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TV Classic

NE Filter'Ttron in gold

Shown in NE Filter'Ttron with gold plating

Vintage Twang & Growl

The TV Classic captures the vintage twang and growl of a late 1950's, and early 1960's vintage Filter'Tron™. The TV Classic, our most popular humbucker pickup, is also our most versatile guitar pickup. The all-around versatility of a TV Classic makes this a great choice for rock, rockabilly, blues, country and more! 

Bridge: Designed with more power and wider pole-to-pole spacing to balance with the neck pickup.
DC Resistance: 4.8K | Inductance: 1.83H

Neck: Our neck pickup is a replica of a 1959 Filter'Tron™.
DC Resistance: 4K | Inductance: 1.40H

TONE / Characteristic:

Between a Fender (brighter single coil) & Gibson (darker and thicker). There is a classic growl and grind when you dig in. The treble is clean and compressed.


  • Rockabilly
  • Rock n' Roll
  • Blues
  • Country

LIKENESS / Derived from:

Filter'Tron™ from 50's and 60's – that traditional Gretsch tone. This pickup was designed from an analyzed 1959 PAF Filter'Tron™.


Mounting Options Available (The tone you want in nearly any guitar!)

Gretsch Style Mount TV Classic Humbucker DeArmond Mount TV Classic DeArmond  
Universal Mount Humbucker Mount DeArmond Mount Soapbar Mount  
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Artists Who Use this Pickup:


  • Brian Setzer
  • Keith Urban
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • George Harrison used very similar pickups (Ed Sullivan Era Country Gentleman 6122)
  • Johan Frandsen
  • Rusty Anderson – Paul McCartney
  • David Gilmore