Get PAF humbucker tones from your Filter'Tron
Combining the best of PAF humbucker warmth and Filter'Tron bite, the Power'Tron gives you the best of these classic tones in one pickup.
The Power'Tron was born out of TV Jones' desire to create a pickup that has the character of a PAF-style humbucker yet retains the essence of a Filter'Tron. Larger bobbins, standard HB sized wire, and more windings create a badder, gnarlier older brother to the TV Classic (and TV Classic Plus).
The vintage tone of a golden-age PAF meets the rockabilly twang of a late-'50s Filter'Tron with a full body and a clear top end that is naturally dynamic. Digging in reveals a chunky low-end breakup paired with a barky top-end grit that sounds amazing through a tube amp. This is a great choice if you like the overall Filter'Tron sound but want more guts and glory than usually provided by lower output pickups.
The Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Filter'Trons—with and without "ears" or "clips". This pickup comes with two pieces of compression rubber, 2 mounting (wood) screws, and the Universal Mount Clip Pack which includes everything you will need to mount the pickups to your ring or pickguard.
This pickup is shipped with 4-conductor wire but is ready for standard 2-conductor connection. The extra red and green wires come soldered together and taped off—to split coils, send these to ground.
Splitting coils is generally not recommended for this pickup due to low coil output but some say it works well to their taste. 4-Conductor wire is also convenient for custom switching, such as pickups combined in series or parallel.
Filter'Tron Replacement: The Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for Vintage Filter'Trons, HS Filter'Trons, Fideli'trons, Mega'trons, Full-trons and any other standard sized 'Trons.
Mounting into a traditional humbucker rout? The EM1 Gibson-style Mounting Ring makes it as simple as swapping a normal humbucker. EM2 Gretsch-style Mounting Rings are also available for new builds or mods.
- Perfect combination of PAF humbucker and Filter'Tron tones
- Easy to install in many pickguards or humbucker routs
- 4-conductor wiring for coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching
- Universal Mounting clips, height adjustment screws, compression tubing, and wiring diagram included
Bridge model output: 7.8k ohms
Neck model output: 5k ohms
Length: 2.812" (71.24mm), with mounting tabs 3.32" (84.4mm)
Width: 1.375" (34.92mm)
Bridge pickup height: 0.750" (19.05mm)
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