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.


    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).


    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

Based on 72 reviews
Hello TV Classic Neck & TV Classic Plus Bridge Pickups, Goodbye Mini Humbuckers.

The TV Classic Neck and the TV Classic Plus pickups were just what my 2oo8 Gretsch Anniversary Model Pro Jet needed to cut through the fray and density of a five-piece cover band. They sound clear, powerful and raunchy if need be. Since my Pro Jet Model only has a single Master volume & a single Master Tone and a three-way switch, the wiring was relatively simple. all of the solderings was at the switch. The mounting of the pickups required a bit of Dremel work because I decided to use wood screws right through the mounting holes in the pickup into the body of the original routings from the factory. Rather than the Universal Mount (clips) which would have raised the pickups too high relative to the guitar strings...The only problem was the wood screws that came with the Pickups were too short and would have pulled the pickups down too far away from the strings. I needed screws that were #4 1&3/4". I had to settle for #6 1&3/4'. With compression rubber under the pickups, I was able to get the height relative to the strings perfect The whole project turned out Great.



Amazing sound and quality

This pickup is sexy looking and sounds are killer. Looking forward to swapping out more pickups in the future for this bad boy.

Classic Plus Bridge

Great to get more growl and clarity from my bridge pickup - I look forward to pairing it with another TVJ soon.

Just what I was looking for!

Put these in last week and they brought a new life and attitude to my Hagstrom Viking, love them!