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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] Edited by dmay

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

rct

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[quote name='rct' timestamp='1531267353' post='1944950']
I had a Black 98 Special. P-100s. MAN I should have kept that guitar.

rct
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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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[quote name='dmay' timestamp='1531239082' post='1944889']
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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Is this a 98 Les Paul Special Single Cut? Is it a Faded model? Edited by mihcmac

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[quote name='mihcmac' timestamp='1531337328' post='1945075']
Is this a 98 Les Paul Special Single Cut? Is it a Faded model?
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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.

D

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[quote name='Megafrog' timestamp='1531342334' post='1945094']
I would keep it stock but that is my personal preference.
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I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.

D

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[quote name='dmay' timestamp='1531349070' post='1945113']
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.

D
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The information on the web report that the Green 1998 Gibson Les Special's stock pickups are P-100's..
[img]https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--6eRalKSJ--/a_exif,c_limit,e_unsharp_mask:80,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_south,h_620,q_90,w_620/v1507328902/ufgg5y1uz5k6qm8utcje.jpg[/img]

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. Edited by mihcmac

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[quote name='mihcmac' timestamp='1531350716' post='1945116']
The information on the web report that the Green 1998 Gibson Les Special's stock pickups are P-100's..
[img]https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--6eRalKSJ--/a_exif,c_limit,e_unsharp_mask:80,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_south,h_620,q_90,w_620/v1507328902/ufgg5y1uz5k6qm8utcje.jpg[/img]

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

D

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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.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0LVUdfX.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0L3xdzU.jpg[/img]


Cheers,

CB Edited by charlie brown

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[quote name='charlie brown' timestamp='1531363042' post='1945141']
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.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0LVUdfX.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0L3xdzU.jpg[/img]


Cheers,

CB
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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]

D

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