EpiphoneTalk P90 club.

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

  1. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Active Member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    May 20, 2016
    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).

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Darkness, SoCaliJ, soulman969 and 2 others like this.
  2. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,341
    Likes Received:
    5,159
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    Can I be on your will ?
     
    Darkness, SoCaliJ, soulman969 and 2 others like this.
  3. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2020
    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
     
    Brian Krashpad likes this.
  4. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,341
    Likes Received:
    5,159
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    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.
     
    Darkness and SoCaliJ like this.
  5. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2020
    Is not my intention to let that bolt on neck LPSI P-90 go, the SG would purely be an addition.

    Regards

    J
     
    BGood likes this.
  6. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2020
    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
     
  7. imnotcreative

    imnotcreative Active Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2020
    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.
     
  8. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,341
    Likes Received:
    5,159
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    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
     
    SoCaliJ likes this.
  9. imnotcreative

    imnotcreative Active Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2020
    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.
    IMG_20210621_095210.jpg
     
    Fullmoon 1971 and Brian Krashpad like this.
  10. imnotcreative

    imnotcreative Active Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2020
    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
     
  11. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,341
    Likes Received:
    5,159
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    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.
     
    SoCaliJ likes this.
  12. Space1999

    Space1999 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    348
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2021
    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.

    IMG_1157.jpeg IMG_1136.jpeg

    Pat
     
    Darkness, SoCaliJ and soulman969 like this.
  13. Mike M

    Mike M Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    87
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2021
    First P90 Guitar after 40 years of playing, love them

    IMG_3864 (3).jpg
     
    Space1999, Darkness, Imerkat and 3 others like this.
  14. phonepi

    phonepi Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    105
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2021
    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:

    Cheers,
     
    Equalphone likes this.
  15. jwguitar

    jwguitar Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    90
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    The top guitar is a beauty! I love those FGN guitars!
     
    Paruwi likes this.
  16. jwguitar

    jwguitar Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    90
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Here is my P-90 guitar:


    It is a PureSalem Tom Cat and I am really enjoying the tone of these pickups!

     
  17. Space1999

    Space1999 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    348
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2021
    Oh yeah JW that really has “that” sound for Jazz. What a beautiful performance.

    Can you shoot us a pic of the whole guitar?

    Pat
     
    jwguitar likes this.
  18. jwguitar

    jwguitar Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    90
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
  19. Space1999

    Space1999 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    348
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2021
    jwguitar likes this.
  20. jwguitar

    jwguitar Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    90
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Thank you for the kind compliment. I will certainly let the owners know that you like their designs!
     

Share This Page