Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Strato67, Mar 30, 2020.
Popped up used. I like this one. After a good setup it honks.
3 P90s are the hottest thing on earth.
It provides you so many tonal options it gives you headache.. From trad jazz to classic punk and back with everything in between.
When those Epis came out I was really gassing for one.. then I decided to add two P90s to my Loar. Now I’m pretty satisfied.
Sweet! I like mine!
Congrats, I really like that. Alas I can’t get along with middle pickups. On a Strat it’s an easy fix but on an Epi Zephyr Blues Deluxe not so much.
Congrats on the P93. I've been enjoying mine for a few years now -- great neck/frets and very wide tonal variations. I was expecting to have to upgrade the wiring and pots but no issues at all so far.
I measured the output on all the pickups. They are about 9k across the board. No too hot, but I’m thinking I might get some lower output ones. I like them about 8k or so. These sound better than a lot of the Epi ones I’ve tried. They have clarity and bite. Maybe a tad too much. But hey it plays like a dream. These are good guitars for the money.
What kind of bridge is that? I was thinking about changing this as well.
Congrats @Strato67 on the new purchase. The combo of tones is pretty wild for a semi hollow. It’s a blast to play my 3x p90 semi hollow and hope you enjoy yours.
@stiv Yes I agree, I can even get a little ‘quack’ out of the neck/middle combo. I added a Freeway Ultra pickup selector switch, master tone, and individual volume for each pup.
Congrats, looks great.
Wow, one P90 is good, two is better, three is BEST!
can never have enough of a good thing
Strato67. The bridge is a Wilkinson roller, which is pretty decent for a budget price unit. I have mixed feelings about roller bridges (effect on tone?) but this one feels far more comfortable under the right hand than the stock ToM bridge. I'd prefer to use an ABM roller bridge but they cost almost half what I paid for the whole guitar (secondhand). Maybe I shouldn't fuss about this and just get one -- I can always refit the stock bridge in five minutes if I wanted to sell the guitar. And I could easily find a home for an ABM on another guitar.
Schaller also do roller bridges -- their stuff is usually good although I don't have any experience with their roller bridges.
Congratulations @Strato67 , best with it ....( don't worry about my jack plate rule here , it would look silly anyway ) Enjoy the guitar
I was looking at this bridge. But hate rollers. I think a good Gotoh standard Tom might be the trick. The bridge on this one is just a cheaper Epiphone uses.
This is probably the bridge I will go with.
the way this one is wired allows for a lot of tones. As was mentioned above even strat like quack.
Good choice, those are the next best thing.. the stocko ones are pretty crappy to begin with.. I'm actually going to buy that for my Sorrento as well.. but I'm going to wait for a bit, as I want to gut the whole thing and put on better pots, tuners, nut, etc..
thats nice! you have a lot tonal options to play with!
That guitar has wonderful wood grain.
My uncle has the same one!
Here’s my Loar, the poor man’s ES125T.
My p90s are a bit less hot, between 6 and 6.5k. I tried to match them with the middle one which is a repro of an old 50s lap steep pickup I found on eBay.
She has a great neck, very easy to play. Although she doesn’t leave her case very often lately.