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GFS Dream 90 vs Mean 90 - What's the difference in sound?


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Hi y'all,

 

I am planning on retrofitting an LTD EC-50 with either GFS Dream 90s or Mean 90s and I want to make sure I get the best one for what I play - the price difference is minimal.

 

Main question:

 

So what is the sonic difference between the two?

 

Other questions:

 

Which one would sound closer to my Casino P90s?

 

Which one is better to play clean (just a little 'verb) through a Twin Reverb amp simulator?

 

I just picked up an every Sunday gig, outdoors by the salt water, and I plan on using the "cheap" LTD on that gig and at one troublesome stage that buzzed my Casino (GFS tells me one of the 90 pickups is reverse wound so when both pickups are on it acts like a humbucker).

 

Thanks.

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Hi y'all' date='

 

I am planning on retrofitting an LTD EC-50 with either GFS Dream 90s or Mean 90s and I want to make sure I get the best one for what I play - the price difference is minimal.

 

Main question:

 

So what is the sonic difference between the two? [/quote']

 

The SC dream 90 is more humbucker sounding than the SC mean 90.

 

Other questions:

 

Which one would sound closer to my Casino P90s?

 

Probably the mean 90 which definitely has a stronger output.

 

Which one is better to play clean (just a little 'verb) through a Twin Reverb amp simulator?

 

you should be able to play either one clean. I have a set of mean 90s on my own custom made

guitar and they sound clean on my PODxt or Peavey ValveKing amp.

 

I just picked up an every Sunday gig, outdoors by the salt water, and I plan on using the "cheap" LTD on that gig and at one troublesome stage that buzzed my Casino (GFS tells me one of the 90 pickups is reverse wound so when both pickups are on it acts like a humbucker).

 

The bridge mean 90 is reverse wound and together the hum isn't as noticible..but being SC basically,

you will still have some hum on either the neck or bridge position. They are not the same as

humbuckers, but the hum is minimal, IMO.

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