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    Who makes hum cancelling P90 dog ear pickups?

    When I play my Casino Coupe through my Vintage 47, the hum is unbearable. (Unlike my Fender amps)

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    Doug

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    Lindy Fralin's are the ones I feel like I have seen the most, but I don't have personal experience with them.

    I have been thinking about buying one of these for my single coils: Access to this page has been denied.

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    I just played a gig with a newly acquired Heritage H525 - their take on the thin-bodied/hollow Gibson ES-225 TD - and the Lollar P90's through my (tube amp) rig sounded wonderful : fat, clear, articulate and the hum was no issue. OK, I don't play with any gain/overdrive and the wiring at the venue is new, top-notch stuff. In an older building with poor power-lines etc. it might be different.... I was a bit apprehensive at first re a possible hum problem with this guitar but not anymore - the pickups are great and they stay.

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    Vintage Vibe pickups Peter Biltoft!

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    The only ones I've tried are Gibson P100's. The internet claims they don't sound like P90s. But in the guitar I've tried them in (Valley Arts Larry Carlton), I think they do. Or maybe not. Damned if I know, TBH, because I don't have the same sensitivity to pickup nuance as the rest of the internet. Anyway, they don't sound like a PAF style pickup. My solution to a buzzy P90 was an Electro-Harmonix Hum Debugger.
    Last edited by John A.; 11-24-2021 at 09:47 AM.

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    I just picked up a set of Lindy Fralin soapbar style hum cancelling pickups. They definitely make a dog ear version as well. I haven't installed them yet but when I do I'll let you know what I think!

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    The Fralins are praised. Kinman makes also them. There is a lot of information on them in the net. Not a lot from jazz guitar point of view, I am afraid.

    I had once an ES-135 with the P100s. I am used to P90s in many guitars and the P100 sounded dull and un-dynamic so I changed them fast.

    Maybe one can compensate those things by turning the knobs of the amp but I did not consider that then, I was younger and more impatient than now.

    Good luck!

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    I have Bare Knuckle (humbucker sized) P-90s in a guitar, and they're dead quiet.

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    I have Wolfetone and Lollars that are hum cancelling when both pickups are selected and the volumes are similar. I assume one is reverse wound or something. I probably like the Wolfetones best.

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    I put a set of Mojotone '56 Quiet Coil P-90 dog ear pickups in my Gibson 330L and couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitman
    I just played a gig with a newly acquired Heritage H525 - their take on the thin-bodied/hollow Gibson ES-225 TD - and the Lollar P90's through my (tube amp) rig sounded wonderful : fat, clear, articulate and the hum was no issue. OK, I don't play with any gain/overdrive and the wiring at the venue is new, top-notch stuff. In an older building with poor power-lines etc. it might be different.... I was a bit apprehensive at first re a possible hum problem with this guitar but not anymore - the pickups are great and they stay.
    My 525 with Lollar P90s is wired so the middle position (both pickups on) is hum canceling. The single neck or bridge pickups are not very noisy but you can hear the difference when you go to the middle position.

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    I haven't tried other low noise P90 types but I have an ES-135 with P100s. I find that any amp with a half decent preamp and a few watts behind it can make the P100 worthy of leaving in, as I did. The noise reduction is worth it, though I seem to be in the minority on opinions of the P100.