terrapinturtle
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Join date: Oct 2012
10 IQ
#1
ok so i have a mim hss strat, never really wanted an hss strat but i got it for 75 bucks, i really love p90s so I'm wondering if i got a p90 like a Lindy Fralin or whatever could i make it just a drop in with the soap bar kind? just drill the two mounting screws straight to the body? and obviously wire it up... anyone ever done this?
johnnykbop
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#2
P-90s are quite a lot wider so you'd have to recut your pickguard and route the body as well.

If you really want the P-90 sound, Seymour Duncan have the Phat Cat that drops straight into humbucker space. Or there's the P-Rails, which with a little wiring mastery will give you the choice between P-90, single coil, and humbucker style all from the same PU.
Viban
UG's resident bum
Join date: Nov 2011
150 IQ
#3
He might not have to route the body if his guitar has a swimming pool route. Lift your pickguard and look underneath to See what type of route it has, if it does have a swimming pool then you might be able to just widen the slots in your pickguard.

Swimming pool route


HSS route
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Lin689
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Join date: Jan 2009
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#4
Quote by johnnykbop

If you really want the P-90 sound, Seymour Duncan have the Phat Cat that drops straight into humbucker space. Or there's the P-Rails, which with a little wiring mastery will give you the choice between P-90, single coil, and humbucker style all from the same PU.


Add Gibson P-94 to that. I've put them in my Epiphone Firebird Studio a year ago and i absolutely love them.