Will replacing a full humbucker with a P-90 leave marks?

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  1. ginsu

    ginsu New Member

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    I have a line on an SG junior reissue that has been retrofitted with a Dimarzio humbucker. My question is whether or not putting a P-90 back in will leave a mark? The old P-90 screw holes are visible with the diMarzio in there, so I am hoping that putting the p-90 in will restore it to its perfect state !?!?
     
  2. BandersnatchReverb

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    If you're careful with the router.. you ought to come out ok. However, the guitars another matter.
     
  3. BandersnatchReverb

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    Ok.. to answer the question....

    P90s are longer and a little less wide than a HB.... which are shorter and wider than a p90.

    I'd say... without looking, they must have made the hole at least WIDER to get the HB in there, so... you'll have the opposide problem when you put the p90 back in.

    Putting the p90 back in is a noble thing... but you're probably going to have to do some alteration to the original design to make it work.... like.... have a custom pickguard made that covers the hole, then sink the pickup into the hole in the pickguard.... that sort of thing.
     
  4. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    (... won't it leave stretch marks..... :lol: )


    Oh, and welcome to ETSG.
     
  5. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    How does it sound with the DiMarzio?????
     
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    I would replace it with one of those humbucker-replacement p-90's.
     
  7. crippe

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    If you use the large pick guard it won't matter. But here's what I would do: rip out that ugly humbucker, replace the wood that was removed to fit the humbucker, refinish the whole thing in alpine white, put in a dog ear P90 and a vibrola - and you've got yourself a kicking Gibson SG Junior.
     

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