p 90 pickup

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We've covered metal parts and tuners, now let's learn how to make a pickup look like it's 70 years old.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we continue our relic'ing project, taking a closer look at the pickup and its black plastic cover. Our Harley Benton project guitar has a single P-90 dog-ear pickup at the bridge position, similar to a vintage Gibson Les Paul Junior. The P-90 is a single-coil pickup, but sound-wise, its raw, raunchy, beefy tone is the perfect crossover between a single-coil and a humbucker. No wonder many players prefer this type of pickup to have the best of both worlds.

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