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Dr. Vintage P90's

gmann

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Has anybory tried these pups fm Forum member Rick Norman? I hadn't been on his site in awhile until recently and saw these. A couple of yrs back I got a set of his Humbuckers that he makes specifically for 335 type guitars. I was super pleased with these and still have them in my late '60's 345. There's a lot of great P90's on the market and was wondering if anybody had tried these.
 

kitmac53

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Has anybory tried these pups fm Forum member Rick Norman? I hadn't been on his site in awhile until recently and saw these. A couple of yrs back I got a set of his Humbuckers that he makes specifically for 335 type guitars. I was super pleased with these and still have them in my late '60's 345. There's a lot of great P90's on the market and was wondering if anybody had tried these.

I have the Mean and Meaner set in a Gibson Pete Townshend sig SG. They came unpotted,but I had to get them potted as they squealed with even mild overdrive. If you play clean,they'd be fine,and though I don't use anything more than light to medium o/d,it just wasn't usable for me like that. I was very concerned that I'd lose the wonderful tone from these when potted,but thankfully,I can't hear any change other than a lack of squeal. I have Lollar P90's in two other Gibsons,and the Dr V's compare very favourably,although they're a bit different with the Lollars being a little more hi-fi,and the Dr V's a bit more driven. Both great though. When the Dr V's are turned down,they are amazingly sparkly,and as you bring up the volume control,they fatten up a lot,but are still very articulate. Recommended. I'm talking about Wolfetone P90s here,never tried P90s from Rick Norman. Sorry for any confusion
 
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