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GFS dream 90s vs Kent Armstrong P-90 (TONERIDER rebel 90)
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StevenJM



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: GFS dream 90s vs Kent Armstrong P-90 (TONERIDER rebel 90) Reply with quote

the price is right on both, the dream 90 has more good reviews but some of the other gfs stuff isn't the greatest.

anybody have experience with the kent armstrongs?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at Tonerider's Rebel 90's.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put Dream 90's in a Les Paul and hey sounded great...Dean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:40 am    Post subject: P90 Reply with quote

I am with Ralph on this one, I have a SG and a semi hollow with the Tonerider Rebel 90's and IMHO, these are the bang for the buck !!!!!
Fantastic sound and plenty-o-bark............

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have dream 90's in my SG. The mean 90's have more bark and honk. The dream 90's are a bit cleaner, but styill shine nice. The dream 90's have a bit more treble as well. I have a mean 90 kicking around I could send you to try it out.

The Toneriders look nice, but who can find them? Plus I'd like to hear some sound samples.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Tonerider Hot P90's in my avatar tele.
I like them a lot and they have a unique bark to them that reminds me of a hot single coil.
They are kind of like a single coil on steroids.
In between a single coil and humbucker as far as sound goes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought a dream 90 for a neck spot to try on my SG... but it doesn't fit into the humbucker route. so now i gotta find way to widen the route a tiny bit so i can actually use the pickup.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's a real Gibson SG.... I wouldn't do it for some GFS pickup...that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
If that's a real Gibson SG.... I wouldn't do it for some GFS pickup...that's for sure.


its a 1983 Gibson "The SG" ... its in 'used' shape... none of the electronics worked when i got it, so not very much is original on it...

but yea when i was looking at it and seeing how i could make it fit, that thought popped in my head "is this really worth it for a $30 pickup.

so i might try popping it into another guitar, i have either an epiphone les paul or an old 60s epiphone. I was just hoping to use it on the SG because i don't even have a neck pickup in that guitar, i just have a piece of plastic covering up the hole.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked out the Gibson P94's? They are Humbucker format P90s....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no i haven't tried them yet... i think the dream 90s are too square and the routes for the gibson pickups have more rounded corners. I have a non-walmart First Act that has the p-90 in the neck spot and i love it so much i was hoping to do the same for my SG...

oh well, its not like i wont find a use for this pickup at some point.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: P90 Reply with quote

For the Price of a Gibson P94 you can get a set of Tonerider rebels from Ralph, a better deal IMHO.... They really have nice sound...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you have a Gibson with Toneriders in it.

I guess I am kinda loyal to Gibson as far as putting Gibson electronics in a Gibson. Just doesn't seem right to do it any other way.... they do make quality.

On a knockoff.... anything is game...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject: p/u Reply with quote

I agree to a point Vince, not to take anything away from tonerider, their Rebel 90's put SD to shame...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you get caught up in a name you really miss out on some really good pickups. Trust me, I sell several brands and Toneriders are right up there in tone and quality. I have had several customers replace the pickups in their Gibsons, Fenders, PRS, Carvins and many others with Toneriders. Most of them are repeat customers too. Wink
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