- Apr 11, 2012
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I don’t know about their P90 models, but regular SGs and LPs orient their pickups differently. This has a notable impact on tone.The SG definitely sounds different. I believe the neck joint LP vs SG makes as much difference as anything.
When I had my P-90 LP 50's Tribute, I did a blind sound test between the SG Classic and the LP. I posted it here and at the ETSG forum with a poll to guess which was which. Here, 75% picked the SG as the LP. At ETSG, 75% picked the LP as the SG.
The SG sounds darker, but it is more mid focused with less top and bottom end. The LP has all three and sounds more complex and brighter, even though it has all of the mid and bottom, too.
I listened to Live At Leeds this weekend. It is as good a reason to buy the SG as you could ever need.
I was going to say the the LP Special is inspiring every time I pick it up. But that is true of the SG, too. And the old P-90 LP 50's Tribute I had could just absolutely nail Led Zeppelin tones through my Marshall 2204 with my old Maestro Fuzz. Nailed it.
This guy superfuzzymomma should get commission on every P-90 SG sold.