Clear Classic Tone with Smooth Sustain
The TV Jones Super’Tron is a replica of the original early 1960’s solid steel prototype design. It is very similar to the TV Classic, but with steel blades instead of pole screws. The blades provide a larger magnetized surface area, producing greater inductance. The resulting tone retains the TV Classic clarity, but with a bold and full broadband punch. The bridge position is great for a thicker, in your face statement, while the neck position is known to be smooth and clear. Even great for jazz. With gain, the neck position can really sustain. A popular combination is a TV Classic Plus bridge, and a Super'Tron neck.
Bridge: Blades are milled with a radius for superior string-to-string balance in the weaker bridge position.
DC Resistance: 4.80K | Inductance: 2.64H
Neck: Made with flat blades to keep the tone clear and warm
DC Resistance: 4.0K | Inductance: 1.8H
Warmer and less aggressive than the mid 1960’s Gretsch Super’Trons (with laminated blades). Great choice for finger picking, jazz, punk, blues... This design, in the neck position, was loved by Chet Atkins according to Paul Yandell.
Note: Shipped with 4 conductor wiring – ready for standard 2 conductor hook-up. Red and green wires are soldered and taped off for standard wiring - send red and green wires to ground for splitting coils. Splitting coils is not recommended for the Super'Tron due to lower coil power, but some say it works well due to higher coil inductance because of the steel blades. It is also convenient for custom switching. Example: where coils from other pickups are combined in series, or parallel.