High output P-90. Excellent for heavy blues, classic rock, hard rock, punk and metal.
Extra coil windings combined with dual (small) ceramic magnets produce higher output, increased sustain, and more sensitivity to subtle string movements. Most noticeable, when compared to the SP90-3, is the pronounced upper mid-range detail that makes this pickup really cut through the mix. Comes with single-conductor hookup cable. Slightly shorter .585" height profile.
Available for both neck and bridge positions in a balanced set. Also popular, is an SP90-2 Hot in the bridge position with an SP90-1 Vintage in the neck for tonal versatility.
For balanced and brighter-toned instruments. Works especially well with maple and ebony fingerboards.
Choose cream or black cover (included).
About the Guitars: We used a '56 Gold Top Les Paul with a fresh set of American Flyer 10-46 gauge strings.
About the Amps: We employed the "highest common denominator" philosophy in our amp selection. For clean tones, we used a silverface Fender Super Reverb with stock 4x10 "blue frame" speakers. We kept the Bright Switch "On" throughout. For crunch tones, we used a well-worn Marshall JCM 800 50 watt master volume head through a new Marshall 1960A Celestion®-loaded 4x12 cabinet. We plugged into the High output. With both amps we close miked straight-on with SM-57s through a Soundcraft Spirit Folio Mixer.
These are the amp settings:
Mike Ness / Social Distortion (neck & bridge), Rickey Medlocke / Lynyrd Skynyrd (bridge)
- Cable: Single conductor
- DC Resistance: Neck: 11.86 k, Bridge: 14.9 k
- Resonant Peak: Neck: 5.1 KHz, Bridge: 4.7 KHz
- Magnet: Small Ceramic
- EQ (B/M/T): 6 / 6 / 5
Download wiring diagram here
Most pickups can't be returned once installed because of the installation process that requires soldering, etc. Seymour Duncan however offers a fantastic 21 Day Return Policy! Here's the details:
Seymour Duncan / Basslines offers our 21 Day Real World Exchange Policy on all new pickups purchased in the U.S. and some other participating countries, which states the following: If for any reason you're not satisfied with the pickup's sound or construction, return it and your receipt to your dealer, or direct to the factory within 21 days for exchange with another pickups of equal or lesser value. To do this, please just send us an email and include your invoice number and the new pickup you'd like to exchange towards.