TV Classic Neck Soapbar Mount

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  • TV classic - neck - 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 7 reviews
TV Classic Soapbar Mount *never fails!*

Excellent pickup: amazing warmth, highly distinctive growl when overdriven and brilliant clarity and dynamics. Ive used the TV Classic Soapbar Mount in the neck to replace my wafer thin Fralin P-90 and the TV Classic is ideal for almost all ranges of musical styles!

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.


Easy to order- fast and safe delivery, wish I had more guitars that needs a pickup replacement


The TVJ pickups were to replace some P-90s that I was using in my Fender Jim Adkins Tele. This is a quite an unusual Fender in that it's a semi-hollow body with with a 24 3/4" scale set neck. However, with the P-90s the guitar was just too dark, which I think is a due to the wood and construction. I'd heard the TV Jones pickup on many demos on youtube and decided to give them a try.

I bought the TV Classic Plus for the bridge and originally, a Super'Tron for the neck thinking that it would be a good fit for the Tele. As it turned out, the Super'Tron was just a bit too heavy, and not enough brightness, likely due to the increased induction from the blades and then ordered the TV Jones Classic. (I'll hang on to the Super'Tron to use later.)

The Classic in the neck turned out to be perfect. Not too dark, and actually not as twangy as I expected. Plunky, but full might be a good way to describe it. The sound of the Classic Plus bridge and neck is pure vintage.

It has turned out to be a great match for this guitar. The P-90 covers fit perfectly and the sound has given this guitar a good bit of jangle and a new lease on life.