Back in 1999 when first discussing the possibility of launching a guitar with a P90 in the neck position coupled with a Humbucker in the bridge, it was a novel and unusual combination.
The resulting guitars I was involved with, certainly stood out in the shops and offered a fairly unique option compared to what was generally the accepted standard configurations. The press also approved and some good reviews appeared in several magazines. I had thought a P90 was quite “retro” but the combination with a bridge HB was far from it.
It is a configuration that has since become a favorite with several other Boutique guitar makers and is now even offered on one or two mass-produced instruments.
The Bridge pickup, with a sharper attack and edgier
The Neck pickup is in my opinion more likely to transfer a warmer and richer
But there were other considerations too. We were trying to offer an unusual and fresh combination, something