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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

View PostNoisyjon, on 03 February 2014 - 09:06 AM, said:

Thanks for the link AM.

I had a look at this site and what I found interesting is where he mentions about using plastic covers.
Now, I know some guitars had/have P-90s with chrome covers but when I thought about it the sound I'm shooting for is that plastic covered vintage P90 sound.

So with that in mind this pickup ticks all the boxes for me and at a reasonable price from a UK supplier:
http://www.wdmusic.c...stic-1163-p.asp

You're welcome. The one thing I'd say is that for the price of that generic Korean made pickup, you could have a hand-wound model from a boutique builder.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

I'll keep you posted as to how it sounds!
My other plan is to go for a Fralin P-92 if this one doesn't work out.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

So, manufacturing location aside this pickup sounds absolutely fantastic and does what it should so I can only recommend the Kent Armstrong WPU900BP Humbucker size P90 with a back plastic cover.

I bought mine from WD Music who are the exclusive dealer and they had the unit in stock and ready to go. Can't be bad!






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Edited by Noisyjon, 10 February 2014 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

Happy news. I shall bear this in mind when next shopping for a P90. :)

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:20 PM

View Postskankdelvar, on 10 February 2014 - 06:08 PM, said:

Happy news. I shall bear this in mind when next shopping for a P90. :)

Thanks Skank!

And the advice I gleaned on the net somewhere about getting the pickup height of P-90s right is no joke.
Literally a single mm too low makes the world of difference :lol:
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:47 PM

I wonder what a strat loaded with P90's would sound like?
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:03 PM

View PostKiwi, on 19 February 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

I wonder what a strat loaded with P90's would sound like?
Fat! PRS did a triple P90 loaded guitar and Vintage/Fret King do one each too I think.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:23 PM



Here's one too. Sounds uber stratty.
Bass: Self built 5-string semi hollow headless, '79 Alembic Series 1 graphite, '78 Musicman Stingray, '86 Pangborn Warlord graphite, '93 Pedulla Pentabuzz, '09 Shuker Headless 6 MIDI (signed by Lee Sklar, Doug Wimbish and Billy Sheehan),'00 Spector NS5CR, '90 Status Series 1 5 string.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:12 AM

I made a partscaster with GFS Mean 90s in the neck and bridge (lipstick in the middle). The video posted above gives you an idea but the sound quality makes it hard to actually listen - I'll get a clip recorded...
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

Ok,clip sorted.. linkage > https://soundcloud.c...p90-pickup-demo

The sloppy pentatonic wibble is the neck p/u - the rhythm power chords are the bridge... backing track kindly supplied here > http://www.youtube.c...4?feature=watch

The guitar is made from a budget Tanglewood strat body,cheapie Wesley maple neck,GFS pickups/upgrade electrics and Wikinson hardware.

Soundwise - very stratty still,but louder,fatter and a bit darker with an extra sting that responds to pick dynamics - I get a lot of fun from it. :D

Edited by OldG, 22 February 2014 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

Just spotted this thread. In the last week I put a pair of Warman HBP90 into my Epiphone Phant-o-matic, following a long and unfruitful wait for some Gibson P94s to arrive on eBay. They cost just £25.00 for the pair - I just figured if they were rubbish, I'd just recycle them here. That said, they sound a-fecking-mazing...genuinely shocked at how good the tone is and my chosen finish (chrome surround, black case) looks suitably bling. Gone is the mushy/squeally output from the stock Epi humbuckers; from a clarity perspective, it's kind of halfway between a traditional Stratocaster pickup and a humbucker. (Which I suppose sums up what a P90 is anyway.) Lovely!
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