How microphonic are the P90s on the Epiphone SG supposed to be?

MaxBrothman

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If at all. I have some microphonics with the volume and gain up. Sometimes it's controllable and sometimes not.

What to do for these pickups and guitar? Nothing? Play on? :) Or Luthier or something myself.
 

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It is usually associated with vibrations inside the pickup. P90 were not designed for high gain.
Solutions ?

- Stay well away from your amp.

- Insert dense foam under the pickups. If you do this, make sure to push down on the cover as you lower the pickup in the cavity. In fact, you should ALWAYS push down on the cover to lower a P90. You can't rely on those flimsy long screws, you risk snapping them.

- More drastic, pot them with wax. I never attempted that, but I guess if it works for humbuckers, it should for P90s.
 


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