P90s

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    • #183
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      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
      Hank
      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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