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Golden Age P-90 Pickups

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Parsons Street P-90

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Golden Age P-90 Pickups

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The classic raw single-coil sound! Two new Golden Age P-90 models carry on the raw sound of early rock and electric blues.

Gibson's beloved vintage single-coils were the workingman's pickups, versatile for practically any playing style. Their raw sound was a driving force behind early rock and electric blues. Our Golden Age P-90s proudly carry on the tradition, with authentic components that faithfully deliver the classic bright tone.

We offer two Golden Age P-90 models to choose from: Our '50s-style Parsons Street™ model is named for the famous Kalamazoo street where the original P-90 was born. It features a black plastic bobbin with old-style enameled unpotted coil wire for the original slightly grittier sound, and is wound to 8.0K ohms. We also offer a modern version with a black fiber flatwork bobbin, wound to 8.7K ohms with wax-potted poly-coated wire for a smoother sound. The flatwork look is sometimes preferred for installations with the covers removed.

Golden Age P-90s are direct replacements in Gibson® Les Paul® Juniors, SG® Juniors, and SG Specials, plus archtop and semi-hollowbody Gibsons made for P-90s. And they're great choices for giving your next custom guitar that raw vintage tone.

Both Golden Age P-90 models share authentic vintage details:
Alnico 5 magnets
AWG42 coil wire
1.97" (50mm) polepiece spacing
Braided single-conductor hookup wire
Original-spec nickel-plated polepiece screws

Black plastic soapbar cover included. More P-90 covers are available separately.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Upgrading an inexpensive semi-hollowbody with P-90 sound

Erick Coleman installs P-90 soapbar pickups into the dogear pickup frames on an Epiphone Casino. It's an easy upgrade that makes a big difference.

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P90 install

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Took out a humbucker and installed a P90.
Worked great. Made a mistake by ordering a cover because one came with it. Also could not find a shroud to hide size change. Need a p90 oversized shroud.
P90 added brightness to bridge sound.

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Golden Age P-90

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I had the pickup installed at GC and nearly fell over! The good part is the fullness but the best part is the growl! I'm looking forward to getting the bridge in shape too.

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Excellent - improved clarity

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My 2010 Gibson LP Special Junior was sounding muddy. Just not getting the snap I wanted so I have the vintage P90s a try and I'm happy I did. Improved upper mid response in the neck pickup and great attack on the bridge - I lowered the bridge since the attack was so present and now have a great balance of lows and highs across the board. Slight increase in hum since they aren't wax potted, but it's an easy tradeoff. Highly recommend, especially at this price point.

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golden age p90 pickups

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only one word awesome ok a few more every thing you need in a pickup

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Don't hesitate buying these!

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I just put these in a project Tele and I am absolutely blown away at how good these sound!!! I have 6 Telecasters and I now have a new favorite sporting a set of the Parsons Street P-90's

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Exceeded my expectations

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I replaced some unbranded made-in-China P-90s on an inexpensive guitar that I recently bought with the modern Golden Age P-90s. For the price point, these pick ups greatly exceeded my expectations. The moderns are rather smooth but with low noise; not humbucker quiet, but really quiet compared to an older Gibson SG that I used to have. That said, they growl when I dig in. Great pickups! I will probably try some of the Golden Age humbuckers on a future project.

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superbe micro

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je tiens a remercier toutes l'équipes de stewmac pour la qualitée de leurs produits
le micro parson street est vraiment bon .Je l'ai installé
sur une gibson sg junior a la place de celui d'origine .
le son est plus chaud,plus précis ,plus puissant que le P90 GIBSON
Bref...superbe micro merci stewmac

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Excellent

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I've purchased Golden Age humbuckers before and found them to be a good bang for the buck replacement for budget guitars but these are pro all the way. They simply sound fantastic. I'm talking about the Parsons Street ones in particular. They have the perfect blues growl and micronphonics and they are very quiet to boot.

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UNDERPRICED AND OUTPERFORMING!

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These were purchased to retrofit an ESP Viper 256P 24fret, SG-style guitar that I recently purchased. This and several other ESP models, both single and double cutaways have used a "stacked" P90 design, originally provided through Duncan Designed, but these pickups are now eratic in quality and tone, being made who knows where and by whom. Even without any potting wax, I find the Parsons Street P-90's acceptably "quiet," especially when both pickup positions are on, but I have no complaint whatsoever about the noise floor when playing only the neck or bridge. Think Carlos Santana SG Special type tones from the Gibson instruments of the late 60's, and I think that is the best overall description.

Build quality, wiring, pole pieces, and covers are all top notch quality. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to put these into any Gibson instrument as a replacement, although they are not as prominent in the upper mid-frequencies; not as "brash," or in your face as the original Gibson branded pickups being made at the present time. Beautiful chimey round top end, without sacrificing a nice tight, thumping bottom register. I have used the Golden Age Parsons Street humbucker products from Stew Mac in several variations, and find their P-90's to be a perfect fit to the collection in every respect. Use these without hesitation, save some money, and play harder.

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Great P90s

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Replaced existing pickups on a telecaster type guitar (UK Royal) with the Golden Age P90s. It sounds terrific, full of character with that wonderful growl when you dig in. Very versatile and I love them.

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