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The SDF63 Solo'Tron® is our faithful recreation of the only pickup used by "The greatest rhythm guitarist in the history of rock... period!", Malcolm Young.
This handcrafted humbucking pickup was reverse engineered from Fil's finest example of an original Gretsch 1963 Filter'Tron® pickup, which we consider to be the pinnacle of production for this beauty. The specs, materials, and construction methods employed are identical to the bridge pickup in Malcolm's infamous single pickup 1963 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird.
At a modest 3.9k ohms this pickup is designed to impart naturally occurring sonic vibrations into the signal rather than just transmit interruptions in the magnetic field like higher output pickups. This moderate output pickup boosted with The Schaffer Replica into a Marshall flavored tube amp is what we have discovered to be the secret to Malcolm Young's signature attack and cutting tone.
This Ultimate Bridge Pickup has the perfect combination of swirl, twang and grit that impart a vintage authenticity to nearly any genre of music. Rockabilly, country, Brit pop, rock, modern P&W... it does it all.
This pickup also works well in neck and middle positions.
Pro Tip: The moderate output pickup > boost > tube amp method also works very well with other types of pickups and tube amps to accentuate the acoustic qualities of your instrument.
Variations to be discussed, we will work something out!