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Hey Geoff, "better than P90's"? They're probably great pickups, but P90's have a 70 year history of ridiculously great sounds in all different musical styles, so maybe give it a little more credit, huh?

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I think the key to this guitar is really the lack of heavy bracing in it, wiring and the choice of pickups.

Well, and spruce top surely? If you accept the default maple, that might make SPG an even easier fit for manufacture. (Not that I really know how flexible their production is.)

But I like the spruce. Always seems to bring something to the voice of a guitar that I appreciate.

So I give production go-ahead!


Oh wait. I can't do that?

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I think the key to this guitar is really the lack of heavy bracing in it, wiring and the choice of pickups.

Well, and spruce top surely? If you accept the default maple, that might make SPG an even easier fit for manufacture. (Not that I really know how flexible their production is.)

But I like the spruce. Always seems to bring something to the voice of a guitar that I appreciate.

So I give production go-ahead!


Oh wait. I can't do that?

– Proteus

I certainly like the spruce but it's not a deal breaker. Start the production Tim!!!

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i was on the hunt for a used 5422 when I stumbled onto my 50th Anniversary Casino. A T90 or other single coil Gretsch 5422 or G400C as Rattlecat mentioned would fill the market space between a standard Casino and an Elitist Casino.

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This guitar needs to exist! If it comes to pass, I will buy one, guaranteed. We need more single coil Gretsch guitars, especially in the Electromatic line, where there are currently none.

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I certainly like the spruce but it's not a deal breaker. Start the production Tim!!!

– paul pigat

I'll buy the first one!

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That's why i love the GDP, great thread!

I don't have any real input to this discussion, but i really enjoy reading this stuff. I'll start with looking for items for saving money to buy the PP-signature!

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I KNEW you were gonna say that Walter. For you I shall rephrase it: somewhat different than the awesome P90 are the modern T90. I think possibly the T90 are even somewhat better but my opinion is very humble and based upon one test session at a beer showered Roundup event not taking in account the 70 years of proven P90 greatness. I could be wrong, although I feel I'm not. However, this post is also a disclaimer: any disappointment due to the purchase of T90 after reading my positive mini-review will be disregarded by me. That is how I roll but I think chances are you might like them after all.

Can I get away with that or am I still guilty as charged?

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I think the T90s might have a bit more clarity but I'm finding them very simular to some of my p90s. They have that classic midrange growl which is the whole reason to use that style of pickup. In comparing them they are closer to my mid 60s p90s than my late 40s set

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They certainly are better than most contemporary p90s I've heard. Of those, Wolftones are the best I've encountered ,

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Thanks Paul. I think that is an excellent description of these pickups.

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That's good to know - I really might get a set for my Starfire. Has (the original) DeArmonds now, and that's a killer sound, but in my experience DeArmonds are a lot pickier when it comes to amps, they can really get ice-picky and harsh into the wrong amp. P90-oids are easier to amplify in my own experience, and it's a fun, handy guitar that I'd like to play more.


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