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Need p90 equipped guitar with familiar neck feel.


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I'm GAS'in for a new p90 eqipped guitar. Thinking Strat-o-sonic. Looking to try a Blueshawk, LP double cuttaway, or Godin LGp90. Have tried PRS SE soapbar, price was right but hated the neck. I shoulda bought a Reverend slingshot last year when I had the itch and the dough. Any other guitars under a grand and worth playing?
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Originally posted by comacoda:

I'm GAS'in for a new p90 eqipped guitar. Thinking Strat-o-sonic. Looking to try a Blueshawk, LP double cuttaway, or Godin LGp90. Have tried PRS SE soapbar, price was right but hated the neck. I shoulda bought a Reverend slingshot last year when I had the itch and the dough. Any other guitars under a grand and worth playing?

Did ya try out any other neck profiles? on the PRS, I have played a Blues Hawk before and liked it.
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Having recently got a double-cut Vintage LP Jnr with a single P90, I'm a convert, but like you , I want somer familiarity, so I'm seriously considering getting a pair of humbucker-size P90s and putting them in my Ibanez Studio - it's a bright-bodied guitar, so the combination should work well.

 

Would you consider that kind of thing?

 

Geoff

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Originally posted by Geoff Byrne:

Having recently got a double-cut Vintage LP Jnr with a single P90, I'm a convert, but like you , I want somer familiarity, so I'm seriously considering getting a pair of humbucker-size P90s and putting them in my Ibanez Studio - it's a bright-bodied guitar, so the combination should work well.

 

Would you consider that kind of thing?

 

Geoff

Worked for me with the 336 and the Fat Cat Duncan P-90s.

 

Bill

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Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

Originally posted by Geoff Byrne:

Having recently got a double-cut Vintage LP Jnr with a single P90, I'm a convert, but like you , I want somer familiarity, so I'm seriously considering getting a pair of humbucker-size P90s and putting them in my Ibanez Studio - it's a bright-bodied guitar, so the combination should work well.

 

Would you consider that kind of thing?

 

Geoff

Worked for me with the 336 and the Fat Cat Duncan P-90s.

 

Bill

Bill,

 

Is one of the pair reverse wound/phase so they are noise-cancelling in combination?

 

And can I be rude, and ask how much the pair sells for in the US?

 

Geoff

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I tried a Strat-o-sonic, and found it to hum annoyingly. The salesperson's response was "P90's are all like that". Needless to say, I left it there. It sounded so bad I thought it was a shielding problem. The staff's indifference to this concern in a brand new instrument didn't sit well with me.
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Originally posted by Bluesape:

I tried a Strat-o-sonic, and found it to hum annoyingly. The salesperson's response was "P90's are all like that". Needless to say, I left it there. It sounded so bad I thought it was a shielding problem. The staff's indifference to this concern in a brand new instrument didn't sit well with me.

Single coil pickups hum. If the strat it your avatar is a standard strat, it has single coil pickups. In the same situation, it should hum, too.

 

anyone wonder why I have so little respect for salesmen?

 

Bill

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Steve Martin

 

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.

 

 

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Originally posted by Geoff Byrne:

Is one of the pair reverse wound/phase so they are noise-cancelling in combination?

 

And can I be rude, and ask how much the pair sells for in the US?

 

Geoff

Yes, to the noise-cancelling question.

 

I don't know what the cost was... that was a year ago, a lot has happened to me in a year. Plus, my local luthier did the job, so the cost was for the complete pickup replacement job, plus a setup, since he sets up all of my new purchases.

 

 

Bill

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Originally posted by Museeip:

I would check out the Music Man's with P90's. I was just watching the Eagles DVD ,and the guy replacing Don Felder, Steuart Smith had one that sounded GREAT!.

I've always liked those guitars, wasn't aware of a p90 music man. Thanks! My old man saw Mr. Smith play not long ago and was also favorably impressed. I'm looking for a pro quality axe that is going keep its value and compliment my skills, I've invested 10 years now and I can play so I'm going to get a serious guitar. As to all of you Agile supporters!!! I really do get the cheap thrills guitars, right now my personal fave is an Eastwood delta 6 335'ish resonator and it smokes! I'm looking for the grail, which to me has p90's, quality wood, and quality components with a name I can trust.
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Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

Originally posted by Bluesape:

I tried a Strat-o-sonic, and found it to hum annoyingly. The salesperson's response was "P90's are all like that". Needless to say, I left it there. It sounded so bad I thought it was a shielding problem. The staff's indifference to this concern in a brand new instrument didn't sit well with me.

Single coil pickups hum. If the strat it your avatar is a standard strat, it has single coil pickups. In the same situation, it should hum, too.

 

anyone wonder why I have so little respect for salesmen?

 

Bill

Bluesape's ESP is loaded with EMG's.

going from that i could see a big shock with p90's. actually my LG doesn't make much noise unless there is a monitor near. the pickups are deep in the body and sheilding paint is in the pickup cavities.

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Originally posted by Geoff Byrne:

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Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:

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Originally posted by Geoff Byrne:

[qb] Having recently got a double-cut Vintage LP Jnr with a single P90, I'm a convert, but like you , I want somer familiarity, so I'm seriously considering getting a pair of humbucker-size P90s and putting them in my Ibanez Studio - it's a bright-bodied guitar, so the combination should work well.

 

Would you consider that kind of thing?

 

Geoff [/qb

I've got a mahogany bodied Ibanez Jetking 2 with a special order neck that I could drop fat cats in, but it's probably one step forward two steps back..... I had an Ibanez Talman tc620 with kent armstrong p90's that I sold a couple months ago.... That guitar would have been killer with some upgrades, I had the trem blocked and a great setup, played great.... It fell short in the bridge PU and pots, tuners were junk too... I need a real guitar!

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A friend of mine has a '68 Gibson dual P90 SG with a Vibrola. It sounds absolutely terrific. I've never been a big fan of the P90 sound but is one of the best sounding P90 equipped axes I've ever heard. Hooked up a Bogner Shiva and a 4x12 cab, that guitar just screams. I love playing it.

 

 

If I was going to have a guitar with P90s in it, it would be the Gibson SG, I think.

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P-90s, being very high output single coils, are about the noisiest pickups on the market. Most guitars with 'em nowadays do have a noise-cancelling combination of reverse-wound, reverse polarity pickups, including the Agiles I mentioned above.
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Yeah, I know if I give mine half a chance (like playing in a place with bad wiring, dimmers, neons, etc.- yer average gig environment), they'll hum and buzz reeeeeaaaaal baaaaad.

 

In fact, I came by one of my favorite effects, touch-sensitive picking-hand controlled volume-swells (now practically a "signature" sound of mine), because of the necessity of a noise-gate anytime I played my "soapbar" axe through medium to high gain overdrive or distortion.

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Played a rather beat up used lgp90 at the guitar center this last weekend. Was a doable meat and potatoes guitar, I'm sure a better cared for example would have made more of an impression. Definitely has potential, the quest continues...
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Played a rather beat up used lgp90 at the guitar center this last weekend. Was a doable meat and potatoes guitar, I'm sure a better cared for example would have made more of an impression. Definitely has potential, the quest continues...
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