minihums -> P90's

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  1. paradox

    paradox Active Member

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    This thought kinda grew outof a discussion on chat with sgm & cb, but in reverse...

    How difficult/possible would it be to mount P90's in a LP deluxe that has the mini-hums with surrounds? Is that "plate" that I've seen used for
    mounting soapbar type P90's already installed on an LP deluxe or would the guitar have to be modified to have it installed?
     
  2. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    drop em in dox!!
     
  3. Sgmaniac

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    Give those mini hums a spin, they sound awesome. If you swap em for P-90's, sell me the mini's, hehehehehehe/ :D 8)
     
  4. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    On a Les Paulster with surrounds, they drop in, and there's meat enuf in the body to use just two woodscrews as adjustment. On Gibson P90's you'll need to RWRP one to make it on hum when both are used.
     
  5. yakuza77

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    I was thinking about doing the reverse to my SG classic. I'm sure a mini humbucker fit into the P-90 slot but is a mini humbucker smaller than a P-90? ?
     
  6. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    Ok for the record, here is the whole shamoo

    If you got P90's and you want mini hums instead, you have two choices.

    Choice ONE
    Use surrounds like this:
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    www.allparts.com

    Along with plates like this:
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    www.guitar-parts.com

    or make your own like this:
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    www.blueshottub.com/projectp90/index.html

    Choice TWO
    Use a specially cut batwing pickguard, cut for minihums with adjustment screw holes. Available from dazbootsman on Ebay.

    HOWEVER....

    If you have minihums and want P90's, then those will drop right in, but if you've got an SG with minihums you'll need a new pickguard and either of those two plates. On a thicker guitar, like a LP, then you can use the wood-screw type adjusters instead.
     
  7. paradox

    paradox Active Member

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    I've recently learned the mini's with the surround are the same size as a P90, see pic:
    But I would think for a cleaner install you would just want a custom pickguard to fit the
    mini's in your classic... If you do the swap & don't want the P90's I'd take em off your hands
    for a good price..

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Voxman

    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    I always thought the mini's and p90's were the same size......no?
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    I always thought the mini's and p90's were the same size......no? And fit in the same slot!
     
  10. CharlieB

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    They are not

    As you can see, the footprint for the mini-surrounds, as is found on Les Pauls, is the same as the p90. The mini's themselves, as used on Firebirds and others, is much smaller. The pix explain it well I hope.
     
  11. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    Minihums

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    Soaps

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