Joseph, I was all over it again/some more last night. Couldn't put it down. Now I know what you and many others are on about. Before pulling the trigger I almost got swayed by the humbucker version because it just seemed more versatile.
Man am I glad I snapped out of it and went for my original pick. What an amazing tone and feel!
Well said sir!Another convert!
P90's are the secret weapon of tone. They get a bad rap because of the fear of the 60 Hz "buzz", but with modern line conditioning, I haven't found it to be much of an issue. The upside is soooooooo much better than what little downside you might hear. After an hour of playing P90's if I switch to a humbucker equipped guitar it sounds like I put a blanket over the amp. Now I'm not saying humbuckers don't have their place. I love them. I play them a lot. But if you need an articulate, vibrant, and powerful tone, you can't do better than P90.'s
That's pretty dang cool!This is my homemade version of a Swamp Ash Special. It might look like a F****r but it's got more PRS DNA than the other company's. This is the same body I used for many years before I bought my first PRS. It originally had Jazzmaster pickups and a 25.5" scale neck with rosewood fretboard and all that, but it's been revised a few times. It's on version 3.0.
PRS has worked its DNA into it in more way than one. 25" scale conversion neck? Check. 10" fretboard radius? check. 1 11/6" nut width? Check. PRS Dragon 2 neck pickup? Check.
The body is Warmoth and the neck is USA Custom Guitars. Bridge pickup is a Duncan Custom of some sort and I think I put an unoriented Alnico 5 magnet in it. I ordered the half open covers from Philly Luthier's Supply along with flat black fiber pickup bottoms. So yes, I swapped the bottom plates on both pickups and replaced the long adjustable pole piece screws on the bridge pickup with shorter ones that fit without sticking out the bottom (the PRS screws were already an appropriate length). This was so I didn't have to rout out the pickup cavities. The old pickguard with the Fralin hum-canceling P-90 for Jazzmaster pickups is still in one piece and can be swapped back on in just a few minutes.
So, yeah, this is a pretty cool guitar and I've been playing it a lot. It sounds pretty amazing too. One volume, one tone, 3 way switch, no coil split options or any other mumbo jumbo. (ugh, need some better pics)
Here are the pickups:
Here's the whole thing pre-covers:
The body is one piece ash and it's really amazing.
And since I already "sorta" have a version of that, what I came real close to buying a couple weeks ago was another Axis Super Sport. Same guitar (MUCH prettier!) with 5 way switch/pickup options and trem like on my JP12). Looks like that one fell through though.You should be. They're great! You also want to stay away from the Cu22 Special Semi-Hollow. Special doesn't do it justice!
And since I already "sorta" have a version of that, what I came real close to buying a couple weeks ago was another Axis Super Sport. Same guitar (MUCH prettier!) with 5 way switch/pickup options and trem like on my JP12). Looks like that one fell through though.