The Mississippi Queen is a true P90 single coil mounted onto a humbucker chassis. It was our first humbucker-size P90 and has become the benchmark for all HSP90 tone.
The Mississippi Queen humbucker-size P90 was the first HSP90 made by Bare Knuckle back in 2005, and it quickly rose through the ranks; it has been used by players as varied as Adrian Legg and Matt Bellamy. Fitting into any standard humbucker cavity, the Mississippi Queen offers humbucker players a direct replacement to experience true P90 tone without having to modify their guitars.
The wide and squat coil of a P90 creates a fatter tone compared to a Strat or Tele coil, while the twin magnet design gives all the power of a hot humbucker. Wound with 42AWG plain enamel wire, the bridge Mississippi Queen is powered by Alnico V magnets and the neck has Alnico IV magnets. While the bottom-end is solid and the highs really sing, it's the mid-range where it's really at; all the muscle of a humbucker but a much wider frequency response, allowing the mids to really breathe.
Into a clean amp the tone is fat and earthy, crank up the gain and the Mississippi Queen can absolutely scream. Add plenty of headroom for superb dynamic control and a calibrated neck for complete balance and you get a set of HSP90s that can cover just about anything.
Available in all our covered custom finishes.
Blues, Country, Funk, Indie, Alternative, Hard Rock and even Metal.
Any solid body guitar or semi- acoustic guitar; well suited to baritones and drop tuned guitars.
- Position: Bridge
- DC Resistance: 7.7 kΩ
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Position: Neck
- DC Resistance: 6.9 kΩ
- Magnet: Alnico 4
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