#1
Ok...well the title seems clear enough.. The reason I ask this is because in the last few months my playing style has changed considerably...
I've gone from playing alot of punk and hard rock (foxboro hot tubs, guns n roses etc)
to playing alot of blues stuff (all started from learning some of Rory Gallagher's songs....my city's most famous musician ^^).

I have a choice after xmass...I know one person selling an epiphone dot, but I've come across a friend of a friend who's selling an alder-bodied jazzmaster copy they built (with gibson p90s).. The person who did set-ups on my guitar says it's equal quality to the other guitar, so i don;t know :S

Would the jazzmaster be able to cover jazz, blues, and ska punk well ?? (as these are the types of gigs I'll be playing over the next few months if all things go according to plan).

Before anybody asks what amp I'm gigging with; Bogner alchemist combo (on loan from a friend whilst i'm between amps.....don't ask...but the replacement will be one of these amps anyways).
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#2
Kind of like a thick, punchy single coil or a less sharp humbucker. They're a unique sound and I suggest you at least try it, but P90s will cover every style of music you mentioned (except maybe ska punk, I really have no idea on that front).
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#3
Thanks very much for the input I'm not expecting balls-to-the-wall sounds, but at the end of the day, if this would be a more viable clean and crunch sound then a hollow body with humbuckers, then i guess that's me happy.. Either way I'm happy, so I don't mind which one will be better for what I'm doing, however...I've never owned a p90 guitar
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In my experience, P90s in the bridge position sound sort of thin and strat-like, snappy/twangy, with a growly sound when overdriven. In the neck position they sound quite warm, but without the 'meatiness' or 'density' of a humbucker (but a pleasant sound).

Like the other chap said, they'll easily cover your needs, as will the containing jazzmaster. So will the epiphone, really, so you should just try them both and decide by feel.
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#6
depends on the exact pickup, but imagine a less focussed, less tight humbucker with a looser bass and more present treble. and not noise cancelling.

A lot of people say they're halfway between humbuckers and fender-style single coils in tone, but to my ears (maybe it's just the ones i've tried) they sound closer to humbuckers- like 70% humbucker, 30% fender single coil.
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I've gone from playing alot of punk and hard rock (foxboro hot tubs, guns n roses etc)
to playing alot of blues stuff (all started from learning some of Rory Gallagher's songs....my city's most famous musician ^^). ...



The Dot or Jazzmaster copy will do you fine.The Alchemist's separate EQs will be a treat for the genres you're playing.

#8
Yeah, Mr Gallagher is a bit of a legend for good reason :P His live in europe album blew my mind..

Right, I think that's the case closed so people, thanks for giving a little insight
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oh yeah i forgot to put this earlier

p90s are grittier and rawer, humbuckers smoother and more refined
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#10

P90's ROCK.. or roll, or jazz, or ska, or punk, or blues... really good for blues...
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I would hump the living daylights out of those f-holes o.O Gorgeous looking in that cherry colour :O
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I would hump the living daylights out of those f-holes o.O Gorgeous looking in that cherry colour :O

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