- Feb 20, 2013
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Not sure if the difference is due to different pickup architecture or what but bends are righteous!
It is crazy that it's taken this long to play a P90s guitar. I've always dismissed them without a second thought. I blame @efstop, @Moni, and @CerebralGasket for putting me down this path with all their badass guitars. lol It's been exciting looking into a whole new realm of guitars that I haven't given much thought to before.The 330 is the best guitar Gibson makes, don’t @ Me
Only like half joking.
As has been said it’s a shame a lot of players don’t have much experience with P90s, not only are Gibson P90s pretty darned good compared with their humbuckers, the tone people chase is all too often a P90 they just don’t know it yet. Now spread the good word!
Tell me you're joking about the dog ears and soap bar p'ups, because then I'll have so many more questions that'll annoy everyone. lolI don’t want to add to the confusion but to my ears, dog eared P90’s have an extra edge over soap bars..and...Bareknuckle Nantucket’s are hard to beat
That's interesting. I'll have to keep my ears open to that. I wonder if that applies for you in a P90 loaded SG.The biggest difference to me with a P90 Lester is on bends. (My opinion).....
There is a fat smoothness on P90 bends that is magical to me....
Although I do not have a P90 Lester at the moment, I played a bud's 57 P90 Goldie a bunch of times along side other Lesters and that difference stuck out in my mind....
Love me some P90 tones out of my Casino too....
Just can't justify adding another Lester.....
You're not alone!It is crazy that it's taken this long to play a P90s guitar. I've always dismissed them without a second thought. I blame @efstop, @Moni, and @CerebralGasket for putting me down this path with all their badass guitars. lol I'm totally kidding. It's been exciting looking into a whole new realm of guitars that I haven't given much thought to before.
Well sheeiiiiiiiiiiit... if the wife set it up that way, then it would be certified insanity not to take her up on her "permission!" lol Seems like a very fortunate accident to "stumble" upon your awesome P90 LP!You're not alone!
That sunburst is my first EVER P-90 guitar. Had no interest in them before..
I blame it on my wife...
We went to a concert a couple years ago and my wife, who is not at all guitar savvy turns to me and asks what he is playing up there....
For the love of God, I couldn't come up with an answer for a couple minutes from being speechless..
It was some custom brand , but the pickups were P-90's, so I told her that.
Because I like the sound of them, she says....
So I took that as permission to get a P-90 guitar and give it a whirl...
It was a lot of hard work and disappointment, I can tell you!Seems like a very fortunate accident to "stumble" upon your awesome P90 LP!
LOVE the sock foot bopping along!!!!!!I was just watching The Who doing Quick One because of this thread.
Then I went and dug up my old favorite SG Classic demos.
And the one that sent me down the SG/P-90 rabbit hole.
How so?I don’t want to add to the confusion but to my ears, dog eared P90’s have an extra edge over soap bars.
I totally get that. I like P90s better than humbuckers, too!I chased humbucker tone for entirely too long before discovering that I'm after P90 tone.
To my ear, there is more definition and clarity string to string. Additionally they seem brighter, and don't lose that brightness when rolling off the volume. If anything, they seem to brighten up. Everyone's experience is different; to me P90s also feel more touch sensitive.
Yeah... it's amazing how much each guitar influences what a particular pickup will sound like. I moved a Tele neck pickup around among three different Teles and it sounded dramatically different in each guitar I put it in. Electronics notwithstanding.I find the variations to all sound the same, too. I have dog ears, soapbars, and even pickguard mounted variations. The bobbins are the same, only the mounting is different.
Or maybe I am wrong!
But I don't find one better than the other. The SG and the Firebird sound a lot! alike, even though they are wired differently. I thought the SG and the LP sounded alike until I recorded them back to back. And the 330 sounds like P-90's in a hollow body with a deep set neck.
The really big difference to me is that the guitars are each so very different.
And if I buy a slab body LP Special, will it sound like my maple capped Les Paul or will it sound like my slab SG or something different altogether?
An old bandmate had an old flat slab hog Lester with P90s in it.... Ugly as hell brown... Just plain UUUUUGLY with black covers.... One of the best sounding Lesters I've heard. It could get Spanky as hell. (I LOVE bright spanky Lesters that you can get some of that 'round' chime out of)...And if I buy a slab body LP Special, will it sound like my maple capped Les Paul or will it sound like my slab SG or something different altogether?