The Power'Tron Plus was born out of TV Jones' desire to create a Filter'Tron-sized pickup with a strong midrange presence and high output, while still retaining the famous sparkle and bass-note clarity of their TV Classic.
At the heart of the Power'Tron Plus are two extra-tall bobbins, allowing for more winds of standard-gauge wire. Single treble notes are reproduced with a full, midrange fatness, while bass notes twang out deep and clear. Overall, the tone is remarkably close to a fifties PAF humbucker, blended with a zing and twang that is all Gretsch.
So, you ask, how is the Power'Tron Plus bridge model different from the TV Classic Plus? Well, the Power'Tron has a tone that is fat and full — the result of tall coils wound with standard wire. The TV Classic Plus is more like a vintage Filter'Tron pickup with extra-attitude — this due to more turns of thinner wire on a short bobbin.
The English Mount allows you to swap out your stock humbuckers with a TV Jones Filter'Tron style pickup. This mounting option when coupled with a Gretsch pickup ring is the perfect choice for a 5120 style Gretsch guitar. Stock Gibson or Gretsch rings will not fit. You must purchase the TV Jones rings to work with the English Mount. All English Mounts are designed for open pickup cavities with no support. This mounting option is not intended for Professional Collection Gretsch guitars (eg; 6120, White Falcon, Jet series, Country Gentleman, etc.)
These pickups come in chrome, nickel, gold.
- DC Resistance: 7.79k (Wound with thinner magnet wire)
- Inductance: 3.71 H