TV Jones Ful-Fidelity Filter'Tron - PAF Cover Neck

£169.00
  • RAY BUTTS FUL-FIDELITY FILTER’TRON - NECK - PRO GRETSCH MOUNT

    Some parts of history are so legendary that they never die. The original Filter’Tron, invented by Ray Butts and originally called the “Ful-Fidelity” in his technical journals is one of those things. These pickups are made according to Ray’s personal notes, designs and Jones’ extensive, multi-decade analysis of original Filter’Tron pickups. Butts was awarded one of the first patents for a hum-canceling guitar pickup (No. 2,892,371, June 30, 1959.)

  • “This is the real deal...each offering includes all of the original design's bells and whistles...the vintage pole spacing, covers, original zinc-coated backplate used by Gretsch at that time and more.  In Ray’s era, factory made guitar pickups were not wax saturated as they are now. These pickups will not be saturated in order to remain absolutely historically correct,” said Jones. “I notice a more three-dimensional, open-air quality to the tone of a pickup that is not saturated in wax. Microphonic feedback is not a big issue with this design. To be clear though - I do find waxing necessary for higher-gain, ‘squeal-less’ applications.”

  • Cover Options:

  • Blank Cover - Late 1957-1958

  • PAT. APPLIED FOR - 1959 - Early 1960

  • U.S. PAT 2892371 - 1960 and onward

    TONE/CHARACTERISTICS

    Tighter bass response and slightly more top end EQ than a TV Classic. Truly unique sparkle and dynamics provided by the lower output and absence of wax. If you want the that unmistakable Great Gretsch Sound then these pickups are the way to go.

    INSTALLATION:

    The Pro Gretsch Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for original sized Filter'Trons - with the vintage “tabs”. This pickup comes with two pieces of compression rubber and 2 mounting (wood) screws. Please refer to the Tech Specs tab to learn more.

    OUTPUT/POWER

    DC Resistance is not entirely an indicator of true pickup output, although it can be helpful.

    Neck: DCR - 3.8k

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Click & Collect

Simply select this option at checkout and your items will be available to collect in store

Same Day Delivery

For those in London we can offer same day delivery with our couriers, Brisqq.

Standard Shipping 

Our standard shipping is via Royal Mail or UPS on a 1 - 2 day service and is free for all orders in the UK over £75.

Next Day UK Delivery

Our next day delivery service is shipped using Royal Mail or UPS depending on the size of the item and is guaranteed next day when in stock.

International Delivery 

We ship worldwide via UPS, DHL and TNT. Shipping rates are calculated at checkout and delivery time is usually within 3 - 5 days.

Returns

If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase you can return it to us within 14 days for an exchange or refund.

Please view our returns details here.

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