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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by david henman, Feb 8, 2007.
...love the fender tc90, if only it had a wraparound bridge.
I hear what your saying but...
A Tele bridge pickup has a more exposed coil that really interacts with the bridge plate plus the fact that it's actually mounted to the bridge plate.(which can result in some sweet microphonic tone) I'm not convinced that a P90 mounted in a Tele style bridge plate would yield the same results although I would mount it at an angle like a regular Tele bridge pickup...
Interesting thread. I have a nice (expensive) Historic LP Junior that I never use because I am *much* more comfortable playing Fender scale guitars, especially Teles. The Gibson is my most expensive guitar so the money is burning a hole in my pocket in advance because I can sell it and put together a cool P90-ish Tele thing and have money left over.
Thanks for the info and ideas, guys.
There's a Squier Tele Custom II that has two P-90s in it. It also has the full 2-vol/2-tone control/3-way switch set up. It only goes for $229 through Musicians Friend. I've thinking about getting one just to try out this dual P-90 concept. I'd like it in a Tele body. Gibson's just don't do it for me. Never have. No indictment against them, I just don't care for them.
Anyway, I was wondering about the P-90s in the Squier. They say "Duncan Designed". What exactly does that mean? Mattel, or Acme Pickups, or somebody copied a Duncan design. Or, are these built to the Duncan spec by a reputable outfit. Not knocking Fender, but I've bought some Squier's in the past that really had some "crap" for pickups installed in them.
Overall, the guitar seems like it might be worth a shot. Opinions?
Probably made in China or Korea to Seymour Duncan specs.
Duncan Designed means they're licensed by SeymourDuncan, but not made by them.
I've been eyeballing a Tele Custom II myself... I really have had terrible and repeatedly bad experiences with Squiers though...
Usually the neck and hardware, which can be a simple fix later on...
Hmm, if only there's a way to keep that bridge and use a B5 Bigsby unit on that Custom II...
I just modded my telecaster with a Seymour Duncan P-90 Stack in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the bridge...the combination is recommended!
Lundgren makes a Tele bridge pickup.
Hi Mate, and welcome. This thread is over tree years old! Maybe a new thread or a post in the 'Welcome Waggon' as a first post instead?
I've built a few of them and they were some of the nicest sounding guitars I've built.
this one looks killer!
Love those P90's.
I play 3 of them.
The walnut is a suhr bridge in neck,duncan bridge.
The "little" one is a suhr bridge in neck,'lil '59 bridge. (the pic has a klein)
The yellow one is a suhr neck & a G&L ASAT classic bridge.
doin research on this, because i played one of these today at Guitar Center, a Tele deluxe black dove.
I have been a member of the Guitar ReRanch for 3 years now. have done mulitple paint jobs. but i was blown away with the tone of the Black Dove!! but i am having a hard time finding bodies for Tele's w/P90 routes. i am pretty much limited to just paining due to space and tools. but i would love to find a place that would at least OFFER a P90 in the bridge. only other option i would have is to route myself. or get someone to do it. bottom line, im not spending $800 on a Made in Mex poly finished Tele when I could build one cheaper. and BETTER.
P90's are great and I think they fit a Tele perfectly.
That being said, and depending on what specs you are looking for as to neck, frets, etc., I picked up a made in USA Peavey Firenza with P90's for $200 in amazing condition. I play sitting down and the body shape is the most comfortable of all my guitars to play. Same scale as a Tele but because of the body seems easier to play.
Just another option that may work for a few as I cannot modify a Tele for anything close to that kind of money.
thanks for the tips. i have a Poplar Tele body i may get rerouted for P90s. but then again, i don't know. it's dismantled cuz i didn't like the tone of it. you tap it with your finger and you can hear it's pretty dense.
These guys will do anything you want.
"T90"s from Vintage Vibe Guitars, 90% P90 tone in standard Tele size, I love them:
Southern Ill "PLANKSTER" ........
Grand Pappys' Broadcaster vibe . P-90 ballz .