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Old 02-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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UK P90 Pickups Fuzz/Distortion Friendly?

Seems, people like the P90 very much. I havent played them, but im very interested.
Are P90 good with Fuzz/distortion?
I play mostly Rock'n'Roll, some Post-Punk, Blues-Punk, Classic Rock. Like White Stripes, Iggy Pop, Also, Nirvana, Radiohead, The Cure, Hendrix stuff.

Well,if we take Hendrix, he played mostly Stratocasters with single pickup. Also, Very popular Fender models like Jaguar, Mustang are also with single coiled pickups( Classic Mustang 65' and Jaguar). And they sound perfect! Distortion, Fuzz ...

So, are P90 also good with that stuff?


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Old 02-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Yeah dude p90s would work well with the bands you have listed and well with gain/fuzz.

They are basically meaty single coils. Sort of a half and half.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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Indeed they are. A good set of P90s in a Les Paul with the right distortion box will give you plenty of dirt, raunch and sinful sleaze...

...which is pretty much what most of us are looking for anyway.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath used P90s at one point a I believe...
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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yeah should be fine. they're closer to humbuckers (by that i mean pretty much exactly the same) in terms of output and capability with distortion. just they're not noiseless, so you can get a lot of hum. and they're rawer/less refined than humbuckers and probably not as tight.

they're completely different from fender-style single coils, fwiw.
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