P90 Humbucker Questions

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If a Tele has a hum in the neck, can I just swap out the pickguard and the pickup for a p90 or a regular tele pickup or mini?
 

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regular yes
mini yes
p90 measure the width of your route first.
 

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You could also look at humbucker-sizes P90s as a straight replacement - no new 'guard needed! I have Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queens in my PRS an they sound great.
 

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You could also install a Seymour Duncan Phat Cat which is a humbucker sized P90. I own a pair and they rock.
 

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You could also install a Seymour Duncan Phat Cat which is a humbucker sized P90. I own a pair and they rock.

This could be a nice addition to a Tele, especially as a neck pup with a coil-split. The Rail might be a nice substitute for the traditional 'lipstick' pup, while taking advantage of having a real P90 as well. The switch them in series to get a PAF -like tone. I haven't tried them or heard too much about them, but I am very curious, indeed.

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application
Ground breaking, patent pending design allows a full-size humbucker to split to either a “real deal” P-90 or a traditional single coil. Perfect for a wide variety of styles including country, pop, surf, jazz, blues, classic rock, and heavy rock.

description
Until now, if you wanted humbucker, P-90, and vintage Strat® tones, you’d have to haul three guitars to the gig. Enter P-Rails™. It’s a full-size humbucker that splits to either a full-size P-90 or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail pickup. The humbucker sound is full and expansive, owing to the mis-matched coil configuration. The P-90 is a super fat. And the Rail coils, when used together, sound like the “2” and “4” positions in a great Strat.

complete setup
P-Rails are best used in a matched neck and bridge set. To get both humbucker and P-90 tones, use a two-way switch (push-pull or mini-toggle). To have humbucker and P-90 tones and bring in the added dimension of the single-coil Rail, use a three-way switch (DPDT on-off-on).

guitars
P-Rails can be used in any guitar set up for a traditional humbucker or Trembucker. A single P-Rails will bring added dimension to your guitar. However, to optimize P-Rails’ unique splitting capabilities and get the best single-coil Rails tones, use a neck and bridge set.

available mods
Normally, in humbucking mode, P-Rails are wired in series, for a high-output sound that works great for classic rock and heavier tones. However, when wired in parallel, the coil mismatch produces a very usable P.A.F.-style humbucker tone with less phase cancellation associated with standard parallel wired humbuckers, complete with present upper-mid “bloom” and pronounced string articulation.

players
Peter Stroud / Sheryl Crow Band, Blues Saraceno, Eric Miker / Decemberadio
 

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I highly recommend the PRails. I own 4. Two I use in a set and the other two I am using on different guitars. Very cool for extremely great versatility. And JeffBlue uses them.
 

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