Poll: p-90's vs. humbuckers
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View poll results: p-90's vs. humbuckers
p-90
8 28%
humbucker
21 72%
Voters: 29.
#3
It depends. Both are good for certain things. I love the bite P-90's have, but I love humbuckers as well, so I can't just say "Oh this kind is better," because it would depend entirely on what I'd be playing.
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#5
The p-90 just has that "bite" to it. That more trebley, crunchy sound, while the humbucker has a more rounded and heavier sound.
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#6
p90s are similar to humbuckers although have slightly less output (less gain) and they are quite trebly

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#7
I noticed P-90's were hotter than the humbuckers as said before more bite and crunch. Humbuckers have a heavier sound and it's thick. Best advice I can give is try each one out and see what you like they're both great and it's just on what you prefer.
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#9
Well it depends.

p-90's has nice cleans and a great bite when distorted, but humbucekrs can also be aggressive and has a fat sound.
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#10
what happens if you put one of each, like if i were to put a p90 in the bridge and a tony iomii in the neck, what do you think of this combo
#13
would it be bad to mix the two?
i was thinking of keeping one p90 in the bridge position and put a tony iommi signature humbucker in the bridge, what do you think of ths
#14
THat would be fine. Matt Bellamy has a P-90 in the neck of one of his guitars with a humbucker in the bridge.
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#15
P90's are generally liked for punk, but 'buckers are liked for metal, alot of rock, and the like. P90's are also sopossedly good for Jazz.
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#17
P-90s are single coil, humbuckers aren't, so they're completely different sounds.
#18
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how about putting a angus young in the bridge and a tony iomii in the neck?



I have that exact combo^ the Angus young pup Has nice tone, High treble bite, Level mids, Clear bass, (if you didnt know any better you would swear it was mixed with the neck) All around great for almost anything, I use it for anything from tool to coheed and cambria to white stripes, if you want a good all around (Yet hot) pickup choose this for the bridge,

The tony iommi in nice and clear for being in the neck position, Heavy bass, clear mids and Just enough treble, if you wanna make the ground shake choose this for the neck,

if you mix them its like high treble aggressive bite, yet smooth mids, But enough bass to almost over shadow a bass guitar,

remember though this is with my vox, and my Favorite amp settings,

Both are great for clean and overdrive,
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#19
sweet, how is it, ive heard a tony iomii but what does the angus sound like compared to a normal humbucker
#22
i find i can get more tones out of my p'90s but thats just for the stuff i like to play i guess lol,
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