Whether you’re refurbing a vintage find or want to upgrade the modern guitar you don’t play because of lackluster pickups, the 10 samples we’ve rounded up aim to take you to P-90 glory.
The company’s flagship pickup is scatterwound, with degaussed alnico 5 magnets, and designed to be ideal for hard, driving rock with grind.
Intended for bridge-position placement, this hotter P-90 houses alnico 2 magnets and was designed to provide big midrange raunch and nastiness.
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Here’s a powerful P-90 created to emphasize upper-midrange growl with no 60-cycle hum, and hit an amp’s front end with more gain and bottom-end punch.
With alnico 4 magnets charged to vintage levels, these reproductions even have their bobbins wound on the same machine used to wind P-90s in Gibson’s Kalamazoo plant in the ’50s.
Combining traditional P-90 design with TV Jones’ growl and clarity, this model was made to provide thick highs in the bridge, and clear and warm tone in the neck.