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: Gretsch Filtertron Neck Pickup - Chrome ...

Filtertron pickup, neck position, nickel. Outer Dimensions: 2.79" x 1.32" (depth = 0.73") Mounting Centers: 2.50". FilterTron pickups are now made with alnico magnets as they were originally made in the 1950s and 60s.

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Gretsch Blacktop Filtertron Pickup ...

Brand new Gretsch Blacktop FilterTron G5400 Chrome Bridge Neck. Pickup Set with 2 pin solderless 2.5mm connections.Brand new. humbucker rings,pickup height adjustment springs screws humbucker. ring mounting screws are included.Standard on the Gretsch Tim.

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

As Zepfan says, there are 3 different Broadton pickups. the ones in the streamliner are not the same as the the ones in the 5220 which are "Blacktop Broadtrons". I would love to put a pair of TV Jones in them should i get the 5220 but they are too expensive.

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Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH review | MusicRadar

Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH review A muscular, road-worthy take on a classic that's big on value ... There was a time when Fenders had single-coil pickups and Gibsons had humbuckers, and people were okay with that. ... The legacy of that early tonal cross-fertilisation can be seen in these new Fender Blacktop guitars. The range consists of ...

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TV Jones vs. Gretsch Filtertrons | The Gear Page

The stock Gretsch FilterTron is a darn fine pickup for that great Gretsch kerrrang. I found the difference between the Gretsch Filtertron and the TV Jones Classic to be minimal at best. I prefer the stock Gretsch pickup simply because it's less expensive and contains that Gretsch character. The TV Jones Classic Plus has a little more emphasis ...

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Hs Filtertron Installation Gone Wrong Pickups The Gretsch ...

Gretsch Electromatic 5420t Pickups Upgrade. gretsch #gretschelectromatic #pickups welcome to this demo and review of the righteous sound pickups spatrono filter'tron inspired set to upgrade the the electromatic 5120 is gretsch's most popular guitar. mainly due to the affordable price tag and it's striking good looks. however, the stock pickups in the 5120 got a gretsch sparkle jet and i've ...

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gretsch filtertron pickups | eBay

16 product ratings - Gretsch Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Chrome~G5400~Solderless Wiring~Brand New. C $92.86. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. or Best Offer +C $21.48 shipping. from United States. S T 5 p o n A 4 s o r e 8 H D d H U L. Gretsch Blacktop Filtertron Bass Bridge & Neck Pickup Set~CE~G5400~Brand New. Brand New.

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Pickup swap- blacktop filtertron to Tv jones t-armond ...

I like brightness in my neck pickups And the blacktop filtertron just felt bland. Not being terribly familiar with pickup options for Gretsches, I did a lot of research including a thread here about good options. I wound up going with the tv jones version of the dynasonic pickup, the t-armond. Installation was relatively easy.

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: Pickup, Gretsch Filtertron neck, chrome ...

Pickup, Gretsch Filtertron neck, chrome. Brand: Gretsch. 5.0 out of 5 stars. 5 ratings. Price: $90.90. Enhance your purchase. "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.

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Gretsch Pickups. Broadtron or Filtertron? | Page 2 ...

GFS sells pickup rings in a humbucker form and a adapter plate for Filtertron style PUs. I installed a set of their GFTron Classic PUs and the rings matched up w/o any mods. I really like the neck, but the bridge is a little thin for my taste.

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Gretsch G5400 Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set for sale ...

item 2 Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Chrome~G5400~Solderless Wiring~Brand New 2 - Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Chrome~G5400~Solderless Wiring~Brand New. $73.50. Free shipping. ...

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Pickups - Gretsch Filtertron

Shelton's Guitars- Ebay 1967 Gretsch Filtertron Pickup Set! Click any picture for supersize view! FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL USA! Matched set of Gretsch Filtertron pickups. From a 1967 Country Gent. Gold plated with much of the plating worn off. Killer pickups. Original Gretsch wafer connectors. Tested. Sound and work great. Used in good ...

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Reissue Blacktop filtertrons : Pickups : The Gretsch Pages

I just raised the overall height of the Blacktop Filtertron bridge pickup on my new G5422TG and was nicely surprised by the improvement. Maybe I won't go to TV Jones just yet. 19 Suprdave 2 years ago I'm tellin' ya. They just need to be given a chance. They're wonderful, when closer to the strings. 20 BuddyHollywood 2 years ago

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: Pickup - Gretsch, G5400 Blacktop Filter'Tron ...

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

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Candid Review of new Blacktop Filtertrons | Gretsch-Talk …

Feb 16, 2013. California. Great review - and I concur wholeheartedly with your opinions of Blacktops! I had no knowledge of Electromatics until I began hanging out on this forum and learned that a "real Gretsch" could be had at a price that was affordable to a retired guitar geezer.

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Genuine Gretsch G5400 Blacktop Filtertron Bridge Pickup ...

item 2 GRETSCH G5400 BLACKTOP FILTER'TRON CHROME BRIDGE PICKUP W/HARDWARE 009-6642-000 2 -GRETSCH G5400 BLACKTOP FILTER'TRON CHROME BRIDGE PICKUP W/HARDWARE 009-6642-000. $29.99. +$4.65 shipping. 5.0. 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 product ratings.

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Gretsch Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set Gold G5400 ...

item 2 Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Gold~G5400~Solderless Connect~Brand New 2 - Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Gold~G5400~Solderless Connect~Brand New. $73.50. Free shipping. Ratings and Reviews. Write a review. 5.0. 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 product ratings. 5 product ratings. 5. 5 users rated this 5 out of 5 stars 5 ...

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Blacktop > Filtertron change? : Modern Gretsch Guitars ...

Black facing was simply a change Baldwin made to put their signature on 'their' era guitars. When they're Alnico, they're great pickups so I don't know what you want to put in in place of these. 7 Twom 6 years ago. Windsordave- The" Blacktop inspired "Pickups were introduced in 2011 for the new 543x and 542x electro models.

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TV Jones MagnaTron pickups compared to stock Gretsch ...

Side by side comparison of stock Filter'Tron pickups and TV JONES Magna Tron replacement pickups. Brighter a...

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Black Top Broad'Tron : what's that ? | Gretsch-Talk Forum

'Blacktop' FilterTron History 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.

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Powertrons vs. Filtertons? Opinions? | The Gear Page

Even the inexpensive GFS Memphis pickups, have worked well for me. The older PRS Starla (core) pickups are 9k, sound good when split, and seem to have more Treble and bight, than any of them. I've got them in three guitars, but they are hard to find. When I adjust Filtertron type pickups, I start out by lowering the inner coil pole screws.

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Blacktop filtertron output anyone? : Pickups : The Gretsch ...

Pickups Blacktop filtertron output anyone? 1 gary866 5 years ago I am considering some TV Jones pups for a 5655 Centerblock Gretsch. I can't find specs on the pups in the guitar currently. This guitar has a Blacktop filter bridge and Super hilo neck. I'm leaning toward replacing the bridge and maybe keeping the neck pup but I would like to know ...

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Black Top Filtertrons | Gretsch-Talk Forum

Feb 2, 2011. New Jersey. The new Black Top FilterTrons don't impress me. They don't have that growl I like, in fact, they sound more like Dynasonics. The older ceramic FilterTrons are it, as far as I'm concerned, which is weird, because I can't stand Gibson ceramic humbuckers, which are too harsh. DrumBob, Jan 23, 2013.

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Gretsch Electromatics with blacktop pickups - what is your ...

I have a 5420 hollow body with blacktop FilterTron pickups and a 5220 solid body with blacktop BroadTron pickups. Both guitars sound good. Reactions: Waxhead. D. Deus56 Senior Member. Messages 1,475. Oct 5, 2019 #30 Stikoun said:

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Blacktop Vs Standard Filtertron Vs Fidelitron | TalkBass.com

Filtertron is Gretsch, Thundertron and Thunderblade are TV Jones, who makes a Thundermag as well. Thundertron looks like a Filtertron or Fidelitron, Thunderblade has blade polepieces and Thundermag resembles Precision Bass polepieces in …

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A Guide to Filter'Tron Pickups | Reverb News

Feb 2, 2011. New Jersey. The new Black Top FilterTrons don't impress me. They don't have that growl I like, in fact, they sound more like Dynasonics. The older ceramic FilterTrons are it, as far as I'm concerned, which is weird, because I can't stand Gibson ceramic humbuckers, which are too harsh. DrumBob, Jan 23, 2013.

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Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Chrome~G5400 ...

Gretsch® Blacktop Filtertron Pickup Set~Chrome~G5400~Solderless Wiring~Brand New Brand new Gretsch Blacktop FilterTron G5400 Chrome Bridge & Neck Pickup Set with 2 pin solderless 2.5mm connections.Brand new humbucker rings,pickup height adjustment springs & screws & humbucker ring mounting screws are included.Standard on the Gretsch Tim Armstrong G5191 models.Pickups will …

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Gretsch Blacktop Filtertrons | The Ocean Floor | Reverb

Great Gretsch humbucker sound. Perfect for a Gretsch 5420 style guitar. I bought these a while back with the intention of installing them into my Ibanez Art-Core but never got around to it. Please note: No box and no mounting frame - just the pickups by themselves.Free shipping (Continental ...

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How to set up Filter'Tron pickups - Guitar.com | All ...

Filter'Trons are extremely sensitive to height settings. TV Jones recommends 5/32 inches (4mm) between the top of the cover and the bottom of the E strings on the bridge pickup. For the neck, it's between 3/16 inches (4.7mm) and 7/32 inches (5.55mm) on the bass side of the neck and 3/16 inches (4.7mm) on the treble side.

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The latest HS Filtertrons Are Great! : Pickups : The ...

The TV Classic neck pickup sounds practically the same as the HS Filtertron. But I agree on the bridge pickup: it is brighter than the HS Filtertron which has a significant impact on the combined pickup (neck & bridge) sound, and of course, the bridge tone/sound. 14 EllenGtrGrl 6 years ago Another thumbs up here for the HS FilterTrons.

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Filter'Tron Shootout: Gretsch, House Of Tone, TV Jones ...

Sunbear Pickups is a relatively new UK pickup manufacturer that has quietly been garnering a reputation for fine-sounding products. These units come with full-sized alnico V magnets and are wound a hair hotter than the vintage spec at 5k and 4.4k ohms. The magnet wire is heavy formvar and we requested unpotted coils. In use

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: Pickup - Gretsch, G5400 Blacktop Filter'Tron ...

Genuine Gretsch G5400 Blacktop Filter'Tron pickups. Includes silver mounting ring, three pickup mounting screws with springs, and four mounting screws for the ring. These pickups feature a pre-wired connector for solderless connections.

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GFS Filtertron Direct Retrofit Pickups | Telecaster Guitar ...

TVJ Classic neck pickup and bridge are my preference, clearest and twangiest of the bunch mentioned. The A5 version does seem to be a cool pickup though, sits right between a regular Filtertron at ~4K and the TVJ Powertron. I wonder if these pickups have the full 1/4" tall magnets, instead of the 1/8" found on Blacktop Filtertrons.

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Pickups - Gretsch Guitars

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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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.

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Blacktop Broad'trons and BT Filter'trons | Gretsch-Talk Forum

It looks as though all Gretsch Electromatics, solid body, semi-hollow and hollow body all have 'blacktop Broad'Tron' pickups. Interestingly, the pickups in the G5230 jet and 5410 Electromatic rat rod, which look identical to all the other Electromatic pickups, are …

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