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TV Jones Pickups!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jdb72, Dec 1, 2013.


  1. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Anybody use these? What your impressions of these pickups?
     
  2. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
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    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I am using a set of ThunderBlades in a build now. I like what I've heard about them and I feel that are a good match for my designs. This is the first bass I have built that uses these pickups...

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    Moonshine :bassist:
     
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  4. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I put a Thunder’Tron in the bridge position on a EB-O
    It kills the stock Gibson pick up

    I plan on putting one in my SG
     
  5. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    they sound great in the spectrasonic grestch guitars, totally rich and warm, but not overpoweringly thick
     
  6. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Cool! Thanks for the replies. I got a Thunder blade on order for a copy bass. I just can not seem to find a lot about to many people using them. All i have found is some posts on youtube in a jet junior bass and one of a guy who had relic bass like a fender cabronita bass. I just went with a gut feeling and pulled the trigger.
     
  7. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Moonshine I am interested to see the finish of your build. It looks like it will be a pretty sweet lookin bass!
     
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  8. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I have a pair going into a Ric-style build, as soon as my 'birds are done!

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    Haven't heard them yet, obviously - wish I could help more!
     
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  9. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Well this is a picture of the copy bass I am putting a TV Jones Thunder Blade in. I also have a Stellartone Bass Tone Styler coming to go in it also.
     

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  10. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
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    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Thanks I will post a pic of it when it's done.

    It's something new that I have been working on... I'm pretty excited about it. The ThunderBlades fit well with the overall design (It will also be offered with three lipstick tube pickups).

    Moonshine :bassist:
     
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I love the TV Jones-designed humbucker in the Gretsch 2202 series basses. That'a great pickup that is loud and just roars! I installed one on a Squier Bronco and it's an outstanding bass. The Bronco is light and well balanced, has a fast neck, and the pickup mounting point is ideal for a single pickup - very much like the Gretsch 2202 Jr Jet the pickup came out of.

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    I have a Gretsch 6128B ThunderJet bass which has a pair of TV Jones ThunderTrons, and I also have a spare set of FilterTron pickups that I'm going to use in something.

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  12. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
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    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I love the ThunderTroms I Putin my Eastwood Classic 4
     
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  13. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Love what they've done to the tone of my Dean Stylist.
    dP
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  14. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
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    Partner - CCP Pedals
    NICE!
     
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  15. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Thanks!
     
  16. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Thanks for all the post about TV Jones!
    I guess they are pickups that just speak for themselves!
     
  17. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
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    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21
    That looks so damn cool.
     
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  18. MrWalker

    MrWalker

    Apr 3, 2002
    Norway
    Any experience on the difference between the three different flavors in TV Jones pickups? Thunder Tron, Blade or Mag?
     
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  19. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Thank you, sir!
     
  20. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie It's all fun&games 'til the flying monkeys show up Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
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    Put a ThunderTron and a ThunderMag in my Epi Woody.
    I get a nice even sound across the whole fretboard. 'Not as muddy as the stockers.
    The ThunderMag is the brighter pup of the two.
    I have not had a lot of time with them yet.
    They are purdy!
     
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  21. jdb72

    jdb72 Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Got my Thunder Blade in the mail Today!!
    Just got it installed . I should have ordered this sooner!!
     



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