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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

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: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing P90 !!!! June 20, 2019
Reviewer: David C Hunter from Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire England  
Fitted the Alnico 2 version in the neck position of a small body semi acoustic - and it sounds fantastic ! Clear, bright and with loads of mid range to add warmth. Brilliant pickup for blues.

Seriously well put together too. Professional quality at a great price. I would happily put this up against any of the "big name" brands.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Superb August 26, 2018
Reviewer: Carl Young from Thirsk, United Kingdom  
I've long suspected that the likes of bare knuckle and seymour duncan are over priced and these p90s go someway to proving that. I put these into a PRS Mira to replace a set of Bare Knuckle Mules I had in it using 500k pots to preserve top end, and I've put the series/parralel connections to ground for now as Craig at AxesRUs suggested. First thing I noticed Is how quiet they are - there's a slight amount of hum but very little - in fact I think they're queiter than the Mules I took out. They have a lovely snap and bite which suits the grit they produce and the distorted sound is plain filthy! Cleaned up they are so articulate and clear. I need to spend some time with them and maybe play with pots and caps but I'll be using these pickups live as of now, I'm so happy with them. Fantastic value for money. Well done Axesrus!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 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:
5 of 5 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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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 - 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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