P90 sized Humbucker

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  1. KenA

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    Is there such a thing as a P90 sized Humbucker? eg. a HB that fits in a P90 slot?

    ps. I've seen the opposite, eg HB-sized P90, but that's not what I'm after.
     
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    Dimarzio has plenty.
     
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  3. Wayne Alexander

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    Mini humbuckers will fit a p90 rout but they don’t sound like humbuckers if you want a PAF type sound. TV Jones makes several of his pickups to fit a p90 rout, the powertron is sorta close to a humbucker tone.
     
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    wow, thanks for the info! I'll check the TV Jones powertron...
     
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    Check The Creamery
     
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    I have a “stealth” p90 sized humbucker from the Creamery and it’s fantastic.


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    I think you can get a humbucker sized P90 also ...
     
  8. KenA

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    Which specific model is your “stealth” p90 sized humbucker from the Creamery?
     
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    Wilkinson minihum in P90 mounting ring. Drops right into a P90 rout.

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    Amen!
    My next favorite, after TVJ is stock, regular Gibson mini humbuckers.
    They sound great anywhere (position), and have since Gibson introduced them in the early sixties.
    Barry Bailey of the ARS and Scott Gorham are prime demonstrators!
     
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    I have a Kent Armstrong Stealth 90 in a Gibson Les Paul Junior. It's a stacked-coil humbucker that perfectly fits in the Gibson plastic cover and has the same adjustable screw poles, so it appears 100% stock. But being a humbucker, it's super quiet in operation.

    It sounds pretty close to a P90, with plenty of clarity when dialed back and that lovely midrange snarl when cranked up.
     
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    Mini humbucker was designed for that very purpose.
     
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    I have seen DiMarzio make a P-90 sized Super Distortion. Just checked their website and they have five soapbar-sized humbuckers.
     
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    They’ve just discontinued the Deluxe Plus models. It doesn’t say so on their website, but I tried to buy them two weeks ago and couldn’t. I managed to locate a neck model at a dealer, and went with a Super Distortion bridge model. It’s
    Supposedly gonna ship tomorrow. We shall see...

    DiMarzio would be my first choice for any kind of replacement pickup. But for some reason they aren’t very popular on this forum.
     
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    I absolutely love DiMarzio pickups. I would imagine their soapbar-sized humbuckers are among their least popular pickups. These days, it seems that P-90's are super popular, so I would bet there aren't many people replacing them with humbuckers.

    In my experience, it seems that a lot of players associate DiMarzio with the modern and high-gain guitar sounds, while they look to places like Duncan for the more classic sounding pickups (although both manufacturers offer excellent pickups for both modern and classic tones). Looking through their artist roster would make one believe the same. I had the opportunity, through a tech customer, to get to install and play over half of DiMarzio's high-output humbucker lineup and I loved every pickup I installed. The sounds varied wildly, but each and every pickup had pleasing/usable sounds. I am always impressed with their pickups.
     
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    The lowest-output pickups I've owned were DiMarzio HS-3 pickups. Great clean strat tone.
     
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    I agree on almost all of this. Every time somebody asks me about my rig at a gig and I mention DiMazrios (I use them a LOT) I get weird looks, and “I thought they were metal pickups...” or something similar.

    I discovered them kinda by accident. I went to GC to buy Duncans about twenty years ago. They were out. But had some DiMarzios. I wanted to finish my parts build for weekend gigs so I made the “sacrifice”. I bought an Air Norton and a PAF Pro. I put them in the neck and bridge, respectively, of an HH Strat build. I was so floored I started putting their pickups in everything I needed to buy new pickups for. They just have so much more air, and bounce, and liveliness than anything else I’ve run across. They transform every guitar I put them in.
     
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