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TV Classic Plus Bridge Universal Mount


  • tv classic plus - bridge - Universal Mount

    This bigger, badder, older sibling to the TV Classic is a bridge position only pickup that packs a mighty punch. Using thinner gauge wire, it saturates quicker with punchy mids but keeps that “classic” Filter’Tron vibe.

    Tone/Characteristics

    Like a TV Classic but with more attitude, the TV Classic Plus is wound with thinner gauge wire providing slightly rounder top-end and touch of more output. Many players wish for a Filter’Tron that has “more” to it’s sound...this pickup fills that need very well. Installing the TV Classic Plus with a Super’Tron paves the way for some serious Chet Atkins glory (check out his ‘59 Country Gentleman) but is also a wonderful combination that brings out some of the best sounds in our line (and secretly one of TV’s favorite combinations).

    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 (only): DCR - 7.8k / Inductance - 2.83H

    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 TV Classic Plus due to higher coil strength. Additionally, the 4-Conductor wire is 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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highly recommend

I had a project guitar from a friend who recommended TV Jones pickups. Since my first pone call, the service and customer care have gone beyond anything I imagined. I would recommend these guys in a heart beat. Thanks Tom and Sean for helping turn a project into a cherished instrument.

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S.K.
G5420T

Universal mount and dual screw adapter is all you need to replace you Blacktops. Such a great, powerful, punchy and in the same time so clean and transparent. Sounds like a solo from Sweet Child O' Mine - sparkle and bold! I'm in love! Thanks TV Jones!

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R.S.
Toneful Beauty

Just completed my first original design build ... White Limba body, Paduak neck, Wenge fretboard 24.75~25.5" multiscale, with a single Classic Plus in the bridge position. The bridge is leaning backward 12-degrees on the bass side, but the pickup is perpendicular, effectively similar to a Tele bridge pickup. The Classic Plus sounds great ... bass notes are full and deep, the treble bright-without-ice-pick ... i.e. Perfect! AND, all my hardware is Hipshot with mixed black and chrome to match the Filter'tron motif. Two Thumbs Up!

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R.D.
Game Changer!

I recently installed the TV Jones Classic/Classic plus on my 5422TG and it took my guitar from one of my least likely selections for recording to becoming my most used and enjoyable guitar to play. Its also a huge misperception that this combo is just for a rockabilly sound, as it's extremely versatile and at its core it produces a very pretty sound with lots of chime, clarity, and it can really rock out on the dirty channels. I'm forever grateful!

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r.@.R.G.
Sick-tastic tone

Just excellent tones all positions. Super pleased. Thanks again, E @ Revelator

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