I have a "thing" for TV Jones Super'trons

jsboswell

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They do sound phenomenal. Tom (TV) is also great to work with. Have to say, they really compliment the clean aesthetic of your builds.
 

sickboy79

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Supertrons are great pickups. I haven't tried TVs but, I do have an original set in my 67 Duo Jet. Great stuff!!
 

katuna

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Do the wound strings, especially the low E (or whatever one tunes the lowest string to) stay relatively tight? Also, are they prone to microphonic howling? I've had issues like these with the filtertrons, especially the overwound ones.
 

ToneLounge

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Do the wound strings, especially the low E (or whatever one tunes the lowest string to) stay relatively tight? Also, are they prone to microphonic howling? I've had issues like these with the filtertrons, especially the overwound ones.
Yes, the low strings do stay tight - one of the main reasons I like these so much. Tom described them to me as a fuller/fatter Filter'tron. I would compare them more to a good mini-humbucker on a LP Deluxe.
 

pickdropper

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Just curious, what's the output level on these compared to the classics? I have a Classic in one of my Cabronitas, but the output is a bit lower than the T90 I put in the neck. I'm going to be a stronger TV Jones bridge pickup in there to match it.
 

ToneLounge

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Just curious, what's the output level on these compared to the classics? I have a Classic in one of my Cabronitas, but the output is a bit lower than the T90 I put in the neck. I'm going to be a stronger TV Jones bridge pickup in there to match it.
Super'trons have more output than the Classics for sure. I like matching a TV Classic Plus in the bridge if I'm using a standard Classic in the neck. Also, it's important to get the pickup height right. The bridge pickup can be closer to the strings and give you more output.
 

pickdropper

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Super'trons have more output than the Classics for sure. I like matching a TV Classic Plus in the bridge if I'm using a standard Classic in the neck. Also, it's important to get the pickup height right. The bridge pickup can be closer to the strings and give you more output.
Yeah, I've played with the height of both neck and bridge and got it as close as it's going to get. It's livable, but I think I'd like something hotter in the bridge. Just deciding which model.

I have a different Cabronita with Classics in the neck and bridge. I like that config a lot, I just want to do something different in this guitar.
 

Baemer

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All the versions I've played sounded great! Brian, do you know the magnet type tom uses on these? Best!
 

ToneLounge

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All the versions I've played sounded great! Brian, do you know the magnet type tom uses on these? Best!
Tom told me once a long time ago - but I'm afraid I've forgotten. I just checked his site and did not see it listed either. I'll ask him when he returns from musicmesse.
 

enharmonic

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Tom builds fantastic pickups. I'm putting a set of DuoTrons in my BelAire. Love his T'Armonds too.
 

bforest4

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Shane's hollowtron is one of my favorites!!! Definitely want to get a supertron equipped guitar at some point.
 




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