Our Antiquity P90 soapbar uses two specially calibrated Alnico 2 bar magnets and a custom coil wind to deliver the gritty, vintage-correct growl of an early ’50s Les Paul bridge pickup. Chords have a warm but sparkly midrange grit, and single notes jump out nicely without sounding harsh.
The neck model is full and round sounding, with single notes that have a sweet, musical, singing quality. It is also wound RW/RP to be hum-cancelling when engaged with a matching bridge pickup. When you remove our hand-aged soapbar covers, you’ll find the same hand-fabricated bobbin, plain enamel mag wire, and flatback tape that was made in Kalamazoo during the early days. This vintage P90 pickup is a drop-in replacement for any standard P90-sized rout.