Named by Saul Koll of the Koll Guitar Company for it's thunderous bottom-end, the Thunder’Tron is an all-around stand-out performer with superior dynamic sensitivity and punch. Made somewhat similarly to the TV Classic, it exudes clarity but is backed up by a forceful and vigorous low end.
String-to-string response is excellent, and notes ring out with supreme fullness...a great all around bass pickup that can get edgy if you dig in with a pick, or lay low with some light finger picking. In between the Thunder’Mag (slightly brighter) and Thunder’Blade (slightly warmer) when it comes to top-end eq.
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.
DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.
Bridge: DCR - 4.8k / Inductance - 1.62H
Neck: DCR - 4.0k / Inductance - 1.21H
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. 4-Conductor wire is also convenient for custom switching i.e. pickups combined in series or parallel.
Dynasonic/DeArmond Replacement:The DeArmond Mount is a direct drop in replacement for Vintage DeArmonds, Dynasonics, and most other DeArmond 2000 style pickups.
Installing Single Pickup: If you play a single pickup bass and your pickup route is in the center (between standard neck and bridge placement) then opt for a neck pickup. If you want a more aggressive sound, opt for a bridge pickup.
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.