01-22-2013 06:05 PM - edited 01-22-2013 06:09 PM
I can't unless I have a pair of headphones on and am really paying attention on this clip. I used the EF86 Channel on a handwired Vox AC15 with the exact same settings for both guitars. I used the bridge pickups on both. The amp was turned up half way--there are no real tone controls other than some presets and the Cut control which was turned off. I used the standard old school setting from the late 50's.
I will get hammered with comments about "too much overdrive..." etc., but the point here is that using a typical vintage setup, it's very hard to hear dramatic differences between PAF's and P90's. But you may disagree, so make sure you listen to the whole video.
01-22-2013 06:50 PM
01-22-2013 06:57 PM
Thank you. I think you just cured some GAS. I have no p90 guitar at the moment. I wanted one bad a few minutes ago, but not so much now. How about a comparison with clean tones!
01-22-2013 07:03 PM
I'm listening on junk laptop speakers and the difference is rather drastic to me. The P90s have that single coil clarity. The humbuckers are much rounder sounding.
01-22-2013 07:10 PM
01-22-2013 07:16 PM
01-22-2013 07:20 PM - edited 01-22-2013 07:21 PM
I agree that P90's and PAF's are generally in the same tonal ballpark. However, I can hear distinctive differences in the video. The P90's sounds more articulate, raw and hairy. The Humbucker sounds a bit more muffled and smoother...almost more polite.
My experience with my own clips has been, once I upload them, the differences in sound become minimized. So, while I like soundclips, they are not definitive proof of anything. I consider this anecdotal evidence.
01-22-2013 07:58 PM
I can't say too much whilst I'm on my laptop but from the ones I've owned, I find the difference most pressing when you are dealing with an uncovered P90. My humbucker sized 90's with covers are pretty **bleep** close to a PAF.
01-22-2013 08:03 PM - edited 01-22-2013 08:04 PM
The tone is very close but at the end of the P90 demo the hum was still there , that's just the way they are and why I prefer the PAF's
01-22-2013 08:06 PM
The midrange is different between the 2 I like the PAF a little more definded and rounder sounding .I'ts still hard to tell through computer speakers.
01-22-2013 10:51 PM
01-23-2013 12:22 AM
I hear a difference in that video, but that's because they are side by side. If it was just one guitar on a track I doubt I would know for sure.
I does confirm my sentiment that a good PAF style have a lot in common with a fat single coil tone
01-23-2013 06:12 AM
It's hard to hear when stuff is palm muted. I think it's pretty apparent when the chords ring out though. I also think the differences are more obvious when playing clean.
01-23-2013 07:55 AM - edited 01-23-2013 07:56 AM
interesting. I prefer the p90s, and find them more articulate, and less muddy. that chord around 0:29 compared to similar with the buckers is most revealing. you should try mini-buckers againts both.
but then again:
01-25-2013 05:56 AM
Here, I'm on big boxes and the differnce is quite audible (even if not dramatic).
The humbuckers are smoother and more muffled (less definite).
The P-90 have a slightly more aggressive midrange and some harmonics ringing in the highs (some might say it's a bit annoying but I like that sort of dirt).
I guess, you need to feel the dynamic response of the guitar to your playing to really "feel" the most difference.
01-25-2013 07:19 AM
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