Chet Atkins, George Harrison, Brian Setzer, Billy Duffy, Malcolm Young… What do theses five guitar icons have in common? They all changed our perception of what defines “good guitar tone” with one common tool – the Filter’Tron pickup.
In this episode of Seymour’s Studio, Kevin runs through the unique qualities of Filter’Trons, and dives into the two new Filter’Tron-style pickups from Seymour Duncan – the Psyclone Vintage and Psyclone Hot sets!
Psyclone Vintage Set:
The Psyclone Vintage set recreates the distinctive sound of the original Filter’Tron pickups of the fifties and sixties. Due to tighter pole spacing, low DCR, and strong magnetism, the tone falls somewhere between a PAF style humbucker and a single-coil – warm, clear, snappy, and sweet, making it the perfect complement for country, jazz, and classic rock. The neck pickup is designed to perfectly recreate the original Filter’Tron pickup spec from the fifties, while the bridge pickup is calibrated with a slightly hotter wind to balance output levels and create a fuller tone. The Psyclone Vintage pickup set is a drop-in replacement for any guitar routed for Filter’Tron style pickups and includes the correct hardware for either direct mount or pickup-ring mounting options.
Psyclone Hot Set:
Psyclone Hot set takes the distinctive sound of the original Filter’Tron pickups and supercharges it. Punchy mid-range, tight low-end, and smooth treble combine with the higher output to deliver a pickup perfect for rock, new wave, punk, and psychobilly. The neck pickup features a lower output wind that retains clarity and balances the output, while the bridge pickup is hotter and punchier.
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