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NHTom

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Looking for info here.

 

What is the deal with the "staple" style P90s?

 

My point of reference would be a standard Gibson P90. Are the staple type hotter/colder? darker/brighter? I seem to see them in the neck mostly?

 

Just trying to expand my knowledge from people who have used them.

 

Thanks,

NHTom

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I would be interested to hear also as I have a LP with stock P90s.....which sound great.

 

Seymour Duncan - http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/custom-shop/specialized-1/staple_pickup_r/

 

Quite a price for a single pickup. I don't think you can buy a new one from Gibson!

 

And the now out-of-production Gibson guitar they are usually seen in -

 

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-Custom/1955-Les-Paul-Custom-Exclusives/Custom.aspx

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My understanding (only played once) is that they are single coil but no pole pieces - the 'staple' is the magnet.

 

So, Zentar [wink], you probably don't want them up too high near the strings!

 

They 'king rock - pretty ballsy (... oh man, those limited release 54 Customs from a few years ago... [love])

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My understanding (only played once) is that they are single coil but no pole pieces - the 'staple' is the magnet.

 

So, Zentar [wink], you probably don't want them up too high near the strings!

 

They 'king rock - pretty ballsy (... oh man, those limited release 54 Customs from a few years ago... [love])

 

Maybe you should have told Leslie West and Joe Walsh how to set pickup height. You need to listen and learn. Your yamelke is covering your ears.

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When they came out they were called "Alnico Pickups". The "staple" was a square Alnico magnet that could be height adjusted using the screw next to the staple. They were a direct rip off of DeArnond DynoSonic pickups used by Gretsch. They were (and still are ) very expensive and hard to make with lots of small parts. The cool is very p 90 like.

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