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.
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
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.
This single-coil pickup is shipped with 2-conductor wire.
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.
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.
Blacktop Filter'Tron Replacement: You will need the Universal Mount and one Dual Screw Mount Adapter per pickup to mount into the stock rings.
Post-2012 Electromatics: You will need the Universal 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 Mount with either our EM1 Ring, EM2 Ring, or EM5 Ring to replace the stock ring when installing a Universal 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 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 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.
TV Jones handcrafts your pickup at the time of order. Please allow up to seven days for your order to ship.
If you require expedited service, please let us know in the notes when you order.