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Tell me about your P90s!

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by mistermullens, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. roadkillbill

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    Telenator, when you say 'whipped' up, do you mean you made that body from scratch? Pretty damned impressive, if you did!
     
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    That's definitely one of the things I love about cheap guitars, sometimes the stars and planets line up right and you get a killer!

    :mrgreen:

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    I have 2 gibby gold tops both have p90's.
     
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    Yup, made it from scratch. It's book matched maple and I made the binding from black walnut. I also made a black walnut version with maple binding.

    I just ordered a set of Pete Biltoft's P90's for the black walnut version. It has had a few different p'ups in it but I haven't found the right ones yet. I sure hope Pete hits it with his! We'll see.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. They're both stunning!...Good luck with the VV p'ups.
     
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    Got any pics?

    I gotta be honest with everyone. I'm surpised at how much attention this thread is getting. I thought for sure it would have ended up in "Next Page Land" by now, but it looks like there is some serious love for P90s out there.
     
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    I've got a partscasterized MIM Burton. I put an SD Phat Cat (Duncan's PAF sized P-90) in the neck position.

    Coupled with the Fralin Blues pecial in the bridge, the thing kills for that Faces/Stones/Crowes crunch, and cleans up well for a more pure blues tone.

    The middle switch Position is just unreal. I had to fool with pickup heights a bit, but now I can hear both the mid range push of the Phat Cat and the sizzlew of the Fralin. It's so good.
     
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    Neat song- slightly reminiscent of early Peter Green when he played with Mayall. Think "So Many Roads".
    Nice job!
     
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    That sounds tasty. How about some pics? BTW, the Crowes are my favorite band.
     
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    They're pretty much the same guitar with different pickups. They made one with two humbuckers and one with three singles as well. All of them were made in the Leaksville factory.

    As far as getting pics up, I'm not sure how. I can use my wife's cell phone to take a pic, but I'm not sure how I woud post it.
     
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    Here's a recent Gadow I picked up. This came stock with SD Vintage P90's. I was originally going top swap these for some Fralins (my favorite), but these sound great in this particular guitar. They remind me of a past Fralin 15% underwound/stock set I had. [​IMG]
     
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    I got one of these Washburn WI66 Gold Tops ... then put Lollar P90s in it. I'm real happy with it ...

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    I've owned gobs of P-90s in the last 40 years......the ones that came on a '57 wheat LP Special were surprisingly wonderful.
    The best P-90 I've ever had is one that was wound for me by Zhangliqun,absolutely a ridiculous tone monster at 9.3k.
     
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    There were five flavors of Peavey Firenza made, the first two were made in Meridian, and are basically a Strat copy, quality-wise in between Peavey's Falcon and Predator Strat copies. Those have 6-inline tuners, and a pickguard, ala a Strat. Both are decent guitars, but they don't have the same chubby necks and outright mojo factor as the Leakesville Firenzas, IMHO.

    The three flavors of Leakesville Firenza were all made in Leakesville MS, and have 3-per side tuners and pickups are mounted directly to the body, ala the Wolfgang.

    Sorry in advance for the poor picture quality. The first pic is all three flavors, from left to right: Firenza AX (HH, solid ash body, Gotoh Powerbend tremolo, Schaller locking tuners) Soapbar Firenza (solid mahogany body, two Gotoh KMS V90 soapbar pickups, Gotoh TOM bridge) Firenza JX, HSS on a 5 way, basswood body, string thru body bridge ala an Anderson-style Tele).

    The rest of the pics are all soapbar Firenzas... (aren't you glad I don't have grandchildren yet?! :oops: )
     

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    Those P90 Peaveys are seriously nice guitars with a great sound and superb playability.
     
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    Thanks, goldtopper..I dug out my copy of A Hard Road looking for that tune, which isn't on there, but that is some good old stuff.

    I did find So Many Roads on a 2 cd set..London '64'-69 ..at my library...

    Got a goldtop LP? Post if you get a chance.. I've always lusted after one of those, since '68..one of these days, I'll do it.
     
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    For something a little out of the ordinary (compared to a straight-up P-90) I really dig the TV Jones P-tron pickups. Granted, they're more or less Gretsch pickups (Filtertrons, Supertrons, Magnatrons) in a P-90 sized housing so they don't really sound exactly like a P-90, but they have a very cool, unique vibe to 'em that's unlike anything else out there. I have a parts Jazzmaster project in the works (well, just planning stages thus far) which I'm gonna drop a pair of those in (probably the Magnatron versions).
     
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