Over 57 years in the making, the Duo-Tron's origins hark directly back to the very first patented humbucking guitar pickup. The unique and proprietary design was developed with Chet Atkins in mind and by a master fingerpicker who was known as Atkins' "right-hand man," (and Chet's best friend,) Mr. Paul Yandell. Paul Yandells Duo-Tron is a simplified version of Ray Butts' stereo concept laid out in his original patent drawings, (No. 2,892,371, filed Jan. 22, 1957 and awarded June 30, 1959.) TV Jones world-class product line and stellar reputation in the industry were the driving force to bring the final version of the Duo-Tron to life. In addition, the Duo-Tron features our new proprietary finish, Industrial Velvet, which is currently exclusive to this pickup.
Bridge: 7.4K DCR
Neck: 4.0K DCR
The Duo-Tron features a proprietary design, and combines blades and special alloy pole screws that highlight the response of the magnet. The blades provide a bigger note and is well-suited for finger-picking styles. The player won't lose any sensitivity bending the treble strings and will notice a fuller, bolder response that affects both sound - and equally important – feel. The bass side dials in a tone directly reminiscent of Rays original FilterTron - but with a touch more dynamic attack that is a little more focused and rounded.
PLEASE NOTE: these pick-ups are sold WITHOUT mounting rings. If you wish to use these pick-ups with EM-1 (Gibson syle), EM-2 (Gretsch style) or EM-3 (dogear style) mounting rings you will need to purchase these separately.
Gretsch Pick-up Bezel
Mounting bezel for Filter'Tron TM style pick-ups. Available in silver or gold.
Humbucker Pick-up Bezel
Mounting bezel for TV Jones pick-ups, to suit Gibson style guitars. Available in black or cream.
Dog Ear EM Mount
Dogear-Style pickup surround for TV Jones English Mount pickups. These rings fit the Filter'Tron Footprint of the English Mount. The dogear pickup ring...
Use to add height to your EM2 (Gretsch) English Mount pickup rings. Because some neck angles are greater on some guitars, these rings are needed to get...
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