PRS with P90's

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  1. River Hill

    River Hill New Member

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    Does PRS offer a model with P90's that is a USA version? I have seen the SE, but that is it.

    Looking for a P90 guitar with a single cut. I have looked at some of the Gibbons, but the quality has been hit or miss. I might consider a double cut.
     
  2. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    I have seen a 3-pickup CU22 with P90's at the "Danish eBay", but I can't remember the year. I do know that it wasn't a private stock, but it might have been a limited run.
     
  3. aristotle

    aristotle New Member

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    Lots of ones from 5 or so years ago. 245s, McCarty single cuts an double cuts. Plenty available on the used market. To my knowledge, nothing currently offered. I did see that MAPete has a new 594 with single coils, but I think that they were aftermarket.

    Check the usual suspects like Willcutts and you'll see a bunch of great examples.
     
  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Nothing new besides the SE's. The older McCarty had them in a model. I had one but sold it because my P90 loaded SE sounded better.
     
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  5. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Due to words professional reviewers state, a 513 with the pups in clear humbucking mode goes the P90 way.
     
  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I have one now and had another, they can be found used.
    I have also heard GREAT things about the "SE One" that is a single pickup P 90 guitar

    Mira 245 - Killer rock machine super light weight !!!!

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    CU 22 Soapbar , the more I play it the more I like it
    DTG neck carve , Maple neck , and wired differently from what you might think for some really interesting sounds options

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  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    They have made a few of them. If you look hard you can typically find a standard SC with P90's floating around.

    And I absolutely love my SE One!!
     
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  8. django49

    django49 New Member

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    I have a "Ted" that has had the stock pickups (Duncan P-90s, which I am not a fan of) replaced with Thorn "staples". I like it a lot. It was many years ago I had a CU 22 Soapbar. Never bonded with it. MAYBE if the pickups had been upgraded......
     
  9. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    +1 for the Mira 245!!! They were a 25th anniversary special model. I picked mine up in minty fresh condition last winter, great guitar. Bridge pickup is a rocker, hotter than some of my humbuckers, and the neck sounds divine with gain. Definitely an odd offering for PRS, but worth looking at - they aren't exensive on the used market.
     
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  10. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    +1 on a Mira 245 for the best value, simplest option. Truly an excellent instrument.
     
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  11. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    CU22 Soapbar is the one I've seen the most of aside from the McCarty Soapbars. P90s rock. Enjoy your search.
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Can't go wrong with an SE Soapbar (II). Ridiculous guitar for a few hundo.
     
  13. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    McKorina Brazzy Soapy in my house, very tasty! (That is a McCarty Korina body wood with Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, with P90 Soapbar pickups.)

    Some might still be available in practically new condition from Dave's and maybe other retailers.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I've had a couple of CU22 Soapbars and McCarty Soapbars, and they're great.
     
  15. Jimi D

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    Another vote for the Mira 245 25th Anniversary here... I love mine dearly, but it still has to share time with my SE One Korina with a Thorn Staple Top upgrade... both are killer guitars...

    If you have your heart set on a US-built single cut, keep an eye out for the Starla X P90... there are a few of those around, and they are generally priced pretty well used...

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  16. SteveK

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    I would love to find one of those Mira 245's...
     
  17. 57Deluxe

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    Had my SEII for a few years now and it gets a lot of admiration for its sounds. It has even prompted others to purchase same model!

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  18. Rider1260

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    Also look for the KL-380 it is another little known P-90 PRS that is killer
    I also saw a few P-90 equipped PRS on reverb
     
  19. django49

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    I do NOT have the ears of those that make those decisions, so take it with a grain of salt.....IMO, the typical Seymour Duncan P-90s used on PRS guitars are not up to the standards of the guitars they are put into. I have the same opinion about Hamers, so it is not just a PRS thing.

    Now, that said, my Ted with an upgrade from stock P90s to Thorn Staples, is a standout. (I realize the "staple" pickup is a bit different than a P90, but in the same realm).

    (I also have a Bernie, upgraded to Duncan P-Rails. I do not think they are the greatest pickups in the world, but with the right switching, they make for a very versatile guitar in a low cost package).
     
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  20. rbell1979

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    There's one on eBay right now...2010 Mira 25th w/ p90s
     

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