P90 suggestions for an SG style guitar

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  1. GhostofJohnToad

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    So I picked up an ESP viper p90(soap bar) equipped guitar. It plays great, but the stock pickups while sounding good clean, sound dull when driven. I'm looking for some suggestions. I think my limit for a set is about $150 or less. This will be played mainly with my new AC15. Note Articulation and grit are what I'm after.
     
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    PumpJockey Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Rose Pickups in Livermore CA.

    I replaced the P-100s in my Les Paul Special with a pair. They will wind with your choice of magnets. I also have one in my home brew LP Junior. Reasonably priced and quick service.
     
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    I would have you consider Seymour Duncan Vintage P90s or if you are not playing high gain, Seymour Duncan Antiquities.
     
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    I'm not looking for high gain so to speak but more edgy.
     
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    I got a set from Benson pickups, 808john on Ebay. He'll make them just how you want, the price is right, and quality was top notch. He did my order in about a week.

    Some considerations are type of magnet (Alnico II,III, V, Ceramic) as well as how many turns.
     
  6. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I have a 60's Tribute SG with a set of Lollars. My favorite by far. After trying about every P90 on the market, the Lollars are a head above the rest. Chime, grit, it's all there. I don't even use pedals with an AC15.
     
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