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Any good hum-cancelling/noiseless P-90s out there?

 
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Plaid Sabbath



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Any good hum-cancelling/noiseless P-90s out there? Reply with quote

This is uncharted territory for me. I'm not completely opposed to traditional P-90s but would like to avoid the whole 60-cycle issue.

Any experiences with alternative choices?
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Vince



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is but it's not a P90 at that point.... it's a humbucker. Wink

Besides that... a P90 is not nearly as bad as a Fender type single coil... just a little added noise and not any hum from mine. I have cheap and high dollar P90's and they don't hum...
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marksound



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gibson Blues Hawk had a dummy coil tucked inside the body between the two "Blues 90" pickups. No idea how well it worked, but the guitar sounded good.
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Plaid Sabbath



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I'm on the fence about this. Definitely want the P90 sound. This wouldn't be an issue if I knew how to play clean. It's damn near impossible for me to turn the gain down. Laughing
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Vince



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in the same boat Plaid.... A dummy coil is easy to make but you don't want it to affect the tone. Minimal wraps and buried is the key....

But I have no problem with standard P90's myself.
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rjhalsey



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a set of Lace P-90's that are noiseless.
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Plaid Sabbath



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph...I was kind of leaning toward Toneriders if I went with a traditional P90. Problem is...I only need one for the bridge. Do you sell singles or do they have to be a complete set?
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rjhalsey



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plaid Sabbath wrote:
Ralph...I was kind of leaning toward Toneriders if I went with a traditional P90. Problem is...I only need one for the bridge. Do you sell singles or do they have to be a complete set?


I sell singles. PM me with your needs. Wink
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twangster



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lace " PS 900 & 905 " sound incredible , all the P 90 character but no noise. I believe Ralph can get these .

http://www.lacemusic.com/electric_pickups/ps_900_905/soapbar_specs.php
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never worry about pickups that hum. As loud as I normally play I drown out everything thing not tied down, including my tinnitis* ... a little hum adds to the excitement. Cool

*For the record I do wear earplugs when playing at higher volume, so, I may not hear the hum made by the P-90's. Wink
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chris jury



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just gonna post a question about this exact same topic.

I have a 65 SG Jr. it is all sorts of noisey, and that is fine by me. I play in a loud a hell punk band, so bit of buzz is no big deal.

But saturday we played at a club and the hum was as loud as the chords...unusable, had to switch to my 72 tele custom (humbucker). I'm heading out on an airplane tour in 3 weeks, meaning i can only take one guitar. I want to take the SG, but when touring you end up w/ very little control of the places you play (and the grounding in their electrical systems).

Will this lace p90 fit into a dogear style mount?
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marksound



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get one of these (and learn how to use it), and make sure your power is clean. That will get you as close as you can get without changing pickups.
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