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Loud, hot, and extremely bright, the classic sound and look of a Soapbar P-90 pickup has provided guitarists with snarl and bite since the dawn of rock'n'roll's existence. Thicker and more powerful than a regular single-coil pickup, legendary players like Pete Townshend, Johnny Thunders and George Thorogood have been making ears ring for days with Soapbar P-90 guitar pickups.
Dating back to the early 1950's, soapbar guitar pickups get their nickname for resembling just that; a bar of soap. However, the classic soapbar P-90 pickup also has a reputation for fattening up high notes, while making lower notes sound brighter and crisper. Today, the soapbar name is given to a wide variety of pickups that cover everything from EMG's P91 HZ Hot passive humbuckers to innovative new designs like the P-90 Virtual humbuckers from DiMarzio.
For a lean and mean sound that's truly vintage, the Gibson P-90 single-coil pickup is widely known as Gibson's first successful single-coil pickup, and its stellar combination of high output and biting treble response remains a favorite among musicians to this very day. For an improved soapbar tone with noise-free performance, the Joe Barden JBE soapbar pickup set offers authentic soapbar tone along with the presence, musicality and noise-free performance that JBE pickups are so respected and renowned for. Another top seller in the soapbar pickup catalog is the Seymour Duncan STK-P1 Stack P-90 single-coil pickup. Unlike other single-coil P-90's, the P-90 Stack is a real humbucker in a P-90 package, providing guitar players with a single-coil tone minus the single-coil hum.
Since its original incarnation, the soapbar guitar pickup has expanded tremendously, and the term now covers a wide variety of different styles and sounds. From Seymour Duncan to DiMarzio, you'll have no problem finding an extensive range of top quality Soapbar guitar pickups to choose from in this section.