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    Default Re: The ultimate Ebony LPC showdown!

    Might as well share mine.......

    Only you can decide what "good" sounds like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    A typical 'issue' some players have with P-90's is the bright, sharp, scooped bridge, which is easily fixed by a mag swap. I'm not totally thrilled about twin A5's in a bridge P-90, but with warmer mags (like an A8/A4 pair) you get mids and punch.
    Didn't have that problem. Mine were mid heavy with top end sizzle. It was the overall character that I don't like.

    I'm pretty much a humbucker and darker single coil person. And I couldn't be bothered spending time trying to swap magnets trying to fiddle out a better tone. Either it works on the first try, or I go somewhere else that i know works for me. ****ing around with the itty bitty parts on my guitars keeps me from playing them.

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    P90's are about the least mid-scooped sounding single coil pickups I can possibly think of. They are basically nothing but midrange. That's why I like them.
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    I have no idea where/how you fat fingered ham fisted oafs play. I can play a triple bucker with absolutely no difficulty.

    Obviously a bunch of hacks. They sexy is wasted on you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I have no idea where/how you fat fingered ham fisted oafs play. I can play a triple bucker with absolutely no difficulty.

    Obviously a bunch of hacks. They sexy is wasted on you!
    It's not the hand size, it's the pick. There's hardly any room for it. If you use more than 1mm of the tip, you're hitting the middle HB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    P90's are...basically nothing but midrange.
    Of course, not as much midrange as most HB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    Of course, not as much midrange as most HB's.
    I disagree if comparing them to low-powered/PAF-style humbuckers. Heavily wound humbuckers...sure. My 500T when it was stock gave P90's a run for their money in the prominent midrange department. But PAFs/low-output HBs are usually quite mid-scooped IME.
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    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    It's not the hand size, it's the pick. There's hardly any room for it. If you use more than 1mm of the tip, you're hitting the middle HB.
    +1 not the fingers im worried about.......the darn pick tip hits the middle one when im playing
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    Had to go with 2 HB - I like p90s better in Juniors and Specials than in a full-blown LP. Have to agree with others about 3 HB: Love the look and sound, but middle pickup get in the way.

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    I used to have a 2 pup 57 Black Beauty that I wish I'd never sold. I currently have a 3 pup 57 Black Beauty that I think is the best looking of the 3. Even better if it has a Bigsby, just because of all that gold.

    If I had to choose one as a main player, I'd go for another 2 pup non 57, which means it'd have a maple top, not solid mahogany.

    And that's not to say I don't like the 54. I'd love to have one of those too! Duh....more is better!
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    After owning a custom shop Gibson SG Custom, I HATE 3 humbucker guitars. Having owned my fair share of P90 equipped guitars, I sold 'em all due to noise, so the 2 HB LPC looks the best and works the best for me.

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    Might as well share mine.......

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    Default Re: The ultimate Ebony LPC showdown!

    That one is awesome!
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    I like them with 3 pickups, that's why I got my Epi Black Beauty like that. Steve Clark's influence!

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    I seriously want that black beauty with the bigsby. It is the reason why three pickups win.

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    The staples just looks cool as ****. Sounds great too!
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    I'm seriously thinking of getting a bigsby for mine after seeing that photo..... G.A.S......
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    Give into it! Refinish your Les Paul to ebony, dye the fretboard black, all gold hardware, 3 pickups, and then put in the bigbsy. It is what I plan to do.

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    I always liked all chrome, the gold is tooo gaudy for me, I like the white tidy lines bleach white tho so ya I am gaudy anywayz:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    Give into it! Refinish your Les Paul to ebony, dye the fretboard black, all gold hardware, 3 pickups, and then put in the bigbsy. It is what I plan to do.
    It's already an Ebony '57 R.I with a really black Ebony board and the gold is ageing nicely... just the Bigsby required!
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