Short dogear P90s? Who makes them?

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I'm trying to work out who makes short dogear P90s (that fit on an ES330 or Casino).
So far, the ones I keep coming across are Fralin, Lollar, Creamery and Kent Armstrong.

Who else makes pickups for a 330 or Casino, with metal or plastic covers?
Also, who makes just the covers and baseplates, for those who want to install it themselves?


(And a separate question as a sidenote:
What are the normal Epiphone metal covers made of? If it's nickel-silver I could reuse the existing covers, if it's brass is likely to affect the tone).
 

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I got some Chinese made with metal covers and ceramic magnets, but the covers are shaped for an arch top. Got them from CBGitty.com for about $17 a piece. They're vintage wind and output, haven't tried them yet.
 

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I've never heard any complaints about Lollars or Fralins. Is there some reason they aren't good enough?
 

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I've never heard any complaints about Lollars or Fralins. Is there some reason they aren't good enough?

More a question of knowing what the options are, and that those two are also rather expensive. Also, American manufacturers are far away from me and shipping is more expensive.
 

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I think that every winder makes a P90 by now, from budget to extra fancy. Who are you looking at that doesn't make a P90?
What is a "short" dogear? I've only heard of dogear and soapbar variants, never "short dogear".

The best two brands I have played / owned are Lollar and Seymour Duncan Antiquity.
 

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I guess by "short" you mean not tall? rather than short length wise. It seems like many makers make them. I have a couple old Allparts P90 covers here that are at most 3/8" overall height or less.
You can mount a soapbar in a dog ear cover with the two normal mounting screws in the middle of the soap bar using small screws and nuts. (see below)
Real dogears have a brass dog ear shaped baseplate. I have one here.

Very low covers are available, put a dog ear in one:
 
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I think that every winder makes a P90 by now, from budget to extra fancy. Who are you looking at that doesn't make a P90?
What is a "short" dogear? I've only heard of dogear and soapbar variants, never "short dogear".

The best two brands I have played / owned are Lollar and Seymour Duncan Antiquity.

A short dogear is less high than a normal dogear, and it's what you need for the neck position of an ES-330 or an Epiphone Casino.
 

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A short dogear is less high than a normal dogear, and it's what you need for the neck position of an ES-330 or an Epiphone Casino.

Your options are custom or inscrutably Oriental. Kind of a niche market, no? This is one of the reasons I don't own a Casino.
 

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Curtis Novak

https://www.curtisnovak.com/shop/epi-casino-p90/

Novak_Epi_Casino_P90.jpg
 

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My Casino has Lollars in them...great pickups. Love them!

I think Seymour Duncan's antiquities will fit a Casino/330 style.
 

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Thanks, I didn't know about that one.

Wow, 150$ a pickup!
Buy once, cry once. Plus, his appears to be the only shop making a pickup specifically for the Casino. Also, his is a smaller shop, so that means there is a higher chance that he is directly involved with your build than Lollar or Fralin.

I always look at Novak first.
 
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The cover for the Curtis Novak pickup looks nice. Some aftermarket covers are too squared off at the edges.

I noticed on their site they have a shorter one and is curved to marched the arched top on a 330/Casino.

Not sure who makes a separate curved cover so you may have to do that yourself:

https://www.tdpri.com/threads/mounting-dog-ear-p90-to-curved-top.786808/

Apparently some early chrome covers were plastic. I think I read that on guitarhq.
 
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