Power'Tron Neck Universal Mount

  • Power'tron - NECK - 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. It sounds a little bit darker and somewhat gnarlier, with more windings — as much as a PAF humbucker — for hotter output.


    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.


    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

Based on 16 reviews
Great change of tone!

This and the TV Jones Power'Tron Plus bridge position pickups are and excellent pickup for deeper, meaner, more aggressive and call it "wooly" or "muddy" tone, breaking away somewhat from the traditional "That Great Gretsch Twang (Sound)" typically associated with Filter'Trons of all types. I purchased the Power'Tron and Power'Tron Plus pickups to aide with my hollow body Gretsch's transformation to a meaner, "muddier," more powerful sound to play punk rock power chords and rapid riffs heavy on the saturation in the amp's and petal's overdrive!

Incredible pickup

I purchased Power'Tron and Power'Tron Plus set for my Gibson Les Paul Custom Natural 1977. I'm so glad that I put them in, some of the best pickups I've ever tried in my life. Lots of clarity and powerful at the same time. They sound even better in person than the demos. No wonder Billy Gibsons have them in his guitars. They put the original T-Top pickups to shame. Power'Tron has a wonderful clean sound, it's just beautiful. 100% recommended.

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.

Power torn pickups

Excellent articulation...big round sounds

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....