Gretsch FilterTron HS Neck NI

Pickup

  • Filter'Tron HS High Sensitive
  • Neck position
  • Nickel-plated

Further information

Active No
Output Medium
Kappe Yes
Colour Nickel
Position Neck
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La Cabronita Build

29.06.2015
I bought a pair of these for a two pickup La Cabronita build. I had a lot of trouble finding pickups for this that didn't involve shipping from the US to the UK, which can be expensive.

After reading some reviews comparing the Gretsch to the TV Jones, I was luck enough to get to try the two brands side by side with the help of some friends who have done their own builds. To me, the Gretsch are the better of the two.

The neck pickup is smooth and very usable and still has some of that chime and twang to it. they are very responsive and less harsh and microphonic than the TV Jones. They sound great clean and even better when you give them some drive. overall I'm very happy with these and will definitely use them on my next La Cabronita build!!

Installation was easy as the body I had was a proper La Cabronita body with the correct size pickup holes.
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Awesome Filtertron sound!

SachaS, 04.02.2015
I put this into a partscaster thinline cabronita which I built which sounds incredible open with this humbucker. More open than blacktops but not as punchy. Perfect for a thinline guitar!

I'm very impressed especially for the price. I can't see how TV Jones could be any better and they are a lot more money. These filtertrons are very articulate and probably sit closer to P90s than PAF style humbuckers. They really sparkle which isn't something you can say for PAFs.

With gain they are really raunchy and produce a lot of pinch harmonics with ease and little gain. AC/DC riffs just roll out of these pickups! I certainly won't be changing them anytime soon, they will be staying in my cabronita for good.

Highly recommended.

PS this review relates to a pair of these (bridge and neck)
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Gretsch FilterTron HS Neck NI
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Gretsch FilterTron HS Neck NI

Pickup Filter'Tron HS High Sensitive, Neck position, Nickel-plated

  • Active: No
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
Gretsch FilterTron HS Pickup Bridge NI
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Gretsch FilterTron HS Pickup Bridge NI

Pickup FilterTron, For the bridge position, Nickel-plated

  • Active: No
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge
Gretsch FilterTron HS Neck Gold
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Gretsch FilterTron HS Neck Gold

Neck Pickup Gold finish

  • Active: No
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Set Nickel
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Set Nickel
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Pickup Set 2 Filter'Tron style humbuckers, Neck pickup delivers the snap and sparkle of Vintage Filter'Trons with a smoother, fuller character, Bridge pickup with increased output, punchy mids and...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium, High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Bridge Nickel
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Bridge Nickel
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Pickups Filter'Tron Style humbucker, Increased output, punchy mids and full basses, For the bridge position, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC Resistance: 12.29 kOhm, Shielded single-core connection...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium, High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Set Gold
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Set Gold
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298 €

Pickup Set 2 Filter'Tron style humbuckers, Neck pickup delivers the snap and sparkle of Vintage Filter'Trons with a smoother, fuller character, Bridge pickup with increased output, punchy mids and...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium, High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Set Nickel
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Set Nickel
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287 €

Pickup Set 2 Filter'Tron style humbuckers, Neck pickup with uniquely warm "sparkly" tone, Bridge pickup with smooth, articulate and "snappy" sound, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC resistance bridge...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Set Gold
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Set Gold
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298 €

Pickup Set 2 Filter'Tron style humbuckers, Neck pickup with uniquely warm "sparkly" tone, Bridge pickup with smooth, articulate and "snappy" sound, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC resistance bridge...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium, High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Neck Nickel
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Vintage Neck Nickel
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148 €

Pickups Filter'Tron Style humbucker, Uniquely warm and sparkly, For the neck position, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC Resistance: 4.56 kOhm, Shielded single-core connection cable, Medium-high...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium, High
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Neck Gold
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Neck Gold
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158 €

Pickups Filter'Tron Style humbucker, The snap and sparkle of Vintage Filter'Trons with a smoother, fuller character, For the neck position, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC Resistance: 8.78 kOhm,...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Neck
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Neck Nickel
Seymour Duncan Psyclone Hot Neck Nickel
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148 €

Pickups Filter'Tron Style humbucker, The snap and sparkle of Vintage Filter'Trons with a smoother, fuller character, For the neck position, Dual coil, AlNiCo V magnet, DC Resistance: 8.78 kOhm,...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 1 Conductor
  • Output: Medium
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Neck
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