What TV Jones do I want in the neck of my Cabronita?

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  1. thrashmetl

    thrashmetl Supporting Member

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    So I'm building a Cabronita and while I've decided on a Classic + in the bridge, I'm not sure which one to go with in the neck. I want something humbucking, but I have 3 choices here: Classic, Super'Tron, and Magna'Tron.

    What I'm really looking for here is the best option for blues, so which one would you recommend?

    ALSO, RELATED QUESTION: Does the Classic + bridge have upper midrange honk, or is it more of a lower midrange growl when driven?
     
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  2. Space Hammer

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    if you have a Classic + in the bridge you'll need a standard Classic in the neck (I have a set of Classics in a Maton Mastersound, they sound fantastic)
     
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    But is it bluesy? And have you tried the others? The output is comparable so any one of them should match the Classic + bridge.
     
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    I'm not the bluesiest player, but the 1st few licks were my attempt to get a bluesy neck sound.

     
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    I am going for a Super'Tron neck and Classic Plus setup!
     
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    That was pretty cool, thanks.
     
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    I have a classic + in the bridge and put a P90 in the neck. i like it very much. If youre looking for blues, I feel like blues is your technique. It is beyond the pup itself.
     
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    Agreed, but some pickups definitely sound better for blues than others. P-90 would be optimal, but I'm going noise free here.
     
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    I got a fralin noiseless p90 :D

    there's also the kinman noiseless (from those that have tried both here on tgp, they say the Kinmans are better than the fralins..but are certainly priceier as well)
     
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    I'm one of those guys and the Kinman still wasn't good enough to keep, not by a long shot. I did a comparison that I posted between the Kinman and a Lollar, there really was no comparison if I'm being honest, half the time it didn't even sound like a single coil when compared to the real P-90.
     
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    Two TVJ Classics with Classic Plus in bridge = THE best & most versatile PUPs money can buy imo. The Plus is just a touch hotter than the standard Classic is all :)
     

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