-CB- said:All the P90's I've ever tried, including Phat Cats (not really P90 but built similarly), tend to get middy when you get em away from the strings, and more edgy and better tighter bass when they're close.
So.... on a guitar thats bright to start with, you might want then set in a bit, and on a hollow body too, if you want that smooth tone. For something more grindy/edgy... crank em close.
I've never had a wolf tone with a P90 - yes its a wider field than strat/tele pickups, not as wide as HB's
true, true, but this les paul will have a rosewood back and a wenge top...-CB- said:You'll never get the exact sound - the string harmonics are different - part of why a bridge and neck pickup are so different in tone.
I'd probably consider a P90 with AlNiCo 5 magnets, 42 gauge wire, wound to about 7.5 and set it high. That should snarl a bit.
This can be a tricky thing I might warn... P90s can be light and sweet, or muddy or "just right with an attitude" and it depends on the position, the winding, the elevation, the wood, the strnigs... Given all that, on a Lester... you might get away with a hotter wind than on a Tele thinline or other hollow body which is more "mellow" by its nature.