Kent Armstrong is the second generation of guitar wizards the Armstrong family has produced, indeed Kent’s own son Aaron now famously creates pickups too and Kent’s father Dan ran a great guitar repair shop in New York City. With such a lineage it’s unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by greats such as Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and even members of the TonePedia team have them in some of their own favourite guitars. Kent himself worked alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK.

This new addition to the Icon Series lineup is a recreation of the soapbar p-90 pickup using Alnico 2 magnets and plain enamel wire. The pickup has all the aged warmth you are looking for with the classic P-90 tone. Very comparable to a 1950s era pickup with neck position 7.6K and bridge position 8.2k Ohms resistance. Wound with a RW/RP neck position to form a calibrated vintage set.

ICON VINTAGE P-90 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Series Icon Series
Pickup Configuration P90-P90
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8.2
DC Resistance 7.6
Alloy Type Alnico 2
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads PVC
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number TVP90

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