The TV Jones Difference
TV Jones pickups were designed to get the most out of your guitar. Every component used in our pickups was chosen for a reason – to get the BEST possible tone. We use our own USA made parts, found by experimenting with many different materials, and use the parts we determined to be superior compared to other parts available in the marketplace. Each TV Jones pickup is made by hand in the USA and designed according to the strict specifications by legendary pickup engineer, Thomas V. Jones.
We analyzed the Filter’Trons’™ 1/4″ thick, late 1950′s alnico magnet and reproduced them especially for use in all of our TV Jones pickups. The only exceptions are the P90 neck pickup and the TV Jones pickups that use cylinder magnets for pole pieces. We found the original magnet manufacturer that supplied magnets for the original vintage Filter’Tron™ pickups and deal directly with them.
We manufacture our own pole screws here in the USA. Different alloys are used for different tonal variations.
All TV Jones bridge pickups are designed with wider pole spacing. Our bridge bobbins have a pole-to-pole width of .406″ to aid in centering the pole screws under the guitar strings in the bridge position. The result is optimum string separation and output. Our neck pickups have a narrower .380″ pole-to-pole width. Most factory-made pickups have the same pole-to-pole spacing for the neck and bridge positions.
To improve pickup balance, our bridge pickups are designed to have more power (being that neck pickups already have the advantage of more string energy due to their position on the guitar.)
All TV Jones pickups are lightly wax saturated to help eliminate micro-phonic feedback.
Each pickup comes with mounting screws and complete installation instructions. Our pickups are engineered to fit almost any guitar. Upgrading your pickups is a cost-effective way to customize the sound of your guitar vs. the purchase of a new guitar. Like the FEEL of your guitar but not the TONE? Check out the TV Jones difference – you may just fall in love with your guitar all over again!