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Super'Tron Bridge Soapbar Mount

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  • SUPER'TRON - Bridge - soapbar Mount

    The TV Jones Super'Tron is a replica of the original early 1960’s prototype design. It is basically a TV Classic with steel blades instead of pole screws and the resulting tone retains classic Filter'tron clarity, but with a bold and full broadband punch.

    Tone/Characteristics

    The steel blades used in the Super'Tron provide a larger magnetized surface area producing greater inductance. While the DC Resistance is the same as the TV Classic, you will notice a little more output and body with a slightly more accentuated lower-mid range. Warmer and less aggressive than the mid 1960’s Gretsch Super’Trons (which had a bunch of thin laminated steel blades instead of one piece of steel). Great choice for finger picking, jazz, punk, blues... it has been said that this design was loved by Chet Atkins (according to Paul Yandell).

    Installation:

    The Soapbar Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for any standard size Soapbar style pickups. This pickup ships with mounting screws and compression foam for adjustment. To learn more about the Soapbar Mount, check out the Tech Specs tab.


  • Output/Power

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

    Bridge:DCR - 4.8k / Inductance - 2.64H

    Neck:DCR - 4.0k / Inductance - 1.81H

    Wiring Notes

    The Super’tron 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 the Super'Tron due to low coil output but some say it works well due to higher coil inductance (because of the steel blades). 4-Conductor wire is also convenient for custom switching i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.

    Helpful Notes

    Soapbar Replacement:The Soapbar Mount is a direct drop in replacement for any standard size soapbar style pickups. The change in mount does not change the sound of the pickup.

    Dog Ear Replacement:The Soapbar Mount is not a replacement for Dog Ear style pickups. To replace a Dog Ear pickup, pair any of our Universal Mount pickups (English Mount for T-Armond and T-90) paired with our EM3 (Dog Ear style) Ring.

     

     

     


Customer Reviews

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T
T.
Supertron sings!

Unique clear tone that is only TV Jones! It also sounds terrific when overdriven. My favorite is pushed into medium overdrive.

A
A.
The sound I have wanted for years

I own Atlanta Vintage Guitars I Marietta and when I take on a line I have to believe in them and use them ! I had this Les Paul Special that I had Bill Lawrence USA pickups in which are really good at replicating a quiet P90 but I have another guitar with them in it so I was looking for a different tone and these knock it out of the park !! Amazing bottom end and in your face muds and highs and even though the out puts are in the 4's Thea kick this is true for the neck and the bridge I can not imagine ever changing these! The clarity and articulation is off the chart for these! I can't wait to turn my customers on to these!!

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G.H.
Like I said before great pickups

I own Atlanta Vintage Guitars I Marietta and when I take on a line I have to believe in them and use them ! I had this Les Paul Special that I had Bill Lawrence USA pickups in which are really good at replicating a quiet P90 but I have another guitar with them in it so I was looking for a different tone and these knock it out of the park !! Amazing bottom end and in your face muds and highs and even though the out puts are in the 4's Thea kick this is true for the neck and the bridge I can not imagine ever changing these! The clarity and articulation is off the chart for these! I can't wait to turn my customers on to these!!

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R.B.
Incredible.

Amazing sound. Little to no noise.

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