Agile P-90 Pickups, Keep Or Change?

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  1. jwguitar

    jwguitar Well-Known Member

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    I almost always leave the stock pickups in a guitar. Sometimes there is a big improvement with aftermarket, sometimes not so much. Generally I have found most stock pickups are well made.
     
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    I agree with the don't associate a magnet with good or bad. Magnets have a big difference on sound. Knowing what you are after and like you said, which ones will work to get your their with the pickups you have is important.
     
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    If they sound like crap I'd change them, but I don't know what they sound like, so I'm the wrong person to ask. My experienced though is that the P-90 design is so robust it's really hard to make a bad one. Some will sound different, and the better ones tend to be less noisy, but I've never run across a truly bad sounding P-90. I've had a couple of P-90 SXs, and I thought they sounded good. I'm guessing the Agile ones sound good too.
     
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    I keep threatening to get a custom pickguard and put the Agile P90s I bought from TJ in my Hawk.
    I believe they came from an AD-2200.
    Thought about doing a magnet swap after, but I suck at guitar and don't know if it'll be worth the price of the magnets.
     
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    Here you go, $15 will get you a pickguard and the magnets are probably less than $10:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr..._osacat=41424&_odkw=Strat+lefty+p90+pickguard
     
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    Perish the thought. This place just wasn't the same without TJ. I'd hate to think of him giving up his enabling avocation.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You do. We missed you.
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    I can't really comment on the agile p90 pickkups. I have an old LP2500 model that sounds great, when I pulled it apart to check it out, looks like the previous owner installed gfs p90s in it. I know some folks like gfs and some don't, but these are really nice sounding pickups fyi.
     

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