PTB-UVCHM

Power'Tron Bridge Universal Mount


  • Power'tron - bridge - Universal Mount

    The Power’Tron was born out of our 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).

    Tone/Characteristics

    Mixing the vintage tone of a golden-age PAF with the rockabilly twang of a late-'50s Filter'Tron. 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.

    Installation:

    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 - 7.8k / Inductance - 4.75H

    Neck: DCR - 5.0k / Inductance - 2.24H

    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 works well with the Power’tron because of its naturally higher output. 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: To replace standard Humbuckers, pair this Universal Mount with one of our EM1 (Gibson-style), EM2 (Gretsch), or EM4 (Fender-style) rings.



Customer Reviews

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J.
Exactly as Described

Installed a Neck and Bridge set. Simply awesome pickups with beautiful Clarity and Chime. My personal choice, for install after purchase, was to also toggle each PUP separately to function in either series or parallel mode on my guitar. The results... Perfection. As far as I'm concerned, personal choice aside, it doesn't get any better. Thank you, everyone.

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A.
Power torn pickups

Excellent articulation...big round sounds

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R.r.
Heard they are great pickups

I won't be installing them till the end of april..I am in the U.S. for the winter,and will install when I get back home...Thanks Ray....

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I.B.
A great upgrade!

I paired this pickup with a TV Classic in the neck and loaded them into a DiPinto Belvedere (which had some cheap Mini=buckers in it) and the change was amazing. The combination of the Power'Tron and the Classic resulted in a guitar that is really perfect for roots rock and blues. Tons of horsepower in the bridge without being muddy and a beautiful clarity in the neck position.

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S.K.
Gretsch 6120

Dropped a PowerTron in the bridge pickup of my custom Gretsch 6120. Far more power than the original FilterTron. I gig with it run straight into an Orange amp on dirty channel and it sounds just like Billy Duffy on the Electric album.

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