GFS Dream 90 vs. Mean 90

Discussion in 'Pickups and Electronics' started by BillyB, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. BillyB

    BillyB New Member

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    Anyone have experience with both?

    I'm considering putting one of them in the neck position of my Fender Tex-Mex Fat Tele. I have Wilburn Custom Shop P90Buckers in another guitar, which I love, but they're not available any longer.

    I have limited experience with real Gibson P90s and have found them to be rather dull and lifeless. The P90Buckers are a lot brighter, but the neck pickup is warm and woody and wonderful too.

    Thanks!
  2. BillyB

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    I asked Guitar Fetish directly. They said that the Mean 90s are as close as one can get to a true P90 in a humbucker-sized form. The Dream 90s have a taller, slimmer coil and are more of a tonal hybrid between Strat and P90.

    It sounds like the Dream 90 is the one for me, at least in this instance.
  3. Krustinator

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    Does the form factor really have a significant effect on the sound of a P90? I realize the P90 is a fatter coil, but how much does this affect the tone of a Mean 90 vs the real thing? I'm thinking of putting Mean 90's in my Epi SG.

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