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Hello all!

 

Thinking of changing out the metal kluson type tuners on my MIK Casino with the bigsby to the

keystone "greenkey" kluson style at Guitarfetish... Will I need the bushings? they told me if i have press fit bushings i won't need them. What are those???

 

Also, anyone used their GFS p90's? how much better an upgrade will they be compared to the stock p90's?

 

Lastly - I'm sure every gfs pickup would be an upgrade to the HB's i have on my LP Junior but any recommendations on a certain pup without having to modify, cut, drill, etc... the cavity? (in other words, that will fit right in)

 

Thanks in advance and have a great week!!!

 

Jay

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JG...I'd keep the tuners (or replace with Grover "Kluson" or possibly Rotomatics). "Keystone" tuners

(somehow?) just don't look right, on a Casino. Replace the pick-ups, if needed, but I wouldn't mess

around, too much, with the looks. But then, it's not MY guitar...so, take all this will a "grain!" LOL!

 

CB

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Hi Jay,

 

I don't know about the Epi P90's in your Casino, never played one. I did replace the bridge HB in my G-400 with a GFS Mean 90. No mods necessary, dropped right in. Should do the same in your Jr.

 

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Faded....

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I put GFS keystones on my Dot, and I did need the conversion bushings... But the Dot had Grovers, I think the holes for the tuning pegs on the Casino are smaller.. So I would say you won't need to buy the bushings.

 

I'm with Chuck, though.. I wouldn't put keystones on a Casino in the first place, but that's just me...

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Also' date=' anyone used their GFS p90's? how much better an upgrade will they be compared to the stock p90's?

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GFS P90s are really good (I have one in my '57 Jr RI) but from what I've heard here the Epiphone P90s are very close to being as good as the Gibson originals. YMMV, though.

 

GFS lives by the "a little hotter, a little warmer, a little fuller, tons of balls" motto, and I think that is quite accurate.

Bridge P90 pickup is 8.8K, Neck 8.0K

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I've used both the GFS Dream-90 and the Mean-90 pickups....of the 2 I prefer the mean 90's and they'l drop right in to your JR. If you have the smaller diameter holes on the casino(which I think you do) you don't need the larger bushings.......I'm going to jump on the bandwagon though about t not using the Green Keystones.....just another opinion.

 

Also on the p-90 upgrade.....although the GFS are good pickups....on the casino I'd jump up to Jason Lollar P-90's http://www.lollarguitars.com/ . They are well worth the extra $$ on the casino ......if your gonna upgrade that guitar I would go all the way to Lollars and CTS pots,switchcraft switch etc.....or not at all.

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Thanks, CB, Faded Epi, Lerxt, Ricochet, Biff, Gary and Layboomo for the inputs!

Hopefully i get these mods done right and post pics soon.

 

Well' date=' it drops right in -- and guaranteed few people will have another one like it. Choose any 2 of about 5 different magnet choices, and Pete will build heaven with your name on it.

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Gary, i've seen that pic a bunch but never took down notes! that't the CC, correct? - could you please post the link again? thanks man!

 

Also on the p-90 upgrade.....although the GFS are good pickups....on the casino I'd jump up to Jason Lollar P-90's http://www.lollarguitars.com/ . They are well worth the extra $$ on the casino ......if your gonna upgrade that guitar I would go all the way to Lollars and CTS pots' date='switchcraft switch etc.....or not at all. [/quote']

 

Hi Layboomo, thanks for the alternative. I will check out site. ok- JL's or gibson P90's??? thanks.

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I was going to put Torres P-90's in my Casino but I ended up changing my mind and went to the Jason Lollar P-90's as Layboomo mentioned. They sound great. I have only been playing them for a couple of days now but I am very happy with them.

 

Give them a shot.

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The mean 90 and vintage 59 are the best GFS choices for an HB size, and since it's a junior, mean 90 would be the way to go. Also, new pots and caps, pronto.

 

As for other choices, I've heard an EMG 81(with the 18V mod for definition) preforms really beautifully in the LP junior.

Comes with the jack, pots, caps, etc. you need, so the whole upgrade is the 105 bucks(last time I checked MF) you pay.

A 57 classic or 498T is a cool gibson choice.

Rockfield SWC would be cool, I'd have to say these have THE BEST split tone of any HB, not to mention the awesome semi vintage(little hotter, little fatter) regular humbucker tone. Nice choice with a push-pull.

There's also SD's P-rails, for pure versatility, two push pulls gives ya what's pretty much 3 different pups.

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