Zhangliqun Strat P-90 Clip

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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Finally---a real P-90 sound for strats!
    This is a prototype model,but it's ready as far as I'm concerned! I love the way two notes sound together.The Zhang kicks in alone at :050
    The player is sucky----:rolleyes:
    SoundClick artist: refin - One man band doing songwriting,demos,and just having fun.

    It is in my Strat-O-Tele---I put a Tex-Mex in the neck position.
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    Tone Seeker Senior Member

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    Refin. . . it's great to see a new clip!

    I love the P90 sound. I picked up a Collings 290 a few weeks ago and I can't put it down. The Zhangliqun sounds great in your Strat-O-Tele. Sweet, fat and round, yet still a single coil. Lots of harmonics too!

    Terry.
     
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    Thanks,TS..........the playing was sucky,but I like this wind.I didn't use much overdrive,but it is sweet clean or dirty.
     
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    Refin, you really should take some lessons. I know this guy in Florida. . . . :lol:

    Terry.
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    That guy is a nut case.......:laugh2:
     
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    Yea, "but he can play a guitar, just like a ring in a bell"! :wow:

    :)

    Terry.
     
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    sounds great refin.

    Zhang is a good guy...he knows his stuff.
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks guys...............I have always wanted the P-90 sound in a strat without getting out the router.
     
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    Refin, what about the neck PUP? Have you thought about putting a P90 in there as well? I think it would sound great!

    Terry.
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Well,honestly when I got this pickup from David I didn't know what guitar it would go in----so I assembled one out of parts.I knew I wanted just two pups,front and rear.
    If he winds me another front model,that would be great!
     
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    I'm fairly new around here so this is my first exposure to your music Refin. I'll have to say after I picked my jaw up off the floor I listened to a bunch of your stuff. Wow. No "sucky" playing there. The tone on all the clips is excellent. It's proof to me that it's 90% player, 10% guitar. Wish I lived in Florida. I would take some lessons from you. As for the P-90 in a Strat. I may have to do some tweakin on my guitar. Very nice.
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    mrpesca,thank you for for your gracious comments and taking the time to listen.I'm just another picker looking for the right notes.:wave:

    As far as a neck P-90 model,I'm eggin' David to wind one....I think he will ;).I want to do some more tracks with this one in some different styles.
     
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    That's great to hear refin. I think you'll really enjoy it. Looking forward to more clips! :dude:

    I wanted to ask you about this. Was this a Warmoth type "parts-o-caster"? I have occasionally thought about building a Strat style guitar, in part to save some $$. However, I'm not sure if the effort involved (learn how to do it; then do the build) is really worth it. Any thoughts?

    Terry.
     
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    Well,the body is a non-descript MIM strat style that I bought on ebay---the neck is made by a company I can't remember.It has a fat V that goes into a C profile.
    Normally a strat body won't readily accept a tele neck,and vice-versa,because of the heel differences---but this one worked.I wired the pickguard with 2 volumes and a tone.
    If you can solder,follow basic wiring diagrams,and setup a guitar once everything is bolted up,you should be good to g;the setup is most critical.I do setups professionally,so it's fairly easy for me.Sometimes you need to shim a neck underneath or from the side of the pocket (if the neck/body doesn't fit tightly).I buy used stuff and/or trade parts to keep the expense down.I put this one together to have something a little different,may eventually go with a switch.
     
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    Electronics I'm really strong at. Setups. . . so-so.

    Maybe I should work at building my setup skills and see how I make out. If that goes well, then tackling a guitar would make sense.

    Thanks refin.

    Terry.
     
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    Jason Senior Member

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    Awesome vintage tone Refin!
     
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    Thanks Jason.-----I really like this wind so far,and look to track another jam or 2 tonight!
     

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