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TV Classic Neck Universal Mount


  • TV classic - NECK - Universal Mount

    The pickup that started it all - the TV Classic captures that vintage twang and growl characteristic of the late 1950’s Filter’Tron. Originally designed from an analyzed 1959 “Pat. Applied For” Filter’Tron, the TV Classic is our most popular and most versatile pickup. Popularized and played by many different artists ranging from John Mayer to Brian Setzer.

    Tone/Characteristics

    Between a typical Fender (bright single-coil) & Gibson (darker & thick humbucker) with a unique growl when you dig in. Clean, compressed treble and mids breath life over a tight and controlled low-end.

    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 - 4.8k / Inductance - 1.83H

    Neck: DCR - 4.0k / Inductance - 1.4H

    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 is generally not recommended for this pickup due to low coil output but some say it works well to their taste. 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: 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

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G5622T Upgrade

This was part of a 2017 G5622T Upgrade TV Classic(neck pup)paired with a T-Armond (bridge pup) and the Tone pot wiring harness.
Install was clean and the "Tone" results are unbelievable !!

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Highly Recommended!

Easy to install (Gretsch 5420)
Great sound.

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R.M.M.
TV Classic in Gretsch 5620

I play in a Rock-a-billy/surf band and the stock 5620 is ok enough but I wanted a bit more of everything, and after some online discussions with the Techs at TVJ I went for the Classic and I love it. Perfectly balanced with the stock Dual-Coil SUPER HiLo'Tron as well. Heads up, I swapped out the tone pots for new TVJ pots and caps(the stocks were either on/off). Made a difference on the Classic but not so the HiLO'Tron. hmmmm.

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Like having the wax cleaned off of your ears

Years ago I went from a pair of affordable studio monitors to a pro pair and, wow, it was like taking those waxy earplugs out and suddenly hearing frequencies that you didnt know were there. Thats what it was like going from my Gretsch 5422ts stock pickups to the TV Classics. Even my wife (who is sick to death of the honey, listen to this... thing) couldnt stop talking about the sound. Would write more but gotta go play.

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B.D.
Awesome!

My first set of TV Jones pickups and let me say...AWESOME! I bought a set of TV Jones Classics for my 2017 Gretsch G5420T and they just brought this guitar to life...it sounded really good stock - now it sounds great. I will be ordering another set for my Reverend Flatroc.

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