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Magna'Tron Bridge Humbucker Mount

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  • magna’tron - bridge - humbucker Mount

    The Magna’Tron blends single-coil twang with unique Filter'tron & DeArmond influence. Although it can sound just like a single-coil, it is built with two coils (humbucking). The dual-coils provide a hint of compression on the high-end and no 60-cycle hum. One part of the recipe that makes the Magna'Tron so special is it's staggered cylinder “Fender-style” magnets.

    Tone/Characteristics

    Bright and chirpy with quick attack and exceptional pop and clarity. The Magna’tron delivers a unique mix of single-coil spank meets Filter’Tron style twang with no hum! Slightly brighter and tighter on the bass than the TV Classic.

    Installation:

    The Humbucker Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for any standard sized humbuckers. This pickup ships with mounting screws and springs for adjustment. To learn more about the Humbucker 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 - 8.0k / Inductance - 2.92H

    Neck: DCR - 4.8k / Inductance - 1.24H

    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 is generally not recommended with the Magna’Tron because of its natural tight and bright sound, however some may enjoy it. Additionally, the 4-Conductor wire is convenient for custom switching i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.

    Helpful Notes

    Humbucker Replacement:The Humbucker Mount is a direct drop in replacement for any standard sized humbuckers. The change in mount does not change the sound of the pickup.

     

     

     

     



Customer Reviews

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C
C.S.
Never Played it

Never played it. The pickup was too deep to fit in a swimming pool routed strat. The pickup search continues.

J
J.O.
Amazing

Absolutely great sound, such a difference from the pickups that came in my 2008 SG. Like a completely different guitar.

d
d.h.
thought i'd try something different

....i recently acquired a stunning black american standard tele with dual humbuckers. i installed a set of suhr thornbuckers but, after installing the same humbuckers in an american standard strat, i was forced to conclude that i am just not a humbucker guy. so, i went looking for an alternative. i have a cabronita tele made by a local builder - jesse brown - that sports two gretsch filtertrons so i decided to look at tv jones, since they make filtertrons that fit a humbucker slot, and ordered one for the bridge position. at first i found it excessively bright but once i changed the pot from 500k to 250k, i was happy. i have half a dozen teles (a couple are g&l tribute series ASATs) and i like the fact that each one has something different to offer. this one is my number one, thanks to the unique tone of the magna-tron.

T
T.
Awesome

Middle pick up for my sg3 between 2 PAFs and a 6 way switch

F
F.F.L.
Magna'Trons are Supreme

This is my third Magna'Tron purchased and I cant say it enough, they are everything you like about single coil sound but bigger !!! I truly do not understand how they are a humbucker. If you are a fan of single coils but want the sound "bigger" these are for you. My neck position sound is now useful....its not a dark, muddy mess, like most. Flip to the neck position and its like you plugged in a different guitar. These are just as bright and chimey as single coil but with more bass and when you add an overdrive pedal, you can achieve things a single coil won't do. After the past 25 years, I have stopped playing single coils all together and use these ONLY ! Do yourself a favor and try it, you won't be sorry. Thanks TV JONES !!!!!

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