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    Default SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    Which SD p/u is the same as their Vintage P90 but with Hbucker style mounting? And, what SC p/u would go good & match well in the middle position? And black...not chrome.
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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    There's no hum size p90 that's the same as the vintage p90. You'd have to go custom shop for that. There's only the Phat Cat which sounds great but is a bit scooped and doesn't have the same grit as the vintage p90.

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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    Yeah, I would think the Custom Shop can build an exact replica, but no production model matches. For the middle, look at the Stack Plus.
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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    Nothing is the same, exactly.

    The P Rails Neck has the closest sounding P90 in humbucker shape that I've ever played. I have played many, searching for THAT tone. The P Rails P90 coil is better than the Phat Cat, for sure. Part of this might be because the coil is narrower than a Phat Cat (closer to a real P90 coil). Part of it might be because the coil ends up closer to the original P90 position in relation to the bridge, as opposed to being slightly farther toward the neck in the bridge pickup, and slightly farther from the neck in the neck position, like it is with Phat Cats and other similar pickups. Honestly, I don't know exactly why it sounds the closest. But I do know it's the closest I've ever heard. You don't have to use the rail in any form; the P90 coil itself is good enough to warrant installing the pickup.

    Second closest IME is, oddly, the DiMarzio Bluesbucker.
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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    im pretty sure the p90 in the prails is actually a vintage p90

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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    The P- in the P-Rails sounds just like a P90 to me. But there are enough variations in actual P90s that as long as the coil size is really close, it is bound to sound like one.
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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    ^^^&^^^ +10 to Jeremy and Mincer...took their advice and put a P-Rail in neck of G&L...sounds as good as any p90 have played.

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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    And, what SC p/u would go good & match well in the middle position? And black...not chrome.
    Thanx all~
    If you want a true single coil that also sounds pretty similar to a P90, a Quarter Pound is a great match.

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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    honestly, i dont really think thats true. i like the qp for strat and tele bridge but dont think it sounds or feels all that p90 like

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    im pretty sure the p90 in the prails is actually a vintage p90
    SD did a great job of making it sound like one, despite the fact that the coil is not as long as an "actual" one.

    And on top of it, you get all the other capabilities of the P Rails. They are Duncan's best innovation of their history, IMO.

    They are ugly...but they clean up really nicely with trim rings. I added the rings and converted these to gold trim:

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    Default Re: SD P90 in a H'bucker body?

    I wonder if there will be further development in P-Rails type pickups. It seems like a winner for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I wonder if there will be further development in P-Rails type pickups. It seems like a winner for them.
    Speaking of P-Rails...
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