Post by tonezone66 on Jan 20, 2019 11:59:03 GMT -7
I've got one of the best made guitars ever - Gibson ES 335 Luther Dickinson. The only drawback is the combination of the semi hollow body & P90s. The basic tone of the combination is so airy that I'm not happy at all the way it sounds with my rig. My amp is Vox AC15HW and the current gain pedals Bogner Blue Ecstasy Zvex Distortron. I guess I need a pedal with more compression. I've tried some fuzzes and they don't work at all with Luther & Vox.
The best solution would be to replace the dog ear P90s with humbuckers. Unfortunately it seems there are no humbuckers that'd fit the place of the dog ear P90s.
Post by Christopher on Jan 24, 2019 16:33:31 GMT -7
Try lowering the bridge on the guitar before a pickup swap. It's free and may increase output bc bridge may be too high stock. P-90s are fat tone machines and don't need much to push an amp into gained up territory. Usually I can use 5-7 on volume for clean and wide open for grit and drive on my P90 equipped guitars.