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« on: October 29, 2013, 06:38:05 PM »

Does anyone have the Ohm specs for the Larrivee P90 pups?
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 07:09:13 PM »

Oddly enough I have never measured the P90's. I had the HB's and posted here. I always assumed the P90 was around 7kohms
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 11:40:11 PM »

I'm of the understanding that there si and should be a difference between the neck pup and the bridge pup, just not sure how much.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 02:33:49 AM »

Your right the bridge pu is a bit higher then the neck pu ohm's.I had Fralin wind the P92's I installed in my set neck tele at 6.5 ohms for the neck and 7.1 for the bridge.This give's me a really balance sounding guitar with great note separation.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 02:12:16 PM »

well this is interesting.
I have two sets of P90's.
 the ones in the guitar read 7.4 (neck) & 7.3 (bridge)

the set NOT in the guitar read 7.4 & 8.5.

methinks the soldering gun is warming up.....

Also, there are two ways to wire the pups.
1. pick up lead to middle post on pot. (vintage Gibson)
2. pick up lead to side post on pot.

any body have preferences ?
the electric tech at Larrivee suggested the former.

has anyone put a treble bleed cap in their RS4?
and?........
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 01:15:38 PM »

Continuing on the search for perfect tone in a near perfect guitar.

I did in fact swap out the bridge pick-up in the guitar and naturally found huge improvement in tone and out put (what a difference an ohm makes!)
Not sure how i missed this before, except i wasn't happy with the over all balance (or imbalance) between the pick-ups, thus my initial post.

As some of you know, I have several RS4's,
it's this one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 10:55:50 PM »

Hey Headsup. Are you swapping Larrivee P90 pups out?  What model P90's are you replacing with? 
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 11:12:54 PM »


Hey Headsup. Are you swapping Larrivee P90 pups out?  What model P90's are you replacing with? 


I think he said he just switched them - neck to bridge position and vice versa - because the neck one had higher output than the bridge.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 03:50:14 AM »

I think he said he just switched them - neck to bridge position and vice versa - because the neck one had higher output than the bridge.


Ah. Got it. I didn't catch that. I've been toying with putting Gibson p90s in mine. So this caught my attention.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 01:29:08 AM »

HI, I figured out the problem with the pick ups, but I will admit, it's been a finicky process.
 I might try a different set of Pups for it eventually, but on the gig last night it really sounded beautiful.

I don't know what to say about your situation, except, you're on the right track.
 I'm not sure if any of the tech people at Larrivee are aware of the problems, (yes I believe there are problems with the P90 RS4), where as the HB RS4 is simply stellar.

I went into my local store in the spring when they had a P90 RS4 and tried it out, and I had the same concern, the "blend"/balance between the neck and bridge pups just wasn't "right".

My own case is documented around here some where, but continuing to adjust the pole pieces and pick up height is really the only way to go, or try a different set out and see how that works....

keep us posted.
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