2020 Epi LP Special P90's question

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  1. Charles

    Charles Member

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    Just checked mine. Neck is 7.8 k and bridge is 7.74 k. Is that about right ?

    If so, would that be avg P90 output or a bit low ?
     
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    I'd say about average. I like my P90 not too hot, I can always raise it close to strings if need be. The other way around is not as easyé I've had Duncan Design in a Godin and couldn't get them low enough to get rid of all the heat.

    The P90 Pro are hotter than the older ones in the bolt-on LP Special.
     
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    They seem to sound fine and have enough adjustment to get them where I want them. Just curious as this is my first guitar with P 90's.

    I switched to bass for a few years and sold my guitar amps, so I've only heard the Spl. through the seller's old tweed Champ. And a small bass combo I kept. Any guitar would suck through that thing. Trying to decide what amp to get.
     
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    P90's are real sensitive to height, so don't be afraid to play with their height and maybe even pole pieces. It can take a while to get to the optimal sweet spot, but it's fun to do and very rewarding once there.

    Here's where mine are after tweaking for almost a year now.

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    Yea, I've already raised the poles on my neck pup to balance string to string volume. The B string was jumping out like a plain G on a vintage staggered Strat pickup.

    I have to wait until my amp gets here to get both pickup set right. Plus I'm going to try different sets. I like heavy strings with a wound 3rd tuned down a half step to suit my voice.
     
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    You'll then have to get a bridge for a wound G. This one will not intonate right.

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    Gotcha
    Does MojoAxe make one for 4 wound/2 plain ? I looked at his site and it's not too clear.
     
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    Thanks, I may go ahead and try some strings with a plain 3rd around 22 or so and give them a chance before I swap the tailpiece. I may wind up liking them.
     
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    I used to run my old Special thru a Vox Royal Guardsman...it gave kind of a honking sound to leads, depending on your liking...settings abound.
     
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