#1
Im looking to get a pair of P90's for an Epiphone Les Paul studio. Ive played P90's before and I liked the sound a lot. TO MY EARS, they sounded very similar to humbuckers. I play in an indie band (we sound like a cross of say anything, taking back sunday, look mexico, and CAFO....just kidding about the CAFO part)

My questions:
P90's are single coil, which means lots of hum right?
Also being single coils, I do not like that super twangy sound from single coils (i own a strat that i play very sparingly)
Can P90's fit in humbucker routed guitars (soapbars?)
Finally, your personal opinion on P90s. Have you ever played a guitar with P90s or upgraded your own to P90s? Also, what brand did you buy and why? Describe your take on the P90 sound.
Thanks UG!
#2
1 - p90 are closer to single coils than to humbuckers
2 - hum was an issue before with single coils, not now
3 - i think you would need a dew pickguard, but i dont think routing your guitar willl be necessary
4 - seymour duncan antquity p-90 sound gorgeous
#3
P90s are awesome. They are single coils but they'll sound much thicker than your strat. They will have some hum because of this but it's a great tone. They will not fit in humbucker routes but you can get P94's or Duncan Phat Cats which are P90s in a humbucker size. Guitar Fetish also makes some like that.
#4
Ok cool. Thanks for the replies!
Im looking to instead mod my (dont laugh at once) Epiphone G310 with the P90's instead. Good/bad idea?
Last edited by thehardwayout at May 10, 2011,
#5
Honestly neither the Epi LP Studio nor the G310 are particularly quality guitars. Either could be "laughed at" I suppose. But changing the pickups will make a major difference no matter which one of those choose. I'm going to guess the G310 is slightly better tone wood if that counts for anything.
#6
The G310 is alder and the LP is mahogany. The LP sounds just as good as a Gibson. I spent hours in guitarcenter and played every reachable gibson and epiphone LP and the one i bought sounded just as good and better than a lot of the Gibson ones. Epi's are true hit or misses haha
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