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Super'Tron Bridge DeArmond Mount


  • super’tron - bridge - Dearmond 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. Bridge blades are curved and neck blades are flat for optimal string to string energy.

    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 DeArmond Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Dynasonic/DeArmond 2000 style pickups. This pickup comes with two pieces of foam shims for height adjustment. DeArmond Mounting Screws are sold separately if necessary. 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

    Dynasonic/DeArmond Replacement:The DeArmond Mount is a direct drop in replacement for Vintage DeArmonds, Dynasonics, and most other DeArmond 2000 style pickups.

    Filter'tron Replacement: Replacing Filter’Tron-style pickups with DeArmond Mount pickups is not optimal.

    Mounting Screws DeArmond Mounting screws are sold seperately because most people use the ones already on their guitar. If you need new or extra screws, you can find them in our products section.

     

     

     



Customer Reviews

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Highly Recommended

Easy install...looks and sounds fantastic!

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I.B.
Transformed a great guitar into a simply amazing guitar!!

I put a pair of Super'Trons into a Dearmond equipped Gretsch Masterbuilt Penguin. Wow what a difference. The guitar was no slouch with the stock pickups but the pickup swap made it amazing. The Super'Trons still had some great sparkle but the increased muscle in the mids and lows really brought this guitar to life!! The pickups were as well crafted as any I have ever seen and the fit was spot on. TV Jones is no joke. If you are looking to make a serious upgrade to your tone then go ahead and grab some TV Jones pickups!!

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R.D.
A Filtertron But Different

I have Fitertrons in my other two Gretsch so I thought I would try a set of Supertrons in my 57RI Duo Jet.
I ordered them in chrome covers in the Dyna housing. As usual the quality of the build was first class and they were shipped fairly quickly.
Do they sound like a Filtertron? Well yes but they have a smoother, less clunky tone and have a throaty bottom end and a little more midrange. I love'em and they look cool too.

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