P90's in Classic Vibes Models

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by fasteddie42, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. fasteddie42

    fasteddie42 Tele-Meister

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  2. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

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    Definitely okay with a CVC tele. I did it.
     
  3. Uncle Daddy

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    I put one in blonde CV Telecaster with no fitting issues, but with the lowest output P90 I could find there was a huge output difference between the stock bridge pickup and the P90. I had to get the P90 as low as possible in the body to try to even things out, and even then it was a bit overpowering in the middle position.
     
  4. Hastings

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  5. Hastings

    Hastings Tele-Meister

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    I wonder if the same would apply in the neck position pickup.
     
  6. Uncle Daddy

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    I put the P90 in the neck position. The CV is already routed for one. The P90 had a tendency to overpower the standard bridge pickup.
     
  7. Hastings

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    I only use neck pickups, so: how did the 90 sound there, in its own right, never mind the bridge pickup?
    Thanks
     
  8. jvin248

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    P90 neck can be clear and bell like with a clean amp that has headroom, or easy to crank in overdrive and distortion.

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  9. Hastings

    Hastings Tele-Meister

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    Thanks. I know P90s generally, but I was wondering about it in that particular guitar.
     
  10. knockeduptele

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    Dropped a P90 into a CV with no additional Routing, balanced it with a Broadcaster Bride Pickup cranked up high and a 500k tone pot so the P90 wasn't tamed down - makes me very happy
     
  11. Uncle Daddy

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    It's hard to describe a sound. Warmer and thicker than the stock neck pickup. It was a failed experiment. I soon sold the guitar, not because of the tone but the silly grippy poly on the neck, so I didn't really hang with the P90 long enough to form much of an opinion. I picked up a new mim standard, and with a5 pickups, vintage bridge and tuners it's all the telecaster I need.
     
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