P.A.F. humbucker tone meets '50s Filtertron twang!
A versatile blend of P.A.F. humbucker and Filtertron rockabilly tone.
TV Jones started with their famous Classic Gretsch-repro pickup, added extra-tall bobbins to the bridge model for more standard-gauge coil windings, and overwound the neck model. The result: fatter, darker and hotter sound. Used by Billy Gibbons!
Good news! They're supplied with custom-fitted Gibson® mounting rings, so you can easily swap out your stock humbuckers.
Power'Tron pickups are humbuckers that feature two rows of adjustable polepieces, in bridge and neck position spacings. Original 1/4"-thick Gretsch Alnico Filtertron magnets were carefully analyzed and reproduced. Each pickup is wax potted to help eliminate microphonic feedback, and has a 4-conductor shielded wire. Mounting screws and springs, mounting ring, and installation instructions are included. Neck model 5.0K ohms, bridge model 7.8K ohms. David Lee of the Legendary Shack Shakers has a set of Power'Trons in his Gretsch White Falcon.
The Power'Tron Plus is used by Billy Gibbons. It's a special bridge position variation—the standard gauge coil wire is overwound on the extra-tall bobbins. The result: an even fatter, darker and hotter sound than the standard Power'Tron. 8.4K ohms.
Mounting screws and springs, mounting ring and installation instructions are included.
Pickup dimensions: 1-3/8" x 2-13/16" (34.93mm x 71.44mm)
Neck models: 5/8" height (17.15mm), 1-29/32" polepiece spread (48.42mm)
Bridge models: 3/4" height (19.05mm), 2-1/32" polepiece spread (51.59mm)
Mounting ring dimensions:
Neck ring tapers from 1/4" to 5/32" height (6.35mm to 3.97mm)
Bridge ring tapers from 3/8" to 9/32" height (9.52mm to 7.14mm)
Both rings are 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" (88.90mm x 44.45mm) with flat (non-arched) bottom
Handy routing template for the pickguard cutout is available.
Please note: these pickups do not have the original Gretsch-style mounting design.