Humbucker-Sized P90s

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by beauzooka » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:44 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:48 am

beauzooka wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:24 am
These are non-traditional P-90's but sound good and aren't crazy expensive:

https://railhammer.com/products/humcutter/
My friend used to be a metal guy, and I don't think he is anymore, but these might be interesting. They certainly look cool as hell. Are those the actual ones that Reverend uses? I know they've got a couple similar pickups on a few of their models...
Yes, they are the ones in the Reverends. They were also designed by Joe Naylor of Reverend Guitars.
As far as the Metal thing, Railhammers do have some hotter pups like the Chisels for heavier styles, but most of them sound somewhat traditional with excellent clean sounds. None are active.

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:43 pm

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Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:24 am
I can vouch for GFS and railhammer p90s. I have used mean 90s before and enjoyed them quite a bit. I currently have a RH nuevo 90 in the neck position of my les paul and a RH alnico grande in the bridge. this has been my favorite pickup pairing in the 20+ years of pickup changes I have done with that guitar. super clear in the neck sound where some p-90s can lose that clarity when playing with dirt.

if you want a best of several worlds, I cant recommend Duncan p-rails enough. it basically creates a humbucker out of a p-90 and a mini-rail single coil. I have had the bridge pup in my SG for 12-13 years and the neck pup for 10. Almost too versatile and the p-90 bridge sound is about as close to the real thing that I have encountered.
P-Rails are another pickup I always forget about. That might be something my friend would really love actually.

beauzooka wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:48 am
beauzooka wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:24 am
These are non-traditional P-90's but sound good and aren't crazy expensive:
https://railhammer.com/products/humcutter/
My friend used to be a metal guy, and I don't think he is anymore, but these might be interesting. They certainly look cool as hell. Are those the actual ones that Reverend uses? I know they've got a couple similar pickups on a few of their models...
Yes, they are the ones in the Reverends. They were also designed by Joe Naylor of Reverend Guitars.
As far as the Metal thing, Railhammers do have some hotter pups like the Chisels for heavier styles, but most of them sound somewhat traditional with excellent clean sounds. None are active.
Good to know! I'll definitely send him some clips. I've always thought that the Railhammer stuff sounded epic on the Reverends I've heard them on.
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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by Rgand » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:49 am

I'll second the P-Rails idea. I have them in my JM and really like them. With a couple slide or toggle switches, he's good to go.

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by ThePearDream » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:06 am

I can vouch for Bootstrap. I've bought quite a few pickups from him since he started and have been beyond happy with all of them.
Consider a set of his Skookum-90 Mean for Humbucker. Even with the upgrade to metal covers, you're looking at $70 for a set of American handmade pickups. I haven't tried his Means, but I have some of his Squeaky Clean A90s and love them. As a bonus, you don't have to pay the outrageous shipping that GFS charges.

Edit: Found this video with Bootstrap P90 format Mean 90 pickups.

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 pm

Rgand wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:49 am
I'll second the P-Rails idea. I have them in my JM and really like them. With a couple slide or toggle switches, he's good to go.
I thought they would be out of question due to the limited budget... therefore I did not mention them - but yes, they are great!
I have them in my Thinline Jaguar and they give me everything I could ask for in the aspect of versatility - Twang, clarity and raw power!...everything from Surf to Doom...
but I use the P90 mode like 90% of the time! :whistle:

Has anyone tried the Duesenberg pickups? (was “Domino“ their P90?) They used to be quite cheap some time ago (like 80-90€). Not to forget: the SD phat cats. These were always very appealing to me! But I‘ve chosen the P-Rails back then...

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by Rgand » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 pm

MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 pm
...but I use the P90 mode like 90% of the time! :whistle:
Yeah, same here. But it is nice to have those other settings.

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Re: Humbucker-Sized P90s

Post by JVG » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:31 pm

I’ll add my name to the Phat Cats supporter’s list! A friend put these in his Epiphone SG and they sound mindblowingly good. I’m totally converted.

J.

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