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Super'Tron Neck Universal Mount


  • SUPER'TRON - NECK - Universal 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 in the neck position was loved by Chet Atkins (according to Paul Yandell).

    Installation:

    The Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Filter'trons - with and without "ears". 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 - 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

    Filter'tron Replacement: The Universal Mount is a direct drop in replacement for Vintage Filter'trons, HS Filter'trons, Fideli'trons, Mega'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.

     

     

     


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Customer Reviews

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R
R.G.
Supertron in the neck

Loving this pickup in my Em Jet. The blacktop broadtro bridge pickup was being overwhelmed by the neck broadtron, or by the time i adjusted the neck broadtron down for enough, the neck pickup was unuseable on it’s own. The Supertron sorted this problem perfectly. If anyone else has a too muddy/ dark neck broadtron to deal with, look no further that a Supertron!

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J.J.
Have not installed PU yet...........getRdone in a month or so

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M.C.
Incomparable

This was installed as a replacement for an HS Filter'Tron neck pickup on a Gretsch. The stock Filter'Trons are great pickups and I'll keep them on the other Gretsch, but the clarity and style of the TV Jones Super'Trons place them in a class of their own.

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J.B.

Super'Tron Neck Universal Mount

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J.S.
Pieces of Art!

I've been working on a special build and wanted something really interesting for the pickups. I also wanted to coil tap, so I bought a Classic Plus for the bridge position and a Supertron for the neck. These sound killer both separate and together. Coil tapped they sound amazing as well, bu the expected lower volume. As anyone who's ever played Filterton style pickups before, they sound like nothing else on the market. TV Jones has really hit it out of the park on these. It also doesn't hurt that they look amazing. All I can say is these pickups are pieces of art.

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