P90 in the Bridge position?

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  1. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looks a bit thinner than a regular lipstick. Maybe a strat lipstick? Not sure...
     
  2. guitartwonk

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    P90 at bridge? Sure, why not. I had a HB sized P90 at bridge in my main Tele for quite a while. It sounded nice but not as good as a full size P90.

    Recently I changed it to a Quarter pounder, which sounds amazing. Possibly even better than a P90... Which I know is sacrilege to say, but hey, it's the truth! [​IMG][​IMG]

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    I have a Epi P90 in my Alder Strat. I love it , but the voicing seems better suited to Mahogany so I need to eq a little. Are the Fender P90s voiced differently than Gibson ? I bought a set for my next Tele build.
     
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    I too wanted a Tele/Junior mashup - mine is a little conservative, it’s just an Esquire with a Cavalier Humungous Lion in a normal bridge. But that pickup does a fantastic job of sounding like a P90 with some hot tele bridge tones too. I’d highly recommend it for anyone who wants a gnarly single pickup guitar with Tele ergonomics.

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    The best £80 I've spent in a while. Bought the loaded body off a friend, then threw on a neck from my test bed guitar.

    One P90 is great- but two? Gotta love that. ;)

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    I'm still bummed I missed TTB and BBS when they came through here. Love them both. I've gone over to a LP type with P90s (the neck p90 is a staple-type, so it sounds more Fendery than a regular p90) and a Tele with an over wound bridge and WRHB-type neck).

    There's just enough difference between them to cover a huge range of options but enough similarities that I can do all o need with either one. But if I had to pick only one, it would be the p90 bridge and WRHB type neck.

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  9. Flaneur

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    We aren't all talking about- or looking for the same things, from a P90, of course. You might want that snarly, Leslie West bark, while I'm wanting those early 50s, T-Bone, Lowell Fulson, hollow notes.

    Low wind pickups are harder to find and sometimes, still a bit crunchy, for me. Plus, I have to say no, to dog ear types. They are cool looking- but I need the adjustment.
     
  10. JeffBlue

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    You could look into Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90s. I use them and they sound fantastic.
     
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    That is one SWEEEEET looking axe! Dauumm!:)
     
  12. joebloggs13

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    Very Very nice! Love P90 Teles!
     
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  14. eclecticsynergy

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    Rio Grande makes some darn good pickups. I have two pair of their humbuckers, and a Muy Grande set in one of my Teles.

    The Quarter Pound is another good rec IMO, sorta like a midpoint between hot Tele and P90 tone.
     
  15. LGOberean

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    I really like Blackberry Smoke's music. I stumbled across a broadcast of a live performance of theirs a number of years ago, back when we still had cable. Don't remember the name of the music channel for sure now, but I think it was Palladia (sp?). Anyway, it was around the time of the release of BBS' Whippoorwill album. I really dug it, and so I looked them up. I've added several of their songs to my performance repertoire: Ain't Much Left of Me, One Horse Town, We Can Run Away from it All. And I like their cover of My Old Friend, the Blues better than the original.

    And from what I've seen, Charlie Starr's preference is for a single pickup in the bridge, a la his LP Jrs and his Dan Armstrong plexi, or that tele with the bridge P-90 in the bridge. I'm guessing that P-90s are his favorite. For myself, all my teles have two pickups, one with a P-90 in the neck.
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  16. trev333

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    yeah they go alright with a P90 in the neck, too...;)

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    I love P90 neck tone, have quite a few guitars with neck P90s.

    Had this almost-matched pair of Teles; I gave the one on the right to my son for Christmas coupla years ago and kept Raven, the Aerodyne on the left.


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