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I've never had a guitar with P-90's

Oh Wade. You must remedy this oversight at the first opportunity. P90s in general are at least as much of a revelation - a journey into a new, colorful, and rewarding domain - as the Gretsch range.

They simultaneously have their own character (the fat of a bucker with the articulation of a single coil) and are remarkably transparent to the build of a guitar. Far from imposing their character and blurring the distinctions among body builds, they somehow enhance and bring out the unique attributes of each. A mahogany slab with P90s, a centerblocker with P90s, a Tele with P90s, a thin hollowbody, a deep hollowbody...will all sound distinctly different.

It's my consistent impression as well that P90s respond more - and respond more usefully - to volume and tone knob adjustments than perhaps any other pickup. Every spot on the dial can be a sweet spot. It follows that their transition from clean to dirty is smooth and seamless.

You gotta try some P90s.

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Congrats to the new owners of P90 equipped mahogany-bodied mashups! Here's one in a slightly different vein -- it's got just a touch of Tele -- that I just took in...

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I've never had a guitar with P-90's

Oh Wade. You must remedy this oversight at the first opportunity. P90s in general are at least as much of a revelation - a journey into a new, colorful, and rewarding domain - as the Gretsch range.

They simultaneously have their own character (the fat of a bucker with the articulation of a single coil) and are remarkably transparent to the build of a guitar. Far from imposing their character and blurring the distinctions among body builds, they somehow enhance and bring out the unique attributes of each. A mahogany slab with P90s, a centerblocker with P90s, a Tele with P90s, a thin hollowbody, a deep hollowbody...will all sound distinctly different.

It's my consistent impression as well that P90s respond more - and respond more usefully - to volume and tone knob adjustments than perhaps any other pickup. Every spot on the dial can be a sweet spot. It follows that their transition from clean to dirty is smooth and seamless.

You gotta try some P90s.

– Proteus

Seconded and recommended.

One of my favorite guitars is my Epi Casino, fit with P90s. I can't get that tone range with any of my other guitars, with humbuckers (Gretsch or otherwise) or even other single-coil pups.

Closest I've come is probably my g5129, with DeArmond 2000s. They sound similar to P90s, to me anyway.

But as I've been eyeing another solid body I am looking for one with soapbar P90s. Either a Les Paul goldtop, or a Jazzmaster.
My appetite for them is well whet.

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consider a Les Paul Special. P-90s + mahogany slab = paradise. Gibson has also been flogging reasonably-priced SG Specials with P-90s and a wraparound bridge recently so you can get your Pete Townshend-at-Woodstock on.

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back to mahogany, though...i've been thinking that a mahogany Tele with regular Tele pickups could be a Very Good Thing. most Telecasters are too shrill and pingy for my taste, and i suspect mahogany would be just the thing to take the harsh edge off of those pickups. plus, it would be another mahogany slab guitar, and i love them above all other solid-body guitars.


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