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Anyone have/had a single bridge humbucker (full sized) or P90 tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ssmtb, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. ssmtb

    ssmtb Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2016
    Im currently playing a converted Strat which imitates a LP Jr: single bridge P90 (humbucker sized to fit a cheapo pickguard) , volume, tone: Rock.

    The frets are getting near the end of their life so I am considering a new guitar single pickup instead of a refret. LP Jrs are craaaazy expensive (for what they are) and i like 25.5 scale length so I'm thinking a Tele is in order!

    I'm thinking this would be an easy project with any of several HH or SSH teles out there. Played a "modern player" tele at GC recently and it was pretty okay. Looking for a nice baseball bat neck tho...

    Yes I know there are some very nice p90 voiced bridge pickups out there, and I still plan to go that route in a future Esquire project, but I like my current HB sized p90 so... Let's see them folks! I know there's gotta be some out there!

  2. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI

    Not quite a P90 ... Humbucker with 4-way switch in the usual two single pickup wiring scheme except order is neck,parallel, bridge, series to the rear so it's easy to swing from clean to crunch. Single coils on this are 8kohms so alone they are almost a P90 in output. Bridge pole pieces are raised and the whole pickup is lowered to get more separation between 'neck' and 'bridge' tones.


  3. Strange Ol' Man

    Strange Ol' Man Tele-Holic

    Nov 29, 2012
    United States

  4. CyrusF

    CyrusF Tele-Meister

    Nov 12, 2016

    Forgive the terrible flash photo, but here's mine! It's a regular ol' paf-style bridge pickup, but I'm thinking of going back to an AlNiCo II. Still, I love this guitar to death! I doubt I'll ever part with it.
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  5. ssmtb

    ssmtb Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2016
    Well that's a pretty rad guitar right there! Hot pickup, but I like all the wiring options.

    What model guitar did you start with? Looks nice.

  6. ssmtb

    ssmtb Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2016

    Very nice! Love the natural finish and soapbar.

    Single knob? Right on.
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  7. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    Avril Lavigne has one.... :cool:
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    MMARSH Tele-Meister

    Jun 21, 2015
    Maybe an SD P-Rails? Lots of tonal options with those...

  9. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Meister

    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    I put a 'Lil '59 in my Affinity Tele and wired it straight to the output jack. It's my low budget version of a LP Junior and great for just banging out chords with plenty of distortion. Still got to respray it Surf Green as was my original plan. I have re-aligned the bridge/scratch plate since this photo:

    Esquire 5.jpg
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  10. superbadj

    superbadj Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 26, 2008
    roanoke, va
    Gee that looks familiar.

  11. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have a dual p90 model tele,akin to a LP special. Love it to pieces! :cool:

  12. perttime

    perttime Tele-Holic

    Apr 13, 2014

  13. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Here's Philo, my blueprint tele with parts from all over the internet. Its pickup is called a "P-99" from Arizona Guitar Parts, but I can't tell it from a P-90. Fat and growly sound. I've thought about getting a Gibson P-90 for it so I could say it has a P-90 in it. . .naah.

    Philo done.jpg
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  14. AnAxeNamedBeverly

    AnAxeNamedBeverly Tele-Meister

    Jan 6, 2017
    My current project. Probably not what you're looking for, but I'm finding the partscaster approach very fun and rewarding. Also I've just been dying to show someone.


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