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  1. HKC

    P100 alternative

    Yes they are P100s and they are hot but actually the biggist problem is that they are also too bright which messes with the overdrive tones. I have also read that metal covers take a little bit of high end off so I suppose what I would really be interested in is P90s with black metal covers (not dogear). I not sure if theyn exist though. The brightness of the P100 is not similar to the plastic P90. I tested a Les Paul with Gibson P90 on and it was much more dynamic and detailed but sadly also noisy. The P100 sound incredible for jangly stuff but I am really more after making this particular guitar a versatile one. Thanks for the reply.....I will keep looking
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    P90 Metal covers

    Sorry if I was a little unclear. I have a LP DC and a Epiphone Casino Elitist (among others). The Epiphone has Metal dogear Gibson P90s on. The LP DC has P100 which I find a little undynamic and also too bright. I like the sound of the metal covered Gibson P90s. The LP is not dogear so I am looking for metal P90s (not dogear) and in black. The plastic P90s are too noisy for my taste and I find the noiseless alternatives are more similar to P100 than to P90. Of course I haven't tried them all but the ones I did try was not convincing to me and judging from what i can find on the net I am not the only one. I know it will not sound the same as the Epiphone but it will get a lot closer and I won't have to deal with the Casino feedback issues. BTW This is not a P100 bashing, I love them for jangly sounds but the hi end overtones messes with the overdrive and the real P90 doesn't All the best Henrik
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    P90 Metal covers

    Hi again I am still trying to find a P90 that sounds as good as the one on my Casino Elitist. They are going to replace a set of P100 on a LP DC. The hum coming from the plastic ones are too much for me but I have also realised that plastic covers sound different than metal covers and my Casino has dogear metal ones. Since it's the sound of the Casino I am trying to get close to on the LP I now look for black metal covered P90s. Preferably sounding much like the Gibsons in my Casino. But does that exist..... PS Sorry for still posing on this subject but it's really difficult to find any first hand knowledge around here. Also you may wonder why I don't just use the Casino. It's because it feeds uncontrollably on certain overdrive settings and I want to keep the changing of guitars on stage to a minimum. All the best Henrik
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    P100 alternative

    As usual this is almost impossible because I have here beside me a Casino with great P90s on (in metal houses so not much hum) and a LP DC with P100s. Both sound fine but I like the Casino better and would like to have similar pickups on the LP DC. It is not easy to judge differences from videos where they test Lollar vrs Kinman because I have no personal knowledge of either of them although I imagine that the Lollars sound similar to the Casino. I think I may have to find a place where I can actually try out the different pickups myself because I am simply not unhappy enough with the P100s to throw 300 euros after Kinman or someone else. Thanks for the replies. They made me realise that the internet is very good for finding what's out there but not for actually forming a fair opinion on things that are so very subjective. All the best Henrik Krogh
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    P100 alternative

    As usual this is almost impossible because I have here beside me a Casino with great P90s on (in metal houses so not much hum) and a LP DC with P100s. Both sound fine but I like the Casino better and would like to have similar pickups on the LP DC. It is not easy to judge differences from videos where they test Lollar vrs Kinman because I have no personal knowledge of either of them although I imagine that the Lollars sound similar to the Casino. I think I may have to find a place where I can actually try out the different pickups myself because I am simply not unhappy enough with the P100s to throw 300 euros after Kinman or someone else. Thanks for the replies. They made me realise that the internet is very good for finding what's out there but not for actually forming a fair opinion on things that are so very subjective. All the best Henrik Krogh
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    P100 alternative

    Hi there Does anybody know of any P100 alternatives. Like many others I absolutely love the P90s but the hum issues are a problem. I don't hate the P100s which I have on a LP Special DC (The top model from the 90s, not faded or anything like that) but they are not as nice as the P90s in my Casino Elitist. The P100s are too hot and also a little too trebly for my liking but like I said, it's not bad, I just wish it had a little more detail and warmth. So does anybody make a fairly noiseless P90 that sounds like the real deal or will I just have to work with the P100s. All the best Henrik Krogh
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    P100 alternative

    Hi there Does anybody know of any P100 alternatives. Like many others I absolutely love the P90s but the hum issues are a problem. I don't hate the P100s which I have on a LP Special DC (The top model from the 90s, not faded or anything like that) but they are not as nice as the P90s in my Casino Elitist. The P100s are too hot and also a little too trebly for my liking but like I said, it's not bad, I just wish it had a little more detail and warmth. So does anybody make a fairly noiseless P90 that sounds like the real deal or will I just have to work with the P100s. All the best Henrik Krogh
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    Replacing P100

    Hi again Noone is probably going to read this semi-finished thread but I ran into a guy today who had an explanation about the noisy P90 versus my not noisy one. It is the housing that makes the difference, the metal ones (like on my Casino) don't have the noise issue while the plastic ones does. Since most (if not all) Gibsons come with the plastic ones it explains why the noise is such a big issue for most people on this site. Finally I have read so much bad stuff about the P100 but I have to say that to me they sound fine. I took a while to set them up but having the Casino to A/B with helped a lot and they do sound very familiar. Gibson did not get it is nearly as wrong as many posts indicate.... All the best Henrik Krogh
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    Replacing P100

    Thanks for the replies Does anybody know for sure whether there are neck and bridge P90s or if they are just the same. Anyway I have bought the LPS today and I will definately give the P100s a go. They have a little less twang and are a little less dynamic than the P90s but the noise factor may be more important than the other two. The guitar soundwise is way closer to the Casino than any other guitar I have. The Casino is probably a better guitar all together but the LP Special is for gigging and I think it will work great. Did I try P100s before....yes I played an ES295 on a session maybe 2 years ago but it was on a session where the 295 was the perfect choice except the P100s wasn't P90s. As for live gigs the P100s may very well be a better choice. As for "comparing a semihollow with a mahogany". I know what you mean but I find the differences between guitars are very blurred out when you can't hear the guitar acoustically at all and also if you are able to ignore the feel of the guitar. I do quite a bit of studio work and I have many guitars, among them Gibson SG, LP and 335, and when I first got these guitars they sounded almost identical on recordings. Since then I have set them up with different strings, changed pickups in the SG etc and now they sound fairly different but straight out of the factory with the same strings on, they all sounded very alike (recorded). BTW I don't have serious noise issues with my Casino, I have a feedback problem. I read about these things now and again but I am starting to wonder if it has something to do with voltage or the way that power is supplied differently from country to country. I have used the Casino extensively in the studio and not once have I had a serious noise problem. It really puzzles me but maybe it's from a humbucker users perspective that they are noisy. I have played a lot of Strat/Tele and I am used to them picking up noise now and again, but I don't know. All the best Henrik Krogh
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    Replacing P100

    Hi there I will buy a LP Special (1997) soon and I will probably replace the P100s with P90s. Am I correct in assuming that there are no specific bridge/neck versions so all I have to do is to buy two Gibson P90s, solder a little and I am ready to go. Basically I want a Casino with no feedback issues and this seems to be a good solution. I am aware that the newer ones are born with P90s but I also want a tuneomatic bridge and the reissues come with the wraparound which I'm not crazy about. All the best Henrik Krogh
  11. Thanks for the replies. I will keep an eye open for one of these and I am aware that they are in the "below 500 dollars" area. I played a LP Faded some time ago and actually there were certain things that it did better than my own Standard (and all other regular LPs I have tried). It probably has something to do with the absence of curves on the deck. Anyway it is extremely good value for money even though that was never really the plan to buy cheap. It just so happens that this particular model fits my needs perfectly. All the best Henrik
  12. Hi everybody I am currently shopping for a LP DC (I think) and have just realised that the discontinued faded model may very well be almost ideal for my purpose. The reason why I'm looking for one of these is that during a number of recent recording sessions I have used a Casino Elitist (please notice "Elitist", not the cheap ones) and I ended up loving the P90s. The DC model from the 90s have P100s and the older and newer ones don't have a tuneomatic but.....(drum roll) the faded version from the 00s have both P90s and tuneomatic. I am going to tour with some of the recorded stuff and the Casino is just impossible to control feedbackwise so I will have to find a solution and the Les Paul Special DC seems like the best contender. The tuneomatic is essential because I will install a Duesenberger Les Paul Trem II on it and so the question really is "are the pickups the real Gibson P90s". I assume that they are since the faded models normally are real Gibsons but with sloppy cosmetics (meaning excellent to touring). PS I wasn't planning on buying a "cheaper" Gibson, it just seem like the ideal model for the purpose. All the best Henrik Krogh
  13. I'll do that Thanks for the reply Henrik
  14. Hi there I have a Casino Elitist which I really like. Of course there is the problem with the feedback which is not always an issue for me because I do a lot of session work but..... I like the Casino so much that I would like to take that sound on the road so I have considered getting a 1990s Les Paul Special (because I know where there is one for sale and also because for live work I will need a trembar and the Duesenberger will fit fine). My worry is that the Casino Elitist apparently comes with P90s that are not the regular Gibsons but custom made to make it sound exactly like a 66 Casino. Since the LP Special is from the 90s it will probably have P100 on it and I will need to replace these so my question is: Where do I find P90s as open as the ones in the Casino. BTW if you know of something that I should look after before getting a 1990s LP Special please chip in. I have an LP, SG and ES335 but never owned or maybe even played a LP Special but I figure it must be fairly similar to the LP Standard except for the double cutaway. All The Best Henrik
  15. Hi there I have a Casino Elitist which I really like. Of course there is the problem with the feedback which is not always an issue for me because I do a lot of session work but..... I like the Casino so much that I would like to take that sound on the road so I have considered getting a 1990s Les Paul Special (because I know where there is one for sale and also because for live work I will need a trembar and the Duesenberger will fit fine). My worry is that the Casino Elitist apparently comes with P90s that are not the regular Gibsons but custom made to make it sound exactly like a 66 Casino. Since the LP Special is from the 90s it will probably have P100 on it and I will need to replace these so my question is: Where do I find P90s as open as the ones in the Casino. BTW if you know of something that I should look after before getting a 1990s LP Special please chip in. I have an LP, SG and ES335 but never owned or maybe even played a LP Special but I figure it must be fairly similar to the LP Standard except for the double cutaway. All The Best Henrik
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