bridge TV to pair with a p90 neck?

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  1. dmfp123

    dmfp123 Electromatic

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    So I have a p90 less paul that I've always hated the bridge pickup in... or rather, I do everything to make the neck and middle sound good and when I do that the bridge just sounds weak, thin, anemic, etc

    Wondering what you guys think a good bridge pickup for it would be? Thinking t-armond in a soapbar mount, solid body Eddie Cochran style, but not sure

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Gretschie

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  3. dmfp123

    dmfp123 Electromatic

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    LOL dude I almost bought that exact tele today--american something something in miami blue, lol

    Not so much worried about being bright... tone knobs exist but I definitely want something with more bass and output than the stock p90. Did you find the T had more bass & output?
     
  4. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Gretschie

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    The Tele is actually a surf green partscaster but that’s a different story. :)

    I’d say the T-Armond is “full” with plenty of output but not sure I would call it bassy.
     
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  5. jvin248

    jvin248 Electromatic

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    I'd keep the P90 bridge pickup (they and Tele bridge pickups are my favorites) and then mod the neck pickup.

    I have an old 1970 MIJ LP clone fitted with humbucker-shaped bridge P90 and Dynasonic-style neck pickup. It's a fun mix.

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  6. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

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    Are your pickups height adjustable? If so, raise the bridge pickup and lower the neck pickup. If they are not buy a P90 shim from Lollar and place it under your bridge pickup.

    I just placed a Dyna sized TV Jones Power'Tron Plus the bridge of my Duo Jet and it blends really well with the Dynasonic neck which I had rewound similar to T'Armond specs.
     
  7. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Gretschie

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    I put a powertron in the bridge of my archtop with P90 in neck and its perfect. Had a setzer in there before that was overwhelmed by the P90.
     
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  8. dmfp123

    dmfp123 Electromatic

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    I like the neck, though. It's a little bassy but still better than the bridge IMO


    Yeah I've adjusted heights and it helped, but still not there
     
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  9. dmfp123

    dmfp123 Electromatic

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    is it a gibson p90? they're a little hotter than some
     
  10. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Gretschie

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    Its a late 40's slug P-90. Really a great combo and the more powerful filtertron creates a really nice middle position.

    TV did a black custom cover with black screws, so it matches the Gibson P90 perfectly
     
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    jfassett Synchromatic

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    Can't view any of the links above... seems I'm the only one in the world without an Instagram account, ha!
     
  12. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Gretschie

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    Should be able to view without an account?
     
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