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Power'Tron Bridge Soapbar Mount

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  • Power'tron - bridge - soapbar 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. Larger bobbins, standard HB sized wire, and more windings create a badder, gnarlier older brother to the TV Classic (and TV Classic Plus).

    Tone/Characteristics

    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.

    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 - 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

    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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A.
Great as always!!

This was paired with a Classic at the neck in a Gibson LP Traditional. (The Soapbar mount was a perfect fit for this P-90 equipped guitar though the neck pickup required a minor body modification to allow for proper mounting.) The resulting tone was well balanced and SUPER dynamic. If you are the kind of player that likes to control your overdrive with picking dynamics and/or subtle volume control adjustments this set it darn near perfect. Lots of snap and definition with just enough girth in the low end to add some booty without getting in the bass players way.

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D.B.
Transforming Tone!

The dynamic range that I can get from the Power'Tron is simply outstanding! Even with a considerable amount of overdrive, if I pick lightly it cleans up and when I dig in and play hard the overdrive comes to life. It's amazing. Incredibly responsive and musical!

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A.T.H.
Highly Recommended

I have used and use TV Jones pickups in several of my guitars. They have landed on more than twenty albums over the years, and more to come.
Great Stuff!!
Athana

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V.K.
Highly Recommended

I have TV Jones PowerTrons on my Gretsch Power Jet Firebird and loved them so much that I have added a powerTron Neck Pickup in a P-90 style configeration to my custom Nitcher Les Paul Jr
I love it and it blends so well with the P-90 Bridge pickup

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