on the bridge it sounds like you're pulling your sister's hair. CONTACT. Labs / Electric Guitars. Members; harry4192 0 Posted July 5, 2006. harry4192 . There's slightly more bass, more body or fullness, and more output (seems like ~20 or 25 percent to my ear; what that translates to in actual volts, I have no idea). Recommended Reading: 7 Budget Overdrive Pedals That Don’t Suck Humbucker Pickups. Just one thing though, the P90's being single coil will be noisy with any amount of gain. I have/had gits HBs and p90 and what not... so are the minis that different between the two? The P90 Dogear is one of the most problematic pickups to determine which size a guitar needs. Try to find a jazzmaster you can run through your songs/rig. P90's are single coil pickups that sound like humbuckers and mini humbuckers are humbuckers that sound like single coil pickups. Feb 12, 2018 #6. jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire. - Ray Charles. Another mini-humbucker voter. they don't sound any different to me than a humbucker. As mentioned in the video, I used to think they were the same pickup. The humbucker was initially in the shape of a P90 but the fact that it was quite a bit hotter and quieter helped the rise of many new different genres, as players were able to play louder without noise (and it helped in the development of rock guitar tones by allowing players to get bit more overdrive from their non-master volume amps). Posts: 9,658. Followers 0. new6659 , Jan … Mini-HBs vs P90 Can you please highlight some of the differences between both? Moreover, they come with a warranty of 5 years. Mini Humbucker P90 Soapbar Adapter Rings BLACK The mini-humbucker was the stock pickup of the original Epiphone Sheraton model. Contact Us I also wanted to keep the stock look. Might have been a wiring issue, but I'm a fan of P100s anyway, since I mostly play humbuckers and they sound more like a HB than a P90 to me. Even though a epiphone mini humbucker would look nothing like a 70s gibson mini humbucker, thats where … I'd pick up an epi bonamassa firebird 1, with a single mini, or a p90 junior or special SG or DC, with a mahogany body. Medium output. The mini-humbucker has almost everything in common with its iconic Seth Lover-designed counterpart, the PAF, except for size. They also can be difficult to install and adjust. It balances out really nice with the stock mini humbucker in the bridge. i “True” mini-humbuckers vs Firebird humbuckers. I know there are different varieties of mini, like the Firebird and normal gibby ones. Moreover, they come with a warranty of 5 years. But it can be minimized by positioning the guitar to a certain angle to the amp ... most of the time. The Mini Humbuckers are between a full and single tone and drive wise. Does the mini humbucker have more chug and bottom end? Bare Knuckle uses a single conductor lead and a braided metal shield. daveinspain 387 daveinspain 387 Player/Collector ; All Access; 387 9,603 posts; Location Valencia, Spain; Report post; Posted March 8, 2008. When DiMarzio® first decided to introduce a humbucking replacement for the “soapbar” and mini-humbucker, we found that many players wanted a pickup with more power and definition. Thanks. Advantages of P90 Pickups The advantages to P90 pickups … Man, I’ve been wanting to do this experiment for ages — and largely because it’s been a black hole off ignorance for me. Duppy New Member. The sound is entirely different from a standard-sized humbucker pickup, mainly because the mini humbuckers have much smaller coils that produce a brighter tone than is possible from the standards. Play it softly for sweet tones, or hit it hard for serious snarl. I think unless you looking at a Reissue of an LP Deluxe, would you find a new LP with mini humbuckers (I think all the new prod models with mini's are firebirds.. Could be wrong... not an expert on the gazillion different models gibson is throwing at consumers these days.) A P90 has a dark sound but still sounds very open to me, not compressed. We’ll explore what sets each apart and why this should be the biggest factor when buying a new guitar. Another mini-humbucker voter. The stock mounting plate works out great for either mini humbuckers or P-90’s. At Seymour Duncan we have several mini humbuckers, for any level of desired output. Our P90 Soapbar fit Mini Humbuckers allow you to retrofit ANY soapbar equipped guitar for toneful mini humbuckers- NO special mounting hardware needed- this is a universal fit and exclusive to us. Humbucker Pickups. My personal first choice would be a TV Jones Supertron. My main issue with humbuckers is the compression, and low end mud. Whichever crosses your path first at a decent price. P90s are the Gibson version of the single-coil pickup. Brighter, tighter with more sparkle and clarity than a traditional, larger Gibson/PAF style humbucker yet fatter and rounder than a single-coil, they're great for the neck position or snarly when cranked in a balanced, calibrated set. But generally, how do they compare to p90s? They aren't thin at all with a smooth full balanced bright tone. These … AngelDeVille likes this. Mini humbuckers fit somewhere between a P90 and a Humbucker tone/performance wise. A brand new model from our R&D labs, the Zhangbucker Lollipop is a low-wind (6.0k with 42 PE) neck P90 soapbar originally intended for Telecasters to match better with Tele bridge pickups but on testing … More Info . Mini humbuckers are a great half-way house between a humbucker and a single coil. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; Next ; Page 1 of 2 . P 90's or mini Humbuckers?. For those looking for something with a little more growl there is the Seymourized Mini-Humbucker, which is hotter than traditional mini-humbuckers. So what accounts for this difference in tone? How would you guys describe the difference between these two types of pickups? Does this clarify things? One of the reasons for this total difference is P90 pickups are a single coil while humbucker is a two coils system. Very much the classic PAF sound. There are three popular types of pickups, but which combination would suit you best? Manufactured by LotMusic, this humbucker sized P90 pickup is fully wax potted and features DC resistance of 8k on the neck and 15k on bridge. 2015 W. Laburnum Ave, 2nd Floor Richmond VA 23227 | (804) 358-2699 | [email protected] "What's it SOUND like, baby?" They kill in my high gain Boogies, Marshalls etc.. yet have a very sweet clear and full tone in my classic low gain vintage class AB fixed bias amps and growl without all the mush, mud and flatulent low end wool that so oftn plague full size humbuckers and p90's. We will start our list with the Electric Guitar Pickups zebra faced humbucker sized pickup that features a double coil structure. This Custom Shop R9 with minis owned by a forum member sounds pretty darn good to my ears: Miscellaneous Music Related Items For Sale / Trade, If this is your first visit, be sure to MetalSG, Apr 16, 2017 #1. The P90s are popular and many like them. P90 Pickups by Lindy Fralin: Handmade, Boutique P90 Replacement Pickups. Re: P90 sized Humbuckers Agree with the comment above in that OP may want to clarify if he/she is seeking noiseless P90s (i.e., still voiced like P90s) vs. humbuckers in the shape of P90 soapbars and dogears. This pickup packs plenty of output with a balance of thick, boosted mids, big lows and singing highs. I embrace that hum, it's part of the vibe. The orginal design for the mini-humbuckers was born when epiphone was not owned by gibson. Gibson Gear IMMHR-CH Original Mini-Humbucker, Chrome Cover/Rhythm. The mini-humbucker first became widely known to rock guitarists in 1968, when Gibson introduced it as the stock pickup of the … vBulletin_init(); A Gibson mini-humbucker which also reads a narrower band of the strings than a regular humbucker (i.e. The Lollar version of the mini humbucker is distinct. That, and it's so hard to find mini humbucker guitars (compared to humbucker / Fender single coil / P90) that a part of me dies inside every time I see a mini humbucker guitar turned into something else. Mini-Humbucker, this model produces rich harmonic overtones with plenty of sustain,... 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