- Sun May 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Absolutely agree with Terexgeek and IMOCD.
I'm no P90 expert but I have 2 current impressions, the Reverend 3x p90 posted elsewhere and this thing:
I'd describe the Reverend's pups as fatter, more powerful single coils. If you predominantly play single coils, these things will startle you.
Now to the golden beast above; bit of a story, sorry.
I acquired this through one of the most memorable acts of generosity I have ever received and it's worth the telling.
I had expressed interest in acquiring an SE One right here. And I started an active search on TM. Some fruitless time later I get a PM from Jellybelly, " Look what I just bought!"
"Fuck! I've got a TM search for those and I never even saw it.. How does Troy do that?"
"Actually, I bought it for you; saw you wanted one. This is what I paid, If you want it, sweet. If not, no problem."
Thanks Troy, I'll never forget that.
There's also another story about tuners and don't think I've forgotten that either Mate.
Didn't like the PRS P90 it came with. It was OK, but bland, no personality.
Swapped for an Entwistle. Cheap and not bad at all, definitely an improvement.
But I had ordered a Lollar Overwound P90. Given I prefer low output pups, it's not entirely clear to me why I did this.
What I created was an extremely cranky Rottweiler. It's scary to play, sure but the worst thing is its total domination of the sonic landscape. This is a trio guitar... with bass and drums behind. For my collaborations, it's just boorish.
But it's fantastic, I love it. One day maybe, I can be in a band playing molten blues slide licks. This is what it lives for.
P90's vary...a lot. Define your sound and look for pups tuned that way. I have 2 P90 guitars in reach. One channels Knopfler and the other talks to the Devil.
Now that I've met him, don't ever open a link suggested by Jeremyb......EVER!!!!