Available to Order with FREE fitting to your instrument.
A true P90 tone that is a drop-in replacement for any standard sized humbucker slot. No routing required.
Originally developed in the Custom Shop for Hamer Guitars, the Phat Cat is a true single-coil P-90 Soapbar that fits under a humbucker cover and drops into humbucker-equipped guitars. You get all of the authentic neck position bounce and sparkle that youd expect from a vintage Gibson P90 Soapbar. Chords have lots of rich harmonics, and solos have that unique single coil springiness. You get all of the authentic bridge position grit and growl that you’d expect from a vintage P90 Soapbar. We wound the bridge to give you chords with lots of bright harmonics, and solos have that sharp single coil cut. It uses two Alnico 2 bar magnets for more sustain and softer attack. And, the metal covers provide more shielding and noise reduction than standard soapbar covers. The neck model is RWRP, reverse wind reverse polarity, from the bridge pickup to provide noiseless operation when used together.Pair with our Phatr Cat bridge model for a complete set, or combine with a humbucker in the bridge position for greater tonal variety.Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Phat Cat uses dual alnico 2 bar magnets, custom nickel or gold cover, nickel silver bottom plate, and single-conductor braided hookup wire. Vacuum wax potted for squeal free operation.
At Seymour Duncan, we LOVE pickups. We’re continually designing, and voicing new models for ourselves and our customers. Over the years, that’s a lot of pickups. To help you choose the perfect pickup for you and your guitar, use our Pickup Selector, listen to our many sound samples and videos, or ask the most passionate and knowledgable community of pickup connoisures on our Forum.
Even so, we know it can be hard to pick the perfect pickup, so since 1979, way back when there were just written descriptions, our remedy has been the 21 Day Real World Exchange.
Buy the pickups you think will be the best and go crazy: play it, feel it, and whatever else you can legally do! If its not right for you don’t sweat it. Just give us a call, let us know what you liked and didn’t like, and well work together to swap the pickup for something that will blow your mind.