TV Classic Bridge - Soapbar Mount

  • TV Classic - Bridge - Soapbar Mount

    The pickup that started it all - the TV Classic captures that vintage twang and growl characteristic of the late 1950’s Filter’Tron. Originally designed from an analyzed 1959 “Pat. Applied For” Filter’Tron, the TV Classic is our most popular and most versatile pickup. Popularized and played by many different artists ranging from John Mayer to Brian Setzer.


    Between a typical Fender (bright single-coil) & Gibson (darker & thick humbucker) with a unique growl when you dig in. Clean, compressed treble and mids breath life over a tight and controlled low-end.


    The Soapbarr 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: DCR - 4.8k / Inductance - 1.83H

    Neck: DCR - 4.0k / Inductance - 1.4H

    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 is generally not recommended for this pickup due to low coil output but some say it works well to their taste. 4-Conductor wire is also 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 & T-90) with our EM3 (Dog Ear style) Ring.




Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Classic Tron!

Dropped in perfectly, no mods needed, replaced a standard p90 in my TMG Ronnie Scott, tone is classic Filter’tron and it paired perfectly with the TV Classic in the neck. Where the p90s were quite hot and noisy, the TV Classics are not as hot and silent and I now have significantly more headroom outta my amp and much more clarity and sparkle. Great pickup!

Simply the best

I've tried most of the TV Jones pickups in various builds, but the TV Classic is the best pickup anywhere, period. Compressed highs to cut through any mix, twang for days, then roll on the distortion and this thing growls at you.


TV Classic Bridge Soapbar Mount

Changed my tone!

I changed my p90 Riviera to these pickups and it changed my sound overnight!

Doesn't get any better!

Just love these pick ups. Have a set in my Gretsch 6120 and just added them to a custom built Telemaster and can't get over how amazing they sound. Truly an unbelievable pick up.