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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Tell me your experience (good/bad/indifferent) with noiseless P90's

littleuch
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Apr 28th, 2015 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know, I know...they're supposed to make noise. I've never really gotten along well with P90s but did enjoy some time with a few guitars equipped with them. I have tried P100's (or were they P94's?)which I though were horrendous. Anything out there that IYO hits the mark without the buzz? Regular P90s are out of the question in my electrical nightmare of an environment.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 06:26 PM, Apr 28th, 2015)

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Apr 28th, 2015 09:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 3 P90 Reverend USA Slingshot. The Reverend P90s sound great, but like P90s do, were so noisy in less than optimum electrical enviros that I really didn't use the guitar much. This guitar has a Hipshot vibrato, with a backplate over the springs, so I found a used Suhr/Ilitch hum cancelling backplate, converted the middle P90 to non RWRP & hooked up the backplate. The tone is exactly the same great P90 tone, but minus about 90% of the hum. Ilitch makes those things now to fit in backplates, pickguards & in control cavities.

Great option for P90s you really like the tone of, but need to de-hum. Not cheap though.

JohnS

USA

Apr 29th, 2015 06:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Loved the Kent Armstrong HP-90 I put in a PRS SE One.

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Apr 29th, 2015 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stacked P90s, like the Gibson P100, sound sort of like a P90 but they don't twang when rolled back. They are quiet tho; I have a set in an ES135 and they work fine.

Duncan Phat Cats are a true single-coil in a humbucker package, voiced to sound like a P90. They get pretty close. The real beauty of the Phat Cat is it is totally shielded by the metal cover and back plate, and it has a braided shield on the lead. These are way quieter than any true P90 I have in my guitar collection.



littleuch
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Apr 29th, 2015 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now that I think about it, I believe I tried a P94 in Carvin I once had, not the P100. This would be for my Goldtop LP Studio 50's Trib., which I yanked the original P90's (and sold :-/) and replaced with Duncan Antiquity Mini Humbuckers. I really like the neck position and middle, but not in love with the bridge alone. I also have my Warmoth Thinline build which was originally routed and fitted with a Antiquity P90 in the neck. I've since gone traditional Tele with that guitar (Custom Nocasters). Now that I got the Goldtop playing nice with a new roller bridge I find myself fantasizing about P90's again.

Steve Dallman
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Apr 29th, 2015 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had Duncan Vintage (not noiseless but RWRP) in a set neck Tele I built, but didn't like the hum.

I bought a set of Lace Sensor P-90's and they are dead quiet and sound the same as the Duncans.

I got a great price...the pair for the price of one, but I don't recall where I bought them. It's been a long time.

I still love them. The lack of any noise is almost disconcerting sometimes as the presence of noise is so common with P-90's. They are even quieter than other Lace Sensors I've played...dead silent.

I'd try the Kent Armstrong because they are so reasonably priced.

littleuch
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Apr 29th, 2015 11:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Odd, but it almost looks like the Lace PS900/905 soapbars aren't made anymore.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Apr 30th, 2015 02:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I absolutely LOVE my set of Kinman P90s. All of my real P90s went into the drawer once I heard these Kinman's.

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Apr 30th, 2015 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember SMark that I put you on to these
amazing pups and you made a great video demonstrating them. Chris Kinman actually uses your clip as a sound file for those wanting to hear them before buying. I'm sure you helped to sell a lot of them.

littleuch
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Apr 30th, 2015 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yikes, the Kinmans are pricey. He's got a few different voiced sets on his site. Curious what set you went with SMark.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Apr 30th, 2015 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got mine very shortly after they were introduced, when they were only offering the one set. I have no desire to try a newer set though. These are perfect to my ears. I never looked back once I heard how fantastic they sounded. I actually made two videos with them. The one below I made at home. The other was recorded live at a party I played at. Search my videos for it if you like. It's easy to find...

My 1st video with these pups...

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

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Apr 30th, 2015 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Lace versions are still on their website.

Lace Sensor PS900 / PS905

littleuch
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Apr 30th, 2015 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice SMark, I really like the focused almost vowel-like tone.

Steve, I saw that link but no direction where to buy. If I follow "where to buy" on left panel, it shows various places like Amazon, etc. But I don't find the P900/905 listed at the links.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 10:18 AM, Apr 30th, 2015)

martin p.

Westbury NY

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Apr 30th, 2015 06:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A friend of my brothers (the guit player in his band) had nice lp special, but he could not stand the buzz.
I stuck in a pair of Fralin Noiseless p90s, 5% under.
sounds just like a p90.
highly reccommended
a bit pricey though

super mario
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tone to the bone no other way
May 1st, 2015 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Outfitted my Peavey Firenza (which came with Gotoh (I believe) P90 style pickups) with the Kent Armstrong HP90's. Great tone without the hum. Sadly I don't spend as much time with it as I should, may have to bring it out this weekend to play some.

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