wrong turn in Albuquerque...

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    Default Re: P90 appreciation thread?!

    Quote Originally Posted by eclecticsynergy View Post
    Are you sure you can't remove the covers on yours?
    Usually it's just a blob of solder on each side.
    Yeah,

    Plan is to remove the covers, apply a decent amount of tube- silicone ;
    and solder the covers back on..

    There is a gruesome feedback in the covers, that stops when I hold a finger on the cover, to mute it.

    So I hope some silicone in between will fix it.

    (The pickups are mounted with screws in the covers, "dog ear" style)
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    Have you looked at those pickups? The covers are pretty much welded on (they are identical to Casino P90s). Silicone? Molten wax would work much better.

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    Default Re: P90 appreciation thread?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erlend_G View Post
    Someone here told me something along the lines of "if you're aiming for an Iced Earth type tone, you'll need a Les Paul with humbuckers" -

    :o
    That someone was me, and I stand by it. And I also own a guitar with P90s.
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