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  • #16
    I couldn't agree more. Here's my number one:

    I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
    ~ John Lee Hooker

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    • #17
      I couldn't agree more. Here's my number one:

      I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
      ~ John Lee Hooker

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      • #18
        I prefer the single in the neck for lead.

        A humbucker in the bridge is almost the the only thing I can stand except maybe a tele.



        I think it really comes down to your playing style tough, I guess I have been stuck on the superstrat mentality from by early playing HSS, HH, HS.



        The p90 nastyness in the bridge always steers me to agressive rock/punk rythyms. Which is fun for a short while.
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        • #19
          I prefer the single in the neck for lead.

          A humbucker in the bridge is almost the the only thing I can stand except maybe a tele.



          I think it really comes down to your playing style tough, I guess I have been stuck on the superstrat mentality from by early playing HSS, HH, HS.



          The p90 nastyness in the bridge always steers me to agressive rock/punk rythyms. Which is fun for a short while.
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          • #20
            This guitar of mine yields a really good "woman tone" from the P-90 in the neck. (that was actually my initial assessment of it when it arrived) The bridge pickup is a BB-3 so it's there for when you want to really dig in with your tone, i.e. quite edgy.





            But I'd say you could go either way. You look at the '72 Fender Telecaster Custom, which is neck HB and bridge SC, so you know that combo has its place and popularity. I own a repro of that guitar and one of the things that I really like about it is its design of two volume controls. You get the extremes of extra phat from the neck and extra edgy/bitey from bridge, but then you can also blend the two with quite a bit of variation when you have the two volume knobs.



            So I'd say "either way". From a quick googling for pics for "WTF an Epi Spirit is", it does appear to me that guitar has two volume controls, so in that case, "why not?"



            If you only had one volume control, then I'd lean towards the P-90 in the neck.
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            • #21
              This guitar of mine yields a really good "woman tone" from the P-90 in the neck. (that was actually my initial assessment of it when it arrived) The bridge pickup is a BB-3 so it's there for when you want to really dig in with your tone, i.e. quite edgy.





              But I'd say you could go either way. You look at the '72 Fender Telecaster Custom, which is neck HB and bridge SC, so you know that combo has its place and popularity. I own a repro of that guitar and one of the things that I really like about it is its design of two volume controls. You get the extremes of extra phat from the neck and extra edgy/bitey from bridge, but then you can also blend the two with quite a bit of variation when you have the two volume knobs.



              So I'd say "either way". From a quick googling for pics for "WTF an Epi Spirit is", it does appear to me that guitar has two volume controls, so in that case, "why not?"



              If you only had one volume control, then I'd lean towards the P-90 in the neck.
              A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
              HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
              Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
              I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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              • #22
                I don't know what a "Woman" tone is, but that sounds like a cool combo. If it were me I'd start searching for another Spirit and have one of each!

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                • #23
                  I don't know what a "Woman" tone is, but that sounds like a cool combo. If it were me I'd start searching for another Spirit and have one of each!

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                  • #24
                    id do mini in the neck and p90 in the bridge
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                    • #25
                      id do mini in the neck and p90 in the bridge
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                      • #26
                        Many teles have S/H. Don't see why it wouldn't work with a P90.

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                        • #27
                          Many teles have S/H. Don't see why it wouldn't work with a P90.

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                          • #28
                            I think I'd like neck HB/bridge P90 the best. I only have 1 guitar with a bridge HB and it gets the least attention of all my guitars.
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                            • #29
                              I think I'd like neck HB/bridge P90 the best. I only have 1 guitar with a bridge HB and it gets the least attention of all my guitars.
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                              • #30






                                Quote Originally Posted by deejaid
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                                It seems 90% of the time I see a guitar with a humbucker and a p90, the humbucker is at the bridge and the p90 at the neck position.



                                I have my Epi Spirit (LP Jr shape)




                                Do you have a pic? If you have what I think you do you don't want to change the bridge pup. Does it have a Gibson style open book headstock? If so you probably have Tim Shaw humbuckers in it. These are really great, valuable and sought after pickups. These were made as Epiphones and then some of them were relabeled as Gibson.



                                The one I had was a Gibson Spirit and you could see the Epiphone lable outline under the Gibson name. It had a single Tim Shaw in the bridge but there were 2 pickup versions too.



                                "The Gibson Spirit is a lesser-known model produced from 1982 to 1986 by Gibson in the Nashville, Tennessee, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, factories. It was initially produced in the Kalamazoo factory under the Epiphone nameplate. In response to poor sales, some Epiphone models were changed to Gibson, and a faint Epiphone logo can be seen under the Gibson logo on the peghead."



                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Spirit



                                Anyway, if this is what you have I wouldn't mess with it. Buy a PRS SE Soapbar and put a mini-humbucker in the position of your choice.



                                Mine looked exactly like this one:

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