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Axesrus "Late 50s Humbucker Sized" P90s
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 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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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic April 14, 2015
Reviewer: Darren Hampton from Wymondham, Norfolk .United Kingdom  
I dont normally bother to add reviews but these warrant it. I've worked in the repair/setup industry for a good few years now & as such, have come across a lot of pickups & in particular the worst ones for me have always been hum sized p90's (especially the alnico II variety) they just never sound right.

These however, sound incredibly like a traditional alnico5 dogear p90, without the installation hassles on a modern humbucker equipped archtop.

I was dead set on putting dogears on a recently purchased archtop (i'm a big Scotty Moore fan) but I thought i'd give these a try before I started drilling/modifying, i'm so glad I did - i've been nothing but happy with them.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
More than expected for the money October 24, 2014
Reviewer: Hubaxe from France  
I bought a set of Late 50s for a telecaster.
First impression very positive. Neat box, high quality wire.
Once installed in the guitar, those pickups deliver. A nice rolled off treble with a lot of character and a tight and punchy bass.
Very well balanced pickups. Adjusting carefully the eight make them sound very nicely.  Absolutly no regret. I have another telecaster on the workbench, I won't try other pickups. Those ones are filling all my requirements, and more.  Well done axesrus, it's a performance to sell such high quality items at a really fair price.

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- A Very Good Surprise !!! June 12, 2014
Reviewer: thierry from South of France  
I've Got an Guitar that I Wanted To Sell (with two S.D. Phat-Cat installed on it...). After that My Axesrus "Late 50s Humbucker Sized" P90s were mounted : I've Decided to Keep this Cheap Guitar, which is Now Really Good...
... and to Sell my set of "Phat Cat" !!!

I Love the 3 Positions of my Guitar and I Think The Middle-One is More Useable Now. The Sound is More Beefy and Less Muddy with the "Axesrus Late 50s P-90 Humbucker Size" than Before...
Thank You For These Great & Low Priced Pickups !

So now, I Have in Stock : "HSA290 Humbucker Sized P90", "Classic 50s - Deluxe Humbucker" & "T90 Bridge Pickup for Tele" For Trying Onto Others of My Guitars.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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