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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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P-90īs noisier than Fender singlecoils?


the headline says it all: Are P-90 pickups (original Gibson like in the 56 Les Paul Gold Top) noisier than a normal Fender singlecoil?

And if yes, how much noisier are they? And for the experts: Is a 56 Les Paul Gold Top shielded?


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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, but they tend to have a higher output, so that might make the problem seem worse. But intrinsically I would have thought that the fundamental hum problem is about the same.

That's if you consider single coil hum to be a problem...
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not any noisier. The noise is a little different sounding.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say that they are a little noisier. That's my experience anyway. currently have a Gibson P90 in the neck of my Rice CTS and it tends to be a noisy. Same with some I've had in the past.

I've always had Gibson P-90's with the exception of a set of Fralins. The Fralin version was a bit quieter so maybe it's a Gibson thing.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think P-90's are noisier than most singles , but you got to love them
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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd say noisier because of their wider magnetic field. But it's a beautiful noise!
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