Custom P 90s and Standard P 90s GT differences?

Davjon

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I purchased a new custom shop gold top with custom P 90s today. I was initially tempted to buy a standard GT with P 90s. The sales man said the 2 P90s Were different but he was unable to find any information to support this.

Can anyone in this forum enlighten me please?

PS sorry for the underlining
 

dodona

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P90 is a word applied to all single coil pickups with larger coils and a bar magnets set under the polepieces. Thus they vary very much. Not only with regards to the induced microvolts, also the coil dimensions. Older rockinger neck P90s coil dimensions resemble those of fender strats for example.

Thus its possible the sales man is right. Trust your ears and buy the one sounding better to you.
 

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A Gibson P90 is a Gibson P90. The salesman is pitching snake oil.
 

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While not specifically Gibson P90, I know the stock pickups in a Gibson Firebird (Reverse) have Ceramic magnets, not AlNiCo, as they were originally (say 1965).
 

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Is this getting mixed up, confused or lost in translation with the "different P90" that is actually the Alnico V "staple" pickup in the neck position of the mid-'50s black beauty Les Paul Customs...? Just a thought.

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