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  • How does a P90 sound in a Strat ?

    I am at the point of deciding whether or not to stuff a P90 or a humbucker into the bridge position of a Strat I am messing around with ......

    I imagine it would sound pretty good ......

  • #2
    I'm not sure but I would think that it may be a bit bright. Most Strats are Alder, Ash or basswood and a P90 is a crisp pup. I think the P90s sound great with a mahogany body guitar.
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    • #3
      See my post on the Strat P-90 conversion I just finished. I respectfully disagree with the last post. It's definitely smoother and fatter than a (edit: regular/typical) SC. Of course, the actual P90 you choose will make a difference too.

      In my case- it sounds fantastic. It's not as bright as when I had MIA stock, Carvin AP22, or Fender Fat 50's in there. Just be sure to wire a tone control to it, and you're cookin' with grease!

      PaulS
      "Deep in the heart of Texas"
      An actual HCGF member since '97, but had to re-register.

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      • #4
        Watch yourself there. Someone will have to point out that a P90 is a single coil, Paul.

        Won't be me though.

        //S
        Playing lite rock and eeeasy listening in the Mazi Bee KICK ASS Militia.

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        • #5
          Don't mess with Texas, Shocker
          Hey, Cancer! **************** You!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shocker
            Watch yourself there. Someone will have to point out that a P90 is a single coil, Paul.

            Won't be me though.

            //S
            Good catch. A typo I blame on my Dos Equis. Okay-- here's what I meant to say-- "it's not as bright as a conventional SC."

            PaulS
            "Deep in the heart of Texas"
            An actual HCGF member since '97, but had to re-register.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jjpistols
              Don't mess with Texas, Shocker
              LOL! I got your back too bro!

              PaulS
              "Deep in the heart of Texas"
              An actual HCGF member since '97, but had to re-register.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PaulSter
                Good catch. A typo I blame on my Dos Equis. Okay-- here's what I meant to say-- "it's not as bright as a conventional SC."

                PaulS




                No worries. I was thinking about starting a thread entitled "Does anyone make a single-coiled sized P90?" but I can't think of how to start it without a.) sounding stupid or b.) exceeding the line limit for thread titles.

                //S
                Playing lite rock and eeeasy listening in the Mazi Bee KICK ASS Militia.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shocker




                  No worries. I was thinking about starting a thread entitled "Does anyone make a single-coiled sized P90?" but I can't think of how to start it without a.) sounding stupid or b.) exceeding the line limit for thread titles.

                  //S


                  Vintage Vibe and SK both do, I think.

                  Don't mess with P90s.
                  Hey, Cancer! **************** You!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pepi
                    I'm not sure but I would think that it may be a bit bright. Most Strats are Alder, Ash or basswood and a P90 is a crisp pup. I think the P90s sound great with a mahogany body guitar.


                    Actually, they sound really fat and bluesy in alder. Between the midrange of the P-90 and the fat, middy sound of the alder, it's a pretty fat tone. Add the trem springs for a little sponginess and it is a damn sweet blues guitar.

                    -Y.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shocker




                      No worries. I was thinking about starting a thread entitled "Does anyone make a single-coiled sized P90?" but I can't think of how to start it without a.) sounding stupid or b.) exceeding the line limit for thread titles.

                      //S
                      Shocker, you're weclome to use my corrected version-- "Does any make a conventional (or "regular"?) SC-sized P90?"

                      I just can't remember who makes them-- but I just saw them recently--
                      PaulS
                      "Deep in the heart of Texas"
                      An actual HCGF member since '97, but had to re-register.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jjpistols
                        Don't mess with Texas, Shocker


                        Seriously, possibly the best thing about Texas is that you actually have signs that say "Don't Mess With Texas" up all over the place.

                        //S
                        Playing lite rock and eeeasy listening in the Mazi Bee KICK ASS Militia.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jjpistols


                          Vintage Vibe and SK both do, I think.

                          Don't mess with P90s.


                          There is also the Fralin 42's and 43's.

                          But for me the wide windings of the P-90 is part of their character. That's where the extra midrange complexity comes from.

                          -Y.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shocker


                            Seriously, possibly the best thing about Texas is that you actually have signs that say "Don't Mess With Texas" up all over the place.

                            //S


                            Just a friendly reminder that you've crossed into a land of bad men and rattlesnakes.
                            Hey, Cancer! **************** You!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jjpistols


                              Just a friendly reminder that you've crossed into a land of bad men and rattlesnakes.


                              Yeah yeah. It's the only thing keeping me from advocating selling Texas back to Mexico. Or the French.

                              That's right, you heard me.

                              //S
                              Playing lite rock and eeeasy listening in the Mazi Bee KICK ASS Militia.

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