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    Default 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!

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.
    • Ibanez ART600TK (Custom8/Air Norton)
    • Schecter C-1 Classic (JB+Custom Hybrid/Jazz)
    • Schecter A-7 Avenger (EMG 707/607)
    • MIM Fender Strat (Stock)
    • Vox V847 / Crybaby From Hell (Fasel) --> VisualSound Route66 --> Boss BF-2 --> CH-1 --> Fulltone FatBoost 3 --> Line6 DL4
    • Mesa/Boogie Mark IV-B short head (SED =C= 6L6) + Ear Candy BuzzBomb 2x12 (V30/C90)
    • Vox Valvetronix AD30VT

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    Default Re: TB-5 in a Mahogany body Strat

    Thanks for your posts.

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