The thing is, its not a “real” P90 if its not the right size/construction. Its just an approximation/emulation of the P90 tone but in a HB format. What makes a P90 a P90 is it’s construction and size. But with that said, some of the P90 in HB format pickups sound good and sounds like a P90 should, so try it!
For an affordable set, wolfetone is very good. Mean and meaner should get you there, but ask Wolfe Macleod if he can make you the Mean and Meaner set in HB Format. I wouldve changed the Lollars to Wolfetones if I was not lazy. Lol
I recently put an IronGear Alchemist 90 into a hollow-body. Cheap as soap but soundwise I can't wish more.
Tonerider Rebel 90 is in a same guitar on bridge position. I know it's not fair comparison but IronGear is better by a very slight margin.
I replaced the 2 SD that come standard in my G&L ASAT Deluxe Hollowbody with 2 HD Z-90 pups. All I can say is holy crap and yowza am I happy. The cleans are bold an d thick while the dirt tones are so open and articulate. I can hear every note. I have never played real p90 pups so I cannot...
I have a Gibson P-94 in the neck position of my SG. It’s a p90 sound, but different from regular Gibson P90s. Smoother, maybe a little darker. If you’re looking for straight up P-90, maybe not the P-94.