P-90s Lollar or Fralin?

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  1. doveman

    doveman Member

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    By-the way ... although I went with the Lollar P90s on the Washburn (and it rocks) ...

    I put a Fralin "high output" bridge in my G&L Legacy yesterday. It's a 9.5K 43 wire A5 and makes this Strat-like guitar come alive. A bit beefier bridge pickup really helps this guitar. I had to swap my two remaining G&L pups (neck & middle) to get the right RWRP setup ... but it's rocking too.

    I've always wondered if the strat-like setups would be helped by a slightly stronger bridge ... now I know.

    :)
     
  2. DisclaimeR

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    ya they really do help.

    i got fralin sp 43's in my strat, basically p-90's in single coil form and they are amazing. still stratty but so much power and body. really thick tone. i love em. they clean up nicely too.
     
  3. JedimasterPaul

    JedimasterPaul New Member

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    I just ordered a set of Fralin P-90s for my SG Classic. I told them to do the neck stock, and overwind the bridge to balance them out.

    I am also going to have my guitar tech redo all the electronics - pots / caps.

    I'm open to suggestions as far as the caps go - what I'm looking for is a good vintage, classic rock sound - think Pete Townshend (by the way, today is 2/14, 38th anniversary of the Leeds show :))

    I haven't posted much since I got my SG, but I like this guitar much more than many others I have owned recently - including some Historic les Pauls.

    I have finally found my sound - P-90s all the way!
     
  4. mrmojobebop

    mrmojobebop New Member

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    i ordered 2 lollar p90s
    but for my elite casino
    don't have an sg
    have anothe gig hollowbody model w/hum on.

    interesting thread tho.
     
  5. jpn

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    Fine clips Doveman!

    I used to think Lollars are a bit on the high-tech side, but they definitely don't sound sterilized or sth...
     
  6. ibis

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    FWIW I put Lollars in my SG Classic along with 500k pots (stock are 300k).

    The difference was unbelievable!

    I haven't tried Fralins, so cannot comment.

    You wouldn't regret buying Lollars, I can assure you of that.

    Have you looked are Bare Knuckle pups from the UK?
     
  7. 515who

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    Someone told me recently that if I want to get that late 60's PTownshend SG sound to get the Fralins. I just may do that, but he also suggested changing the pots as well. I may have to bring it to a tech for all this. I dont mind messing around on the inside of my other guitars, but not my classic. I rather give that to someone who really knows what they are doing.

    good thread!
     
  8. Lex Lurid

    Lex Lurid Active Member

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    "Have you looked are Bare Knuckle pups from the UK?"

    Never heard of em!! ;D ;D ;D coff coff splutter splutter
     

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