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atubbs



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: P-90 Question Reply with quote

I just got my set of BG P-90's in today and I was wondering if it mattered which way they were mounted into the body? I don't think it matters, but I've been wrong before.. Shocked Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It shouldn't matter when in the bridge or neck position, but some of the builder wind the PUs with one reverse wound reverse polarity so when in the middle position it works to cancel out the single coil hum.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rock-On!! wrote:
It shouldn't matter when in the bridge or neck position, but some of the builder wind the PUs with one reverse wound reverse polarity so when in the middle position it works to cancel out the single coil hum.


Sweet... Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if one pickup is wound hotter you want that one in the bridge position.

As far as orientation goes (i.e. rotating the pickup 180 degrees), with P-90s it does not matter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonicblue wrote:
Well, if one pickup is wound hotter you want that one in the bridge position.

As far as orientation goes (i.e. rotating the pickup 180 degrees), with P-90s it does not matter.


I was questioning the orientation but I just didn't know a fancy word for "rotating the pickup 180 degrees" Razz

Thanks for the clarification!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I figure it if you install it wrong and it sounds right who cares ... other than people trying to mimic your tone.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typically when you buy P90's the bridge magent is already rotated so when you are in the middle position you get some hum canceling. IMO, it matters not. But then again... I am either using the neck or the bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed mine so that the wire from the pickup was oriented towards the hole in the body.

As mentioned you want the hotter of the two in the bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now need to get off my butt and go route some cavities for them to sit in... Shocked Very Happy

I'm glad I don't do this for a living... my turn around time would be horrible..
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:
I installed mine so that the wire from the pickup was oriented towards the hole in the body.

As mentioned you want the hotter of the two in the bridge.


When in doubt this is how I install my pickups too. The wire coming off one side of the pickup closest to the "bottom" of the guitar. At least if both are the same you wont have phasing issues.
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