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Old 12-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Three P90 Combo??

You're all probably fed up of hearing about this, but I've just put my Les Paul 60s Tribute in to get modded with three pickups today

I'm having Gibson neck p90 in neck, bridge p90 in middle, and a Bare Knuckle pig 90 ceramic in the bridge. Three way selector, each position selecting one pickup.

White Les Paul, cream pups.

What do people think of this aesthetically?
Any experience with three p90s?
Do you think it would ruin the look?
What do you think the sound would be like?

I'm shitting myself worrying haha. But I always worry when I change shit on my guitars
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Pics when it is done.

And a review of the War Pig

I think it is a cool concept you have, but I don't think I would have done it personaly. Diffrent srokes for diffrent folks
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Pics when it is done.

And a review of the War Pig

I think it is a cool concept you have, but I don't think I would have done it personaly. Diffrent srokes for diffrent folks


Think the pig would work in the LP? I figured they both have pronounced midrange

Why wouldn't you personally do it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Think the pig would work in the LP? I figured they both have pronounced midrange

Why wouldn't you personally do it?

I wouldn't use the middle pickup enough to warrant me modding my guitar, no other reason
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use the middle pickup enough to warrant me modding my guitar, no other reason


The only reason I'm doing it is so I've got a metal pup live, and ill have the three sounds what do you think of the look of two p90s vs 3?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
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That is a logical reason

I have a few guitars and they all have diff pickups so I can have diff flavors.

I have a Tele with a JBjr in the bridge and a GFS Dream 180 in the nec with coil taps. A PRS CE22 with Dragon II's and coil taps. A G-400 with a JB in the bridge. A Sanox LP clone with a GFS Fat Pat in the bridge. A Dean Evo with a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and a GFS mean 90 in the neck. And a few others with other pickups.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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That is a logical reason

I have a few guitars and they all have diff pickups so I can have diff flavors.

I have a Tele with a JBjr in the bridge and a GFS Dream 180 in the nec with coil taps. A PRS CE22 with Dragon II's and coil taps. A G-400 with a JB in the bridge. A Sanox LP clone with a GFS Fat Pat in the bridge. A Dean Evo with a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and a GFS mean 90 in the neck. And a few others with other pickups.


Yeah? I put an invader in the bridge of my other LP, and I was worried about doing that, but once I did it I never looked back
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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I'll put up pics when I'm done
Any other opinions?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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How much would the mod damage the resale value? baring in mind it was chipped already
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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Probably not much if it's done very well. I think it'll be way cool.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #11
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3 p-90's look alright. sound good too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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Probably not much if it's done very well. I think it'll be way cool.


Only licensed Gibson guitar tech in Scotland... Should hopefully be done well
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #13
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3 p-90's look alright. sound good too.


Do you prefer two or three looks wise?
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Do you prefer two or three looks wise?


I don't play for looks. I play for sound. But, some axes look better with 2 while others look better with three. I think it will look alright with three. Then again, I'm mostly a Stratocaster player, so I'm pretty used to having three pickups all the time.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #15
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I don't play for looks. I play for sound. But, some axes look better with 2 while others look better with three. I think it will look alright with three. Then again, I'm mostly a Stratocaster player, so I'm pretty used to having three pickups all the time.


Yes, yes, yes, sound > looks, blah blah blah, but anyone who says its not nice to have a nice looking guitar is lying
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Yes, yes, yes, sound > looks, blah blah blah, but anyone who says its not nice to have a nice looking guitar is lying


Not really, I don't look at guitars as having to be pretty. They're tools. When I go work on a car or something, My tools aren't pretty and new and they certainly aren't there for looks. They are there to be used. I look at guitars the same way. I'd play pretty guitars, piece of shit guitars, beat up guitars, shiny guitars. None of that makes a difference to me.

I agree, if you're playing, you should be attracted to the instrument. But I'm not attracted to it's looks. I'm attracted to how it feels and the sound it gives me.
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Not really, I don't look at guitars as having to be pretty. They're tools. When I go work on a car or something, My tools aren't pretty and new and they certainly aren't there for looks. They are there to be used. I look at guitars the same way. I'd play pretty guitars, piece of shit guitars, beat up guitars, shiny guitars. None of that makes a difference to me.

I agree, if you're playing, you should be attracted to the instrument. But I'm not attracted to it's looks. I'm attracted to how it feels and the sound it gives me.


But if you had two guitars that sounded exactly the same, played the same, but ones body was a gold top and one was shaped like susan boyle naked?
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But if you had two guitars that sounded exactly the same, played the same, but ones body was a gold top and one was shaped like susan boyle naked?


If I had two guitars that sounded the same, I'd tweak one to sound different, whether it's different pickups, different wiring or whatever. And the looks wouldn't matter to me. If they were both comfortable to play and both sounded good, then I'd play it. It wouldn't make any difference to me. Color/shape is not important to me as long as it's functional, logical, comfortable to play and sounds good.
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If I had two guitars that sounded the same, I'd tweak one to sound different, whether it's different pickups, different wiring or whatever. And the looks wouldn't matter to me. If they were both comfortable to play and both sounded good, then I'd play it. It wouldn't make any difference to me. Color/shape is not important to me as long as it's functional, logical, comfortable to play and sounds good.


But if you had the choice, and you had to pick one?
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But if you had the choice, and you had to pick one?


Either. If they both sound the same and played the same, it would make no difference which one I picked up. They both would suit my need.
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