P90

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by alazary, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. alazary

    alazary Member

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    Is the hum really bad..any ways around it?
     
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  4. CharlieB

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    ok okok

    They hum a little. Getting real close to an amp, or being under heavy interferance from flourescent lites and such... makes it worse. In my house you cant even notice it unless the computer monitor is on and I'm sitting in the chair by the monitor with the guitar.

    Doing the RWRP thing will make it toally hum cancelling when both pickups are used.
     
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    hmmm...what would happen if you shielded them just like over on www.guitarnuts.com ?¿
     
  6. CharlieB

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    Just my two cents worth

    1- Strat pickups hum the worst - no metal plate under em! Ditto Tele neck pickup. Tele bridge pickups also hum, but I dont think quite as badly. (at least mine)

    2 - Jazz Bass pickups are VERY hot, and HUM a lot! And... they've got shielding plates under 'em (although they're not fully shielded)

    3 - ALL shielding at the pickup area takes away "some" high end. Cannot be helped. Usually its not much though and may not be noticable.

    4 - P90's have brass plates under them, so... are already semi shielded.

    5 - Consider the p90 bridge, and the neck to some extent, as well as the Tele bridge... cavity routing is not going to be THAT effective, since most of the pickup is out of the cavity anyway.

    6 - Control cavity shielding is good.
     
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    would a noise gate pedal help?
     
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    If theres a stray field about a P-90 will locate it..........
     

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