G&l Junior 2...P90...Any love for these?

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  1. goddardo

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    Got my eye on this one. I like the p90 in a Tele idea and thinking seriously about it.. Any owners out there who can comment on these... Cheers guys
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    I had one for a while. It was a nice guitar, nothing special but sounded and played good.
     
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    I like it. :)
     
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    I'm sure it's a great guitar, but......

    Why not consider the ASAT Special (Tribute or not) instead?

    The special is slightly different. Jumbo MFD pick ups, close to a P90, but I little more HiFi, more balanced and less mids focused.

    The 2nd difference is the bridge unit. IMO, the ASAT Special saddle lock bridge unit is wonderful. Great engineering design, superbly comfy to play if like me you occasionally mute chords for percussive effect. Great sustain from that bridge too.

    IMO superior to the usual TOM.
     
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    This nice guitar gave me slight GAS, but I’m happy to say my NGD today will likely make me forget all about it :D
     
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    That is indeed beautiful. I love the hybrid look, and the single volume/single tone controls. I'd have to try the neck to see if I would play one. Thanks...... ;)
     
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    Speaking of which, I've been eying this up.... Are these pickups pretty close to p90s then?... This is a USA, 1990s I believe
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    I have the ASAT special tribute series and love it. I don't have any experience with P90 but from what I read these pickups are much more HiFi than a P90. I think a P90 has a lot more winds while the MFD pickups use a better magnetic field so they can use fewer winds and still have hotter output while keeping clarity.
    The USA models are very nice - but one thing about G&L is the Tribute series is not giving up much. You get the same pickups and same bridge - just cheaper tuners is the only compromise.
    Here's a good review:
     
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    Years ago that was a custom shop limited edition or whatever G&L called it at the time. I played one in a Mom & Pop store in Memphis. I REALLY liked it.

    It has become a regular production guitar after it's limited release. I think that says something.

    As I recall it was more LP Jr. than Tele, but with a more modern neck shape and radius.

    I would love to play one again.
     
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    I like it!
    24.75" or 25.5" scale??

    If it's the longer scale- I like that the bridge pickup is not angled back, thus it won't be as shrill sounding as a grad asat.

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    I've had an ASAT Special in the past and guitars with P90s - the big MFDs are really their own thing, they are even (across treble/mid/bass), articulate and for lack of a better description "big sounding" while P90s have a kind of mid/treble bump to them. Both nice, but not really the same - the MFDs are like a vintage Tele bridge pickup with the mids and bass boosted to the same level as the treble while P90s have a real snarl/growl to them.

    The G&L is 25 1/2" scale. The original USA models had the MFDs with the angled pickup, then they later did another limited USA run with P90s with the straight bridge pickup (in Korinia if I'm remembering correctly), and when G&L did the Tribute version they went with P90s and the straight bridge pickup.
     
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    Tanks Jon!!

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    It's 25.5 scale
     
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    It tempts me. I have given up two P90 guitars (I forget why, probably money), and I miss them both.
     
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