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Noisyjon

Humbucker sized P-90 pickups

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Hello All,

I am hankering after a P-90 loaded guitar again :unsure:

There's an old LP style guitar kicking around and thought about putting some HB sized P-90s in it....
But, Anyone tried something like the Bareknuckle Pickup's Mississippi Queen?

I've heard they aren't quite the same as the real thing sound wise...

Cheers,
Jon

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A bit late, and frankly of no use to you tone-wise, but I have a Nantucket in my Jag baritone. I have no other P90s so have no idea how authentic it is, but it is a great pick-up. It's not listed on their site as available humbucker-size but if you ask them they'll do it. I'd check out the Bare Knuckle forum for opinions on authenticity.


[url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9555844029/"]http://www.flickr.co...N02/9555844029/[/url]

Edited by Mr Arkadin

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[media]http://youtu.be/hW5u08PSROM[/media]


[url="http://www.guitarfetish.com/Mean-90-True-Alnico-P90-Pickup-in-Humbucker-Case-Our-FATTEST-Chrome-Bridge-Pickup_p_480.html"]http://www.guitarfetish.com/Mean-90-True-Alnico-P90-Pickup-in-Humbucker-Case-Our-FATTEST-Chrome-Bridge-Pickup_p_480.html[/url]

I put a set in my frankenstrat.... cheap to buy - lovely tone imho.

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I put those GFS Mean 90s in my Orville Les Paul and I thought they were very good, and very cheap (order straight from US). Sorted out my previously muddy sound.
But I've never had real P90s so couldn't vouch for how similar they are.

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Seymour Duncan PhatCat SHP90-1 is the bomb. My mate has one loaded in both of his Les Pauls (1 Gibson Les Paul Custom and 1 Epiphone Zakk Wylde) in the neck position. They can go from really sweet cleans all the way through to blazing solo tones and they sound exactly like normal P-90s. I'm eventually going to put one in my Explorer to pair up with the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB as I love the combined tone of the SH-4 and the SHP90-1 but they're equally as good as a bridge position pick up.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/specialized/specialized-instruments/sph901_phat_cat/

There's 3 videos on there, one guy has got a pair of them in a Les Paul (think it's the top video, should show a red LP?) and demos loads of tonal variation from them. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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[quote name='Noisyjon' timestamp='1385592481' post='2290197']
Hello All,

I am hankering after a P-90 loaded guitar again :unsure:

There's an old LP style guitar kicking around and thought about putting some HB sized P-90s in it....
But, Anyone tried something like the Bareknuckle Pickup's Mississippi Queen?

I've heard they aren't quite the same as the real thing sound wise...

Cheers,
Jon
[/quote]

I have Mississippi Queens in a Gibson CS336. They sound lovely, and completely different to the Seymour Duncan P90s in my PRS McCarty.

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Thanks for the info Guys.
After a think I am going to convert my SG Jr to have a single P-90 in it, not the LP.

I think the BKP MQ will be the winner but the suitably expensive Lindy Fralin P-92 has also caught my eye for something a bit more obscure :rolleyes:

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[quote name='rapscallion' timestamp='1389212499' post='2331526']
I'm looking at a Tonerider Rebel 90 for my Telemaster build. Will let you know how it sounds, the demos sound good, and cheap too
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Please do keep us updated Rapscallion.

Thanks,
NJ

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[quote name='Kiwi' timestamp='1389307739' post='2332797']
Why do players like P90's? I'm curious and uneducated...
[/quote]The thickness and raunch of humbuckers coupled with the tonal breadth and clarity of normal single coils.

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The moment I 'got it' was hearing an old P-90 loaded Gibson LP Junior plugged straight into a Vox AC-30 and just turned up.... Stunning sound for a Rock band!

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I'm a big fan of Bare Knuckle Pickups (the guitar pickups at least.) I've heard nothing but good things about the Mississippi Queens although I've not used them. Currently have a set of Rebel Yells which I'm trading in for some lower gain Mules.

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[quote name='BigBassBob' timestamp='1389816183' post='2338306']
I'm a big fan of Bare Knuckle Pickups (the guitar pickups at least.) I've heard nothing but good things about the Mississippi Queens although I've not used them. Currently have a set of Rebel Yells which I'm trading in for some lower gain Mules.
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Thanks for the info Bob. I have a Les Paul with a set of Stormy Monday humbuckers in it and they are just great sounding units. They are the lowest gain 'buckers BKP do and with a high gain amp that guitar is something else!

Once payday rolls around I will be ordering a Black covered bridge position MQ I think :)

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[quote name='Noisyjon' timestamp='1389257277' post='2331882']
Please do keep us updated Rapscallion.

Thanks,
NJ
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Very late but I stuck one in a homebrew tele. Do you guys want a soundclip or something?

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[quote name='GarethFlatlands' timestamp='1390759389' post='2349149']
Very late but I stuck one in a homebrew tele. Do you guys want a soundclip or something?
[/quote]

Go on then Gareth, that would be great please.

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I'll knock something up this week and put a dropbox link up.

It will be entirely VST amps for convenience reasons but it should give you an idea of the tone.

Edit: - I did this very quickly.The amp is a free VST called Kuassa amplification, some EQ on the 3 different settings (clean, crunch, lead) but effect free apart from that. The volume and tone controls on the guitar are backed off a little, the guitar is very cheap and I haven't changed the strings in an incredibly long time but hopefully you can get a flavour of how the pickup sounds. Apologies if I've butchered a track you like but it was very much 1 take only.

Link removed as not working.

Edited by GarethFlatlands

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I can only help you with linkage, rather than an embedded player...

from the top,
right click on the file in your dropbox folder > left click 'share dropbox link'

go to BC forum topic reply box and select 'more reply options' (next to post)

select link (9th icon from left on toolbar) and a box to enter URL will appear

right click and paste in the dropbox link

post and share...

HTH

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A little late, but can I recommend [url="http://bg-pups.com/pure90/pure90/"]BG pickups Pure 90s[/url]. Bryan has a great reputation on Harmony Central among builders, modders and players.

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Way, way late, but I'm intrigued by these:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/medium-output/prails_shpr1/

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