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Opinions on TV Jones P-90 Pickups please

Waxhead

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I'm a big fan of TV Jones pickups :)

I've never seen or heard their P-90 though - this one

http://www.tvjones.com/pickups/p90.html

Users/owners please report -
a) Are they quiet p-90's with little of the humm that makes most p-90's unusable for me.

b) your opinions/description on overall tone quality

c) what type of guitars have you inserted them in

thanks :)
 

vortexxxx

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I don't know anyone who's tried them but they likely have the hum otherwise that would be listed in the description.
 

Waxhead

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I don't know anyone who's tried them but they likely have the hum otherwise that would be listed in the description.
ahh I doubt they're gonna say in the promo....
"oh yeah they got a big humm too" hehehe :)
Knowing TV Jones it would be the reverse more likely

anyone got these PUPs
 

Tubevalvemaniac

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Agree. Gibson P90 is great PU and TV Jones are in similar ballpark. Both are real P90 and no noisefree version of Lollar, Kinnman, SD or Fralin are real replacement. Close, good, well in pickup world everything is close, so nuances determine the choice.
 

rockonomics

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Agree. Gibson P90 is great PU and TV Jones are in similar ballpark. Both are real P90 and no noisefree version of Lollar, Kinnman, SD or Fralin are real replacement. Close, good, well in pickup world everything is close, so nuances determine the choice.
That's about the only honest statement about pups I've seen:aok
 

Wayne Alexander

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I had a set of TV Jones P-90s in my SG Classic at one point. To my ears they're as good as or better than all the modern-made P-90s I've tried. My reference point is Live at Leeds - Tom's pickups gave me all those sounds, clean and dirty, through a cranked Marshall (I know Pete used Hiwatts) with only a twist of the volume controls and use of the pickup selectors. They're much better sounding to me than the stock modern Gibson ones, which seem a little less juicy and complex to my ears.

Like all true P-90s, they're very noisy at idle. As much as I loved them, I've got Kinman noiseless P-90s in that guitar now. They don't sound as good to me as the TV Jones actual P-90s (a little more hi-fi and less raw/raunchy) but they're noiseless and sound good.
 

Waxhead

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I had a set of TV Jones P-90s in my SG Classic at one point. To my ears they're as good as or better than all the modern-made P-90s I've tried. My reference point is Live at Leeds - Tom's pickups gave me all those sounds, clean and dirty, through a cranked Marshall (I know Pete used Hiwatts) with only a twist of the volume controls and use of the pickup selectors. They're much better sounding to me than the stock modern Gibson ones, which seem a little less juicy and complex to my ears.

Like all true P-90s, they're very noisy at idle. As much as I loved them, I've got Kinman noiseless P-90s in that guitar now. They don't sound as good to me as the TV Jones actual P-90s (a little more hi-fi and less raw/raunchy) but they're noiseless and sound good.
Ok thanks Wayne :) you answered my Questions.
Kind of what I was expecting actually.
TV Jones make THE best PUPs goin imo.
The main issue for P-90s for me was the noise factor.
So I'd probly prefer the Kinmans too
 

starjag

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No help at all... but I am jonesing after a Super'tron in the neck and a TV Classic Plus in the bridge. Both P-90 mount to replace a set of soapbar Fralins!
 

stevieboy

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I emailed them giving them a heads up about the private video, got a response back quickly thanking me, I assume it will fixed in the not too distant future.

And they're sending me a new set of pickups!

Okay just kidding about the last part.
 

Waxhead

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I emailed them giving them a heads up about the private video, got a response back quickly thanking me, I assume it will fixed in the not too distant future.

And they're sending me a new set of pickups!

Okay just kidding about the last part.

wanna explain this - got no idea what you're talking about :huh
 

stevieboy

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wanna explain this - got no idea what you're talking about :huh
On the TV Jones website linked in the OP, they have demo videos, which are also on youtube. The one for the P90s when you try to play it gives gives you a message saying "This is a private video." That's what the previous poster was referring to.
 

Marble

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I have the TV Jones neck p90 in a Les Paul, its awesome. Its like a great Strat neck pup on steriods, all that hollow single coil goodness, very raunchy, cleans up very well...that also would be affected by your volume pot. I haven't tried the bridge yet but its built a bit differently than a normal p90. The neck is like a normal traditional p90.
 

joejazzguitar

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I just took a set of them out of my 1969 Les Paul...to my ears, they sounded good when I recorded and played solo...but I wasn't happy with the way they sounded in a band setting; my reference point is a set of original P-90's pulled from a '56 LP that I had borrowed from a friend of mine. Those pickups sounded amazing in my LP, and I expected something similar from the TV Jones pups. But the TV Jones didn't have the same growl and bite that I was looking for when they were cranked; they sounded too "polite" for lack of a better term. I always felt that I needed more drive from my pedals and amp to get them into the sweet spot.

The rigs that I used, with the TV Jones pups were 1) an Archer into a Carr Rambler, 2) an Archer into a Headstrong Lil King S, 3) And AxeFX II into a Matrix feeding a 1X12 EVM, 4) Straight into a vintage Matchless Tornado 15.
 




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