Named by Saul Koll of the Koll Guitar Company for it's thunderous bottom-end, the Thunder’Tron is an all-around stand-out performer with superior dynamic sensitivity and punch. Made somewhat similarly to the TV Classic, it exudes clarity but is backed up by a forceful and vigorous low end.
String-to-string response is excellent, and notes ring out with supreme fullness...a great all around bass pickup that can get edgy if you dig in with a pick, or lay low with some light finger picking. In between the Thunder’Mag (slightly brighter) and Thunder’Blade (slightly warmer) when it comes to top-end eq.
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. Please refer to the Tech Specs tab to learn more.
DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.
Bridge: DCR - 4.8k / Inductance - 1.62H
Neck: DCR - 4.0k / Inductance - 1.21H
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. 4-Conductor wire is also convenient for custom switching i.e. 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 (including our old No Ears & English Mount). Blacktop Filter'trons require one Dual Screw Mount Adapter per pickup in order to attach to their stock rings. When replacing Broad'trons and Gretsch-Buckers, you will need a new EM2 Ring.
Installing Single Pickup: If you play a single pickup bass and your pickup route is in the center (between standard neck and bridge placement) then opt for a neck pickup. If you want a more aggressive sound, opt for a bridge pickup.