Uncovering the Sound Universe of P90s: All You Need to Know!

Uncovering the Sound Universe of P90s: All You Need to Know!

What are P90s and what do they sound like?

If you're a guitar enthusiast, you've probably heard of P90 pickups. But what exactly are they, and what do they sound like?

P90s are single-coil pickups that were first introduced by Gibson in the late 1940s. They're known for their fat, warm tone that's somewhere between a humbucker and a traditional single-coil pickup. They have a wider coil than a Strat or Tele style single coil and use the same kind of bar magnets that you find in hum buckets, but they have two magnets per pickup instead of the humbucker’s one.

One of the defining characteristics of P90s is their midrange punch. They have a slightly scooped sound that emphasizes the lows and highs, while still maintaining clarity and definition. This makes them great for playing blues, rock, and other genres that require a lot of grit and attitude.

Another thing that sets P90s apart is their versatility. They can be used for everything from clean, jangly tones to heavy distortion, and they're equally at home in a Les Paul or a semi-hollowbody guitar.

So if you're looking for a pickup that can deliver a wide range of tones and add some serious character to your playing, P90s are definitely worth considering. And if you're in the market for a new guitar, why not design your dream guitar with P90s today? At Johnny Foreigner Guitars, we offer a wide range of customization options to help you create the perfect instrument for your playing style and preferences.

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