Hey guys, This may be a real dumb question, but I'm kinda knew at this. Not to mention naturally curious lol. Has anyone had experience with P-90 single coil pickups, was the experience good or bad, and why?
The reason I ask is because my current axe is a PRS SE Soapbar II, with obviously dual single coil P-90s, and it seems to do pretty good from what I can tell with my crappy Mustang amp. I am going to get a Metal Core distortion pedal soon, which I tried in the store with the exact same amp, and it sounded pretty tuff for what it is. The problem is I used a cheap Ibanez with humbuckers to test the pedal/amp combination, so I really don't know how it'll work with my P-90 guitar.
A good set of P90s (and you do have a good set) will serve you pretty well. You'll need a noise gate, but in my experience they are fat enough for old school metal and thrash. But if you're playing drop-tuned chugcore, you may want to switch em out.