TK Smith CCII Pickup
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- November 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm #1373November 8, 2014 at 8:20 am #1374MikemcParticipant
That sounds great Dan. It sounds warmer in your pinecaster than the one I have in an ash body tele. It’s tone is defiantly not as archtop-like as yours. Nice.November 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm #1378Tommy HarkenriderKeymaster
It sounds really good Dan. The pickin is killer. I’m like you having a ball playing the Charlie Christian. So many bitchin lines. I just got back into Junior Barnard again. Been feeling inspired playing his lines.November 22, 2014 at 6:45 am #1419blue_luParticipant
Noice! 🙂November 24, 2014 at 7:17 am #1441CranerParticipant
I’d like to acknowledge along with the nice playing by Dan that it is great to see the members of Tommy’s forum playing by the rules.
More specifically rule #32: participation in this forum requires a Charlie Christian pickup in the neck position of a t-style guitar.
Kidding aside, it’s kinda funny that it seems everyone here has a CC pickup. Forum peeping-toms might actually think that this pickup is common to tele’s.November 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm #1451DanParticipant
Thanks for the kind word fellas your all gentleman! Yeah ya gotta have a cc pup in something they are just plain cool! I jacked the first a section from this ben webster solo I thought it was super cool.November 25, 2014 at 2:35 am #1453blue_luParticipant
Ben Webster is the boss. Love his Soulville album!August 23, 2016 at 4:33 am #4623KamorkasoaParticipant
Only ### test!!!March 26, 2017 at 7:15 am #5903
Hey everybody. I’m hoping you guys can offer some advice. I’ve got a Washburn J6 from the early 90s and I’m thinking about replacing the pickups. Lollar makes a CC pickup in a humbucker housing that would surely be a huge improvement to the guitar. Would it be foolish to put a $175 pickup in a $600 guitar? I like the feel of the neck on the Washburn and the instrument has a much better build quality than some other guitars in its price range. I’m not quite ready to invest in a vintage instrument but I’d like to get closer to that sound. Any words of wisdom?March 28, 2017 at 8:30 am #5916Tommy HarkenriderKeymaster
I’d say go for it, I think gfs makes a p90 in a paf housing thats really inexpensive if budget is an issue. You aren’t going to sell the guitar, and you like playing it. A better pickup might improve the sound and inspire you to play it more. Worse thing is it isn’t what your looking for and you have a pickup you can try in another guitar down the road or sell it. That’s my thoughtsMarch 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm #5932
Thanks, Tommy. I checked out the gfs p90s. They’re only 30 bucks! Let’s see…should I get a pair of those or is it worth it to spend three times as much on the Lollar CC neck pickup?March 31, 2017 at 6:13 am #5937GrezParticipant
Not cheap, but good sounding and still lower cost than Lollar is the BG Pups P90 in a humbucker package ($90). I’ve had good luck with these but they don’t sound like the Lollars. They are more mid focused where the Lollars are slightly flatter with an extended top end.
Neither sound all that CC like but might be a good upgrade. I do like the Lollar CC in the humbucker package very much and you might consider them an investment that you can move to other gutiars down the road………June 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm #6571
Thanks for the suggestions, Grez. (By the way, you make badass guitars!) Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the BG pups come with a gold cover option. I’ve been doing more research and I’ve narrowed it down to either the GFS Mean 90 or the (much more expensive) Fralin P90 humbucker.
Is there anybody out there that can offer some advice? Should I go the inexpensive route or invest? I’ve read a lot of good reviews on both, but I’m sure the Fralins are in another league all together.
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