P90 Guitars other then Gibson/Epiphone? What's out there.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan87, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    Reverend 290 would be on my list for a solid body.
    Guild has some thin semi hollows that may be nice.
    I'm gonna sell this archtop soon. Pretty nice, not expensive.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2020
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've a pair of Bill Lawrence pickups (BL-15) that are very P-90-ish.
    CC-90s (Charlie Christian) pickups are in that ballpark as well.
    Guild/Franz pickups are great, too.
    Even Gretsches' DeArmond 2000s are in that realm.
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Saw this cartoon in the paper today. From Judge Parker! (Who knew the judge was hip to Casinos! o_O)

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  4. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I must be on the outside of an inside joke.
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  5. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    Feb 17, 2020
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Thanks for all your replies guys, I must say the reverend guitars look good but the guild M-75 is just amazing, reading more into those they seem like a real winner especially in black.

    Since posting the thread though and reading Calebs thread about the SD phat cats it has made me look more into the humucker sized P-90 pick ups, which to be honest I didn't even think about as I had the soapbar blinkers on so to speak, so going that way sends me down the path of more then likely changing the pick ups in one of my schecters as the two are a bit close to each other sound wise.
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That looks really good, freight to Aus would kill that deal though.

    I do agree that one of the streamliner jnrs with all p-90s would be great but for the price of these down here I can spend a bit more and get a Epi LP Special which to be honest I do really like the look of and that is the one Gibson that does make me look twice especially in the TV yellow, I have no real big issue with Gibson and I do respect the brand I just don't bond with them.
  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    After I played an original 1956 LP Junior (in times when they were sold for under two grands) I a was hooked forever. I understand that you are not going for a Gibson but this would be holy-grail for me. (Actually the guy who let me play it had no less than 6 fifties Juniors.) And I am conviced that you would be an instant convert, too.
    They are crazy good guitars although they were originally aimed at the beginner market.
    Sadly they are far out of my financial options now (as they were back then). But reissues didn`t do it for me. And I bought quite a few. So my search will go on.
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    The idea of the LJ jnr and what it is in all honesty I do like, that and the special I don't mind either. Truth be told I just don't like the look of an LP, the body shape just looks a bit funny to me, jets look so much better even thought the differences are subtle but the jnrs and the special doesn't look that bad, maybe becasue of the lack of binding, I dunno.

    Maybe I should try again with the special.

    These look very interesting.
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  10. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    Feb 17, 2020
    I have heard great reviews of the GFS HB-sized P-90s and planned to buy a pair to install in my Epi SG. They're about $70US a pair and they ship overseas.
    They make two windings, Mean and Dream.

    And I've heard that HB-sized P-90s can't sound exactly like the soapbars (if that is what you are looking for) but they still sound good.
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I have heard that yes but if I can get real close I will be happy, $200AUS on pick ups is a lot better then $1000.00 + on a new guitar, in saying that I checked with my local store if they had a LP special in and they do so I might go check that out on the weekend and see if it grabs me.
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I've had Dream 90s and their HB Cousins the Dream 180s in several guitars. Very nice.
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  13. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Bbut...... 20200627_142202.jpg 20200628_012407_2.jpg C'mon man!!
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  14. PrimitiveWood

    PrimitiveWood Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2014
    I bought a PRS SE Chris Robertson (from Black Stone Cherry) has a soapbar neck and humbucker bridge in a 24,5 scale--
    Plays great and sounds sweet clean.
    Just could use a bit more juice!
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  15. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    I rocked a P-90 bridge pickup in my Jazzmaster for a long time and it sounded great.
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  16. wilblee

    wilblee Country Gent

    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    That’s what I did.

  17. tolm

    tolm Gretschie

    Jan 25, 2016
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  18. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Yeah, Reverend's got quite a few P90 models. They do a nice job with them.

    I've got an old Club King 290 and love it. Semi-hollow with a strat-like neck and a tele-esque body. These days they come with a Bigsby instead of a Les Trem, and korina bodies rather than mahogany, but still great instruments and you won't ever confuse one of these with an Epiphone! Worth a look if the OP chooses to do a new guitar instead of a pickup swap.

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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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