Putting P90's in a 2016 Les Paul Standard?

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I have a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I have three LP's, but none with P90's, and I'm thinking this might be the right guitar to try them in. I trust one would have to re-route the body to put in a true soapbar P90, so I'm wondering what other options there are. Can anyone here recommend a P90 that wouldn't require routing?
 

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I have a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I have three LP's, but none with P90's, and I'm thinking this might be the right guitar to try them in. I trust one would have to re-route the body to put in a true soapbar P90, so I'm wondering what other options there are. Can anyone here recommend a P90 that wouldn't require routing?
Search humbucker sized P90. Lots to choose from. :thumb:
 

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So-called P-94 (Gibson’s) are designed for humbucker holes.
Other companies also make the pattern,
I had Rio Grande version. Sounded right to me.
 

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I have a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I have three LP's, but none with P90's, and I'm thinking this might be the right guitar to try them in. I trust one would have to re-route the body to put in a true soapbar P90, so I'm wondering what other options there are. Can anyone here recommend a P90 that wouldn't require routing?
Sure, take your pick.... there are lots of makers of humbucker size P-90 pickups.



https://www.google.com/search?q=humbucker+sized+p-90&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjygtHl4dzoAhVUYDUKHR98DX8Q_AUoAnoECA8QBA&biw=1600&bih=745
 

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So-called P-94 (Gibson’s) are designed for humbucker holes.
Other companies also make the pattern,
I had Rio Grande version. Sounded right to me.
Good to see you again! :cheers: Been a while!
 

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Try the Lollartron. It's a bucker sized Filtertron.
 

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Just be aware that I don't think a single winder has quite cracked the 'true p90 tone in humbucker sized format'
Certainly the p94 is one of the further away from real p90 tone......if thats a goal for you.

I'd echo the beefy wind filtertron idea.......as the LP I have with them seems to give a bit more of the zing than a stock humbucker. Its not quite p90, but its a great tone with a distinct difference to regular buckers.
Another one in that sort of 'different tone' might be looking toward a Wide Range style humbucker in a Gibson sized format.....The Creamery in the UK does a version like that.

The very last thing I would do is rout. And that option would come after being completely unable to find a separate guitar already with p90 pickups.
 

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Get a 50's or 60's Tribute with P-90's. Or an Epiphone '56 LP or Wild Kat or Casino. Or trade your Standard for an LP with P-90's. Buy one of the new Epiphone LP Specials with P-90's (<--if you don't like that guitar A LOT, then P-90's won't be for you).

1. Routing for regular sized P-90's will ruin your Standard, value wise.
2. HB sized P-90's are cool but they don't really sound like P-90's. JMHO.

I currently have 4 P-90 guitars and previously owned a 50's Tribute and I have a Phat Cat in the neck of an HB SG.

P-90's are great, but not necessarily for everyone. For years, i considered them a great option to humbuckers, but now I would say I prefer them.

http://instagr.am/p/B9MnEd6A8Ny/
 
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P-90's are great, but not necessarily for everyone. For years, i considered them a great option to humbuckers, but now I would say I prefer them.

http://instagr.am/p/B9MnEd6A8Ny/
Yeah, me too. I replaced the P-90s in my '50s Tribute with minis, but I still have three guitars with P-90s, and only one with full size humbuckers. I don't think P-90s have ever went out of production Even if they did, there's always been a few players who used them.
 

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I have a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I have three LP's, but none with P90's, and I'm thinking this might be the right guitar to try them in. I trust one would have to re-route the body to put in a true soapbar P90, so I'm wondering what other options there are. Can anyone here recommend a P90 that wouldn't require routing?
I think GFS have some humbucker sized P90’s.
 

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Indeed they do. Can't complain about the price. Will consider them.
 


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