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Brian Krashpad

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Not sure how I missed this thread. I have 3 Epi P-90 guitars (LP Special, WildKat, Casino), and 3 USA P-90 guitars (2 Gibson LP Specials and a Hamer Special).

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I never thought this day would come, and I'm having a hard time typing this out: An Epiphone SG Classic Worn Cherry P-90 is the front runner for my next guitar... :shock:

I've had this Gibson SG mental scaring dating back to the mid 80's, all because of girl friend I was living with at the time. Yeah, I know, it ain't the guitar's fault, but just looking at any SG would bring up some rage and anger.

Anyway, finally growing up and shelving past events has cleared the path for possibly getting that Epi SG P-90, and in the end this axe checks off a lot off boxes that the Epi LPS P-90 could not...a lot.

I still have mad love for my $119 Epi LPSI P-90; it makes me sound better, play better (well, to me it does). I had considered an Epi Les Paul Classic worn, but I still prefer P-90s over humbuckers.

So, that's that. Looks like an SG in my future...

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J
 

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I never thought this day would come, and I'm having a hard time typing this out: An Epiphone SG Classic Worn Cherry P-90 is the front runner for my next guitar... :shock:

I've had this Gibson SG mental scaring dating back to the mid 80's, all because of girl friend I was living with at the time. Yeah, I know, it ain't the guitar's fault, but just looking at any SG would bring up some rage and anger.

Anyway, finally growing up and shelving past events has cleared the path for possibly getting that Epi SG P-90, and in the end this axe checks off a lot off boxes that the Epi LPS P-90 could not...a lot.

I still have mad love for my $119 Epi LPSI P-90; it makes me sound better, play better (well, to me it does). I had considered an Epi Les Paul Classic worn, but I still prefer P-90s over humbuckers.

So, that's that. Looks like an SG in my future...

Regards

J
It will for sure look quite the best, but ... don't expect it to be MORE guitar than your Special 1. I have one of the first Special 1, a 2013 in TV Yellow.

I've had an Epiphone 50th Anniversary “1961” SG Special, it went, the Special LP stayed.
I've had a Holy Grail 1995 Epiphone Les Paul Special Double Cut, it went, the Special LP stayed.
I've had a 2003 Godin LG P90, it went, the Special LP stayed.
I've had a Epiphone Les Paul '56 Gold Top P90, it went, the Special LP stayed.

I now have a second LP Special 1 P90 that lives full time at the summer cottage. When I go there, it's the only one I have for three months and I don't really miss my home studio arsenal.

I also have in that armory, a PRS SE Soapbar 1, an Epiphone 2020 Yellow LP Special, a '57 RE Epiphone LP Junior, all P90 crazy nice guitars along with the TV Yellow LP Special 1 and guess what. That small SOB cheapo bolt neck guitar is played daily.

So get the SG for sure, but don't have it trying to replace the LP SP1, it won't.
 

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So get the SG for sure, but don't have it trying to replace the LP SP1, it won't.

Is not my intention to let that bolt on neck LPSI P-90 go, the SG would purely be an addition.

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J
 

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Two questions, if I may...

Regarding the Epi SG Classic Worn P-90; are those P-90s height adjustable?

And,

regarding the Epi Les Paul Special I P-90; are those P-90R and P-90T pickups Ceramic or Alnico? I cannot locate any actual documentation, and other online sources have conflicting information, though the net consensus leans towards Alnico. Regardless of what they are, Ceramic or Alnico, mine sound fantastic and I ain't swapping them out for anything else. I'm just curious, but not curious enough to pull them out and see for myself... ;)

Thank you.

J
 

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Two questions, if I may...

Regarding the Epi SG Classic Worn P-90; are those P-90s height adjustable?

And,

regarding the Epi Les Paul Special I P-90; are those P-90R and P-90T pickups Ceramic or Alnico? I cannot locate any actual documentation, and other online sources have conflicting information, though the net consensus leans towards Alnico. Regardless of what they are, Ceramic or Alnico, mine sound fantastic and I ain't swapping them out for anything else. I'm just curious, but not curious enough to pull them out and see for myself... ;)

Thank you.

J

they are adjustable in height. there are 2 screws, 1 located between the A and D polepieces and one between G and B polepieces.
since they say want to mimic the Gibson p90 i asume they use alnico magnets to keep it more to original spec.
 

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they are adjustable in height. there are 2 screws, 1 located between the A and D polepieces and one between G and B polepieces.
since they say want to mimic the Gibson p90 i asume they use alnico magnets to keep it more to original spec.
On a full face pickguard, height is adjusted like on a humbucker, via screws in the pickguard at both ends of the soapbars.

They are Alnico
 

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i put a Lollar novell 90 in the bridge of my bfg last week to make it an all single coil Les Paul. The legs on the Lollar were a bit too tall so i had to bend them and cut them.
It sounds quite nice, a bit twangy but very clear and articulate with a slight bit or warmth added.
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silly me was looking at the wrong model.. i was looking at an sg special p90. not the worn with the full pickguard. my bad
On that one it is with the screws between pole pieces as mentionned before.

One thing you have to know when you adjust for height with those long flimsy thin screws, is that they'll snap if too much torque is applied. So when ajusting downward, ALWAYS push down on the cover as you screw them.
 

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OK this thread is still on the main page so I didn’t mine it from the dead zone Raiyn. :D

Just wanted to put my membership card in the file.

My slightly modified Epi Riviera P93. Couldn’t stand the damn metal pickup covers. Especially the one in the middle that my pick kept hitting.

So I removed them.:)

Have never liked butter bean tuners so I routed the holes and put Grover tulip tuners on her.

Loving the guitar now.

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I have one under construction, a LPS II modded in Daphne Blue with cream GFS P-90, plus parchment pickguard and B5 Bigsby. :)
God only knows when my luthier pal will be able to finish it... :confused:

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Thanks JW I checked out their whole site. Very forward thinking guitar makers. Nice tone from yours for sure.

Pat
Thank you for the kind compliment. I will certainly let the owners know that you like their designs!
 


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