Pickups

Choose from our exclusive collection of tonal options based on our own Belltone® designs and those from our collaborative partnerships with US and International boutique pickup builders.

CUSTOM-SELECT PICKUPS

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*Bell-Tron™

The classic ‘Tron’ reimagined with the increased clarity of a traditional filtertron but with more output, more mids, and overall greater punch. Housed in our exclusive hilo ‘open silver foil face’ casing.

*Bell-90™

All the mid tone growl and kick of a standard single coil P-90 but without the 60 cycle hum. Housed in our brushed nickel filtertron size casing.

*Bell-Foil™

Hot Rodded PAF humbucker tone with articulate bass, rich mids, and smooth highs. Housed in our exclusive Hilo ‘open silver foil face’ casing.

*Single-Bell™

Vintage Strat single coil tone with slightly more output in our ‘noiseless’ stack format. Housed in our full open face filtertron size casing.

*Classic Plus-Bridge

Like a classic filtertron character but with more attitude, the TV Classic Plus is wound with thinner gauge wire providing slightly rounder top-end and touch of more output. Many players desire a Filter’Tron that has “more” to it’s sound … this pickup fills that need very well.

*SuperTron - Neck

The TV Jones Super’Tron is a replica of the original early 1960’s prototype design. It is basically a TV Classic with steel blades instead of pole screws and the resulting tone retains classic Filter’tron clarity, but with a bold and full broadband punch. The steel blades used in the Super’Tron provide a larger magnetized surface area producing greater inductance and you will notice a little more output and body with a slightly more accentuated lower-mid range. Warmer and less aggressive than the mid 1960’s Gretsch Super’Trons.

– Both pickups are housed in a vintage style hilo-tron ‘open face’ casing. They are offered in Black, Off White Parchment, and Red.

TV Jones "T-90" with Trim

*T-90 Cream & Black with Rim

The T-90 is TV Jones’ answer to the traditional P-90 pickup that combines a classic design with a touch of TV Jones sparkle and clarity. The result is a full & fat sound with clear, transparent overtones

The bridge pickup has thicker highs and more defined lows than what is commonly heard from traditional P-90s. We use two Filter’Tron bar magnets, as well as Filter’Tron pole screws and wider pole-to-pole spacing on the bridge pickup. This provides more inductance for a thicker tone and plenty of dynamics. The neck pickup has two thinner bar magnets which contribute to its clarity and warmth. It is considerably less boomy than traditional P-90s. 

Note: This option is wired and sonically exactly the same as the T-90 but with a nickel-metal frame casing.

TV Jones "T-90"

*T-90

The T-90 is TV Jones’ answer to the traditional P-90 pickup that combines a classic design with a touch of TV Jones sparkle and clarity. The result is a full & fat sound with clear, transparent overtones

The bridge pickup has thicker highs and more defined lows than what is commonly heard from traditional P-90s. We use two Filter’Tron bar magnets, as well as Filter’Tron pole screws and wider pole-to-pole spacing on the bridge pickup. This provides more inductance for a thicker tone and plenty of dynamics. The neck pickup has two thinner bar magnets which contribute to its clarity and warmth. It is considerably less boomy than traditional P-90s.

Offer in Black and in Cream colors

Benson Custom

*Dot-Tron PAF

Captures the warm, clean, and smooth characteristics of the late 50’s, early 60’s PAF humbuckers with just a pinch more output. Housed in Benson’s retro dot mesh casing.

*Single Tron

Classic 60’s Strat single coil tone with bell-like clarity and definition. Bright high end, smooth mids, and a balanced low end. Available in Black, White, and Brick.

*BBQ Tron - bridge

All the refined brawn of the BBQ standard humbucker in a filtertron package. It is ‘hot’ but not a distortion pickup, just more muscle. Very different tonality than a standard vintage Filtertron pickup. If you’re looking for a direct traditional Filtertron replacement sound (sparkle/jangle), this isn’t the pickup for you. But if you are seeking a more aggressive mid soaked sonic approach that retains clarity and articulation, this is a great choice

*Tex Tron - Neck

Perfect partner to the BBQ Tron bridge pickup … Slightly less output but with great warmth and punch. Both pickups are available in Vintage White Pearl and Tortoise Shell open face format.

*Mojo Tron-90

True untamed vintage single coil P-90 tone but in a Filtertron size casing. Played clean, they are clear, bright but with a somewhat rounded high end warmth, and when pushed hard, they rock & rage with a full, deep mid driven howl.

*MojoTron® Single Coil

Utilizes Fender style Alnico 5 rod magnets for extra brightness and sparkle. Provides the classic single coil bell-like chime and articulation in a Filtertron® size P-90 style casing

*Blues-Tron Specials

If you are seeking a thicker Strat sound, that still sounds like a Strat … Look no further than the Blues-Tron Specials. The Blues-Tron Specials are based on Lindy’s ‘blues special’ Strat pickups that provide more output and a thicker sound while retaining that Stratocaster tone we all know and love. Wired and assembled by hand in Richmond, VA., these pickups instantly transform your Belltone® into a versatile single-coil powerhouse.

Belltone Pickups - Bell 90

*LF P90's

The Fralin P90: is Lindy’s take on vintage-voiced P90 … known for its versatility, clarity, and snarly midrange … now housed in a brushed metal casing in a Filtertron size for Belltone® guitars. Wired and assembled in Richmond, Va., these heritage pickups generate clear lows, thick mids, and percussive highs for that authentic aggressive P-90 tone.

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