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  • #16
    Gibson also has what they call "tapped" P90s. I'm not sure how these work, but the "tapped" sound is smaller and thinner, and perhaps is supposed to emulate the "tired" magnets of vintage instruments?

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    • #17
      Gibson also has what they call "tapped" P90s. I'm not sure how these work, but the "tapped" sound is smaller and thinner, and perhaps is supposed to emulate the "tired" magnets of vintage instruments?

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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by avenued
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        I hope so,cause I bought a 60,s tribute and it's the worst guitar I've ever bought.It's flat and dead




        did you try adjusting the pole pieces? that opened up my les paul jr a lot. it went from dull and lifeless to a hot rod with just a few twists of the poles. I'm not sure how your tribute's p-90s are, but the way the dog ear pickups are in a junior, the pickup is pretty far from the strings, so raising those poles made a huge difference.
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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by avenued
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          I hope so,cause I bought a 60,s tribute and it's the worst guitar I've ever bought.It's flat and dead




          did you try adjusting the pole pieces? that opened up my les paul jr a lot. it went from dull and lifeless to a hot rod with just a few twists of the poles. I'm not sure how your tribute's p-90s are, but the way the dog ear pickups are in a junior, the pickup is pretty far from the strings, so raising those poles made a huge difference.
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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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            i thought the custom shop had thier own pickups. my freind has a custom shop firebird with firebird pickups and they are killer.




            Nope the CS use the same pickups that all Gibson's use, BBs, P90s etc
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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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              i thought the custom shop had thier own pickups. my freind has a custom shop firebird with firebird pickups and they are killer.




              Nope the CS use the same pickups that all Gibson's use, BBs, P90s etc
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              • #22
                I seem to remember honeyiscool did a magnet switch-around with the P90s in his LP Tribute to make them hum-cancelling in the middle position - he said it was really easy to do... voids your warranty though.



                Other brands of P90 come with an extra connector so you can wire them up to be hum-cancelling if you want - my Bareknuckles did anyway (as an option, not as standard).



                I really, really love P90s.

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                • #23
                  I seem to remember honeyiscool did a magnet switch-around with the P90s in his LP Tribute to make them hum-cancelling in the middle position - he said it was really easy to do... voids your warranty though.



                  Other brands of P90 come with an extra connector so you can wire them up to be hum-cancelling if you want - my Bareknuckles did anyway (as an option, not as standard).



                  I really, really love P90s.

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by Elias Graves
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                    Nope. If its Gibson, it's a P90. All the same as far as I know.

                    Epiphones get the cheap ones but even an Epi P90 ain't bad.




                    ^This. A Gibby P-90 is a Gibby P-90 is a Gibby P-90.



                    I have 2 Epi's w/their stock P-90's (Casino and WildKat) and have no probs with those. My first Gibby P-90 guitar (Les Paul [Jr.] Special) is en route and should arrive Monday. I used to have a P-100 LP Special and it just wasn't the same.
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by Elias Graves
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                      Nope. If its Gibson, it's a P90. All the same as far as I know.

                      Epiphones get the cheap ones but even an Epi P90 ain't bad.




                      ^This. A Gibby P-90 is a Gibby P-90 is a Gibby P-90.



                      I have 2 Epi's w/their stock P-90's (Casino and WildKat) and have no probs with those. My first Gibby P-90 guitar (Les Paul [Jr.] Special) is en route and should arrive Monday. I used to have a P-100 LP Special and it just wasn't the same.
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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by Flintc
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                        Gibson also has what they call "tapped" P90s. I'm not sure how these work, but the "tapped" sound is smaller and thinner, and perhaps is supposed to emulate the "tired" magnets of vintage instruments?




                        They have two leads coming of the windings. One at full strength, one at less than full strength. It has more to do with emulating an OLD low output P90. The originals came with A2 magnets and were lower output.

                        Gibson switched to A5 in the early 50s sometime.
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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by Flintc
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                          Gibson also has what they call "tapped" P90s. I'm not sure how these work, but the "tapped" sound is smaller and thinner, and perhaps is supposed to emulate the "tired" magnets of vintage instruments?




                          They have two leads coming of the windings. One at full strength, one at less than full strength. It has more to do with emulating an OLD low output P90. The originals came with A2 magnets and were lower output.

                          Gibson switched to A5 in the early 50s sometime.
                          We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                          • #28
                            Thanks all. The hum-cancelling isn't a big deal, but it is curious Gibson isn't doing it. There's a guy in my town with a machine that flips magnet polarity [for a whopping $5] as long as they are alnico. Doesn't work on ceramics or neos.
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                            • #29
                              Thanks all. The hum-cancelling isn't a big deal, but it is curious Gibson isn't doing it. There's a guy in my town with a machine that flips magnet polarity [for a whopping $5] as long as they are alnico. Doesn't work on ceramics or neos.
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                              • #30
                                You don't need to waste $5 for that. Any P90 is easy as **************** to flip. I've done it on ceramic, alnico, etc. You don't even have to desolder it from the guitar.



                                This is what you do:



                                1. Take the strings off, remove the bridge pickup.

                                2. Take the cover off and remove the insides to the point that you can reach the magnets.

                                3. Flip the two magnets at the bottom 180 degrees.

                                4. Take the two coil leads, remove them from the existing pickup leads, solder them to the other pickup leads.

                                5. Done.



                                This should take you 15 minutes at most. It's very recommended.






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