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Reissue Blacktop filtertrons : Pickups : The Gretsch Pages

TV Jones obviously makes great pickups but I feel all these variations are mild changes on a theme of a mini humbucker wound to relatively low output. They all have alnico magnets. The blacktop does have an 1/8" thick alnico magnet vs the 1/4 in the HS and TV Jones. I personally feel these 'differences' are over emphasized.

A Guide to Filter'Tron Pickups | Reverb News

TV Jones recommends the neck pickups to be 3/16" from the strings and the bridge to be 5/32" from the strings. This is the top of the pickup, not the pole pieces. For my Gretsch Center Block model with set up with 0.10 gauge strings, I have the bridge pickup set to 0.050" from the strings and the neck at 0.110" from the strings.

A Guide to Filter'Tron Pickups | Reverb News

Both of those a no go, but he can put various things in Filtertron covers, including Firebird pickups, or lipsticks. I went with his suggestion of filtertron covers containing his Dual Lipstick humbuckers with 4 conductor wires, so I can split them for vintage single coil lipstick tones. As humbuckers they are like a more powerful Firebird, he ...

Why Filtertron Pickups ROCK! - Pickup Shootout! - YouTube

The bite and chime of a single coil + the power and silence of a humbucker = the FILTERTRON!Today I compare 4 common filtertron pickupsIf you enjoyed this vi...

Gretsch-GEAR: Features: Gretsch Guitar Pickups The Gretsch ...

FilterTron-style humbucker pickups "Blacktop" FilterTron. For a brief period in the mid-60s and again throughout the 70s, Gretsch fitted FilterTrons with plain black HiLoTron casings, to create "Blacktop" FilterTrons. In the 60s, it was because they temporarily ran out of FilterTron housings. In the 70s, Baldwin was shaving a few pennies by ...

Candid Review of new Blacktop Filtertrons | Gretsch-Talk Forum

Please realize all I have owned were Prolines with TV Classics and HS Filters alnico. My thoughts are that these pickups are some seriously great pickups. Honestly given a regular decent amp these things are no entry level pickup and can hold there own with any pro pickup.They are very classic Filtertron and they are ballsy and loud.

Gretsch Pickups. Broadtron or Filtertron? | Telecaster ...

Location: DELCO, PA. I'm looking at a G5220 BT as one of several possibilities for my next purchase and was wondering about the Broadtron pickups it comes with. I play classic rock/Blues so the hotter BT's seem like the better choice but I haven't had a chance to play the 5220 yet. I was at GC today and played a used G5230T with the Filtertrons ...

Filtertrons vs Humbuckers vs Mini Humbuckers | The Gear Page

Feb 16, 2016. #14. Filtertrons = Malcom Young. Gibson style Humbuckers = Angus Young. Filters have more clarity than PAF style pickups. Generally I find them a little more scooped than Gibson style pickups. I use them for Blues and Jazz tones, occasionally Rockabilly type stuff and, of course, Rock and Roll type stuff.

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Are black top filtertron pickups the same as blacktop ...

Are black top filtertron pickups the same as blacktop filtertron humbuckers? Close. Vote. Posted by 5 minutes ago. Are black top filtertron pickups the same as blacktop filtertron humbuckers? I apologize if this is a stupid question. 0 comments. share.

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Full'Tron™ Pickups "Gretsch Full'Tron™ Electric Guitar Pickups Filter Out Hum, and deliver a mid-concetrated growl!" U.S.-made Full'Tron™ pickups deliver full-spectrum sonic range with a growl unlike any other pickup, in addition to classic Gretsch chime, balance and brilliance with a dash of extra-mid concentration for powering through overdriven and distorted passages at full volume.

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Roswell FLT2-B FILTERTRON 50mm Alnico 2 Humbucker Bridge Pickup With Ear Mount for Electric Guitar, Chrome. $39.46 $ 39. 46. ammoon 2pcs/set Guitar Closed Humbucker Pickups Pick-ups Dual Coil for LP Electric Guitars with Mounting Screws.

Detailed view of FilterTron Black Top | Gretsch-Talk Forum

Feb 13, 2012. France. Hello All, While I was installing a B-5 Bigsby on my G5435LH BK Pro-Jet, I removed the pickups in order to see how they were built and mounted, and I took some pictures. Here they are : As you can see, the FilterTron Black Tops seems to have nothing different externally from the standard FilterTron, with the exception of ...

drop in replacement for Filtertron? | The Gear Page

Both of those a no go, but he can put various things in Filtertron covers, including Firebird pickups, or lipsticks. I went with his suggestion of filtertron covers containing his Dual Lipstick humbuckers with 4 conductor wires, so I can split them for vintage single coil lipstick tones. As humbuckers they are like a more powerful Firebird, he ...

Gretsch Filter'Tron Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Gold ...

Color: Gold. $89.99. $99.99. Enhance your purchase. Filter'Tron Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Gold Bridge. "Gretsch Filter'Tron electric guitar pickups filter out hum, neon noises, crackle and electrical disturbance! The Filter'Tron Electronic Guitar Head was introduced in 1957 at …

Gretsch Filter'Tron Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Gold ...

Color: Gold. $89.99. $99.99. Enhance your purchase. Filter'Tron Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Gold Bridge. "Gretsch Filter'Tron electric guitar pickups filter out hum, neon noises, crackle and electrical disturbance! The Filter'Tron Electronic Guitar Head was introduced in 1957 at the summer NAMM show in Chicago.