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.


    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).


    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.





Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Supertron - Highly Recommended

I purchased this pup to replace the stock Super Hilotron that was in my Gretsch G5620T. I had purchased this guitar used from someone who had already replaced the stock bridge pup with a TVJ Clssic+. The new combination of a Supertron neck with a Classic+ bridge is spectacular. I can coax hard rock, pop, country and jazzy tones from this guitar with just a flick of the pickup selector and a tweak of the tone pot. This is my third guitar with TVJ pups (Gretsch G5120 with Classic/Classic+ combo, and a Gretsch G6128T with TVJ Duotron pups). I think I need a fourth so I can try out the TVJ Brian Setzer pickups.

Highly recommended.

Excellent workmanship; the best! Your pickups and harnesses are meticulously made. And I love the fact that all of your components and products are Made in the U.S.A.!

The best gift

very elegant sound, perfect for vintage rock and blues and aesthetically beautiful, my husband loved them. Also very good packed and shipped by TV Jones and very good service as they advised me to buy the rings for them. Thank you


This is the clearest pickup I've ever played through. The sound is warm but not dark, bright but not harsh. It's a very controlled sound.

Chet Atkins liked Supertrons, saying that they "have more note". That is a very accurate way to describe the nature of the Supertron. It is not thin, in any sense of the word, but the highs are strong and clear. The lows are powerful and gutsy. I use this for Instrumental Rock; think Duane Eddy, Hank Marvin and Surf Music. It's the perfect pickup for this music. Likewise, it's great for Country, think Tele.

Super'Tron Neck Pickup

Great sustain, beautiful tone. Fills the room with sound on any ambient playing. Provides a bassy "umph" in my playing. Makes my distortion sound similar to a fuzz when playing heavier music, similar to a Black Sabbath sound.