'56 Quiet Coil P-90 Soapbar Pickup
Vintage P-90's from the 50's were very special because of their vocal and dynamic qualities, with bold highs that breathe with clarity. The only problem was the 60-cycle hum and for today's player, 60-cycle hum can be unbearable at times. Mojotone's patent applied for '56 Quiet Coil hum-cancelling P-90 delivers all of that vintage goodness of a coveted 1956 P-90 without ever compromising tone or feel.
Our approach was very simple, to make a P-90 pickup that sounds like a real vintage P-90 without the hum. ‘56 “Quiet Coil™” P-90 pickups are passive and only use the parts and materials found in original vintage ‘56 P-90 pickups. Vintage spec 42 gauge coil wire, lower Gauss Alnico magnets, adjustable polepieces, and vintage braided leads.
No PC boards, batteries, stacked coils, or anything else associated with other hum-canceling pickups were used in our design. The result is simply the most pure and authentic P-90 tone possible, with absolutely no loss of true single coil P-90 tone. Cranked, they are big and bold with a classic grind that pulsates with the amplifier like a sophisticated sounding P-90. Roll back the volume to get a sweet clean tone of a vintage P-90 without losing clarity or treble.
Quiet Coil Design Features:
- Consistent scatterwound coils for that handwound tone, sensitivity, and clarity.
- Vintage formulated Alnico magnet cores with lower Gauss levels like an aged vintage P-90 pickup.
- Vintage braided leads for easy push-back soldering.
- No routing modifications are required to fit shallow vintage routs like the taller stacked hum-cancelling designs.
- Less parts are used to build the Quiet Coils compared to other designs. Like a vintage P-90 pickup, they are SIMPLE!
Neck: Matches output of 8K vintage P-90.
Magnet: Alnico 5
Lead: Vintage 1-Conductor
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Ratings & Reviews
by Dave McLeod
I added the QC P-90 (neck model) to the Bridge position on my Gibson Midtown to match with a Gibson mini-humbucker in the neck position.
VERY good results, and no phase issues as I received a two conductor lead by request.
The blended sound is fantastic and the QC P90 alone sounds just like the Demo!!
I've had them in over a month now and I'm blown away more everytime I play them. I replaced my Fralin hum-cancelling P90s with the Mojotones and while the Fralins were nice, I really Iike the Mojotones the best. They just sound like a P90 should to me. Thanks Mojo!