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LP Special Pickup Question Need help identifying what pickups are in my guitar

#1 User is offline   dmay 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

I have a 1998 LP Special Made at the Nashville Plant. It has two soap bar pickups. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what pickups were put in these guitars? P100's, P90s, or something else?

I appreciate your feedback. [biggrin]

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

I had a Black 98 Special. P-100s. MAN I should have kept that guitar.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

View Postrct, on 10 July 2018 - 06:02 PM, said:

I had a Black 98 Special. P-100s. MAN I should have kept that guitar.

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Thanks rct! I appreciate the feedback.

Let me throw this out to everyone. IF you had a 98 Special would you keep the p100s or replace them with something else?

I know much of this is preference, but I would love feedback from people who have been down this road.

Thanks!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

View Postdmay, on 10 July 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

I have a 1998 LP Special Made at the Nashville Plant. It has two soap bar pickups. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what pickups were put in these guitars? P100's, P90s, or something else?

I appreciate your feedback. [biggrin]


Is this a 98 Les Paul Special Single Cut? Is it a Faded model?

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P-90's Rule.... Posted Image But not for everyone...
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#5 User is offline   Megafrog 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

I would keep it stock but that is my personal preference.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:44 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 11 July 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Is this a 98 Les Paul Special Single Cut? Is it a Faded model?


Single Cutaway, black pickguard. It is forest green that has some gloss to it... to be honest, I am not sure if it qualifies as a faded but with the flat top (no carved top) and rather glossy finish, I don't think so. Not sure when they started making the Faded series. The guitar does not have a bolt-on neck.

Hope that answers your questions.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond to my post.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:46 PM

View PostMegafrog, on 11 July 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

I would keep it stock but that is my personal preference.


I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.

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#8 User is offline   mihcmac 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

View Postdmay, on 11 July 2018 - 04:44 PM, said:

Single Cutaway, black pickguard. It is forest green that has some gloss to it... to be honest, I am not sure if it qualifies as a faded but with the flat top (no carved top) and rather glossy finish, I don't think so. Not sure when they started making the Faded series. The guitar does not have a bolt-on neck.

Hope that answers your questions.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond to my post.

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The information on the web report that the Green 1998 Gibson Les Special's stock pickups are P-100's..
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Reverb has had a lot of them in the past listed as Les Paul Special ranging from $800 to $1400 depending on condition. The faded cherry or black versions go for less about $400 to $800.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 11 July 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

The information on the web report that the Green 1998 Gibson Les Special's stock pickups are P-100's..
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Reverb has had a lot of them in the past listed as Les Paul Special ranging from $800 to $1400 depending on condition. The faded cherry or black versions go for less about $400 to $800.


wow! thanks so much for all the info. I appreciate your helpful and timely responses.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

P-100's are nice pickups, IMHO. I have 2 guitars with them...both Gibson LP "Junior lite's." One Red ("Cinnamon") and one Gloss Black.
Both are Double Cutaway, with mini-trapezoid fingerboard markers, as opposed to "dot" markers. They were only made a couple (3?)
years. Some feel, however, that the P-100's lack the "roundness" and overt "growl" that a true P-90 has. I concur, with that
in some respects. But, I love the no noise, and their own kind of "tone," as well. Never had any problem getting the sound I
want, out of them! So...??? To each his/her own.

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Cheers,

CB

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 11 July 2018 - 08:37 PM, said:

P-100's are nice pickups, IMHO. I have 2 guitars with them...both Gibson LP "Junior lite's." One Red ("Cinnamon") and one Gloss Black.
Both are Double Cutaway, with mini-trapezoid fingerboard markers, as opposed to "dot" markers. They were only made a couple (3?)
years. Some feel, however, that the P-100's lack the "roundness" and overt "growl" that a true P-90 has. I concur, with that
in some respects. But, I love the no noise, and their own kind of "tone," as well. Never had any problem getting the sound I
want, out of them! So...??? To each his/her own.

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Cheers,

CB


Thanks for offering some insight into the differences between these two PUs. Thanks also for sharing the pics. Like the gold hardware on that Black one. Very nice. [thumbup]

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:08 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 11 July 2018 - 08:37 PM, said:



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Cheers,

CB


This Ebony DC Special is a pure beauty [thumbup]
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:02 PM

Thanks, guys! They're fun guitars, in many ways. [biggrin]


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