Guitar Pickup Engineering
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£29.95 inc. VAT
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Classic Single Coil "Soapbar" Pickup
Specification & Product Details
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Customer Feedback
"Just a note to say that I recently purchased a pair of Platinum 90 pickups from you to install in a Vintage Les Paul Gold Top copy. They are brilliant. The sound is incredible. They sound as good if not better than my genuine Les Paul. I would recommend these and your company to anyone looking to purchase new pickups. I have this morning ordered a Hot Slag for another of my guitars and can't wait to get it fitted" - John Elgar, Cambridgeshire
"Wahey! Fitted the Platinum 90's to my new "Telemaster" (thinline Tele with Jazzmaster trem) and they sound fantastic! Excellent definition, clarity and punch. Crunch up nicely through my Vox... Anyone out there questioning the quality of these pickups at this price, fret not - they're brilliant! Thanks guys." - Matt (Belgium)
“Just wanted to say a couple of words about your Platinum 90 pickup. I installed it in the bridge of my Gibson Melody Maker and have lived with it for a few months now and am really happy with the results. It’s an extremely smooth and balanced pickup, with a lovely sweet high end, and so responsive to volume roll off-and pick dynamics. I've got a collection of some really nice, high end pickups from the likes of Tim White, WCR, Shed plus the usual Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio and I have to say hearing the Platinum 90 has made me resent the amount I've spent on other pickups over the last few years.” – Matt, Basildon
“Bought the Platinum 90 and overwound Rolling Mill to go in my first rebuild project; a crappy old Ibanez Strat copy. I was originally just going to go with the H-S-S configuration of the original but decided to think outside the box a bit instead, hence the humbucker bridge and P-90 neck. I just wanted to say that these pickups are bloody fantastic! Individually they sound good, but running them together is just awesome... brilliant cleans and more than enough grunt and growl for slow, doomy metal tunes when the overdrive is cranked up and the fuzz is piled on... more so in fact than the high output Duncans that are in my Jackson! I have a few more projects lined up and they'll all be getting IronGear pickups!” - Doug McKerracher, Swindon

“Re’: Platinum 90. Just wanted to drop a line regarding these fantastic pickups, seeing as how there are not many reviews of these.  I built my take of '54 Les Paul Gold Top (Spanish cedar body, maple cap, mahogany neck, rosewood board) and wanted a great P90 sound.  I have played P90's ranging from Mity Mite to Lollar and Fralin's.  These pickups sound incredible; the bite and aggressiveness are definitely there.  They sound amazing both clean and overdriven. Think of any great artist who uses them and these sound like that.  Thanks for bringing great tone to the masses.” - Brian T., Austin, TX USA (24/5/15)

Bridge = 50mm, Neck = 50mm
Nickel Silver
Length: 85 mm x Width: 35 mm x Height: 16 mm
Black or Cream Covers
250kOhm Pots, .047µF Tone Capacitor(s)
Single Coil Soapbar
2 Conductor Braided Wire
Bridge = 8.5kOhm, Neck = 8kOhm
AlNiCo V
Supplied complete with screws and springs
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42 AWG enamel
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The Platinum 90 is perfect Rock, Blues and Jazz. Great for semi-acoustics and solid bodied guitars alike.
Alchemist 90
Blues Engine
Dirty Torque
Hammer Head
Hot Slag
Metal Machine
Pig Iron
Platinum 90
Rolling Mill
Rolling Mill 2
Smoke Stack II
Steam Hammer
Steel Foundry
Steel Twin II
Tesla Shark
Texas Loco
Volt Active
Approved Installers
Tone Chart
User Soundclips
User Feedback
About Us
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The classic P90 "soapbar" pickup design has been around since the 1950's. We've taken the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach to the Platinum 90 and made a pickup with all the clarity and depth that should be expected from this design.
We wanted to ensure that this pickup had all of the "clang" needed for great rock tones and enough smoothness and refinement for blues and jazz. They work equally well in solid, or semi-acoustic bodies.
All of the usual IronGear trademark features are present in the Platinum 90; quality, precision and attention to detail. We think more guitars should have pickups made like this!
Available with black or cream covers.
Price & Availability
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