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Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« on: September 02, 2018, 11:24:09 pm »
GAS is a real thing. I manage GAS with a GAL (Gear Acquisition List) so that I can prioritize and bargain shop more effectively. Anyway, the subject line says it all. A guitar with P90's is on my GAL. Whatchagot?

 

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 12:47:16 am »
If you combine GAS with GAL and throw in a T you may get G&L ASAT

Not the Classic (straight tele style)
Not the Blueboy

'The Special'

It has two phenomenal pickups. Not P90s in the strict sense.
But hotter than single coil. Beefier. Grittier. Cleaner than humbuckers. Just fantastic tonal variety.
And the bridge design is pretty darn good too.

U S or Tribute depending on budget.

Loads of videos to check out on the web.

http://glguitars.com/product/asat-special/

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 01:39:47 am »
Thanks @close2u, that's a real eye and ear opener right there!

There is something to be said about this all-time classic tone example:




EDIT: That G&L ASAT Special is only $500 US. Wow!

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 06:28:51 am »
My next suggestion would have been a Casino and by huge coincidence I watched that same video yesterday

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 06:30:31 am »

EDIT: That G&L ASAT Special is only $500 US. Wow!

Unbelievable bang for the buck and even more so if buying used as sadly their market value does not hold up

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 06:32:09 am »
I have a Gibson lpj hanging on the wall with little to no play time and I am considering to having the pickups changed to p90’.
Not decided yet, though.
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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 07:58:17 am »
I have a lefty Tele with dual p90s which made for me. I always liked Teles, but the bridge was always too cutting for my tastes, and difficult to tame - especially when Fender now put RH pots in their LH models, which meant the tone had no control, it was either on or off (long story).

So a dual P90 in a solid body sound midway between a single coil and HB. I prefer the bridge sound of a P90, as it can be clean or dirty without being harsh.


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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 02:47:12 pm »
One of those down there has P90s. ↓ I still haven't made my mind up about them.
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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 04:23:32 pm »
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I always liked Teles, but the bridge was always too cutting for my tastes, and difficult to tame
A tele is a must have in my opinion, the bridge p/u sets it apart as it can cut through any mix. There isn't much point in taming it really, unleash it and besides, Keef. 8)
 
These WildKats retail for $400 US with P90s and Bigsby:



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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 06:34:58 pm »
I had an Agile AL(3100? don't remember the model number, it was a few years old), Gold Top Les Paul clone, was an excellent acquisition for the price, which was about €570 after shipping and customs, closest to it in terms of quality would be the Gibson Les Paul BFG, which is over €800.
And I say closest because I'm honestly not convinced that the Gibson would be of better quality.
Sold it recently because I needed the cash, otherwise I'd still have it.
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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2018, 06:50:44 pm »
A tele is a must have in my opinion, the bridge p/u sets it apart as it can cut through any mix. There isn't much point in taming it really, unleash it and besides, Keef. 8)

The bridge pu makes the Tele. I do like the neck pu and the middle position. But without the bridge pu it would be a bland guitar.
It’s all about installing the right bridge pu in the Tele, and my Seymour Duncan Vintage for Tele sure bites the right way... for me at least.
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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 08:47:31 pm »
I have two guitars with P90s: a Fender Mustang (two P90s) and a Fender Tele (P90 neck, regular tele bridge).

Both of them are excellent guitars. I really dig tones from P90s. Of the two, I tend to play the tele more. Part of that is that I like teles (and I love tele bridge pickups), but it's also that the middle position that blends the neck P-90 and the tele bridge pickup is really nice.

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2018, 11:17:21 pm »
For a [email protected] in the neck and something else in the bridge Yamaha make these three Pacific models.



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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2018, 07:44:03 pm »
This might be the one. Right in my wheelhouse -- super cheap right now at Guitar Center:



$120 US.

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Re: Tell me about your guitar with P90 pickups
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 01:19:57 am »
I have 2 guitars with P90s, both LPs. One is a cheap J Turser goldtop, the other a 2014 MIA Gibson Melody Maker (not the weird kind they used to make; LP style but with a much thinner body). Both cut fantastically. The P90 is a great pickup.
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