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Edwards Les Paul Special?

Post by mfc_pj » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:43 pm

What can you tell me about these Edwards les Paul Specials from 2005? Here's a pic: http://imageevent.com/nu2uguitars/edwar ... =4&s=0&z=2

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:02 pm

Never played the 2 pup model but have had plenty of experience with the single pup models. Here's a pic of my first one. All I can say is that they are killer and a real bargain for what you get - solid body, light as a feather and kick ass Seymour Duncan P90's. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with it.

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My 2 pup Special is this old 70's Univox:

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Post by ScottA » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:06 pm

Great guitars, especially for the money.

I played one on my last trip to Tokyo and I thought it beat a custom shop model hands down.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:51 am

mine is easily the lightest guitar I own. A blast to play and sounds great. Theres a 2 p`up version for about $350.oo in a local used gear place ....I think I may be the only guy buying Edwards in this city :o

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Post by tudor » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:38 am

Is it true what some guys are asserting ... that the pups are noisier than SCs ???

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:08 am

tudor wrote:Is it true what some guys are asserting ... that the pups are noisier than SCs ???

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SC's? Singe coil? Actually, P90 pups are single coils and I don't find them any noisier than say Strat single coils. But there are elements that can make hum much more noticable on any single coil pickup - standing near neon lights (beer signs and the like), flourescent lighting, televisions and computer monitors.

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Post by tudor » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:15 am

marcusnieman wrote:Actually, P90 pups are single coils and I don't find them any noisier than say Strat single coils. But there are elements that can make hum much more noticable on any single coil pickup - standing near neon lights (beer signs and the like), flourescent lighting, televisions and computer monitors.
Thanks, Marcus ... so it's in the same ballparl like my Strat ... :lol:
Spotted a domestic Epi Special in TVY ... you know ... and No experiences in P90s ... :oops:
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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:50 am

tudor wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:Actually, P90 pups are single coils and I don't find them any noisier than say Strat single coils. But there are elements that can make hum much more noticable on any single coil pickup - standing near neon lights (beer signs and the like), flourescent lighting, televisions and computer monitors.
Thanks, Marcus ... so it's in the same ballpark like my Strat ... :lol:
Spotted an Epi Special, Japanese domestic, in TVY ... you know ... and No experiences in P90s ... :oops:
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Well only in the same ballpark in terms of hum. As for tone, P90's are much fatter sounding that the strat single coils which sound a little thin against P90's.

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Post by Ozeshin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:37 pm

SC's? Singe coil? Actually, P90 pups are single coils and I don't find them any noisier than say Strat single coils. But there are elements that can make hum much more noticable on any single coil pickup - standing near neon lights (beer signs and the like), flourescent lighting, televisions and computer monitors.
Marcus...90% of after market P90's these days are actually stacked humbuckers rather than single coils...so you might want to check the SD site for info on your pickup

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:51 pm

Ozeshin wrote:
SC's? Singe coil? Actually, P90 pups are single coils and I don't find them any noisier than say Strat single coils. But there are elements that can make hum much more noticable on any single coil pickup - standing near neon lights (beer signs and the like), flourescent lighting, televisions and computer monitors.
Marcus...90% of after market P90's these days are actually stacked humbuckers rather than single coils...so you might want to check the SD site for info on your pickup
From Edward's website:

PICKUP : Seymour Duncan SP90-1b

From Seymour Duncan's site:

Vintage Soapbar SP90-1
Faithful recreation of the 1946 Gibson? single-coil. Recommended for country, jazz, swing, blues, rockabilly, classic rock and heavy rock.

I'm fully aware of stacked humbucking soapbar pickups - often labeled as P100's. I was just making a comparison between a TRUE P90 single coil and a Strat single coil. Thanks though Oz, you bring up a good point. :wink:

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