P-90 Pro pickups ? Do they have a base model and Pro.

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  1. Brian16sg

    Brian16sg Active Member

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    Hi i picked up a 2015 Epiphone special with P-90 pick ups . I looked up new Special and it says P-90R and P-90 T . Is the P-90 Pro a different pick up? or are they the same ?
     
  2. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    How do they sound ? :cool:

    Here is what Epiphone has to say about them.

    10.01.2016
    The new Epiphone P-90 PRO single coil pickup is made with 18% Nickel Silver covers and has been designed and tooled from the ground up with new bobbins manufactured to historic dimensions, Elektrisola magnet wire, sand cast Alnico V magnets, and pole shoes manufactured using correct alloys and to Gibson's original dimensions. And for you sticklers to detail, the new Epiphone P-90 PRO™ pickups also have tin plated brass base plates like used on 50's and 60's era Gibson P-90 pickups.

    They might be different, but the common Epi P90 is a winner by itself.
     
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    Brian16sg Active Member

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    They sound good to me though im new to P-90s but most say they love them . It just made me wonder seeing adds for P-90 Pro on the 399 Model .
     
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    Walker Active Member

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    They are awesome P90s. Some of the best sounding P90s I've played. My ES 339 P90 Pro is the only unmodified guitar I own.
     
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    wildeman Well-Known Member

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    You have a '15, it should have nice hot wound Alnico 5 P90's so enjoy. The old Korean Epi P90s are ceramic and don't sound as good imo (mags are easily changed though).
     
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    Typically Epi P90s use 44awg wire. The Gibson USA P90s have always used 42awg wire. Both Epi and Gibby use A5 mags
     
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    I've had a Casino Coupe for a few years. They had the A5 P-90R and P-90T. I believe the output was about 11k to 12k. A bit bright for my tastes. I had them rebuilt with A4 mags, 8.0k and 7.3k. Now it sounds the way I like it. The weight, the feel and the neck make it feel better than two previous Gibsons I owned (it was always the neck I couldn't bond with)
     

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