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Dog ear P90 for bridge position recommendations. LP junior build.

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Danb541, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Danb541

    Danb541 Tele-Afflicted

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    building a Les Paul junior DC. Single bridge dog ear P90. I'm after a blues type sounding pickup that sounds good clean and with a little gain. I could go with a Duncan or golden age or Lollar. I've looked in to some of those and I'm sure I'd be happy with them but am curious if anyone knows a smaller pup builder they're happy with. $100 range in terms of budget.
    Thank in advance!
     
  2. JRapp

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    I recently got two P90s from Bootstrap and they are pretty good---more balanced than a Duncan and a little more lively than a Lollar. 39 bucks for a single and you choose specs to a certain degree. I'm sure they might accommodate magnets other than A5 or A2 if you choose. Worth checking out...
     
  3. El Marin

    El Marin Friend of Leo's

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    I really like Gibson P90... Give them a chance. As many cork sniffer change them you can find some quite cheap
     
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    Fralin makes a fine p90. Nothing wrong with a Gibson as well. @El Marin is right, you can find them pretty cheap usually.
     
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    I just 'plink plonk' at home so couldn't say but I like the Artec that I put in my last build. Any excuse for a pic (pathetic isn't it)? :(

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    Gibson's are really good. I also have used Wolftone which I like very much. Just checked, Wolftone has a 25% off sale. There is an excellent review in Tonequest. Lollar is great too. Hard to go wrong.
     
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    The one that came stock in my’19 Junior is outstanding.
     
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    I have a bunch of them and the Duncan Antiquity is probably the best. They all sound good though GfS, Epi, TV Jones
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    P90s are hard to screw up... go Ebay under $20/pair. I find more of the 'cheap' pickups act more like hand-wound boutique pickups by having half the internal capacitance of the popular brands listed in most threads (which I pull and put the 'cheap' pickups in). High internal capacitance throws a wet blanket over a pickup's tone.


    The Bootstrap pickups are another good option.
    Not sure if they make P90s, but look into Cavalier and Keystone/Lawrence

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  10. bgmacaw

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    I've said this before but just about any P90 that uses a vintage wind of around 7.5k with Alnico magnets is going to sound good.
     
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