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i consult all the choices for a P90 replacement and i hang on this one, the wilkinson wc90, maybe is the one i dont know maybe somebody have a idea on it! thanks!

i put a link for the wilkinson catalog!

 

http://www.jhs.co.uk/wilkinson.html

£50 is a lot for a "Chinese" quality pickup

 

Buy the good stuff at the same price!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Genuine-GIBSON-P90-Pickup-Creme-Dogear-P-90-/290566397429?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item43a71b5df5

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From Catalog:

Wilkinson Special Pickups

WC90NP90 Single Coil – Neck– £49.99

WC90B P90 Single Coil – Bridge – £49.99

If you’re a fan of the P90 pickup but prefer the look of the polished nickel covers on the units fitted to some of the classic late 50’s/60’s and onward semi-acoustic electric guitars, then the Wilkinson P90 is also available in neck and bridge formats with a smart nickel cover, with the classic ‘dog ear’ pickup mountings.

 

 

Other than what is in the catalog I can't even find anything on the net.

 

I'm with Solid on this one.

$80.00 US plus shipping puts you in a good shopping range.

 

Sorry I'm not much help but, until you posted, I'd never heard of them.

 

Willy

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thanks i wasn't sure of the provenance, now maybe thinking about something else the DiMarzio Soapbar™ DP167, yes the gibson is a good choice, seymour dont do p90 with dog ear, my search is not done yet!!!

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If you're looking to add a P-90 to a guitar, and you're looking for the best, I'd look at Lollar, Fralin or Vintage Vibe. There are others, but I've had/have guitars with PUs from these 3, so I'll keep my opinion to what I know. If you're looking for best bang-for-the-buck, probably the GFS. But if you're looking at replacing an existing Epi P-90, I would encourage you to try adjusting the height of your stock PU before buying/replacing. I think that on a Casino, for instance, stock pickups adjusted correctly are pretty hard to beat. The pickup rings can be had for around $10-$15 (see other posts on this, not all rings are the same). For as much as I like the VV P-90s on my Casino, if I were to do it over, from a cost stand point, I would stay stock and adjust.

 

Now, you haven't mentioned what kind of guitar you're working with and if the P-90s are soap bar or dog ear. It can make a difference. Give us more information. Or, put up some pictures.

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66$ shipped.

 

I got a Dogear from a Guy in Newfoundland. Ordered it on Wed.. arrived the following Thurs (would have been sooner but the PO was closed for Canada Day).

 

Someone recommended him to me from the Telecaster Forums.. so far so good (I am not affiliated with him in any way)

 

http://www.nlclassifieds.com/classifieds/Music/Guitars/397415

 

EDIT: Seymour DO do dogears.. there are antiquities on Ebay for about 90$ plus shipping.

 

IMPORTANT: You dont mention what guitar but not ALL Dogears are the same size. Go to the Lollar site to understand the difference between a LP Jr bridge (TALL), Casino Neck (SHORT), ES125 (in between). Spacing is usually pretty similar but I think it is different on the neck on a casino. I know the bridge and neck pole spacing is diffent on GFS dog ears.

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I know the bridge and neck pole spacing is diffent on GFS dog ears.

 

 

 

 

From what I've been able to determine (I'm sure that there's an exception, somewhere), most pick up sets that have the staggered height (tall bridge/short neck) have the narrower pole spacing at the neck. When I did my Casino, I logically thought that ordering a staggered set would be better because the poles would line up better under the strings. Well, they did, but the short cover required an ungodly amount (5/16"!) of shimming to get the poles close enough to the strings. I just didn't like the way it looked. So I ordered another pickup (same height and pole spacing as the bridge) and installed it. Great height, and I didn't notice any difference with the wider pole spacing.

 

Knowing what guitar you're using would help. The thing to watch with archtops (Casinos, etc) is that most P-90s have a flat bottom on the cover. I ended up sanding a concave curve on my covers to fit tight to the body. It helps to do that, too, if you plan on using shims, from say Lollar. The shims are flat, not thinner in the middle and will conform to the contour of the body. If you are mounting these on an solidbody, chances are, it's flat and this will be a moot point. And, watch buying dog ear shims. There are some from some well know parts suppliers that aren't even close to the same size and shape as most dog ears covers. Lollar shims are.

 

Guitar type please.

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Framco has a lovely new korina Epi LP Junior with the stock Epi P100 (stacked) pickup see this thread:

 

http://forum.gibson....-korina-colour/

 

I have the sunburst version of this same guitar, and I can understand the desire to upgrade, but I would shim the pickup before spending $100 on a Lollar or other high-end pickup.

 

This is the main shortcoming of the guitar - the pickup height puts the pole pieces too far from the strings, and of course P90 type pups are not height-adjustable.

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I'd be interested to know if anyones tried using a short set of springs to mount between the dog ears and the body, effectively making them a height adjustable floating arrangement, I wonder if this would have any influence sonically ???

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Hi Sambooka,I live in Newfoundland and I've been hearing rave reviews locally about the pups this guy from Botwood makes.People are saying that they're every bit as good as Lollars and Bareknuckles and in some cases even better and hotter or as hot or as smooth as you like.I've heard so much good about him that I'm considering to get him to rewind the middle pup on my '65 Strat(cold solder joint/unravelling wire problem).

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Hi Sambooka,I live in Newfoundland and I've been hearing rave reviews locally about the pups this guy from Botwood makes.People are saying that they're every bit as good as Lollars and Bareknuckles and in some cases even better and hotter or as hot or as smooth as you like.I've heard so much good about him that I'm considering to get him to rewind the middle pup on my '65 Strat(cold solder joint/unravelling wire problem).

 

 

Sent you a PM! Never tried BareKnuckles and I am a huge fan of Lollars (like.. rabid huge) but if I had a vintage strat PU to be rewound I would certainly give him a call.

One piece of advice I will definitely give him is: Get a better web presence. Maybe not a full blown website but he does have a facebook page.. use it :D

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i consult all the choices for a P90 replacement and i hang on this one, the wilkinson wc90, maybe is the one i dont know maybe somebody have a idea on it! thanks!

i put a link for the wilkinson catalog!

 

http://www.jhs.co.uk/wilkinson.html

 

I have Lindy Fralin P-90's in my Gibson ES-330 with a 15% underwound neck PU, and GFS Vintage P-90's in another vintage Gibson (an ES 120 that has been converted to a 125TD. Love the Fralins... but I have to say, the GFS are really close - and for about 1/3 of the cost. The GFS are much hotter, so I just turn the neck volume down to about 8 and it's fine. And I have platforms under the bridge pickups in both - a must with dogear P-90's. Dollar for dollar, it's hard to beat the value of the GFS pickups.

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£50 is a lot for a "Chinese" quality pickup

The link the OP gave is a link to the main distributor. The street price for those Wilkinsons will be much lower. For example, the soapbar P90's on the same page are shown at £36.99 but you can buy them at Axesrus (http://www.axesrus.com/axeP90s.htm) for £19.00. Wilkinson pickups are way better than you'd expect for the money, as is their hardware.

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Wilkinson pickups are way better than you'd expect for the money, as is their hardware.

+1

 

On my first geet mod I bought a set of SSS Wilkinson pups for an el cheapo Chinese Strat, they were $45 delivered, they crank, excellent pups, especially at that price point.

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a lot of good idea because of the choice i have to do my homeworks and compare on the net the sound of each, anyway everybody understand that the p-100 is a good try by epiphone but is not the sound they should offer with this guitar. the sound is to smooth, the output is to low compare to a p-90 and for reference i put on the bench test my neck pick up on my telecaster its a twang king by dimarzio and he's more agressive in the volume, the gain and the tone, ok the p-100 is more like a hybrid between but is compare to a humbucker like the second test ive done comparing the p-100 to my little 59'mini humbucker of seymour duncan and man the 59' blow away the p-100.

 

result of that if they want to compare the p-100 to the single coil sound, thats not holding the track against a 50's replica of the most famous fender single coil (broadcaster and nocaster 54-56) not either against a mini-humbucker!/$%7

 

man the choice its easy first when you buy this guitar change string and the pickup and she become beautiful to play ( im in the process to shop my p-90 on yours recommandations guys ) maybe change the tuners machine head but its a other story!!

 

thanks to you guys and if somebody have a other point of vue please let me know!!

 

my quest is still not finished yet!!!!

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a lot of good idea because of the choice i have to do my homeworks and compare on the net the sound of each, anyway everybody understand that the p-100 is a good try by epiphone but is not the sound they should offer with this guitar. the sound is to smooth, the output is to low compare to a p-90 and for reference i put on the bench test my neck pick up on my telecaster its a twang king by dimarzio and he's more agressive in the volume, the gain and the tone, ok the p-100 is more like a hybrid between but is compare to a humbucker like the second test ive done comparing the p-100 to my little 59'mini humbucker of seymour duncan and man the 59' blow away the p-100.

 

result of that if they want to compare the p-100 to the single coil sound, thats not holding the track against a 50's replica of the most famous fender single coil (broadcaster and nocaster 54-56) not either against a mini-humbucker!/$%7

Have you tried bringing the pup closer to the strings, the symptoms you describe sound like it could be set too low. To test this, just use an icy-pole stick or similar as a temporary shim/spacer under the pickup, and check the output then.

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