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Please identify this old P90

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by DeepDangler, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. DeepDangler

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    I’ve been parting out an old project guitar and noticed the bridge pickup is not original. The original owner routed the guitar to fit this P90 so I figure it must be special. Any ideas what this is and what it’s worth?
     

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  2. Zepfan

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    Worth: if it works, it's worth keeping.
    ID: looks like an old MIJ type to me.
     
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    Was that possibly like Gibson Marauder? They had a similar pickup that was squared off and encased in clear. There were I think two guitars at that period, a two pickup and a three pickup model, sort of Les Paul shaped with flying V's type of headstock, oh it was right around the time of those basses, the ripper and grabber. Anyway I think that pickup may have come from the three pickup model. But I can't say for sure.
     
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    I just got a picture in my head of one of the guys from kiss I think Ace frehley, in a lobby style standee playing those guitars I guess Gibson got them to endorse.
     
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    [​IMG]Gibson Marauder. Doesn't quite look the same.
     
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    P90s from the late 60s did have that weird clear bobbin, it could very well be an old P90. Looks like it was originally configured as a “dog ear” what with the mounting tabs.
     
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    That's a late 60s/70s Gibson dogear P90. They used the clear bobbin starting around then. Note the Lenzite lead, typical black tape on the coil, etc. Gibson, around 7-8K DCR, short A5 magnets like a T-top. They're OK, but don't fetch anywhere near the $$$ the 50s P90s get.
     
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    What JRapp said, the clear bobbin started in 1969, the nickel baseplate was changed to brass in 1979.
     
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    I have a '60s Gibson P90 in my Junior (not original) that looks like that, and it's great. I've seen listings asking some nutsy prices on Reverb for them, but I'm not selling.
     
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    well, er... yeh that's an old P-90, sure enough.
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    If you look at the prices, you will see that 1979 clear bobbin / nickel bottom plate cost a lot more than a 1985 black bobbin/brass bottom P90.
     
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