DiMarzio NewTron Electric Guitar Pickup

DiMarzio brings the iconic Filter'Tron tonal profile into the modern age with the NewTron. Expect midrange bite with a charming dose of twang.

The classic Filter'Tron sound resides somewhere between a Gibson ES-335 and a Fender Telecaster on the guitar tone spectrum. These hum-canceling pickups were designed by Ray Butts in the mid-50s, with input and direction from Chet Atkins for the Gretsch company. At that time, Atkins was working on an improved version of his signature guitar and voiced concerns about the noise produced by the single-coil pickups in the earlier iterations of his guitars.

The Filter’Tron is similar in its basic design to the Gibson humbucker. It utilizes two coils to generate the output and cancels unwanted noise when the coils are connected in series (Gretsch patent no. 2892371).

By the early 60s, this combination quickly became the choice for Rockabilly guitar players, and the sound of this pickup became the go-to sound for George Harrison on many of the Beatles' early recordings.

DiMarzio’s New’Tron is a modern take on a Filter’tron-style pickup and is a direct size replacement. It is not a clone of a vintage Filter’Tron but rather a modern twist, capturing the best characteristics of this great guitar tone and enhancing them.

The top-end response is dynamic but not overly bright, with just the right amount of presence and twang. The midrange has a unique growl and bite, especially when used with digital modeling amps and distortion, and the low end is consistently tight and punchy without becoming muddy. The New'Tron Bridge is louder than the traditional Filter’Tron pickup read more and is designed to balance with the New'Tron Neck, without losing any presence or clarity.

Features:

- A classic sound that resides somewhere between a Gibson ES-335 and a Fender Telecaster
- Modern take on a Filter'tron-style pickup and is a direct size replacement
- Based on hum-canceling design made for Chet Atkins in the mid-50's
- The go-to sound for George Harrison on many of the Beatles' early recordings
- Dynamic top end with presence & twang that's not overly bright
- Midrange has a unique growl and bite
- Consistently tight low end that's punchy and not muddy

Differences between traditional Filter'Tron & its Gibson counterpart from the same period:
- Lower output and DC resistance
- Narrower spacing between the coil pole pieces, which gives it a brighter, twangy characteristic
- A Filter'Tron uses two rows of adjustable poles, whereas the Gibson uses one row of adjustable poles and one row of studs
With its lower output, the Filter'Tron produces less distortion than a humbucker pickup. The narrower magnetic field window samples a smaller segment of the string, naturally reducing the low-frequency information in the generated signal.
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-Recommended For: Neck
-Quick Connect: Yes
-Wiring: 4 Conductor
-Magnet: Alnico 5
-Resistance: 7.56 Kohm
-Output: 275k
-Bass: 2.5k
-Low Mid: 3.5k
-High Mid: 3k
-Treble: 7k
-Year of Introduction: 2024
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Nickel, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DP292FNBK
Nickel, Neck
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DP291NBK

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Phone: 718-981-9286

Nickel, Bridge

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