Brian Setzer Signature Neck - Universal Mount

  • Brian Setzer Signature - NECK - Universal Mount

    The Brian Setzer Signature pickup is derived from Brian’s longtime preference for our TV Classic but is a bit more over-the-top than our other Filter’tron creations. It features a proprietary design which employs special-alloy pole screws (with more steel) and mix-matched coils which highlight the response of the magnet. This combination of small tweaks provides a perfect sonic match to the man’s persona and musicianship.


    Utilizing unique coils and pole pieces, this design provides more clarity while producing some of the punchiest low-mid response in our line. The classic Setzer sound is slightly overdriven yet clear, with a defined and tight/punchy low end. With slightly higher output than a TV Classic, the Setzer Signature punches through a mix with ease and dexterity.


    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.

  • Output/Power

    DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.

    Bridge: DCR - 6.3k / Inductance - 2.35H

    Neck: DCR - 4.5k / Inductance - 1.7H

    Wiring Notes

    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 i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.

    Helpful Notes

    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.

    Post-2012 Electromatics: One Dual Screw Mount Adapter per pickup will be necessary to mount our Universal Mount pickups to your stock ring.

    Streamliners: These guitars are made with "Gibson-style" rings instead of standard Gretsch rings. You will want to choose either our EM1 or EM2 Ring to replace these when installing a Universal Mount Pickup (this depends on which style you prefer). If you choose the EM2 Gretsch Style Ring you will also want a pack of Ring Risers.

    Gretsch 5120/5122: New Rings and Ring Risers are necessary for this guitar due to it's high neck angle. You can find those in our Products section.

    Pre-2012 Pro Jets: These will require some specific modification in order to install Universal Mount pickups. You can refer to our Pro Jet Resource Page which is in the Resources section.

    Humbucker Replacement: The Super'tron is not offered in our Humbucker Mount. To replace standard Humbuckers, pair this Universal Mount with one of our EM1 (Gibson-style), EM2 (Gretsch), or EM4 (Fender-style) rings.


Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Brian Setzer Neck pick up.

Wow, I've been looking for this sound for awhile. I was always unhappy with the standard Gretsch neck pick up, the bridge was good though. Extremely happy with this pick up. rock on!

5120 total mod

I have a 2007 Gretch 5120 electromatic. The stock gretsch pickups were very muddy so I finally decided to swap the pickups with some TV Jones. I purchased the Brian Setzer pickups, a new harness with the treble bleed option. The tubes and dowel kit was also purchased which makes the job a lot of fun. After the swap, my only problem was my guitar had some crazy buzzing going on. I spent the next 2 weeks trying to fix that buzz issue by changing the stock tunomatic bridge to a stainless steel compton bridge. I also purchased a brass nut. After watching a million videos on how to set up a guitar’s intonation etc etc I have finally got rid of the buzz... or at least to the point where it no longer drives me nuts. So the pickups sound fantastic. I did some before and after recordings (prior to the bridge and nut replacement). A huge difference. Way way better. At first I was intimidated by what was involved in this job...but now I can say I know my Gretsch 5120 completely. I have torn that thing apart and put it back together and it was a really fun and enjoyable project. I am no longer intimidated by anything about my guitar. Thank you TV Jones for the excellent pickups and the tools and videos to make it possible.


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Fantastic pickup! Sounds awesome!