Solderless setup with all required wiring available here.
A pickup set with one aim in mind: alleviate the typical P90 set issue of a mismatched flabby neck and a thin bridge.
P90 necks can sound beautiful when wound to a nice clean vintage spec, but they're usually mixed with similarly wound bridges, making them too thick relative to the bridge. Switching between the two pickups results in a severe EQ imbalance that makes it near impossible to find a good amp and pedal setting that will work for both. The best you can do is find a middle ground - which leads to a compromise in both pickup's tone.
This set was built around a clean and clear neck pickup. The goal was to create a bridge that would match well with it, with a fuller than traditional tone. But it had to retain clarity, like the neck. The neck was wound modestly to retain the quintessentially beautiful vintage P90 neck tone.
The bridge is fatter as a result of a special winding pattern and over-winding. Easing up on the volume will make it become a beautifully articulate piece. The aim was to fatten up a standard P90 bridge without making it ...murky.... and the Murky Horizon bridge is the fruit of that labour.
Magnets: 2x alnico 5/2x alnico 2
Baseplate: Nickel silver
Output wire: Braided single conductor
I currently own a 2022 Gibson Les Paul Standard 50's gold top with P90's and the one thing that makes it sound so glorious is also its biggest flaw! This pickups are sensitive, open, articulate and responsive and sound amazing. But......they're a traditional 50's spec so they're not wax potted and as a consequence, are incredibly microphonic. There are also not particularly well matched as the bridge sounds a little thin compared to the neck.
After speaking to the chaps at Alegree, they made me a set of Murky Horizon P90's and the difference was remarkable. They still had all the openness and sensitivity of the originals, but without the howls and whistles under gain. They're also much better balance as the bridge has more grunt and bottom end!
I contacted Alex and told him what I was looking for and he steered me towards the Murky Horizon set. I play a wide range of music from Jazz to Rock and needed versatile pickups.
I was replacing some P100's in a Vintage goldtop and was after more clarity, definition and presence. I certainly got what I was looking for - these pickups sound SUPERB! Really dynamic with beautiful tone.
I will definitely come back to Alex the next time I need pickups - thoroughly impressed!
My favourite pickups are p90s, and this bridge is my favourite p90. I coupled it with a sea smoke neck and I have perfection. I use Fender and Blackstar valve amps and a Roland 60 cube and they all love these pups. Clean guitar heaven.