Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

What value is this 1957 P-90?


Recommended Posts

Hi

That's a good value for an old P90; they are usually between 6.5 and 8.5 according to one of the articles I've linked to below.  You should not have to desolder your pickup to get a good reading.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pickup+output+values+guitar

https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/all-about-p-90s/

Edited by jdgm
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, jdgm said:

Hi

That's a good value for an old P90; they are usually between 6.5 and 8.5 according to one of the articles I've linked to below.  You should not have to desolder your pickup to get a good reading.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=pickup+output+values+guitar

https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/all-about-p-90s/

hey thanks, that second link is great. My multimeter includes Inductance readings so does this jibe with your expectations? 6.46 Henry's, correct?

P90_Inductance.jpg

Edited by Taylorfusion
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That seems ok IMO.

I have a (2009) LP Custom with P90s - avatar pic - and they are just nowhere near as powerful/hot/whatever you call it as modern hb pickups or modern 'overwound' P90s. 

However their tone is superb.  I've had hot humbuckers but the hum-cancelling has a by-product, which is - they remove some of the harmonics.  P90s don't do that which is why they sound so good when used for a clean tone as they were originally intended.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...