|Our Dream 90's have proven to be some of the most popular pickups in the world since their introduction in 2004.
It's hard to find a guitar forum or chat room that doesn't have raves about them!
of the things people have asked for is a "Vintage Correct" TRUE P90 in
a humbucker form factor. After nearly 1 year of handmade prototypes,
design changes and careful recalibration- we've come up with a pickup
that we proudly call the Mean 90.
How do they differ from the
Dreams?? We've gone to a different Magnet structure, different coil
size, added an expensive German Silver baseplate, and completely
revamped to output level. We slightly "age" Alnico V magnets, and wrap
the coils with Formvar 42 gauge wire. The result is a pickup that is
FAR more agressive in the lower mids, yet still has a crisp and clear
high end. Think of the Mean 90's as a 4-10 Tweed Bassman and the Dream
90's as a Tweed Deluxe. The Dreams are more modern sounding and
overdrive an amp with a decided CRUNCH- The Means are smoother- warmer,
fuller and a tad louder. If you like Vintage Tones and really want to
FEEL your pick attack on the strings- I think the mean 90 may be the
best pickup currently available.
How do we cram all of that
expensive stuff into a sub-$40 pickup?? We only sell direct to the
public- so no middlemen, sales reps or dealers to stick their hands in
These fit ALL standard humbucker routs. We ship
them in a retail box complete with GFS Wiring diagrams, black trim ring
and Gold screws. PLEASE compare these to the $80 Name Brand pickups and
the $160 "Boutique" pickups. I have. I think these may be our most
convincing Bargain yet!