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Gold foil in a Les Paul jr

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Hey folks. I'm thinking about replacing the stock p-90 in my jr with a Lollar gold foil pickup, but I can't find any examples online to see if this would even sound decent. Almost all the vids i find are about a neck pick-up..... Anyone have any links or thoughts on this possible mod?

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I have not tried a Lollar P-90, but from what I read, they are some of the best and compare favorably against a stock 1950's P-90. I have never heard of "gold foil" one.

 

What I CAN tell you is Gibson P-90's from about 2005-2008 ALSO compare well against actual vintage P-90's, having listened to guitars with both AND having freinds that have had both. I haven't swapped personally between them in the same guitar, but have had friends that have. Also want to qualify, the reason I say 2008 is that is the last I bought some, and I can't promise or be sure they haven't changed, although I am guessing they haven't.

 

Can also say, the Fralin ones are SO CLOSE to the Gibson ones, I would only do Fralin vs a Gibson P-90 if I were starting over, depending on a best guess, but I wouldn't replace one with the other. They are both very good. I bring it up because, the P-90 was Lindy Fralin's specialty.

 

Said all that to say, is the "stock" Gibson P-90 is a very good pup, and actually is as good as any, boutique or vintage.

 

If you do try a replacement, I would be interested in your opinion.

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On Lollar's site on the gold foil page there are sound clips of both bridge and neck pickups towards the bottom of the page. They're quite good and should give you a good idea.

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I have not tried a Lollar P-90, but from what I read, they are some of the best and compare favorably against a stock 1950's P-90. I have never heard of "gold foil" one.

 

What I CAN tell you is Gibson P-90's from about 2005-2008 ALSO compare well against actual vintage P-90's, having listened to guitars with both AND having freinds that have had both. I haven't swapped personally between them in the same guitar, but have had friends that have. Also want to qualify, the reason I say 2008 is that is the last I bought some, and I can't promise or be sure they haven't changed, although I am guessing they haven't.

 

Can also say, the Fralin ones are SO CLOSE to the Gibson ones, I would only do Fralin vs a Gibson P-90 if I were starting over, depending on a best guess, but I wouldn't replace one with the other. They are both very good. I bring it up because, the P-90 was Lindy Fralin's specialty.

 

Said all that to say, is the "stock" Gibson P-90 is a very good pup, and actually is as good as any, boutique or vintage.

 

If you do try a replacement, I would be interested in your opinion.

The gold foil isn't a p90. It was a pickup made by DeArmond and used on many guitars like Harmony, Tiesco, etc

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The gold foil isn't a p90. It was a pickup made by DeArmond and used on many guitars like Harmony, Tiesco, etc

Now, that makes more sense to me. Was wondering why Lollar would cal a version of a P-90 a "gold foil".

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Now, that makes more sense to me. Was wondering why Lollar would cal a version of a P-90 a "gold foil".

I think because it fits perfectly into a P 90 rout.

 

 

Some luthiers think it is a one trick pony. Loads of presence.distinct sound.

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