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TV Classic Plus Bridge Soapbar Mount


  • TV Classic Plus - Bridge - Soapbar Mount

    This bigger, badder, older sibling to the TV Classic is a bridge position only pickup that packs a mighty punch. Using thinner gauge wire, it saturates quicker with punchy mids but keeps that “classic” Filter’Tron vibe.

    Tone/Characteristics

    Like a TV Classic but with more attitude, the TV Classic Plus is wound with thinner gauge wire providing slightly rounder top-end and touch of more output. Many players wish for a Filter’Tron that has “more” to it’s sound...this pickup fills that need very well. Installing the TV Classic Plus with a Super’Tron paves the way for some serious Chet Atkins glory (check out his ‘59 Country Gentleman) but is also a wonderful combination that brings out some of the best sounds in our line (and secretly one of TV’s favorite combinations).

    Installation:

    The Soapbar Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for any standard size Soapbar style pickups. This pickup ships with mounting screws and compression foam for adjustment. To learn more about the Soapbar Mount, check out the Tech Specs tab.


  • Output/Power

    DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.

    Bridge (only): DCR - 7.8k / Inductance - 2.83H

    Wiring Notes

    This pickup is shipped with 4-conductor wire but is ready for standard 2-conductor connection. The extra red and green wires come soldered together and taped off - to split coils, send these to ground.

    Splitting coils works well with the TV Classic Plus due to higher coil strength. Additionally, the 4-Conductor wire is convenient for custom switching i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.

    Helpful Notes

    Soapbar Replacement:The Soapbar Mount is a direct drop in replacement for any standard size soapbar style pickups. The change in mount does not change the sound of the pickup.

    Dog Ear Replacement:The Soapbar Mount is not a replacement for Dog Ear style pickups. To replace a Dog Ear pickup, pair any of our Universal Mount pickups (English Mount for T-Armond and T-90) paired with our EM3 (Dog Ear style) Ring.

     

     

     



Customer Reviews

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The Beauty of the Classic Plus Pickup

Wow, what a great pickup! Installed the Classic Plus in the bridge position of my Les Paul Classic to team with the awesome Power Tron that is in the neck position.I was looking to replace my stock P90 due to hum...I had no experience with TV Jones so I sent an email and and asked what they recommended for growl without hum. Sean from TV Jones responded the same day with a complete recommendation so I went with it. I had been waiting 3 days for another big pickup manufacture to get back to me and feel that TV Jones good service is a serious consideration when trying something new, Sean helped me get the goods. The suggestion was of course the Classic Plus in the bridge. I was definitely blown away when I plugged in and began chugging away on this beef cake, wow it`s got Growlll, I liked the growl of the P90 but man I like this better! Its got growl but it has a golden voice, it can take all the gain and distortion I can dial in and it does not squish or bow out, it just sings! My description is "Toneful" even at high gain settings! I am a mostly rock and metal player so I make riffs and chug rhythms and this pickup works great for this. It is also a great lead pickup as it holds super strong when bending strings and is clear with finger vibrato while high notes are not piercing but rich.I am playing through a model SLP 1959 Marshall 100 watt modified head into a 4x12 with 4 Cream Back speakers and I tell you it is a wall of TONE!. What strikes me is the vocal quality of the pickup, it is very clear and articulate with a golden color that is a wonderful complement to my amp. The Classic Plus it is a versatile pickup that has a full dynamic range perfectly voiced that proves it is a complete musical instrument in itself. I do play clean as well using a bit of verb and chorus and man this pickup can really sound nice! I began recording and writing metal in 82 and this is the best new pickup experience I have had, and I can`t say thank you enough to TV Jones...GET ONE!

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Classic plus

Best sounding pickups ever!

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TONE FOR DAYS!

Fantastic tone from this pickup!

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Versatile

Beautiful cleans, can be very aggressive when the need arises

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Amazing Sound and Bite

I installed an Emerson Custom harness kit with bleed mod in my Gibson Les Paul. I originally had it paired a TV Jones Super'Tron (neck) and a Gibson P94T (bridge). I found the P94T was very noisy (as expected for a single coil) but I wanted the same growl and bite so the Classic+ was no let down... amazing sound!

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