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Power'Tron Bridge Universal Mount

  • Power'tron - Bridge - Universal 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 Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Filter'trons - with and without "ears" or “clips”. 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 - 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

    Filter'tron Replacement: The Universal Mount is a direct drop in replacement for Vintage Filter'trons, HS Filter'trons, Fideli'trons, Mega'trons, Full’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: To replace standard Humbuckers, pair this Universal Mount with one of our EM1 (Gibson-style), EM2 (Gretsch), or EM4 (Fender-style) rings.



Customer Reviews

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R.G.
Powertron

I’m really enjoying this pickup.I’ve replaced the blacktop broadtrons in my G5220 with a Supertron neck pickup, & a Powertron in the bridge ( Super Powertron?) , & it solves the poblems i was having, with a too dark neck pickup overpowering the bridge.
The Supertron is very likelyl to be the warmest, yet not dark neck pickup i’ve ever had, & the Powertron still has jangle & chime ( i turned the bass down on my amp, & to me, a warmer sound than the Classic + i’ve used in the past; perhaps it’s got more lower midrange.I’m waiting for a treble bleed for the Supertron, so as to get more use out of the volume pot.This combo is much closer in output to my Humbucker/P90 piwered guitars, making changing guitars mid set more fluid. 5 Stars!

M
M.K.
TvJones Powertron

Thanks to all people from TvJones company.

Before ordering they gave me all information about the product, mounting, shipping and payment.
They were very kind to help me about all information that was needed.

Product was very secured before shipping and camed very fast including that was shipped from USA to Croatia(EU).

Cant wait to install it.

TvJones thank you!

J
J.O.
PowerTron Cabronita

Thanks to all for the personalized service. My guitar is still being built, I'll email you a review of the 2 neck and 1 bridge PowerTrons I bought. Overall I was very pleased with my purchase. Super nice people

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W.B.
Great, but it took a while

I had to wait a couple weeks for the Power'Tron pickups to ship, which I wasn't prepared for, but once I got them installed I'm thrilled with the sound. The quality of the product is excellent as well. I wanted a brighter, crisper sound than a PAF style humbucker, and deeper and richer than a single coil - hit the nail on the head with these. I used these for a custom white walnut Tele style guitar and they absolutely sing!

M
M.

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