SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Try the Fralin P92.
It's a humbucking version of the classic P90 like we heard in Jerry's Les Pauls in the late 60's. The P92 is actually a true single coil tone because of how they pair the coils. It fits in a normal humbucking hole. I'm putting a pair of these in my new Walker guitar hoping to get a sweet, late 60's Jerry tone.
tigerstrat wrote:Alright I gotta ask: why is everyone recommending P-90 type pickups when, during the requested time period of 69-71, Garcia only played a guitar equipped with these (the '60 Les Paul Special) for a very short time in summer of '71 ???
Most of this period of '69-'71 is dominated by the use of PAF pickups, or similar humbuckers, except for Sept 1969 to February(ish) 1970 when he experimented with his first Strat. The '67 SG Standard (winter 69 to summer 69) and the '61ish Les Paul-SG (spring-to-winter 1970) would seem to be two most representative sounds of this era.
P-90's were used in Jerry's 50's Les Pauls, from June '67 to Oct or Dec. '68.
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