P90 vs. hum sized P90, a semi-hypothetical mod discussion

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True P90 mod, or hum sized P90 equivalent?

  1. Just slap some hum-sized P90 types in there!

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  2. Mod that sucker, only true P90's will do!

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  1. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Let's say you have a mahogany PRS with a pickguard routed for humbuckers. You want the P90 sound out of this guitar. For equivalent budget, would you rather:

    a. Buy the nicest set of humbucker sized P90's the budget will buy,
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    b. Spend some of that budget to mod the guitar and buy a lower priced set of true P90's?

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  2. n24re

    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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    Cut a new pick guard for real p90s...
     
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  3. Johnny

    Johnny New Member

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    I have a HB sized P90 on one of my guitars and it sounds heavenly. I wouldn't think twice of doing it again.
     
  4. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Interesting.... I'm right in the middle of installing a set of Railhammer H90's into one of my Albert Lee HH guitars (I have 3) and took a break when I see this thread. I'll report my humble opinion after I spend some time with it....;)
     
  5. Boogie

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    I've not done a side-by-side comparison, but if given a choice, I'd stick with a soap bar. Otherwise, grab a P-94 and give it a try!
     
  6. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Fanatic!

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    I think I went for the most expensive option.

    I tried this first:

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    ...and then liked it so much I ordered a Private Stock SC 594 with Soapbars in it!

    :)

    I am sure you guys are SHOCKED with that behavior from me... ;)
     
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  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    If you were cutting wood I'd say use H sized P90's. Since it's only a pickguard, cut a new one and put in real P90's. Then you have both with just a pickguard swap.
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yep, I gotta say this!
     
  9. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Don't forget that proper P90's don't mount to a pick guard, they mount to the body. (unless you're using dog ears...but that still wouldn't be right...)

    btw, initial tests of my modded AL are very promising :)
     
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  10. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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  11. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    I'm thinking if you're gonna go P90, you should really go all the way. It would appear that coil size and depth are key attributes to getting That Sound.
     
  12. Boogie

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    I did this a couple years back and loved it...
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    Yes, that's a PRS SE P90.
     
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  13. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    I've got one of these in trans black. The pups are very dark sounding...much more like a LP...it rocks!
     

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