#1
I just bought an Epiphone SG to use as a "beater/everything" guitar. I have upgraded the bridge pickup to a Duncan Invader and swapped the pots, switch and tone cap for better quality parts. I was going to keep the neck pickup as I thought it sounded decent but it is just way to muddy for rythym playing.

I'm looking for something with a P90 kinda sound. I saw Duncan has their P-rails series of pickups. Has anyone had any expirience with these? I really don't want to add a push-pull pot to get that kinda of sound though. Anybody else make a decent P90 sound in a bucker package?
#4
The Phat Cat is okay, but it won't get you a true single coil P-90 tone because it uses a single magnet design rather than separate pole pieces. It's also slightly overwound more than a traditional P-90 is (it's about as hot as most neck humbucker models), which doesn't help.

If you can afford it, a more traditionally accurate option would be a Swineshead SH90. It's a P-90 in a humbucker size, otherwise built to a much more traditional P-90 spec, such as being ever so slightly under-wound compared to a humbucker (more in line with a 'real' single coil), and it uses individual Alnico V pole pieces, rather than one big Alnico II magnet.

Also, if you have money to burn, you can get them in gorgeous wood casing and custom carvings Swineshead pickups already cost a little bit more than average though, and if you go for their custom options they'll often end up quoting you a price twice what any other regular pickup costs. For their specialist pickups though (such as their A.M.P. humbucker and the aforementioned P-90), it's worth it, because there's nothing else on the market that can quite match up to them.

(No, I'm not a Swineshead employee, I just really like all the pickups I've bought from them and can't recommend them enough )
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#5
or the gibson p-94. but thats a ripoff price wise...
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#6
There's the GFS Mean 90, but I don't know if it's a true humbucker-sized p90.
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#7
if u have the money to get better pups, DO NOT GET GFS.

they are cheap, and thats what there meant for. cheap pups till u can afford better ones.
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#8
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
if u have the money to get better pups, DO NOT GET GFS.

they are cheap, and thats what there meant for. cheap pups till u can afford better ones.

GFS pups are great the crunchy paf is a version of the super distortion only BETTER. I use them all the time mean 90's are great humbucker sized p90's. I really want to try a p-rail though.
#9
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
if u have the money to get better pups, DO NOT GET GFS.

they are cheap, and thats what there meant for. cheap pups till u can afford better ones.

Ever played GFS pickups through a decent amp?
Sound as good/better than SD to me.
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#10
^if u consider a dual rectifier a decent amp...threw mine in my epi to test 'em out before i put em in my build, and brought em to my friends house...i wasent blown away...
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#13
I just ordered a P-Rail, thanks for the review. Seems like what I am after in sound.