P90 Hum Free Pickups?

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  1. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    Any suggestions on who makes the best sounding Hummmmmm free P90?
     
  2. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    Nope. I use a Decimator noise gate and haven't had to bother with noise from P90's ever since.
     
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  3. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Energized Bunny

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    +1 regards the noise gate. TC Electronics Sentry works great, but needs some slight finesse tweaking once you've read the instruction manual for the effect to work correctly.
     
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  4. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    Sounds good.... Thanks!
     
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  5. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    I Haven't tried them, but I have heard good things about the Fralin noiseless P90s. Like the others mentioned, I just use a good noise gate.
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I generally find that noise gates alter the pick attack and sustain just enough to drive me mad, even expensive rack-mount ones that I used to use before the world went to pedalboards instead of racks. This, even though I'm very experienced at operating dynamics processors of all kinds.

    On the other hand, I love traditional P-90s. The P-90s on my 594 Soapbar are so close to the original P-90s on my 1965 SG Special that it's pretty darn cool. I'd be loath to change them out, unless a noiseless P-90 was as good in terms of that vintage tone many of us love.

    My solution is the traditional 'turn in the room until the noise stops', which is not always convenient, or combine both pickups. When recording, I often have to rely on de-noise plugins, like the iZotope RX stuff, or Waves NS, X or Z plugins. A small chore, but worth the effort to get the sound of P-90s into a mix (I guess I like that P-90 sound a lot).

    On the other hand, Fralin generally makes a good pickup. Anyone tried his noiseless set with success? How vintage do they sound?
     
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  7. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Les for the win!

    I love P-90s, and just deal with the noise when I can't keep turning because the cable is completely wrapped around my legs.
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    1) Les is spot on

    2) This!
     

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