Rose HB sized p90s

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Pine Apple Slim, May 27, 2018.

  1. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    To help out somebody unloading gear for medical expenses I picked up a set of these for a fair price. Now I need help deciding what to do with them. I’m happy with the TV Classics and Blacktops in my Gretches.
    I don’t own a p90 equipped guitar.
    Cantidates are:
    Epi Broadway w stock HBs
    Epi Expkore evstock HBs
    HH Strat pickguard I could put back in a partscaster.
    1980 Carvin DC 100, all maple, ebony board, has the stock 22 poles in it.
    Your thoughts?
    Last edited: May 27, 2018
  2. Strato67

    Strato67 Gretschie

    Oct 19, 2016
    Tell Ken the Rockets are gonna take game
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I can't decide for you, but maybe consider just using them either in the neck or bridge position?
  4. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    You don't own a guitar with P90's What in the world is wrong with you? :) I think P90's in an Epi Broadway would be great!! I love my Buddha P90 Gibson Clones in my modded Hagstrom HJ800 and Gibson P90's in my Hagstrom Viking Tremar Deluxe. No P90's you are mising some real magic. FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON THE PICS BELOW TO GET THEM TO OPEN

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  5. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Epi Broadway.......
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  6. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If you put them in your Broadway, you'll be 2/3rds of the way to a Zephyr Blues Deluxe. The Broadway is an underrated classic & I think P90s will give you some tonal mojo to take it from a jazz box to a more versatile all around blues/rock/rockabilly guitar.
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  7. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    The Broadway it is!
    Sounds mean as hell. Need to tame these just a bit. I probably have em a bit too high.
    They do get sweeter as you roll off the vol.
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  8. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    May 28, 2016
    Been thinking about some Rose Pickups in my Strat.
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  9. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
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    I like the style too. Two pups, volume and tone for each, and a three way switch. I guess the switch would cover each pickup either separately or combined.

    No bling.

    Something like this has had me salivating for a looong time.

  10. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Not quite no bling. Plus I forgot to put the pickguard back on, which is maybe a cleaner look.
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  11. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    Your pick would have been mine as well. Hopefully a black pickguard?
  12. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    The original E guard. It’s a dark tortoise, looks black in this pic tho.
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  13. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    So... bottom line... how close to a real P90 do they sound?
  14. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Very much so IMO. I used to own a 51’ ES125 with the original one P90 in the neck. Sounds very similar. Very dynamic, good growl when laid into.
  15. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    I dont find these pickups on a Google search. Who makes them?
  16. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  17. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I just sold a loaded body with Rose Robustas too--great pickups, steal of a price. Sure, I waited like 4 months for them, but worth it. Decided first hand Strats are done to death and not for me, so sold it and got a Streamliner instead :)
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