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Need Filter'Tron Schematic

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Mr. Sparkle, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Mr. Sparkle

    Mr. Sparkle Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 2, 2005
    SoCal
    Hey folks --

    Wow, my first post in about five years? Hope everyone is doing good. Whatever happened to Ol' Fuzzy?

    Anyhoo, I'm not a great tech but I'm trying to wire a Filter'Tron neck and single coil bridge. Anyone done it? Need drop-dead simple schematic. I do have the Seymour Duncan humbucker/single coil schematic. Wondering if anyone has one specifically for Filter'Tron.

    Cheers,
    Wally
     

  2. tessting1two

    tessting1two Tele-Meister

    256
    Apr 13, 2014
    Southern California
    Standard tele 3-way switch? Any coil splitting options? 1 volume, 1 tone? Gretsch filtertron or another maker?

    If you're not doing anything fancy then it's just like wiring up any 2 pickup tele. Your Filtertron has 4 wires, two of them should be soldered together and the other two serve as Signal/+ and Ground/- like any other neck pickup. Piece of cake!
     

  3. Mr. Sparkle

    Mr. Sparkle Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 2, 2005
    SoCal
    Thanks, man! All specs as you say, very standard. No coil split. I'll give it a shot.

    Any advice on pot values?
     

  4. tessting1two

    tessting1two Tele-Meister

    256
    Apr 13, 2014
    Southern California
    Most people use 500k pots with a few outliers choosing 1meg pots for the added brightness. Personally I think 500k is the right choice (audio taper).
     

  5. Dacious

    Dacious Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    If using Tele pickup as well I'd stick to 250 or 330k. Have 500k in my Setzer Hotrod and it's a tad too bright .

    You can split the coils but stock they're wired series and the whole coil is only 4k DCR so a single tends to be very low output. The pickups have magnets twice as thick as a PAF to compensate for low wind counts
     

  6. Mr. Sparkle

    Mr. Sparkle Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 2, 2005
    SoCal
    Thank you, Dacious, quality input. I'd never split the coils on a 'Tron, just out of respect. IMO, 'Trons beat PAFs all the way.
     

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