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Power'Tron Plus Bridge DeArmond Mount

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  • power’tron plus - bridge - Dearmond Mount

    When Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top called up and requested an even hotter bridge pickup that could handle his fiery riffs, we knew we had to take it to the next level. The Power’Tron Plus is the hottest Filter’tron pickup we make and perfect for everything from creamy blues, to hard-rock, to metal. It's a bridge position only pickup that pairs extremely well with Power’tron, T-90, and even T-Armond neck pickups!

    Tone/Characteristics

    Designed with standard PAF magnet wire to resemble a hotter Gibson PAF Humbucker (in the 8.5k DCR range) while retaining the core Filter'Tron characteristics. The lows are tighter and more defined than a traditional Humbucker but it barks and growls generously when digging in. Lastly, it cuts through the mix really well for solos and chunky riffing.

    Installation:

    The DeArmond Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Dynasonic/DeArmond 2000 style pickups. This pickup comes with two pieces of foam shims for height adjustment. DeArmond Mounting Screws are sold separately if necessary. 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 (only): DCR - 8.5k / Inductance - 5.25H

    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 extremely well with the Power’tron Plus due to higher coil strength. Additionally, the 4-Conductor wire is convenient for custom switching i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.

    Helpful Notes

    Dynasonic/DeArmond Replacement:The DeArmond Mount is a direct drop in replacement for Vintage DeArmonds, Dynasonics, and most other DeArmond 2000 style pickups.

    Filter'tron Replacement: Replacing Filter’Tron-style pickups with DeArmond Mount pickups is not optimal.

    Mounting Screws: DeArmond Mounting screws are sold seperately because most people use the ones already on their guitar. If you need new or extra screws, you can find them in our products section.

     



Customer Reviews

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Powertron Plus was installed in my 66 Bartell Black Widow.

Play in a rock band, and needed an upgrade over the P90's my Bartell had in the bridge. After reading reviews settled on the Powertron Plus. Works well with my high gain ENGL amps. Medium powerful pickup with tight low end. Highs are decent, not harsh.

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Powertron Plus DeArmond size Humbucker

I love this pickup. I put it into a Kauer Starliner and it absolutely kills. It sounds as advertise. Its a PAF flavor that a tad hotter. But still retains that oldschool tone. Perfect for solid body or chambered body guitars. I'm super happy with this thing and the fact that it fits a deArmond rout. It's made this guitar the best sounding axe in my collection.

Great crunch, just enough aggression, cleans up amazingly. I dont see a downside.

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