EpiphoneTalk P90 club.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Walker, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Cam.man67

    Cam.man67 Well-Known Member

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    My pleasure! That Coupe is one sweet p90 guitar! As a charter member of the MD chapter, let me just say that any p90 is a good p90, and if that p90 is on an Epi, all the better.:dude:
     
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  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

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    Cant remember if I posted mine or not but still love it regardless....
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  3. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Such a good color, and I mean "good" not "nice" or "pretty".

    That is one of those colors that flat out works for the object it's applied to. I normally dislike gold hardware as well, because it's such a fine line to walk without looking like mime bait.
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    this combo does the trick for me.
     
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    Jonathan Hands New Member

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    Oops! My 2020 Epi LPS. First p90s I have ever played or owned. I love these pickups and the guitar is a lot better than I thought it would be. The fat neck, slab body, excellent workmanship all made glad I got an Epiphone.
     
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  6. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Yesss !
    After months of testing, the best height adjustment I found for the P90s on mine is:
    5,5 mm for neck (7/32")
    11,5 mm for bridge (15/32")
     
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  7. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

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    Can I join?

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    I have not made the measurement, but I got my P90s as low as they can go and it does make a huge difference. Following Mr. Bonamassa's advice, I've dialed back the Epi's volume to just under 4 in OD on the amp, and it sounds great!

    J
     
  8. soulman969

    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    How 'bout three P90 guitars. :D My P90 Clan.

    '56 Gold Top Tribute
    ES339 P90 Pro
    Casino

    (there's pics of them all over this place so I won't repeat)
     
  9. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Mine is lower than yours, same guitar. You have to press on it to screw it down. The long skinny screws won't make it without assistance from your finger, they might just shear.

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    I haven't seen it ...

    Here's one I had made for my signature some time ago. I now have parted with 2 of those guitars.

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  10. soulman969

    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    You haven't seen them???? Wassup wit dat? :confused: OK then.

    Gold Top......
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    ES339.....
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    Casino....
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  11. SoCaliJ

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    I'm getting tight resistance with the adjustment screws at the point I'm at, and as you can tell my covers are buckling...I just don't want to strip those cheap screws. I will consider my options. Thanks!

    J
     
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  13. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Take the screws out, lift the pickup and remove whatever is under to see how deep it can go. Then add what needs to be added before screwing it back in. This can all be done without removing the strings.
     
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  14. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

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    Did that late last night, made measurements and took pics this morning.

    The neck pickup cover was not set in correctly, and I finagled the bridge pickup and got a little more depth. My measurements (bottom of string to top of pole) are as follows, low E string only.

    Neck, open: 8.6mm --- fretted, 6.5mm
    Bridge, open: 7.7mm --- fretted, 6.6mm

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    I'm gonna run this setup through my amp, and go from there. Oh yeah, after all of this a added a gentle radius to both pickups pole screws...

    Regards

    J
     
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  15. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    On mine, neck fretted 6mm, bridge fretted 5mm.
     
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  16. SoCaliJ

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    Liking that "Twangy" clean tone in with both P90s a humming. :thumb:

    J
     
  17. soulman969

    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah.....:D. So do I. It was the first P90 model I acquired and the first LP I owned in over 25 years. I swore after selling my '74 Deluxe I'd never buy another LP.......I lied. :D
     
  18. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 Well-Known Member

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    Thought it would fun to add to this thread - didnt actually realise how many p90 guitars I've owned (and how much I miss a coup[le of them)

    The current collection =
    Epiphone Les Paul Special "Satinized" (a big shoutout to @BGood for his review of his)
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    Epiphone Jared James Nichols "Old Glory" Les Paul Custom
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    Gretsch G2420T-P90 Streamliner
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    PRS SE Chris Robertson
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    Previously owned
    Epiphone Wildkat Royale
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    Epiphone Riviera Custom P-93
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    Vintage VS-6 MRMA
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    Gibson SG 50's Tribute (I really miss this one):facepalm:
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    PRS SE SInglecut Soapbar (I really miss this one):facepalm:
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    The Loar 301T
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    The Loar 309
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    PRS SE Santana Special
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    Epiphone 57 Reissue Les Paul Junior (I really miss this one):facepalm:
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    Shine WCA-100
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    Caddy Well-Known Member

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    Guess I am in, but only P-90 guitar I have is my Special I in yellow. Just added a pick guard to it a couple weeks ago. I also put a set of Grover open gear tuners on it shortly after I got it. Work great and didn’t really even need to switch bushings (but did).

     
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  20. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    One of the great P90 guitars, whatever the price.
     

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