The T-90 is our answer to the traditional P-90 pickup that combines a classic design with a touch of TV Jones sparkle and clarity. The result is a full & fat sound with clear, transparent overtones.
The bridge pickup has thicker highs and more defined lows than what is commonly heard from traditional P-90s. We use two Filter'Tron bar magnets, as well as Filter'Tron pole screws and wider pole-to-pole spacing on the bridge pickup. This provides more inductance for a thicker tone and plenty of dynamics. The neck pickup has two thinner bar magnets which contributes to its clarity and warmth. It is considerably less boomy than traditional P-90s.
DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.
Bridge: DCR - 7.6K / Inductance - 6.21H
Neck: DCR - 6.1k / Inductance - 4.31H
The English Mount is a replacement option for standard humbucker sized pickups or Filter'Tron style pickups that suspend from a ring. This pickup comes with 2 mounting screws and 2 springs. You will need to attach and suspend this pickup from one of our EM rings, as the opening of a humbucker ring is much larger.
This pickup is shipped with standard 2-conductor wire. We recommend 500k pots with our T90 pickups.
Filter'Tron Replacement: The English Mount is NOT a direct drop-in replacement for Vintage Filter'trons, HS Filter'trons, Fideli'trons, Mega'trons, Full-trons or any other standard sized 'Trons. You will need the Universal or No Ears Mount.
Blacktop Filter'Tron Replacement: You will need the Universal or English Mount and one Dual Screw Mount Adapter per pickup to mount into the stock rings.
Post-2012 Electromatics: You will need the Universal or English Mount with one Dual Screw Mount Adapter per pickup. This is necessary to mount the pickup into your stock ring.
Streamliners: These guitars are made with "Gibson-style" rings instead of standard Gretsch rings. You will want to choose the Universal or English Mount with either our EM1 Ring, EM2 Ring, or EM5 Ring to replace the stock ring when installing a Universal or English Mount Pickup (this depends on which style you prefer). If you choose either the EM2 or EM5 Gretsch-style Rings you will also want a pack of Ring Risers (due to the neck angle).
Gretsch 5120/5122: You will need the Universal or English Mount along with an EM2 Ring or EM5 Ring and Ring Risers. Risers are recommended because the neck angle on these guitars tend to be high. You can find those in our Hardware section.
Gretsch 5420/5422 - early models: You will need the Universal or English Mount. If your guitar came stock with the large metal rings you will not be able to replace them with the smaller Gretsch rings because the footprint is too large. You will need one of our Dual Screw Mount Adapters for each pickup to attach the pickup to your stock ring.
Pre-2012 Pro Jets: These will require some specific modification in order to install No Ears Mount pickups. You can refer to our Pro Jet Resource Page which is in the Resources section.