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 #111844  by kralltime
 Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:49 am
Anybody have any success getting close to Jerry's tone's utilizing P90's? If so, was it middle position? What manufacturer?
 #112007  by kralltime
 Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:00 pm
Well... hooked up with Tom Short and looks like he's going to build me a trio of matches P90's to give this a try. No one else has been successful?
 #112026  by tcsned
 Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:26 am
I've got P-94s (HB sized P90s) in a maple & cocobolo carved p tele that I gigged with for a few years. It was a screamer, I loved the tone but they're not as clean as Strat type single coils. If you're looking for a more modern Jerry tone, they might not give you the strong, clean tone you're looking for. It will give you a kick ass tone though.

These are Gibson brand.
 #112069  by Jon S.
 Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:09 am
P90s to me are Mississippi Queen, not Mississippi Half Step, but if they work for you, go for it!
 #112098  by wolftigerrosebud
 Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:41 pm
Yeah but he all but did away with entirely his warm pups after 1970. p90s would be great for a '68 sound. And an fn p90 would be great for destroying the infidels. If there are any infidels you've been wanting to do away with.