TV-HT Bridge - Universal Mount

  • TV-HT - Bridge - Universal Mount

    The TV-HT is our take on the famed Gretsch HiLo’Tron pickup. This single-coil pickup is made close to the original but with a bit more output in the bridge position. This gives the sound more integrity and push - often what players wanted from the original HiLo’Trons. These pickups are also made to be hum-cancelling in the middle position (when both are on).


    Twangy, clanky single-coil goodness with a touch of natural midrange. The TV-HT is designed to produce twangy bass and crisp highs perfect for that old school sound, but also surprisingly cool with a lot of gain (due to its low output and translucent clarity). If you are a player who likes it crystal clear with a nice ‘n tight bass response (even more so than the TV Classic and Magna’tron) - these are for you.


    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 - 4.3k / Inductance - 1.85H

    Neck: DCR - 3.4k / Inductance - 1.22H

    Wiring Notes

    This single-coil pickup is shipped with 2-conductor wire.

    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.

    Replacing Vintage HiLo’Trons: You may need a “short cover/no backplate” option to replace HiLo’Trons on some vintage Gretsch guitars. Feel free to call at 360-779-4002 and we will be happy to walk you through the process and help you place the custom order.

    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 10 reviews
Fantastic upgrade for my 6119

The original pickups of my 1963 Gretsch were tired, so I decided to install a set of TV-HT. The result is fantastic : more precision, more brightness, a little bit more output, I feel like I’m finally discovering my guitar that I’ve owned for 30 years.These pickups force me to play better and more precise. They help me to progress.

Single-coil Nirvana!

Kudos to you, TV Jones, for keeping HiLo'Trons alive! Build quality is second to none and the sound is beautiful. I especially dig the bit of extra juice in the bridge pickup!

HiLoTrons for the win

Love the tv-ht pickups. Great single coil low output goodness with great growl and squawk when pushed

Its just what she needed...

I wanted a bit more out of my 2015 Gretsch Tennessee Rose 62 the pick-up for the bridge only....I was not going to try soldering to the pots....fake F holes you I soldered and joined the wires coming out of the cavity of the old pick up....a breeze..!! the sound is still like I want...with a bit more punch...pleasant...the build quality is excellent...better chrome...underneath you can see the difference as well. Very pleased


I absolutely love the sound of this pickup. I recently revived my '68 Chet Atkins Tennessean with a set of TV-HTS, and the results made me fall in love with this guitar all over again. I have several guitars that sound great, and I can get a broad spectrum of sounds from my Les Paul, but NOTHING sounds like this guitar with these pickups. My other guitars haven't been getting much love of late, I just can't put my Tennessean down. I highly recommend the TV-HTS to anyone looking to replace the original Hilotrons-you won't be sorry!