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Old February 23rd, 2013, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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La Cabronita Pickup Preference?

The next project is going to be a single pickup La Cab style guitar. I know the usual choices are the TV Jones and the Filtertron. I'm primarily a fingerpicker, prefer mellow over bright, typically use .010s or .011s, and have a light touch.

What are the differences? Are there other pickups I should be looking at?

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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firebird. not the current "modern" overly pimped 'n' pumped version, the older 60's original version with 42awg over an a5 bar for each coil. ooooo. nice. i gotta build some of these 'birds ....
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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firebird. not the current "modern" overly pimped 'n' pumped version, the older 60's original version with 42awg over an a5 bar for each coil. ooooo. nice. i gotta build some of these 'birds ....
Never thought about that, Firebird Pickups, but gotta agree with Rob...
something special about those pickups....

Although I gotta say I have the TV Jones Classic Filtertrons in mine and love 'em!
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I used originial Gretsch Filtertrons in mine...

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I had TV Jones waiting before the La Cabronita even arrived. They are glorious!
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Old February 24th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a TV Jones Classic in the neck position and Classic Plus in the bridge of mine and could not be happier. "Glorious" is about the best description for them. Granted, I bought my set used on eBay for maybe half the cost of a new set. But now that I know what they sound like, I would absolutely pay full price for them. They really are that good.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great help, thanks all! I'm not at all familiar with these pickups, so if you remember what pots and caps went into your project that'd be helpful too.
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I have a TV Jones Classic in the neck position and Classic Plus in the bridge of mine and could not be happier. "Glorious" is about the best description for them. Granted, I bought my set used on eBay for maybe half the cost of a new set. But now that I know what they sound like, I would absolutely pay full price for them. They really are that good.
This is the same configuration I went with. Perfect match.
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