TV Classic Pickups
Vintage Growl with Clarity
The TV Classic captures the vintage twang and growl of a late 1950’s, and early 1960’s vintage Filter’Tron. The neck pickup is a re-creation of the original Ray Butts/ Gretsch PAT. APPLIED FOR 1959 design. The bridge position is compensated with slightly more power, and wider pole-to-pole spacing to match the wider string spacing at the bridge. The TV Classic is our most popular pickup. The all-around versatility of a TV Classic makes this a great choice for rock, blues, rockabilly, country and more!
Bridge: Designed with more power and wider pole-to-pole spacing to balance with the neck pickup.
DC Resistance: 4.8K | Inductance: 1.83H
Neck: A replica of the 1959 PAT. APPLIED FOR Filter’Tron
DC Resistance: 4.0K | Inductance: 1.40H
Between a Fender (brighter single coil) & Gibson (darker and thicker) Classic growl and grind when you dig in. Clean, compressed treble.
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 TV Classic due to lower coil power (but will work). However, it is convenient for custom switching. Example: where coils from other pickups are combined in series, or parallel.