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Riviera w/mini-hbs vs. Riviera P93


dougg330

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Hey, all -

 

I have a Riv with mini humbuckers that I looooooove. But GAS has struck and I'm seriously looking at a new Riviera P-93 with 3 P-90's. I love P-90's, but I seem to remember that the mini-humbuckers are fairly close to them sonically. So my question is, will the P93 sound different enough from my current Riv to make a difference?

Anyone out there have experience with both? Any and all opinions are welcome.

Thanks-

Dougg330

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I have both the Riviera (w/minis) and a P-93LE. They're quite different, IMHO.

More midrange "quack" and growl, with the P-90's, and with 3 of them, you get a wide

variety of tones, some even approaching "Gretsch" like, in nature. So...I don't

think you'd be overlapping, tone wise, by getting the P-93, at all. But...the best thing to

do, IF you can, is to test them, side by side.

 

CB

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Hey' date=' all -

 

I have a Riv with mini humbuckers that I looooooove. But GAS has struck and I'm seriously looking at a new Riviera P-93 with 3 P-90's. I love P-90's, but I seem to remember that the mini-humbuckers are fairly close to them sonically. So my question is, will the P93 sound different enough from my current Riv to make a difference?

Anyone out there have experience with both? Any and all opinions are welcome.

Thanks-

Dougg330[/quote']

 

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Is there some kind of curse attached to the Riviera P-93? Every time I decide to buy one, some kind of financial tsunami hits me. I intend to take CB's advice and find a way to buy the P93 and still keep my mini-hb Riv,,, just as soon as I get past this latest crisis and come up with some $.

Thanks, all -

Douug330

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Is there some kind of curse attached to the Riviera P-93? Every time I decide to buy one' date=' some kind of financial tsunami hits me.[/b'] I intend to take CB's advice and find a way to buy the P93 and still keep my mini-hb Riv,,, just as soon as I get past this latest crisis and come up with some $.

Thanks, all -

Douug330

 

 

LOL....Nah, Dougg...that's called "LIFE!" Boy, do I know THAT feeling and/or circumstance.

I've been trying to get my last "Bucket List" guitars, for years. Unfortunately, they're both Gibson's

(ES-345, and VOS SG (Les Paul) with Maestro), and cost a small fortune! So....who knows?!

 

But, be patient, "The worm will turn," and you'll get your P-93LE...

 

Hang in there!

 

CB

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