P90 advice

Findthetone

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I just picked up aTraditional Pro P90 and am working on getting things set up to my liking. I am new to the P90 game but it seems the stock pickups (the ones with taps) are a little too compressed and not open enough. I definitely want that aggressive P90 growl and play mid-gain rock or blues based rock on the guitar. I'm thinking of starting with a pot/cap change first. Or should I try different magnets or different pickups all together?
 

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Compared to what? What are you used to?
 

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I would recommend upgrading your pots and caps before you make pickup changes; a better harness will open things up a bit.
 

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I would recommend upgrading your pots and caps before you make pickup changes; a better harness will open things up a bit.

That's what I was thinking. My other Lps all have RS kits and I'm very pleased. Then again they're all Humbuckers, aftermarket at that. I never have like Gibson Humbuckers but I hear great things about the P90s.

What's the best value pots and caps for P90s? I'll probably retain the tapping capability so I'll need good push/pull pots. Not sure if CTS makes them but the tone will be CTS.
 

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Check with jonesyblues custom shop in the vendor classifieds, this is his area of expertise; he can get you the right push-pull pots for your application.
 

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if you go with new PUs...I would go WOLFETONE Meaner...AWESOME!!!

I have in combo with a Sprague BB combo from tundratone.
 

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I would recommend upgrading your pots and caps before you make pickup changes; a better harness will open things up a bit.

Measure your caps to see where they're at so you have a baseline if you swap, same with caps. Makes it easier to not chase one's tail so much :)
 

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Measure your caps to see where they're at so you have a baseline if you swap, same with caps. Makes it easier to not chase one's tail so much :)

Good tip! I've got a few lying around ranging from .15 to .47 so I have plenty of ground covered. My new push/pull pots should be here tomorrow so we'll see how it goes.
 

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