Modern Gretsch Guitars

G2420T-P90 Limited Edition Streamliner - Dog ear

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Hi folks - Looking for the Dogear P-90 factory pickup so i can mod my streamliner. I have the earlier version - 2420T Streamliner with Broadtrons. I have since swapped the Broadtrons for better sounding Blacktops Filtertrons. Respectfully, I felt that the original G&B made Broadtrons sounded like garbage. Any ideas? Thanks!! - JD

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Not a Dogear P-90.....but TV Jones makes P-90's in different Filter mounts including standard and English mount. Might be a little less involved than mounting a Dogear P-90.

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I have to agree with Gretschadelphia. Finding a set of dogear P-90s that will cover the existing pickups' real estate will be difficult and it can be tough to match the curvature of the guitar's top. A set of T-90s will drop in to your guitar.

If you're set on a dogear Lollar might have a solution for you, but it will likely be more expensive.

Lollar P-90 Mounting

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Not to mention that TV's P-90's sound really good and TV would be very helpful in recommending which of his P-90's would mount the easiest and sound the best paired with a Black Top Filter.

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Here's a shot of the 2420T-P-90 - limited edition -

Yeah - i did wonder about the mount size and if i would have to mod the cut-out. I have a cheapo - ebay Dogear P-90 for $8 to check size and fit. It seems to match the cover design in this shot. And it looks like there is a small pad or spacer underneath which might cover the previous mount holes.

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Update - So i went ahead and grabbed an Epiphone Casino P-90 that a friend saw on Ebay. It took quite a bit of modding since it it very hot sounding and has a thinner body height. Cut off the chrome plated cover and replaced it with a cream vintage. Then I had to unwrap some windings to bring the resistance down from 12.2 k to 10.5k. (That was an experience!) Finally, added a cheapy p-90 in the bridge position (placeholder until i can afford a better quality one) and designed up some custom spacers in cad and printed them on my 3D printer. I have a newer set of Epiphone's on their way for a swap. Hope you enjoy. And, I'l be happy to share the spacer cad files if anyone wants. Cheers - JD

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FWIW Lollar sells a P90 spacer set which will help cover any holes. They make a set of risers in three different thicknesses and I found them useful to make my ES-225 sound as good as it does now.

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Update - So i went ahead and grabbed an Epiphone Casino P-90 that a friend saw on Ebay. It took quite a bit of modding since it it very hot sounding and has a thinner body height. Cut off the chrome plated cover and replaced it with a cream vintage. Then I had to unwrap some windings to bring the resistance down from 12.2 k to 10.5k. (That was an experience!) Finally, added a cheapy p-90 in the bridge position (placeholder until i can afford a better quality one) and designed up some custom spacers in cad and printed them on my 3D printer. I have a newer set of Epiphone's on their way for a swap. Hope you enjoy. And, I'l be happy to share the spacer cad files if anyone wants. Cheers - JD

– jdmech

Wow! You are a punk rock luthier with your DIY attitude.

I've heard the new Epiphone P90s are really good.

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just for info...the classic gibby p90 was 10,000 winds of #42 wire...usually around the mid 8k region...reason why the epi p-90's get such high resistance numbers i.e. 12k....is because they use thinner # 43 wire..so even taking some wire off the bobbin to reduce resistance..it's still not the authentic wire to begin with

also epi p90's are uniquely sized...difficult to retrofit "real" p90's on an epi..(the great pup man jason lollar has a page about it on his website)

cheers

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I saw a review on Youtube where somebody was saying they thought the Broad'Tron pickups sound like P90s without the hum, Since you installed P90s how do the pickups compare?


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