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Axesrus "Late 50s Humbucker Sized" P90s


 
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The next step on the P90 ladder, taking into account the changes made in 1957, Alnico V Magnets replaced the III.

This resulted in a drastic drop in top end, but increased middle and bottom end, giving the new generation a throatier, growling feel.

Again, great for anyone who likes Classic Rock, Hot Blues and Country - just roll back the gain to cool them off, giving a beautiful, flowing clean sound, and throw it back up to get sharp, snapping distortion - just remember that the these P90s will be slightly darker then the earlier models thanks to the Alnico Vs

Rather then copy other humbucker sized "P90s" on the market, which simply used a Strat single coil inside a humbucker cover; we've completely engineered these gorgeous pickups from the ground up.

We specially created a “mini P90” bobbin for Butyrate, which is housed in a pure Nickel / German silver cover to limit tonal interference. This really is the closest possible thing to a true P90 as you’ll get from a Humbucker route.

We’ve broken away from the standard humbucker setup slightly by using 2, equal strength Alnico 5 bar magnets either side of the poles too (rather then 1), giving a strong, responsive tone that is incredibly raunchy when pushed hard, yet retains that characteristic snap we've all come to love from a P90.

And, for the finishing touches, we’ve not strayed far from original P90 and Humbucker design – fitting the popular braided metal/waxed cloth wire that’s so simple to use, and mounted everything onto another Nickel / German silver base to limiting any unwanted interference on the magnetic eddy currents.

All in all, they might not be historically correct, the might not be hum-bucking, but they really are a beautiful “guitarists guitar” pickup – giving that characteristic P90 snap and twang from the most unlikely guitars.

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great job on these! November 12, 2013
Reviewer: Dominik Dietrich from Neukirchen-Vluyn, NRW Germany  
I've installed two sets now (on my Ibanez AS53 and AF55) and I am so pleased that I am already working on a video review including direct comparison audio. The Late 50s are delivering exactly what I expected. This fat singlecoil tone with raw mids and an existing bottom end. Definitely comparable to the Duesenberg Dominos I loved so much.

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Quality Pickup December 26, 2012
Reviewer: Arjen from Landgraaf, Limburg Netherlands  
The pickup looks well made and feels sturdy. I installed it in the neck position of a telecaster. This pickup is quite loud, so it sits almost level with my pickguard, for balance with my Tonerider Hot Classic Tele bridge pickup. It's really well balanced in terms of frequency response, with a bit more emphasis on the mids. It sounds like a really big single coil pickup, with more output. On a cleanish amp, you get a bit of breakup when digging in, which I like a lot.  With a bit more overdrive you can still hear the string separation. It doesn't get muddy, which is important to me. It's smooth, but in your face when you need it. This house brand pickup is comparable to Irongear and Tonerider in terms of quality IMHO. I've been playing for 25 years and looking for 'tone' ever since. I now know it's in your fingers, but a good pickup can help you to shape the sound you're looking for. This humbucker sized P90 delivers the goods. I'm looking forward to dealing with Axesrus again soon!

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Neck December 18, 2012
Reviewer: Paul Mooney from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom  
I refitted a 1997 Epiphone Les Paul Custom (ebony). I put the axesrus P-90 at the neck (and a Gibson Burstbucker at the bridge). I love the p90, really smooth and contrasts well with the burstbucker.

I really like being able to switch from a dirty humbucker to a warmer P90 with ease. I'd defintely recommend giving it a try. The blend of the two pick ups is interesting (sort of light acoustic-ish, almost wah-like)... I like having something with a different kind of sound.


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Late 50s Humbucker sized P90s September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Jordi Mateu Bartrolí from Spain  
I installed these yesterday at night and have played them this morning.
Perfect! They are what I was looking for: thick and powerful but also
with detail and clarity. My guitar has changed completely, like
another instrument. You can't tell it's a cheap chinese guitar!


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Late 50s Humbucker sized P90s September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Adam Richards from United Kingdom  
The neck pickup is quite bold and bassy. As it is a P90 you also get a good deal of clarity punching through, Ideal neck pick up tone, think a super thick Strat or Tele neck pick. Great for lead, ideal for blues.

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