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  • TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

    I'm thinking of trying a TB-5 in my solid mahogany bodied custom Strat style guitar. SSL-1 single coils do well in it. The tone of the mahogany body seems to offset the brightness of the SSL-1's and I get a tone that I'm well pleased with. However I do want to try a full-size humbucker in the bridge position. I've got two other Fender Strats, so I'm not giving-up any options of standard Strat tone by doing so. I'm thinking that the mahogany body and the TB-5 might be a good balance tonally. Has anyone else used this pickup on a mahogany body?

    Thanks for your thoughts or opinions!
    Parker Fly Deluxe Hardtail
    Fender MIJ 50's Reissue
    Fender American Standard Strat
    Fender Amercian Standard Tele
    Custom Mahogany Strat Style
    (w/ Duncan SSL-2, SSL-1, and 'Lil '59)
    Ibanez AS-200
    Carvin Bolt Hardtail

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    Re: TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

    I've used the Custom in mahogany and it works out well. It wasn't a mahogany Strat, but I still think the TB-5 would be a good choice for that guitar.
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      Re: TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

      i've got the custom in my mahogany charvel and i love it to death!!

      the overall balanced eq works very well so there's no abundnace of bass, so it's not muddy, not an abundance of treble , so it's not shrill and the mids are nice and thick.

      btu due to the ceramic magnet, the cleans aren't very good. but they're still very usable. what i was looking for was a hotter wound PAF style pickup, and this is what i got. it's not so hot as to sacrifice cleans and it's still hot enough to do heavier styles of music. i have some clips of it if you want to hear them:

      http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/lpshreddersmusic.htm

      the ones with the sh-5 are "magnolia", "smooth solo", "A melodic minor"

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      • #4
        Re: TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

        The Custom should serve you well in a strat, regardless of the wood. Give it a go.
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        • #5
          Re: TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

          Thanks for your posts.
          Parker Fly Deluxe Hardtail
          Fender MIJ 50's Reissue
          Fender American Standard Strat
          Fender Amercian Standard Tele
          Custom Mahogany Strat Style
          (w/ Duncan SSL-2, SSL-1, and 'Lil '59)
          Ibanez AS-200
          Carvin Bolt Hardtail

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