P90s

This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Matt Hayden 3 weeks, 4 days ago.

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  • #183

    Matt Hayden
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    Anyone use instruments with P90s (real single-coil P90s) here?

    If so, how do you keep them from buzzing?

    I have an instrument that has them and it’s as shielded as it can be – conductive paint in the cavities, shielded control cavity, etc – but it’s very sensitive to background hum.

    Trying to avoid swapping them for hum-cancelling P90s, which, while quiet, don’t sound as good IMHO.

  • #203

    indexless
    Keymaster

    Hey Matt

    You could sink about 200 ft of cooper into your yard like TESLA then wrap your house in cooper, I bet the hum goes away. It’s a p90, it hums in a beautiful way, no way I know other than the above

  • #204

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    Yup. I kinda figured.  Rick Turner might have spells to banish the hum, but beyond that, it’s just gonna make noise, I guess.

  • #296

    indexless
    Keymaster

    Matt,

    I’ve been playing a set of P90-s all afternoon….yep…they hum

  • #660

    Old 97
    Participant

    I had a ‘59 Les Paul Special with Soap Bars. It had no hum, only great tone. My ‘58 3/4 size Les Paul Jr. is a different story. The hum is omnipresent. I just live with it.

  • #1916

    Old 97
    Participant

    Regarding P90s, I have a pair of Duncans I took out of my PRS.

    Anybody want them?

  • #1917

    zorro
    Participant

    I just love it when Y’All talk dirty !!!


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  • #1980

    Matt Hayden
    Participant

    Hmm, if you still have those P90 Duncans, I’d be v interested!!

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