Here's what DiMarzio say about the Vintage P90 Dog Ear pickup:
P90 pickups are a different breed. DiMarzio’s Vintage P90™ is a recreation of the late 50s Gibson single-coil with all of the midrange grittiness that makes a P90 pickup special.
DiMarzio’s Vintage P90™ starts with our calibrated dual Alnico 5 sandcast magnets and is wound on a specially-made vintage winding machine custom-designed by DiMarzio. This machine was used to create the correct winding profile and frequency response, and the winding process is unique. We use vintage tape, braided single-conductor hookup cable, and un-dipped coils.
This design gives the Vintage P90™ its sparkly mids and the growl of a vintage 50s Les Paul®. Chords have a nice harmonic bloom, and single notes are glassy with up-front silkiness.
P90s found their way into classic 60s and 70s recordings on everything from the Beatles to Leslie West and Mountain. Chords have a warm but sparkly midrange bite, and single notes jump out nicely without sounding harsh. Designed to work in any position. Smooth warm tone on the high notes. Bright, dynamic response on the low notes.
- Recommended For: All Positions
- Quick Connect: No
- Wiring: 1 Conductor
- Magnet: Alnico
- Resistance: 8.12
- Year of Introduction: 2019